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  1. Chris Paul may want to go to the Magic, but a trade to Orlando looks fairly improbable

    Jul 26, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

    It’s easy to understand why Chris Paul would want to play for the Orlando Magic. Stan Van Gundy may be more demanding than most coaches, but he produces winning teams that dominate defensively. There’s also a guy there named Dwight Howard, and most online forum commenters seem to think he’s pretty good. The Magic could…

  2. Pacers ink Lance Stephenson to a multi-year deal

    Jul 23, 2010, 7:18 PM EDT

    Regardless of whether Lance Stephenson is better suited to be a point guard or a shooting guard, he’ll be a Pacer next season. In a completely unsurprising move, Indiana signed the No. 40 pick in this year’s draft to a multi-year deal, according to NBA.com. Pacers coach Jim O’Brien fancies Stephenson a point guard, and…

  3. Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter begin contract negotiations with the Lakers

    Jul 23, 2010, 6:42 PM EDT

    While teams all around the league are spending big to keep pace with the league’s elite, the league’s elite is quietly making moves to get better and better. Last year’s Lakers were only good enough to win the championship, and yet with a handful of small, conservative moves, L.A. looks stronger than ever. Kobe seems…

  4. Just in case you were curious, Stephon Marbury is still completely batty

    Jul 23, 2010, 6:07 PM EDT

    Whether in the All-Star game, on the bench, in a box, or in China, nothing seems to change with Stephon Marbury. He is who he’s always been, and that’s why no one should be all that surprised that when given the opportunity to be a part of the championship-favorite Miami Heat for the coming season,…

  5. David Kahn fined $50k for comments on Michael Beasley

    Jul 23, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    David Kahn is not a big fan of the marijuana. Nor is he a fan of his new acquisition, Michael Beasley, being a fan of the marijuana. It’s okay though: SuperCoolBeas swears his days of using the marijuana are behind him, so he and Kahn are free to ride off into that point guard-obsessed and…

  6. Don't cry over LeBron, Cleveland, Christian Eyenga is here to dry your tears

    Jul 23, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

    I don’t know if you heard, but LeBron James recently left the Cleveland Cavaliers, instantly demoting the franchise from perennial contender to — at best — middle-of-the-pack sideshow. But never fear, Clevelanders — the Cavs have signed the 30th pick in the 2009 draft, Christian Eyenga, to a two-year deal (with team options in the…

  7. Rod Benson still can't catch a break, heads to Korea

    Jul 23, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    The cult of personality surrounding Rod Benson is rather incredible, but one unfortunate side effect appears to be the complete overshadowing of his game. Benson is in no way bound for NBA stardom, but as a 6-foot-10 rebounding machine, you’d think he would have received a legitimate NBA opportunity, but since going undrafted in 2006,…

  8. Spurs pick up Summer League sharpshooter Gary Neal

    Jul 22, 2010, 11:22 AM EDT

    The Spurs have mastered the art of the quiet off-season move, so file this one away with the others: San Antonio has agree to a three-year deal with Summer Leaguer Gary Neal, according to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express (via Ridiculous Upside). There really isn’t an opportunity for Neal to waltz into consistent minutes, but…

  9. Epitaph for Michael Redd's career as a Buck

    Jul 22, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

    The Bucks have made all kinds of moves this summer, and none of them have looked particularly good for Michael Redd. Re-signing John Salmons, a Redd quasi-replacement, was a start. Then they picked up Corey Maggette via trade, who would certainly hack into the minutes of a healthy Redd. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Keyon Dooling, too,…

  10. Quasi-German Chris Kaman also out for the World Championships

    Jul 21, 2010, 7:47 PM EDT

    When Dirk Nowitzki was ruled out for this summer’s World Championships, Germany was ruled out with him. The German national team’s roster is beyond thin, and their only other notable player, Chris Kaman, is barely German. Oh, and not even playing. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Kaman’s involvement with the national team hinged on…

  11. After Toronto's stumble, the race for Matt Barnes is now wide open

    Jul 21, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT

    The Toronto Raptors thought they were close to acquiring Matt Barnes via sign-and-trade, but apparently somebody didn’t do their homework, causing the deal to go through. With no cap space left to sign Barnes, no Bird rights (or even early Bird rights), and the inability to use salary cap exceptions to sign him and subsequently…

  12. Members of Team USA continue to drop like flies, Amar'e Stoudemire now doubtful for World Championships

    Jul 20, 2010, 11:26 AM EDT

    When LeBron James decided he was too cool to play for Team USA this summer, it seemed inevitable that all the cool kids would follow suit. Though guys like Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Carmelo Anthony may have been leaders on their own clubs, during the summer all things go through LeBron. Yet Team USA’s…

  13. J.J. Redick feels he's ready to start

    Jul 20, 2010, 11:01 AM EDT

    J.J. Redick’s gradual development has finally paid off, as the Orlando Magic will pay him $19 million over the next three seasons. However, there’s obviously something to be said about Redick signing an offer sheet with the Chicago Bulls in the first place; while J.J. does seem legitimately happy to return to Orlando, he clearly…

  14. Bucks sign Keyon Dooling while Luke Ridnour peaces out

    Jul 19, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

    The Milwaukee Bucks will have a ridiculous amount of turnover for a playoff team, as John Hammond has agreed to a deal with another rotation player. Keyon Dooling, who filled in at both guard spots off the bench for the Nets last season, will be on his way to Milwaukee on a two-year contract according…

  15. Rajon Rondo is unphased by the Team USA mystique

    Jul 19, 2010, 1:21 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo has never seemed all that interested in playing for Team USA. He kind of brushed off the initial invite to participate in this summer’s tryout (He apparently couldn’t be bothered to get back to Team USA czar Jerry Colangelo), and though he was officially added to the national team’s roster last week, he…

  16. Jason Kidd won't play for Team USA, but he'll be around

    Jul 19, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT

    It was understood going in that the 2008 Olympics would be Jason Kidd’s last hurrah as a member of Team USA, but it looks like he’ll remain a part of the program even if he forgoes the whole playing thing. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Kidd has been invited to act as an adviser…

  17. Atlanta Hawks are poised to win the Jason Collins sweepstakes

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

    Jason and Jarron Collins are truly perplexing NBA players. They dig up roster spots, year after year, despite being essentially useless on a basketball court. They have no post game (they seem to have enough trouble just catching and finishing). They’re very poor rebounders. They don’t stand out defensively. They’re just two seven-footers and high-character…

  18. Report: Milwaukee Bucks interested in the recently released Luther Head

    Jul 16, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

    The Milwaukee Bucks re-signed John Salmons to a five-year, $39 million deal. They picked up Drew Gooden for $32 million over five. They acquired Corey Maggette and the $30.8 million remaining on his contract over the next three seasons. They traded for the Nets’ Chris Douglas Roberts. And now, according to Chris Tomasson of NBA…

  19. The Bulls make a good value signing with Ronnie Brewer, but at what cost?

    Jul 16, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT

    The Chicago Bulls have been looking to upgrade their wing production this off-season, but in their close-minded desire to achieve that goal, they’ve made a bit of an odd move. According to Sam Smith of Bulls.com, Chicago will sign shooting guard Ronnie Brewer to a three-year, $12.5 million deal. For those counting at home, that’s…

  20. Lawrence Frank steps back into the coaching realm with the Boston Celtics

    Jul 16, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT

    Prior to his hiring as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Tom Thibodeau’s influence was rumored to be the stuff of legend. He was the architect of the NBA’s best defense. A coaching mastermind, waiting in the wings. I heard he once made Kendrick Perkins smile and made Kevin Garnett cry. His pedigree as…

  21. Rudy Fernandez still wants to be traded, has five preferred destinations

    Jul 16, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT

    As the Miami Heat continue to amass a roster of useful, skilled players, you can add one more potential acquisition to the list: Rudy Fernandez. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Rudy has five teams he’d like to be traded to: the Knicks, the Nets, the Bulls, the Celtics, and yes,…

  22. Warriors are finally sold, but not to Larry Ellison

    Jul 15, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT

    UPDATE 4:05 pm: Tim Kawakam of the San Jose Mercury News got this statement from Larry Ellison: “Although I was the highest bidder, Chris Cohan decided to sell to someone else.” Could still be some fireworks to come. Also, look for Lacob to be the active owner, the guy running the team.2:15 pm: According to…

  23. San Antonio targeting token shooter/defender James Jones

    Jul 15, 2010, 1:37 PM EDT

    The three-point shooter/defender is an NBA staple, but for the Spurs it’s embedded even deeper into the team’s overall structure. San Antonio has such productive and intelligent stars that often all a role player has to do is camp in the corner on the offensive end, ready to fire, and play solid defense. Bruce Bowen…

  24. Bobcats are likely looking to flip Erick Dampier's contract, but it won't be easy

    Jul 15, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    Erick Dampier’s “instantly” expiring contract was supposedly one of the off-season’s biggest trade chips, yet the Mavs were only able to get Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca in return. That’s not quite in line with Dallas’ lofty summer goals; Donnie Nelson and Mark Cuban were shooting for a sign-and-trade with the biggest free agents, and…

  25. Source: Richard Jefferson likely re-signing with San Antonio

    Jul 15, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

    Richard Jefferson has certainly had an odd go of it with the Spurs. When he was traded to San Antonio by Milwaukee last summer, it was thought to be one of the off-season’s greatest moves, and combined with the Spurs’ other acquisitions, was supposed to thrust San Antonio back into contention. It didn’t quite work…

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