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  1. Mark Cuban thinks LeBron is staying in Cleveland

    Jul 8, 2010, 5:09 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban thinks LeBron to Miami is a smokescreen. A misdirection so LeBron can slip the card back into the deck without the audience noticing. A bit of slight of hand pulled off with the help of a public relations firm. A lot of people think that. Not a majority, and not me. But there…

  2. Heat near deal to move Beasley sign that LeBron to Miami no smokescreen

    Jul 8, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

    At this point in the funhouse of mirrors that are the rumors of LeBron James’ next move, reality has been hard to tell from dead ends and distorted reflections. Everything, every reaction looked like it could be the way out. But this afternoon, one tangible piece of evidence came though — the Heat are working…

  3. Interview with "Multiple Sources"

    Jul 8, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    He has been everywhere — multiple sources have LeBron going to Miami. Multiple sources have David Lee going to Golden State. Multiple sources have Shaq going to the Hawks. Just who is “multiple sources?” TBJ exclusive: ‘Multiple Sources’ uncovered from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

  4. Lee/Randolph swap waiting on LeBron?

    Jul 8, 2010, 3:29 PM EDT

    According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors are ready to make a sign-and-trade deal as soon as LeBron announces he will sign with a team other than the Knicks. The Knicks are obviously hoping that James will decide to sign with them tonight, and are waiting to make…

  5. Another sign LeBron is going to Miami: Deal nearly done to trade Michael Beasley

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    If you needed one more sure sign that LeBron James is going to sign with Miami, here it is — the Heat are on the verge of trading Michael Beasley. They need to move him to be able to give LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all max deal money. In fact, this trade…

  6. Wojnarowski: Chris Paul to sign with LeBron's marketing company

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Hornets guard Chris Paul has left Octagon marketing to join LRMR, the marketing company run by LeBron James and three of his childhood friends. The firm now has three clients; James, Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn, and Paul.  Earlier today, there were reports that the Cavaliers have been attempting…

  7. Van Gundy: Magic will likely match any offer given to Redick

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:24 PM EDT

    According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Stan Van Gundy believes the Magic will likely match any offer given to free agent shooting guard J.J. Redick this offseason: “I’m not worried about what J.J. might get from somebody,” Van Gundy said Wednesday between games of the AirTran Airways Pro Summer League at RDV Sportsplex. “That…

  8. Brendan Haywood reaches deal to return to Dallas

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

    Dallas gets it. Miami is about to get it — you need a big man to go alongside your flashy, scoring power forward. Brendan Haywood is a big man, and he is going to continue playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki for the next couple years. He has agreed to a six-year, $55 million deal with the…

  9. Jermaine O'Neal agrees to terms with Celtics

    Jul 8, 2010, 1:39 PM EDT

    We warned you this was coming last night, and now it has… you really need to learn to trust us. Jermaine O’Neal has agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The deal is reportedly two years of the full mid-level exception, or nearly $12 million total. O’Neal had a…

  10. Report: LeBron James planning big weekend party in Miami

    Jul 8, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

    There’s going to be a huge, star-studded party by the pool at the W Hotel in Miami this weekend. True, that happens every weekend, but this one is going to be a little different: LeBron James is throwing it. US Weekly has the scoop: LeBron James has rented six cabanas at the W Hotel South…

  11. LeBron could make more money in Miami than Cleveland – thank you state taxes

    Jul 8, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Life in Miami is good. Warm weather all year around. Great beaches. Amazing clubs. Fantastic restaurants. Beautiful people. LeBron James has to be enticed by all that. Plus he would make more money in Miami. Yes, Cleveland can pay him more, for the first five years of the contract that comes to about $4 million…

  12. Mikhail Prokhorov makes his first big move, agrees to a five-year, $35 million deal with Travis Outlaw

    Jul 8, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

    After whiffing on Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, Joe Johnson, and likely LeBron James as well, the Nets had to do something. So they’ve agreed to a five-year, $35 million deal with Travis Outlaw, which makes sense but doesn’t. Outlaw is a pretty average player, and he’ll make slightly more than that…

  13. Amar'e Stoudemire will only kind of leave the Suns empty-handed

    Jul 8, 2010, 11:38 AM EDT

    UPDATE 11:38 AM: Although the plan described below is currently in place, LeBron James could make things a bit more interesting if he were to sign with the Knicks. From Paul Coro: However, if LeBron James picks New York today, the Suns could still have a chance at Lee. The Suns would have to do…

  14. Cole Aldrich is officially a Thunder

    Jul 8, 2010, 11:35 AM EDT

    New Orleans and Oklahoma City’s draft night trade that sent the draft rights to No. 11 pick Cole Aldrich to the Thunder has been approved by the league, according Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman. For a refresher: the Hornets received the draft rights to No. 21 pick Craig Brackins and No. 26 pick Quincy Pondexter…

  15. Dwyane Wade wants Jason Williams to run the point for the Heat

    Jul 8, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Regardless of whether LeBron James graces Miami with his presence, the Heat will need to fill out their roster with bargain bin talent. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will eat up a lot of cap space on their own, which means Miami just doesn’t have room to go after many mid-level players. That’s why Jason…

  16. Martin Gortat says Magic are close to trading him

    Jul 8, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    Apparently they have annoying morning shows in Poland, too. Like the one roughly translated as “Coffee or Tea Center” But on that this morning, Magic backup center Martin Gortat said the team has told him they plan to trade him in the near future. That is what is in Sport.pl (via the fantastic Ben Q.…

  17. Report: Amare made his pitch, but LeBron wasn't buying

    Jul 8, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

    Remember the good ol’ days, when the Knicks were the team seeming to be climbing up the LeBron James ladder? When they were a team on the rise? What was that, 36 hours ago? When the Suns Jared Dudley tweeted that LeBron was going to be a Knick. Now, LeBron is not buying the pitch.…

  18. Kobe Bryant wants Derek Fisher back. Oh, and he wishes LeBron well.

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

    You can tell what gets Kobe’s passions going. When asked by reporters at his youth camp yesterday about LeBron James and the other free agents, he said all the right things. That he hoped they could make a decision that was best for them despite all the hype, he hoped that they were happy. But…

  19. Toronto signs Linas Kleiza to an offer sheet

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT

    Toronto has made a move to sign the leading scorer from Olympiacos in Greece — former Nugget Linas Kleiza. Toronto has signed Kleiza to a four year, $20 million offer sheet, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. Denver still has the rights to Kleiza and now has seven days to match that offer or lose…

  20. LeBron's choices: It seems like Miami now, but in this drama things change

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

    We don’t know. We won’t really know until some time between 9 and 9:15 pm Eastern tonight. What we have now is drama. Manufactured drama. And that makes every rumor suspect — if you were trying to create drama for a show like this, you’d leak different things to different people. You’d keep everybody guessing,…

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