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  1. Trade deadline: McGrady could find his way to a contender

    Feb 18, 2010, 10:33 AM EDT

    Supposing the Sacramento Kings do in fact snare Tracy McGrady (the trade is not yet official) in a deal involving Kevin Martin and Carl Landry, there’s a distinct possibility that the Kings could cut McGrady loose via a contract buyout. After all, Sacramento is a young, growing team that needs to give playing time to…

  2. Trade Deadline: Salmons for Kurt Thomas and Francisco Elson

    Feb 18, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Update 2/18 10:17 am: Reports are now saying that there is some flux on whether the Bulls want Kurt Thomas or Hakim Warrick in combination with Elson. Warrick’s contract is for only $3 million expiring as opposed to Thomas’ $3.8 million expiring. Same basic structure, just a different role and a bit less money. 2/17…

  3. Who has the cap space this summer?

    Feb 18, 2010, 9:42 AM EDT

    It has all been about the summer of 2010. While some of the trades that went down yesterday — or will go down today — were about this season, for the most part teams and general managers were looking ahead to the summer spending spree. Even the Cavaliers getting Antawn Jamison was as much about…

  4. Stoudemire likely to stay in Phoenix

    Feb 18, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    Just 24 hours ago, Amar’e Stoudemire leaving the Valley of the Sun seemed a sure thing, and most likely he would be hooking up with LeBron James in what would have been a freak show of athleticism. Today, Stoudemire is pretty sure he isn’t going anywhere. “I think I’m pretty much safe,” Stoudemire said after…

  5. Trade deadline: Rockets flip Tracy McGrady for Kevin Martin

    Feb 18, 2010, 3:13 AM EDT

    After flirting with the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has finally capitalized on the expiring contract of Tracy McGrady. The deal is hardly concrete, but an agreement has been made in principle between the Kings and the Rockets according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, though the Knicks could…

  6. Trade deadline: Darko now free in Minnesota.

    Feb 18, 2010, 3:10 AM EDT

    Update 2/18 3:11 am The Knicks will waive Brian Cardinal as soon as this trade is finalized, making way for more moves as part of a three-team trade to get Tracy McGrady. 2/176:19 pm Darko Milicic, the former number two overall pick (ahead of Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) has just been…

  7. Baseline to Baseline, your game recaps

    Feb 18, 2010, 12:04 AM EDT

    Our game recaps from Wednesday, or what you missed during the Shaun Whiteout. Spurs 90 Pacers 87: If you’d have told me Tim Duncan had 26 rebounds and Tony Parker had 28 points beforehand, I would have told you the Spurs won this game by 20. But the Pacers kept their feet moving, created some…

  8. Trade deadline: Cavaliers get Jamison, not Stoudemire

    Feb 17, 2010, 11:43 PM EDT

    Update 11:43 p.m. The deal is complete. Gooden is expected to be bought out, Ilgauskas’ agent says he will pursue a buyout as well. Here’s video of Jamison’s exit from Washington. 7:11 p.m. The Cavaliers side talks with the Wizards about Antawn Jamison were supposed to be the fallback plan for if the Amare Stoudemire…

  9. Bulls pull out of McGrady bidding

    Feb 17, 2010, 9:19 PM EDT

    Tracy McGrady may be working out in Chicago, but if he plays anywhere this year it will be in New York. That’s because the Bulls are out of the McGrady running, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lord of the trade rumor. The Bulls bid always seemed to serve little more purpose than to provide…

  10. Trade Deadline: Warriors turn down trade, save Grizzlies from themselves

    Feb 17, 2010, 9:19 PM EDT

    Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News is reporting that the Warriors turned down a trade offer from the Memphis Grizzlies of O.J. Mayo and contract filler for Monta Ellis. Now, on the face of this, it appears to be a pretty natural rejection of a reasonable offer from Memphis. But OJAM is younger, has no…

  11. Winderman: Ferry has done all LeBron could ask

    Feb 17, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT

    If LeBron James bolts Cleveland in the offseason, it won’t be for a lack of effort by Danny Ferry. First Mo Williams. Then Shaquille O’Neal. Now Antawn Jamison. There simply is not much more the Cavaliers could have done for LeBron, a-damn-the-expense approach that has constructed a supporting cast that now rivals what Kobe is…

  12. Trade Deadline: DEFCON Central Division

    Feb 17, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    A quick look at the league, division by division, at where all the teams in the NBA are as the trade deadline hits zero hour. DEFCON indicates how close they are to a major move, with 5 means standing pat and 1 means already have a deal in place. Here’s the Central Division. Cleveland Cavaliers:…

  13. Trade Deadline: T-Mac deal hung up on draft picks

    Feb 17, 2010, 4:41 PM EDT

    Remember just yesterday when the Tracy McGrady to the Knicks deal seemed like such a sure thing…. Welcome to the push back over the final details. Welcome to negotiations through the media. Ken Berger has the details. The Knicks reported back to the Rockets Wednesday with parameters on the level of protection they’d require on…

  14. Trade Deadline: Grizzlies willing to move Conley

    Feb 17, 2010, 4:38 PM EDT

    ESPN is reporting that Grizzlies have put point guard Mike Conley on the block, with an asking price of cap space and a good first round pick. To bring the kind of hard hitting analysis you’ve come to expect from Pro Basketball Talk into terms that anyone can understand, here are a few comparable exchanges…

  15. Kobe will not play against Boston

    Feb 17, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Update 3:53 pm Okay, I am done predicting when Kobe will be back. When asked at Lakers practice today, Bryant said he would not be playing against the Celtics on Thursday night. He said the ankle and tendon were not ready, but that he could change his mind tomorrow depending on how it feels. 11:35…

  16. Brandon Roy to play Friday

    Feb 17, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

    After last night’s win against the Clippers in which he played just 15 minutes, Brandon Roy hinted he could be done for the season. Today, he shows up to practice, shows no ill effects, and he says he’s ready to play Friday against Boston. “I’m planning on playing Friday,” Roy said. “So I’m going to…

  17. Trade Deadline: DEFCON Atlantic Division

    Feb 17, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT

    A quick look at the league, division by division, at where all the teams in the NBA are as the trade deadline hits zero hour. DEFCON indicates how close they are to a major move, with 5 means standing pat and 1 means already have a deal in place. Here’s the Atlantic Division. Boston Celtics:…

  18. Trade deadline: Spurs want to move Jefferson

    Feb 17, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT

    Well, the Richard Jefferson to the Spurs experiment seems to have fizzled out. Officially. Everyone pretty much knew it was dead a couple months ago. But now we have proof. Displeased with the way he has fit into their system, the San Antonio Spurs are attempting to trade forward Richard Jefferson just days before the…

  19. Pistons president resigns

    Feb 17, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT

    In a move that has come as a surprise but is not without reason, Tom Wilson has stepped down as the president of the Detroit Pistons and CEO of Palace Entertainment after 15 years. The Detroit Free Press found out via an email from Wilson. “I have had the honor to be a part of…

  20. Trade deadline: Lakers enter the Nate talks

    Feb 17, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    The Boston Celtics are clearly your frontrunners, but the Lakers have at least asked around a little about Nate Robinson from the Knicks. Robinson, who has the right to approve or disapprove a trade as part of his expiring $4 million contract, also is getting interest from the Lakers. A league source said the Celtics…

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