Links To The Present: July 14, 2010

July 14th, 2010 by Tom Pestak

“It was not a surprise to the Cavs, who had attempted to work a sign-and-trade deal with the Rockets prior to having Lowry sign the offer sheet. The Rockets refused, confident they’d match the offer, which they did.” [Brian Windhorst on the Cavs Kyle Lowry Denial]

Byron Scott isn’t wasting any time putting his stamp on the Cavaliers, even if it’s just the summer version.” [Brian Windhorst on Byron Scott’s Style]

“Stern said the players were “totally within their rights” to perpetrate this ambush on a nearly $4 billion industry, and he would know. Stern, under the very collective bargaining agreement he wants to set aflame like Clevelanders are doing to LeBron jerseys, is the sole and final arbiter of all matters tampering.” [Ken Berger Not a Fan of the NBA’s Incestuous Relationships]

What are the Cavs going to do with Jamison?  WFNY explores.

“But the true low point for the team was hearing and then reading about how James was actively recruiting free agents for his new team: putting the full-court press on friend Mike Miller, meeting Derek Fisher at the airport and calling up to tug Mr. Cavalier Zydrunas Ilgauskas to South Beach.” [Brian Windhorst on Cavs Limited Options]