The rumor mill has begun to pick up as the calendar turns to September, with news that the Pacers have reached a deal with Blake Ahearn, while the Nets look at Andray Blatche and the Knicks eye Sean Williams. There's plenty more this afternoon, so let's get right to what's happening around the league:
- The Spurs will bring in 6'8" forward Reyshawn Terry to workout next week, agent John Spencer told HoopsHype. Terry was the 44th overall pick by the Magic in 2007, and was in last in an NBA camp with the Mavericks in 2008. That adds to a busy schedule that includes auditions for Derrick Brown, Brian Butch and Warren Carter.
- Joel Brigham of HoopsWorld isn't terribly high on the Bulls after the offseason departures of the Omer Asik, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer, and C.J. Watson. In their place, Chicago has installed a bench of Nazr Mohammed, Marco Belinelli, Vladimir Radmanovic, and Nate Robinson, but Brigham isn't sure how the cast of veterans will gel together.
- Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy likes the club's offseason acquisitions of Ronnie Brewer and Marcus Camby, writes Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com. The coach suggested that the duo could even be paired alongside Tyson Chandler in some lineups, though that frontcourt would obviously be short on offense.
- A spokesman for Louisville, Ky. mayor Greg Fischer says, “If an NBA team comes knocking, we want to be able to open the door,” reports Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal. Still, Sullivan believes contractual obligations that tie the city's less than two-year-old arena to the University of Louisville would make it difficult, if not impossible, to attract an NBA team.
- Marcus Haislip has signed to play for the DongGuan Leopards of the Chinese league, reports David Pick of Sportando. The Bucks took Haislip 13th overall in the 2002 draft, and he last appeared in the NBA with the Spurs in 2009/10.
Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors also contributed to this post.