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  1. Wade leaves game with calf injury

    Feb 18, 2010, 7:33 PM EDT

    UPDATE 2/18 7:32 pm: Good news for the Heat — Wade’s calf is officially just a strain, nothing serious. That said, it is still bothering him and he is listed as day-to-day and may miss several games. 2/18 9:10 am This could be worse than first thought. Wade said after the game that he felt…

  2. Mavericks, Cavaliers win trade deadline gold

    Feb 18, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

    In practice, the winners and losers at this trade deadline will be determined in the playoffs, the summer free agent market and this and future drafts. But we’re not that patient, either. Enter Ira Winderman, who gave out medals to the winners. The gold goes to a few teams, including the Dallas Mavericks. It’s not…

  3. Tony Parker has no concept of his body's own limitations

    Feb 18, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT

    Tony Parker has battled plantar fasciitis this year, a condition which is, to be honest, painful as all get-out. It hasn’t affected his speed, nor his patented dribble-hesitation as much as it has his focus and his jump shot. Then again, you also have to factor in how much of his game has been impacted…

  4. Eight teams have room to sign max free agent

    Feb 18, 2010, 5:04 PM EDT

    Tom Ziller, writing for FanHouse, names the eight teams that will have room to give a free agent max money. Here’s my quick breakdown of the pros and cons of each free-agent destination: New York: The Knicks may have the cap space to sign two major free agents. They also play in the Mecca of…

  5. Bobcats get Theo Ratliff in trade

    Feb 18, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Spurs have traded Theo Ratliff to the Charlotte Bobcats. It is unclear what the Bobcats will be sending to the Spurs in exchange. Ratliff was once one of the league’s most fearsome defenders of the paint, but has slowed down at 36. Ratliff is only averaging 9 minutes a game…

  6. Nets moving to Newark before Brooklyn

    Feb 18, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

    The New Jersey Nets will become the Brooklyn (INSERT BRANDING HERE) in 2012. But until then, they need somewhere else to play, as the IZOD center is widely referred to as “a dump.” So they’re headed to Newark, to play at the Prudential Center. Some of the advantages of the move are as follows: Closer…

  7. Dominic McGuire becomes trade deadline's Mr. Irrelevant

    Feb 18, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    It wouldn’t be the trade deadline if a player worse than most high-level D-Leaguers didn’t get moved for a second-round pick. According to the Sacramento Bee’s Sam Amick, the Kings have traded a second-round pick and cash for Dominic McGuire. Apparently the Kings enjoy trading things.  McGuire is only 24 years old, but doesn’t seem…

  8. Boozer to Miami talks fail

    Feb 18, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT

    UPDATE 3:35 pm: These talks never came to fruition, really never came close, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Heat initiated the talks, they tried to bring the Wizards in, and while the Jazz were too polite to hang up the phone they were never going to do this, anyway. Boozer is playing fantastic basketball…

  9. Brewer traded for pick

    Feb 18, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Multiple sources are reporting talk that Ronnie Brewer may have been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis radio host Chris Vernon tweeted that he heard the Grizzlies are only giving up a protected pick in the deal.  If the rumors are true, this would be a cost-cutting move for the Jazz, who do not want…

  10. Lakers/Raptors last minute talks fail

    Feb 18, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

    Update 3:24 pm The Lakers made it official after the deadline passed, they did not make a trade. Lakers fans, good news — Sasha is still your whipping boy. The deal would have been Vujacic and forward Josh Powell for Banks and Patrick O’Bryant. Why? Toronto pushed the deal because Powell and Chris Bosh are…

  11. Ford: Heat making a final push for Stoudemire

    Feb 18, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

    UPDATE 3:15 PM: Steve Kerr went on NBATV and said that he and Suns management were “relieved” that no deal came together and that the offers to them “just weren’t good enough.” He added that they want to win now but also build for the future at the same time. “We’ve been kinda rebuilding on…

  12. Lewis on Cavs trade: "It doesn't scare me."

    Feb 18, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    One benefit of the Cavaliers trading for Antawn Jamison is that it may help them match up better against the Orlando Magic. The Magic were able to eliminate the Cavaliers from the playoffs last year because of the matchup problems they caused, particularly in the frontcourt.  In the off-season, the Cavaliers added Shaquille O’Neal, who…

  13. Trade Deadline: Bobcats talking to Pacers for D.J. Augustine-T.J. Ford swap

    Feb 18, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT

    UPDATE 2:03PM: Chad Ford reporting the deal broke down, no go. Guess Augustine will have to continue the rest of the season with that startling vote of confidence. UPDATE 1:43PM: The deal is close but not yet done, and includes Nazr Mohammed and Gerald Henderson going to Indiana, and Brandon Rush going to Charlotte. The…

  14. Troy Murphy remains a Pacer

    Feb 18, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

    From a basketball perspective, Troy Murphy is a guy in demand. Everyone loves them some stretch fours these days. But he is also a guy owed $12 million next year, and in this economy that matters more. Despite him being shopped around and his name coming up for deals all over the NBA and twitter,…

  15. Al Harrington will remain a Knick

    Feb 18, 2010, 2:24 PM EDT

    At least one Knick will likely be wearing the same uniform after today’s trade deadline. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks will apparently hold onto veteran forward Al Harrington at the deadline. Harrington’s $10 million expiring contract made him a potential chip in trade talks. The Knicks attempted to use Harrington’s contract to…

  16. Trade Deadline: Nate is a Celtic

    Feb 18, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT

    2/18 2:06 pm: The details of this trade seem to finally be finalized. According to Hahn, the deal is Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry to Boston for Eddie House, JR Giddens and Bill Walker. There are no picks involved. The Knicks will waive just acquired Brian Cardinal to make room. With this, the Knicks have…

  17. Winderman: Wade now top Summer 2010 target

    Feb 18, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT

    The signs have already been constructed just outside of LaGuardia, O’Hare and LAX, the ones with the picture of Dwyane Wade and the word: “Welcome!” Because of that, the Heat will utilize JFK, Midway and Burbank the balance of the season. Make no mistake, Dwyane Wade has become the ultimate bull’s eye of 2010 free…

  18. Trade Deadline: Bucks send Meeks to Sixers

    Feb 18, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

    The Milwaukee Bucks fell in love with Jodie Meeks as a shooting guard project back in workouts well before the last draft. The Kentucky product was still learning to shoot at the NBA level, but the Bucks liked his potential. But that potential now belongs to the Sixers. The two teams have worked out a…

  19. REPORT: Knicks, Kings, Rockets complete three-way trade, McGrady to New York

    Feb 18, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

    UPDATE 4 2:06M: Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that Hilton Armstrong will also go to Houston. Armstrong’s is an expiring contract. The Rockets now possess an army of capable big men with which to conquer the Earth. UPDATE 3 1:41PM: Chad Ford chimes in with the two picks that were sent to Houston from…

  20. Silly David Lee to Sacramento rumors surface, die

    Feb 18, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    The Knicks are trying to shoehorn their way into the Sacramento/Houston swap of Tracy McGrady and Kevin Martin. Sacramento has no real reason to do allow this unless they get something they really want out of it. Like David Lee, according to the Sacramento Bee’s fantastic Sam Amick. And that request marks the official start…

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