NBA rumors: Latest news from the off-season and Olympics
By Josh Gray, Chat Sports
In Olympic action, Team USA knocked off Manu Ginobili and Argentina in the quarterfinals, 105–78. The U.S. moves on to the semifinals where they will meet a Spain squad led by Pau Gasol.
Ginobili and France's Tony Parker say they have retired from international competition after their teams were eliminated from the Olympics, while LeBron James has hinted at his future with the U.S. national team.
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• LeBron James told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that he has not retired from Team USA Basketball, leaving the door open to return to the team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. James isn't playing with the U.S. during these Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
• Manu Ginobili's last game in an Argentina uniform came Wednesday in what was an emotional final game for him, according to Sean Deveny of Sporting News. Ginobili is under contract with the San Antonio Spurs for the coming NBA season.
• Tony Parker is firm in his decision to retire from the French national team, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. France dropped its quarterfinal match to Spain, 92–67.
• The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Coby Karl, the son of George Karl, to be the head coach of their D-League team, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. Karl played for the Lakers during part of the 2007–08 season.
• The Lakers are trying to move on from Nick Young, reports Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report. Ding reports Los Angeles has been trying to trade Young for a long time and will likely waive him if it can't find a trade partner.
• The Milwaukee Bucks may be close to signing D-League and overseas journeyman Ra'shad Jones, according to Gery Woelfel of Woelful's Press Box. Jones, a point guard, averaged 14.2 points in five games for Milwaukee's summer league team.