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  1. Jameer Nelson is looking for a long-term deal. Aren’t we all?

    Jun 14, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    UPDATE 6:05 pm: The Magic and Jameer Nelson have agreed — and the league has approved — to extend his time to make an opt-in decision to June 29. So no decision in the next 24 hours. This should give the Magic time to get a new general manager in place who can talk with…

  2. Report: List down to three for Orlando Magic GM post

    Jun 12, 2012, 11:56 AM EDT

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    No pressure Orlando, no need to rush. Not like you have any big decisions ahead. The Orlando Magic search for a general manager — which will be followed by the search for a coach, which will be followed by deciding what to do about Dwight Howard — is down to three people, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski…

  3. How Brendan Haywood’s contract structure could help the Mavs reload

    Jun 10, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Brendan Haywood, Darko Milicic

    The Dallas Morning News shared an interesting note about Brendan Haywood‘s seemingly albatross contract that could be huge this summer. Haywood has what one NBA executive called “the best spread provision in the NBA” in his contract. In layman’s terms, any team that waives Haywood can spread out the payments for the remainder of his…

  4. Could Tom Penn be the next Orlando general manager?

    Jun 8, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    tom penn

    Tom Penn and Kevin Pritchard were a team in Portland — Pritchard was the face of the general manager role and he was the player/personnel specialist, Tom Penn was the cap guru who understood both basketball and business. In the last few days, Penn’s name has come up a few places as a guy seriously…

  5. Don’t expect Lakers to land Deron Williams or Lamar Odom

    Jun 7, 2012, 10:58 AM EDT

    Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    When Lakers’ fans dream, they dream big. With it clear they needed some changes to the roster after getting bounced in the second round for the second consecutive year, they thought big moves, not tweaks. One of those big moves — get free agent Deron Williams. He fills a need at the point guard spot…

  6. Everyone denies report Phil Jackson talking to Orlando front office

    Jun 6, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One

    UPDATE 10:59 pm: Everyone who should be involved in these conversations about Phil Jackson to Orlando says they have no idea what we are all talking about. From the AP: However, Jackson’s longtime agents, Todd and Brian Musburger, said Wednesday that the Magic has never contacted them about Jackson. And a league source familiar with…

  7. Tuesday And-1 links: The Dwight Howard loyalty T-Shirt

    Jun 5, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT

    loyalty

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • RIP LaRoy Ellis (the first ever center of the Portland Trail Blazers). •…

  8. Lakers pick up option on Bynum. Now things get interesting.

    Jun 4, 2012, 11:04 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    There was never a question whether or not the Lakers would pick up their $16.1 million option on Andrew Bynum. He was a lock to stay. The question has always been what is next? The Lakers made it official Monday that they picked up Bynum’s option for next season. It’s not the smart move, it…

  9. Anthony Davis “long shot” to make U.S. Olympic Team

    Jun 4, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Anthony Davis got the Golden Ticket, the invite to the ball — he got an invite to the USA Basketball Training Camp. He got in the door due to injuries — Dwight Howard is out, LaMarcus Aldridge may well be out and Team USA could use some size to deal with the Spanish front line.…

  10. Report: Walsh out of running, Magic GM search down to five

    Jun 4, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Donnie Walsh

    There have been rumors the Magic are very close to naming a new general manager. If that is true, it will not be former Knicks and Pacers GM Donnie Walsh taking the helm. That according to David Aldridge at NBA.com (in his must-read Monday column). Walsh pulled himself out of the running, and is not going…

  11. Look for Portland, Brooklyn to make big-money run at Nash

    Jun 4, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    We told you the Chicago Bulls may reach out to Steve Nash and see if the veteran point guard wants to play for them for the league minimum. But if Nash is willing to play for that price to chase a ring he will have his choice of destinations — Miami, New York, Dallas, Los…

  12. When the process matters: Why Charlotte should trade the No.2 pick

    Jun 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Let’s start off with some instant rebuttal to the premature outcry that headline above is going to muster. First, the basics. The Charlotte Bobcats, in a continuing pattern regarding their awful, horrendous, terrible franchise history, lost the lottery’s No.1 pick despite a 1-in-4 chance to land Anthony Davis. The Bobcats are an awful, awful basketball…

  13. Pau Gasol thinks Spain can win gold medal in London

    Jun 1, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    Pau Gasol Spain

    The conventional wisdom is that the gold medal game Aug. 12 in London will see the USA vs. Spain. Kobe Bryant vs. Pau Gasol. Kevin Love vs. Marc Gasol. The world’s two best teams facing off. Pau thinks Spain can win it. Of course, he said that to FIBA.com in a very Pau Gasol way.…

  14. David Stern focused on some serious NBA rule changes

    May 31, 2012, 8:04 AM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern participates in a panel session at The Cable Show in Boston

    There was a time — all the way back to last year — when if David Stern wanted to get an NBA rule changed, he had to convince a majority of NBA general managers to go along with him. So Stern changed the rules. There is a new NBA Competition Committee, handpicked by Stern, which…

  15. Hornets, Warriors Draft Lottery winners. Nets lose. Again.

    May 30, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

    YouTube 2012 Upfronts Presentation

    In a draft lottery that stayed to form — the only shift was New Orleans from fourth to first — there are still winners. And there are still losers. The only difference is it is based more on what you did going into the draft then the luck of the ping-pong balls. If you gambled…

  16. Deron Williams denies Nets must get Howard to keep him

    May 30, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New Jersey Nets

    UPDATE 6:29 pm: Deron Williams has come out and denied the report that it’s Dwight Howard-or-bust if the Nets want to keep him. Williams took to twitter to answer the claim. I would love to know who Adrian Wojnarowski source is bc he knows more about what I’m thinking then I do, maybe they can…

  17. What would it mean for teams to win NBA Draft Lottery

    May 29, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Fates will be decided by some bouncing balls and random numbers Wednesday. Not just the fate of lock No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis (and guys like Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson and many more). It’s the fate of franchises (and general managers) that will be decided. What would it mean to the 14…

  18. Report: Magic to make decision on new GM by end of week

    May 29, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    First comes the new general manager. Then comes the decision on Dwight Howard. The first part of that decision could come by the end of the week, reports magicbasketballonline.com. A source close to the decision making process within the Orlando Magic organization has informed me that the team is close, and likely to name their…

  19. Wild rumor: Pau Gasol wants to play for Chicago Bulls

    May 29, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol walks off the court after a season-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 5 of the NBA western conference semi-finals in Oklahoma City

    Take this rumor with some salt Bulls fans. In fact, you may want to take the entire Morton’s Salt facility off the Kennedy Expressway. Lakers fans can just ignore. It’s know the Lakers are going to shop Pau Gasol around this summer as they look to revamp their roster. With that background we bring you…

  20. Report: Magic ‘targeting’ Thunder, Spurs executives

    May 27, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Now this is more like it. No more Shaq nonsense. No more ridiculousness. The Magic are reportedly in pursuit of interviews for three members from the Spurs-Thunder tree for their open GM position. From Yahoo! Sports: Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver and Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey have been targeted, and…

  21. Jeff Van Gundy thrashes Magic management

    May 25, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Jeff Van Gundy is sticking up for his brother, Stan, who got fired because Dwight Howard didn’t like him. Sure, both the Magic and Howard deny that, but does anybody believe them? Jeff Van Gundy doesn’t. And the current ABC color analyst got on a roll ripping the Magic CEO Alex Martins and how they…

  22. Magic soap opera continues, they say no decision on Howard

    May 25, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Sprint NBA All Star Celebrity Game

    What’s the best name for the soap opera going on in Orlando right now: As the Magic Turn? The Bold and the Magic? The Days of our Magic? I give up on the name, but I feel like every Magic story now should have melodramatic music playing in the background while you read it to…

  23. Report: Magic to start shopping Dwight Howard before draft

    May 24, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    It sounds more and more like Orlando’s ownership and upper management, after spending a year trying to convince Dwight Howard to stay, are done. They want him, he can sign on and stay, but they are done catering to his whims. Well, now that Stan Van Gundy is gone. Orlando will start listening to offers…

  24. Kevin Durant, LeBron James head All-NBA Teams

    May 24, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    Here’s the problem with nitpicking the All-NBA teams — there are no bad players on any of the first three. You can argue if you want (and as I would) that LaMarcus Aldridge deserves a spot on the third team more than Carmelo Anthony or Dirk Nowitzki, but that doesn’t make the guys on the…

  25. Shaq as Magic GM rumor started with… apparently Shaq

    May 24, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

    C By Courvoisier And Shaquille O'Neal Celebrate The "C if U Can Make Shaq Laugh" Contest Finale

    Is it any wonder that the NBA player best at self-promotion in the last couple decades is the guy putting himself into the Orlando Magic General Manager discussion? Last night we passed along the report that Shaquille O’Neal was going to sit down with the Magic and discuss their now vacant general manager position. Which…

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