The Celtics-Nets trade that sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn in exchange for a handful of draft picks and throwaways, now includes a key young piece for the Celtics. CBSSports.com is reporting that MarShon Brooks has replaced Reggie Evans in the trade proposal, which originally left the Celtics with no young promising NBA players in return for the focal points of their most recent championship. 

Brooks still has a lot to prove, but his upside is understood across the league. So this isn't so bad for the C's. 

 

Dwight Howard is expected to make his free agent decision on July 10th. 

 

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are looking to "re-create their identity" after their tumultous season in 2012. That's probably a good idea. 

 

Chris Perez is back to closing for the Cleveland Indians after missing some time on the disabled list. He was down to talk to the media, but only with the ones who he didn't think would ask about Perez and his wife getting arrested for having weed delivered to the crib in their dog's name. I imagine being on the disabled list could get really boring. 

 

The silver Chrysler 300 that investigators were searching for in connection to the Odin Lloyd murder was found in Bristol, Conn.

 

One of George Zimmerman’s former neighbors testified his recollection of what he saw happen between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. His testimony was that Martin was on top of Zimmerman in an MMA-style “ground-and-pound” position. The interesting part and the biggest question seems to be, even if that’s true, does losing a fight exclude one from being an aggressor and initiator?

 

Rick Ross is being sued for $90,000 by a jewelry store for an unpaid rolex. 

 

Killer Mike and EI-P credited their new moniker as a rap duoRun The Jewels, to LL Cool J's line on "Cheesy Rat Blues." (Run the jewels, run the jewels, run the jewels)

 

The same black Twitter that ethered Rachel Jeantel went hard on Lolo Jones for doing the same

 

President Obama arrived to South Africa as the public continues to monitor Nelson Mandela's health condition.

 

BlackBerry could eventually make the transition from simply being a mobile device company to an enterprise mobility business with concepts like BlackBerry Messenger. So many companies are entrenched in their system and appreciate the security and the control provides BlackBerry provides.

 

T.I. and Trae The Truth discuss their Jordan's shoe preferences. 

 

Ransom just dropped a video for "Boom."

 

2 Chainz hopped on "Gold Rush" with DJ Clinton Sparks and Macklemore. Here's the video. 

 

Future released a reworked version of "Chosen One" off his FGB: The Movie mixtape that was released earlier this year.