Oklahoman Published: June 14, 2009
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Bogus rumors
→Rumors of Ron Artest playing in Greece most likely are bogus, but it would be interesting to see how the embattled guard reacted to playing in front of coin-and-battery-throwing Greek crowds.

→Toronto officials maintain they will do everything possible to re-sign Chris Bosh, one of the coveted free agents of 2010. Miami, though, might be willing to offer Michael Beasley for Bosh if the Raptors are interested.

Omar Casspi, a 6-7 small forward from Israel, is one of the more intriguing players in this draft. Casspi worked out for several teams last season but withdrew his name. Casspi, a lanky 210 pounds, is projected to be a late first-round pick.

Rashard Lewis was televised crying in the NBA Draft green room 11 years ago when he slipped all the way to the second round. Lewis, 28, has had the last laugh as a key member of the Magic.

→Orlando center Marcin Gortat has a tattoo on his right calf of the Michael Jordan jump man logo. Problem is Gortat has an endorsement deal with Reebok, not Nike. Reebok requested he wear high socks or body makeup. Gortat said he will not remove the tattoo.



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