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  1. Reports: Minnesota trades Jonny Flynn to Houston for Brad Miller, draft picks

    Jun 23, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

    Jonny Flynn

    The Rockets have acquired Jonny Flynn from the Timberwolves, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, confirmed by SI.com’s Sam Amick. In return, Houston is sending Brad Miller to Minnesota, and the teams will exchange first round draft picks. Minnesota selected Donatas Motiejunas with the 20th overall pick, so he’s headed to…

  2. Reports: Spurs trade for Kawhi Leonard, send George Hill to Pacers

    Jun 23, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

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    The Pacers drafted San Diego State star Kawhi Leonard with the 15th pick in the first round, but the team has traded him to the Spurs for George Hill, according to multiple reports. The Pacers will also send the 42nd pick in this year’s draft to San Antonio as part of the deal, according to…

  3. Ron Artest changing name to “Metta World Peace”

    Jun 23, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT

    Ron Artest Parade

    Honestly, I feel a little odd making fun of World Peace, but here we go… Eccentric Lakers forward Ron Artest (we’re going with “eccentric” because he’s rich and famous, when you’re poor and unknown you’re just weird) is changing his name… To Metta World Peace. Seriously. TMZ has seen the official court documents and… well,…

  4. Report: Hawks close to being sold. Again. Owners deny. Again

    Jun 23, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

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    UPDATE June 24, 3:39 am: The Atlanta Spirit, the ownership group for the Hawks, denied the report that a deal is close, according to the Associated Press: The Atlanta Spirit issued a statement saying “we have spoken with a number of parties, but at this time, there is no deal in place, nor is there…

  5. Biyombo has buyout issues

    Jun 23, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 5:55 pm: Thanks to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, we have a few more details on the situation. Biyombo terminated his contract with Fuenlabrada of the Spanish ACB in April, but source says team has sued and court date has been set. This has not scared everybody off, as reportedly the Charlotte Bobcats traded up to…

  6. Givony: Bobcats targeting Biyombo

    Jun 23, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

    Here’s another bit from Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony, who’s been an invaluable resource in the weeks leading up to the draft: Not believing any of this Tristan Thompson at 7 stuff. Charlotte did this trade to jump ahead of Detroit and take Biyombo. If he’s there. Well, it looks like there’s at least one team…

  7. Amick: Teams expect Kings to take Jimmer with the #10 pick

    Jun 23, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    BYU v Kansas State

    More stuff from Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick, who’s been on fire today: Rival teams now expect the Kings to take Jimmer Fredette at No. 10. Taking Fredette would have some benefits for the Kings. He would help space the floor for Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins, both of whom are nearly unstoppable when they operate…

  8. Report: Bobcats, Bucks, Kings complete three-way trade

    Jun 23, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The Milwaukee Bucks have been actively shopping their No. 10 pick for a while. The Kings have actively been shopping the No. 7 pick. They have found a partner with each other and the Charlotte Bobcats thrown in for a three way deal that will blow up every mock draft you’ve read. The sides have…

  9. The Kings have almost definitely traded their #7 pick, and may want Monta Ellis

    Jun 23, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    maloofs-kings

    The “most intriguing rumor/report award” of the day so far definitely goes to DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony, who gave us this cryptic tidbit a little earlier:  Teams calling Sacramento about the #7 pick are being told it’s already been moved. Problem is, no one knows to who, or for which player. Okay, that’s kind of a…

  10. Wojnarowski: Teams trying to trade for #2 pick “frustrated”

    Jun 23, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Here’s another tidbit from the invaluable Adrian Wojnarowski, this time concerning the #2 pick: Many front offices are frustrated trying to deal with Minny for No. 2 pick. One says, “If you want a deal right now you’re talking to Utah.” There has been speculation about Utah trading the #2 pick ever since they got…

  11. Barea says he’d sign with Dallas… or the Lakers, or Heat

    Jun 23, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Every NBA finals there is one player used brilliantly by his team who has a big playoffs, happens to be a free agent, gets overpaid and is asked to play a bigger role with another team. It doesn’t always work as planned. J.J. Barea is perfectly poised to be that guy. The Mavericks want to…

  12. Wojnarowski: Cavs looking to get 3rd 1st-round pick

    Jun 23, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

    Dan Gilbert

    Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski with an interesting draft rumor: Cleveland’s trying to get a 3rd first round pick — in the 20’s — dangling its two second rounders (32 and 54) and maybe cash, sources say. There had been rumors that the Cavs had been trying get a 3rd 1st round pick by trading down…

  13. Suns extend qualifying offer to Aaron Brooks

    Jun 23, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

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    The Phoenix Suns have extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent guard Aaron Brooks, according to a team press release. The offer is reported to be in the neighborhood of $3 million, and ensures that the team has the right to match any offers that Brooks receives from other teams in free agency. Brooks…

  14. Rumored Lakers trade of Odom for Iguodala dead

    Jun 23, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala, David Lee

    UPDATE June 23, 2:43 pm: While this trade burned up twitter and message boards, it appears to be dead in the water. Both Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Ken Berger at CBS are saying it’s done. While the two sides talked it may never have been all that serious. The other thing to…

  15. Did Oklahoma City make promise to Reggie Jackson?

    Jun 23, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

    Reggie Jackson, Verdell Jones

    Reggie Jackson is a guy a lot of scouts want their team to take a risk on. The Boston College point guard very quick and that comes in handy in an era when you can’t touch guards on the perimeter. He’s a great athlete with a ridiculous seven-foot wingspan. He needs to develop a consistent…

  16. Suns now have more time to decide on Vince Carter’s contract

    Jun 23, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Phoenix Suns and Vince Carter have agreed to extend the deadline that would make his contract become fully guaranteed, according to a team press release. Originally, the Suns had until June 30 to decide whether they would waive him for $4 million, or keep him on the books for next season for the full…

  17. Mavericks fan gets Nowitzki’s face tattooed on his… um… behind

    Jun 23, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT

    Nowitizki tattoo

    Someday he is going to have to explain why he has the face of a German man tattooed on his a– to a woman, but for now we will just admire his committment to his Mavericks fandom. One Mavericks fan got a tattoo of Dirk Nowtizki’s face on his derriere. He explained his thinking to the…

  18. Portland, Orlando talking swap of point guards Miller, Nelson

    Jun 23, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    In what would be an interesting swap of styles and systems, the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers are talking about swapping point guards. That according to Jonathan Givony at DraftExpress, on twitter. Hearing Portland and Orlando are talking about swapping Andre Miller and Jameer Nelson, with the #21 pick going to Orlando. Orlando has…

  19. Starting with Cavaliers at No. 4, draft will mean hard choices

    Jun 23, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

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    For all the chatter otherwise, it would be stunning not to see Kyrie Irving not go No. 1 and Derrick Williams No. 2. We may well have stunning, it’s been that kind of NBA season, but you might not want to bet on it. As we said before, the draft gets interesting when the Jazz…

  20. Kemba Walker is falling in the draft. How low will he go?

    Jun 23, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Butler v UConn

    There was a time, right after Kemba Walker made big plays in crunch time leading his UConn Huskies to the national title, that Walker was a top five pick in this draft. But his stock is falling and he could plummet down the draft board all the way to the Knicks at No. 17 (no…

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