Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics aren't naive. They certainly will try until the end, but know that getting Kevin Love probably isn't in the cards.
The Celtics have made a number of offseason moves so far, but Jared Sullinger's growth and development will still be a major key to future success.
2dMichael Cooper, a defensive standout on the Laker teams that staged epic battles with the Celtics in the 1980s, has had surgery for tongue cancer.
2dA source tell Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears that Byron Scott has been offered the job and is poised to take over as Lakers coach.
2dNoah Vonleh of Haverhill, Mass., the Big Ten Freshman of the Year at Indiana and No. 9 overall pick, signs with Charlotte.
2dMike Moser impressed enough with the C's summer league team to land multiple NBA camp invites, but there are also lucrative overseas opportunities.
3dHere's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Friday, July 25.
3dThe Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.
3dThe agency that represents Ray Allen denies reports that say Allen may be leaning toward signing in Cleveland for the upcoming season.