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  1. Nicolas Batum is very excited to agree to offer sheet with Timberwolves. Too bad Portland thinks that’s adorable.

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:26 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum defends against Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton in Portland

    We’ve got another “my heart is in XXXX” that’s pointless. At some point, these players need to accept their fate as restricted free agents and move on. This is the CBA, it’s life in the NBA, and if you wanted to accept the qualifying offer you could. But no. Nicolas Batum has agreed to a…

  2. Brandon Roy returns to NBA, agrees to deal with Timberwolves for 2 years, $10 million

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four

    The prodigal son has returned. Brandon Roy will return to the National Basketball Association in 2012, as Jason Quick of the Oregonian first reported (and multiple media outlets have confirmed) that Roy has come to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a two-year deal. The deal is reportedly worth just a bit over $10 million. The…

  3. Suns come to terms with deals for Dragic, Beasley

    Jul 5, 2012, 2:06 AM EDT

    goran-dragic-rockets-suns

    You know what they say. If you can’t have the two-time MVP and franchise player, make sure you spend $14.5 million every year for Goran Dragic and Michael Beasley. The Suns came to terms with two big free agents the same day they dealt Steve Nash in a sign-and-trade to the Lakers. First, they came…

  4. The Inbounds: Deron Williams and the meaning of Brooklyn cool

    Jul 4, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Deron Williams

    Let’s start here: Deron Williams did not decide to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets because it was his best chance to win an NBA title. And that’s OK. Williams made a lot of comments about how winning a title would dictate his decision. But the mere fact that he limited his options to Brooklyn and…

  5. Report: Mavericks to target Nash and Lin

    Jul 4, 2012, 2:32 AM EDT

    Steve Nash Amare Stoudemire

    Well, so much for that plan. With Deron Williams choosing the Nets, the Mavericks are going to have to put together some sort of backup plan. And according to ESPN Dallas, the next targets are point guards. The Dallas Mavericks’ point guard priorities are now shifting to 39-year-old and former Mav Steve Nash and one-time…

  6. The Inbounds: Free Agency and the Magical Musical Chairs

    Jul 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Suns guard Nash looks to drive on Mavericks center Mahinmi during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy.  If the Pacers don’t match Hibbert’s offer, then Batum could go to Minnesota. If the Bulls don’t match Asik’s offer,…

  7. Rockets agree to 3-year, $25.1 million deal with Omer Asik

    Jul 2, 2012, 3:30 AM EDT

    Omer Asik

    The Rockets have been looking for a center to hang their hat on since Yao Ming retired. On Sunday, they came to terms with a player they hope will at least do the job for a little bit. Multiple sources, including Yahoo Sports report that Houston has come to an agreement with restricted free agent…

  8. Free Agency Rundown 7.1.12: The movers, they are a shaking

    Jul 1, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    Here’s what’s going on with free agency news and rumors as the moratorium period began Sunday night at 12:01 a.m..Do not, by any means, consider this comprehensive. There’s so much going on, we’re just trying to get you an overview. (HT: Hoopshype, IAmAGM.com) Atlanta Hawks Well, for starters, they’re exploring a deal for Joe Johnson…

  9. Report: Nets and Gerald Wallace agree to 4-year, $40 million deal

    Jul 1, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets  v Los Angeles Lakers

    Crash cha-ching. The New York Post reports and Yahoo Sports report that the Nets have reached a verbal agreement with forward Gerald Wallace to return on a 4-year, $40 million  contract. It’s not known whether the last year is fully or partially guaranteed, but that issue is a big one for determining the value of…

  10. Report: Nets in talks with Hawk for Joe Johnson trade

    Jul 1, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Joe Johnson

    Talk about big ticket item. Yahoo Sports reports that the New Jersey Nets are in talks with the Atlanta Hawks about a potential trade for Joe Johnson. In a potential move that would cripple their aspirations of eventually acquiring Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, the Brooklyn Nets are engaged in talks with the Atlanta Hawks…

  11. Report: Dwight Howard wants trade to Nets. Again. Oh, and he thinks the Magic blackmailed him.

    Jul 1, 2012, 12:14 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    Dwight Howard has informed the Orlando Magic that he wants a trade out of Orlando to the New Jersey Nets. … Yeah, I know. You’ve heard this before. But now it’s with a new GM! And it’s extra-ridiculous! Let’s get this offseason started! From ESPN: Dwight Howard met with new Orlando Magic general manager Rob…

  12. Deron Williams meets with Nets and Mavericks on Monday

    Jun 30, 2012, 10:58 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    ESPN reports that Deron Williams‘ future as far as free agency goes will be decided off two meetings on Monday. From ESPN.com: Deron Williams, the most coveted player in this summers free-agent class, will meet with representatives from the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks on Monday before deciding which team to sign with, a source…

  13. Report: Pacers to set sights on Brandon Roy, O.J. Mayo, and Jamal Crawford in free agency

    Jun 30, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    The Pacers want a wing that can shoot. And when you say “NBA wings that shoot,” pretty much three of the first names I think of are Brandon Roy, O.J. Mayo, and Jamal Crawford. Granted, it would have to be 2009 when you ask me, but still, those names are there. The Indianapolis Star reports:…

  14. Report: Thunder and Brooks closing in on new deal

    Jun 30, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Scott Brooks

    You should not be surprised by this. ESPN reports that the Oklahoma City Thunder are “closing in” on a new deal with head coach Scott Brooks: Sources told ESPN.com on Friday night that Brooks and the Thunder, after slow-moving talks that had left the sides well apart by the end of the NBA Finals earlier…

  15. After the dust has settled, 25 observations from the NBA draft

    Jun 30, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    2012 NBA Draft

    25 thoughts, observations, and wisecracks about the 2012 NBA Draft, now that there’s been some time to see the whole board.   1. I spent two months talking myself into the idea that Tyshawn Taylor was a first round pick because I was worried I was being overly harsh on his decision making late in…

  16. Stern will appeal Bird rights ruling, Knicks’ ability to re-sign Lin using Bird right in air still

    Jun 24, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Lin pumps his fist from the bench as teammates score during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    The Knicks aren’t out of the water. After winning the NBPA won their ruling against the league in the arbitration casegranting Bird rights to players waived, it was thought that the Knicks would be in a position to re-sign Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak using their Bird rights, saving their mid-level exception for another addition.…

  17. 2012 NBA Draft: The lottery bigs and their musical chairs

    Jun 24, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Well, Anthony Davis is No.1 and Thomas Robinson will go in the top five. That’s a pretty good start for the bigs in the 2012 NBA draft. After that, things get really interesting. Of the top bigs: Andre Drummond, Jared Sullinger, John Henson, Meyers Leonard, Tyler Zeller, Perry Jones, and if you want to throw…

  18. The sweet validation of one Shane Courtney Battier

    Jun 24, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    I asked a group of friends recently what the first thing they think of when they hear the name Shane Battier. Three people immediately said “Dukie.” Two people said “Defense.” And one person said “Smart.” You can throw another one on there, now. NBA Champion. Battier obtained another championship to go with his high school…

  19. Report: Deron Williams will only choose between Dallas and Brooklyn

    Jun 24, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    They are the obvious choices, and now, it would appear, they are the only choices. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports: When NBA free agency begins at midnight July 1, Brooklyn Nets star guard Deron Williams will be choosing from a two-team list that only features the Nets and the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources close to…

  20. Report: Bulls considering moving Joakim Noah or Luol Deng for pick and cap exception

    Jun 23, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

    Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng

    The Bulls are in a lot of trade conversations, which is kind of weird. The team was the No.1 overall seed in the playoffs despite Rose having missed all that time, and Rose was the number one, no questions asked, absolute reason the Bulls fell to the Sixers. Why would they mess with what’s working…

  21. Warriors’ latest small forward star target: Luol Deng

    Jun 23, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Deng goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Andre Iguodala. Danny Granger. Rudy Gay. The Warriors have been chasing a small forward for weeks trying to get a hold on an All-Star upgrade at that position. You can recognize what they’re going for. Stephen Curry runs the show. The star small forward anchors the perimeter defense, Andrew Bogut handles the defensive load down…

  22. The Wizards and a future of risk

    Jun 23, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Wizards uniform, logo

    You know what I’d be angling for, were I an NBA GM? A boat. Because those guys make a lot of money and I want a boat. I’d also be angling for the Washington Wizards’ 2014 and 2015 first rounders. Getting future firsts is difficult in the NBA. NBA front offices take a lot of…

  23. Report: Hornets will match any offer for Eric Gordon

    Jun 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    One of the ways people found to discredit the Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul to the Clippers (as opposed to trading him to the Lakers for three old guys, one of whom is a space cadet) was the question of Eric Gordon‘s free agency. Either he wasn’t good enough as a return trade piece, or…

  24. Thunder will probably re-sign Scott Brooks… but if not, JVG and Phil are on the list

    Jun 23, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Scott Brooks

    You know, for a guy who just won his conference, Scott Brooks can’t really get much respect. OK, he gets a lot of respect. But probably not as much as he deserves. Brooks is of course without a contract extension, a free agent after June 30th, despite having just navigated a team so young it…

  25. 2012 NBA Finals Miami Heat: Dwyane Wade and the aura of two

    Jun 22, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's Wade goes up for basket past Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook and Perkins during Game 4 of NBA basketball finals in Miami

    It’s not going to mean to him what it means to LeBron James. It can’t. He didn’t go through the suffering year after year. He didn’t face the constant questions, the constant criticism. No matter what, Wade had cemented his legacy in his third season. He had a ring, and once you hit that level,…

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