Updates are below.
- While on the Summer Caravan in Brainerd, Timberwolves.com's Mark Remme talks to Wayne Ellington about his offseason.
- Derek James of Howlin' T-Wolf discusses the importance of good post play for the Timberwolves.
Around the NBA/WNBA
- A security director for the NBA said in a lawsuit on Monday that Geno Auriemma, head coach of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team, had made inappropriate sexual advances towards her.
- Memphis Grizzlies' owner Michael Heisley has agreed to sell the team to Robert Pera. Pera, who is only 34, is on Forbes' list of the 10 youngest billionaires in the world.
- Metta World Peace is filming a Lifetime movie in Vancouver, Canada. Metta will play a detective in an adaptation of Nancy Grace's (yes, that Nancy Grace) novel The Eleventh Victim. The film will also feature former Beverly Hills 90210 star Jennie Garth.
- Seattle mayor Mike McGinn met with NBA commissioner David Stern to tell him that the city wants to bring back professional basketball.
- Do you like the NBA Draft? Do you like Venn diagrams? Then check out Steve von Horn's article at Hardwood Paroxysm.
- Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder is at 8 PM CST tonight on ABC.
- NBA Finals referees will wear a No. 57 patch on their jerseys to recognize referee Greg Willard, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
- NBA referee Steve Javie, who retired before the start of the season due to an arthritic right knee, has been hired by ESPN as a rules analyst for their broadcasts.
- Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal says that it is time for Northeast Ohio to forgive, or at least forget, LeBron James.
- Barack Obama declined to make a prediction about the Finals, saying, "Both teams look terrific and I am looking forward to a good series. Hopefully, it will go to seven games. But I can't make a prediction right now. They both look pretty tough."
- On ESPN, however, J.A. Adande, Kevin Arnovitz, Mark Stein, Michael Wallace and Brian Windhorst made lots of predictions about the Finals.