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  1. Draft trade: Tyler Zeller traded to Cavaliers for three picks

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    The first trade of the draft moves a reliable big man to Cleveland, where he ideally can provide some balance to what the Cavs hope is a dynamic back court. Dallas, they get a few more picks. The first trade of a quiet NBA Draft night (relative to what was expected) has Dallas selecting then…

  2. Report: Lamar Odom to Clippers deal finalized; Mo Williams will pick up option, head to Utah

    Jun 28, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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    The deal we reported to you earlier — Lamar Odom to the Clippers, Mo Williams to Utah and a lot of cash savings to Dallas — will go forward, reports the Associated Press. Earlier in the day it was the Dallas Morning News that broke the news the deal was in place. But it was…

  3. Reports: Cavaliers may trade up to No. 2, down to No. 7, or anywhere

    Jun 28, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    As tends to happen in the hours before the draft, all kinds of trade buzz is out there… but this time there seems some real fire behind the smoke. We likely will see some trades in the top 5 of the draft. Specifically if the Cavaliers have anything to say about it. The Bobcats have…

  4. Report: Pistons expected to take UNC’s John Henson at No. 9

    Jun 28, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

    John Henson speaks during a news conference for prospective NBA draft picks in New York

    I’m higher on North Carolina’s shot-blocking forward John Henson than most, or at least most not wearing powder blue. And if he falls to No. 9, which is highly likely, look for the Detroit Pistons to grab him, reports the Detroit Free Press. Henson is the likely pick. The Pistons like his makeup and, despite…

  5. Report: Suns will enter the chase for free agent Ray Allen

    Jun 28, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT

    Ray Allen

    Youth movement? What youth movement? The Phoenix Suns have admitted they need to upgrade their roster if they plan to keep Steve Nash from leaving them as a free agent this summer (even though they do have the advantage of being able to offer more money than anyone else). So, how about Ray Allen to…

  6. Report: Rockets talking to Kings about No. 5 pick… unless Robinson is there

    Jun 28, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Sacramento’s No. 5 overall pick has been in play since pretty much the night of the draft lottery. The Houston Rockets have spent the last few days making smaller moves and working hard to get high up in the draft — either to draft Andre Drummond or to turn that high pick into a player…

  7. Report: Utah could facilitate Odom to Clippers, but Mo Williams is key

    Jun 28, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Lamar Odom Clippers

    And we have come to this — Mo Williams holds the key to Lamar Odom’s future. PBT told you yesterday that the Los Angeles Clippers were interested in trading for Lamar Odom. While a lot of people speculated that they wanted him to be a backup big behind Blake Griffin, the fact is he could…

  8. Dwyane Wade needs knee surgery, withdraws from Olympics

    Jun 28, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade Team USA Olympics

    That Dwyane Wade played as well as he did through the Heat’s title run considering how bad his left knee was in an impressive feat. And his knee was bad. Wade has learned he will need knee surgery and today called USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski to withdraw from Team USA…

  9. Jackson, Warriors issue statements on affair, extortion case

    Jun 28, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Mark Jackson Warriors

    We told you earlier today about the FBI breaking up an extortion plot that targeted Warriors coach Mark Jackson. A former stripper with a criminal record teamed with another man to use nude photos, text messages and more that Jackson sent in an affair six years ago to extort money from him. The man and…

  10. Report: Bulls to draft Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor at No. 29

    Jun 28, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Final Four - Ohio State v Kansas

    The Bulls have a point guard — that Derrick Rose guy is pretty good. But whenever he returns from his ACL rehab, he will be the man. But who will be the backup? Next season and long term? This report from Vin Parise of the NBC Sports Network may answer that. According to league sources,…

  11. Nowitzki says he’d love to have Deron Williams in Dallas. Ya think?

    Jun 28, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    The recruitment of Deron Williams is picking up steam, and we haven’t even gotten to July 1 yet. The Nets put a big billboard wishing Williams a happy birthday in front of his house. Delonte West has been on twitter trying to recruit Williams to Boston despite the fact West himself is now a free…

  12. Report: Spurs shopping DeJuan Blair for trade

    Jun 28, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT

    DeJuan Blair, Al Harrington

    A year ago, everybody in the second round of the NBA Draft was saying “we want to find our DeJuan Blair.” Now, they can have the real DeJuan Blair because the San Antonio Spurs are shopping him around, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Spurs are shopping forward DeJuan Blair, league sources tell Y! Spurs…

  13. Mark Jackson reportedly blackmailed by ex-stripper with nude photos

    Jun 28, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

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    I’m not even going to get into the hypocrisy here, not going to say “mama there goes that man,” and just report it as news… well, except for that comment. The FBI has broken up and extortion scheme targeting Warriors coach Mark Jackson, perpetrated by a former stripper with a criminal record. The Smoking Gun…

  14. Report: Celtics working hard to get into NBA Draft top 14

    Jun 28, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Right now the Boston Celtics own the numbers 21 and 22 picks in this draft. History shows us what that really means is between the two picks the Celtics probably get one guy who could be a rotation player in a few years. That doesn’t really work for Boston. So it makes sense that they…

  15. Report: Bobcats have five offers for the No. 2 pick

    Jun 28, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

    Bradley Beal

    Bradley Beal may well be the No. 2 overall pick in this draft, but the question is will it be the Bobcats that take him or some other team. On one hand, you have this tweet from David Aldridge of NBA.com and TNT: Source: Bobcats have five legit offers they’re currently exploring to trade the…

  16. PBT Extra: It’s NBA Draft preview time

    Jun 28, 2012, 10:51 AM EDT

    Kentucky Wildcats' Davis goes to the hoop against Kansas Jayhawks' Withey during the second half of their men's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game in New Orleans

    It’s time to talk draft on PBT Extra. Tiffany hits me up with the question I’ve gotten on a few radio shows — could Anthony  Davis be a bust? We also talk about guys going up the draft board, who is going down and some guys to watch once the games start up again.

  17. Nash keeps free agent cards close to vest, but likes Knicks over Nets

    Jun 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    All speculation about where Steve Nash will land as a free agent shares one major flaw — Steve Nash doesn’t know yet. No doubt he has some preliminary thoughts, but speaking at his annual charity soccer game in New York he wasn’t really spilling any information. Via Marc Spears of Yahoo. “You can go down…

  18. Report: Baylor’s Perry Jones may fall in draft due to knee injury

    Jun 28, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

    Perry Jones

    Perry Jones seemed to be sliding down draft boards in recent weeks, but we all attributed that to the risks that come with taking him — he has the physical gifts to match anyone in this draft but he didn’t show them consistently on the court. There are questions about his drive, his commitment, his…

  19. Grizzlies No. 25 pick may be available, like every pick in 20s

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:53 AM EDT

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    This is not a new phenomenon. Every year every team with a draft pick gets calls about trading that pick. But this year there seems to be more teams willing to listen. Starting with the Bobcats at No. 2 every pick seems available for the right price, and once you get into the 20s there…

  20. Coach Krzyzewski sticks up for Austin Rivers before draft

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    Austin Rivers is not the most polarizing guy in this draft – we’re looking at you, Andre Drummond — but he’s on the list. Rivers has unabashedly modeled his game after Kobe Bryant. That has upside — he has a real drive to score, he has the ability to shoot outside or get inside, he’s…

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