by Marcel Mutoni

-Vin Baker pleaded not guilty to drunk driving charges today.

-Here are the guys expected to show up for Team USA’s minicamp this weekend.

-Why did the rumored KG-to-Golden State trade fall apart? One man, thanks to “very high level sources–sources with big jobs on big NBA franchises who deal with every other team all of the time”, attempts to break it down.

These are sources who say they know what happened on June 28, when most smart NBA execs believe the Warriors had a deal in place to land KG in a three-team extravaganza involving Jason Richardson… then it didn’t happen.

-Miami and Steve Francis are in talks.

The Heat and Francis’ agent, Jeff Fried, had discussions on Monday.

The Heat can offer a starting salary that is all or a part of its $5.4 million mid-level exception; all or part of the $1.8 million bi-annual exception; or the eight-year veteran’s minimum of $1.1 million.

-And finally for today: Unless your name is Bill Gates, do not go to southern Arizona for medical care.