Pacific Rumors: Dragic, Suns, Warriors, D’Antoni

The Clippers have figured prominently in NBA headlines today, as they've reached a deal with Antawn Jamison amid troubling news about Lamar Odom, the other free agent power forward they've been targeting. Still, they're not the only Pacific Division team making waves, as we detail: 

  • The addition of Eric Bledsoe has led to speculation that Goran Dragic could become a trade candidate, but coach Jeff Hornacek and GM Ryan McDonough are optimstic that Dragic can start alongside Bledsoe in the backcourt, notes Matt Petersen of Dragic is on board with the changes in Phoenix this summer, calling Bledsoe "a mini-LeBron James."
  • San Francisco city documents show that the Warriors' plan to build a new arena there is months behind schedule, with related costs that have jumped by $50MM, John Coté of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The team disputes the financial estimates and sees the delays as routine, Coté adds. Coincidentally, the Warriors announced today that they've made a few improvements to Oracle Arena, a building they hope to leave for their new home in 2017.
  • Tom Ziller of weighs which NBA head coaching job will be the most challenging in 2013/14, ultimately giving the nod to Mike D'Antoni with the Lakers

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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