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  1. Who will Heat target in free agency? Just about everyone.

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

    Steve Nash, Grant Hill

    The party is still going on in Miami — they will be parading through downtown with the Larry O’Brien trophy on Monday and a whole lot of people are going to be “sick” from work to get down and be part of the festivities. But in the Miami front office, there is no break. They…

  2. Report: Deron Williams will only choose between Dallas and Brooklyn

    Jun 24, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    They are the obvious choices, and now, it would appear, they are the only choices. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports: When NBA free agency begins at midnight July 1, Brooklyn Nets star guard Deron Williams will be choosing from a two-team list that only features the Nets and the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources close to…

  3. Report: Bulls considering moving Joakim Noah or Luol Deng for pick and cap exception

    Jun 23, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

    Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng

    The Bulls are in a lot of trade conversations, which is kind of weird. The team was the No.1 overall seed in the playoffs despite Rose having missed all that time, and Rose was the number one, no questions asked, absolute reason the Bulls fell to the Sixers. Why would they mess with what’s working…

  4. Report: Hornets will match any offer for Eric Gordon

    Jun 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    One of the ways people found to discredit the Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul to the Clippers (as opposed to trading him to the Lakers for three old guys, one of whom is a space cadet) was the question of Eric Gordon‘s free agency. Either he wasn’t good enough as a return trade piece, or…

  5. Jeff Green’s agent says things are going great for Jeff Green on the free agent market. Yeah.

    Jun 17, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jeff Green

    You have to be rooting for Jeff Green. The Oklahoma City scapegoat before Russell Westbrook took over the mantle, Green was traded to Boston with huge expectations, and before he could settle in, a serious heart condition that proved to be life-threatening ended his season and put his life in danger. Now he’s on the…

  6. The Bulls, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, and walking the walk vs. talking the talk

    Jun 3, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    See, here’s the problem with the superstar team-up era. The Chicago Bulls have put together a team that features a perennial MVP candidate at 23, an All-Star wing defender who can shoot, a hyper-active emotional powderkeg with some offensive skills built in at seven-feet, a deep bench, some microwave scorers… and Carlos Boozer. (No one’s…

  7. Report: Suns have interest in Alonzo Gee

    Jun 3, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Manny Harris, Samardo Samuels, Jamario Moon, Alonzo Gee, Ramon Sessions

    Alonzo Gee is what you might call a value free-agent this summer. The Cavs forward has athleticism, youth on his side, a versatile skill-set, and strong upside. But he hasn’t played well enough or under a big enough microscope to carry with him serious buzz. So teams are going to get their shot at making…

  8. Report: Raptors to aim for Nash, and if not… Lin?

    May 13, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Injured New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin reacts during pregame ceremonies before the Knicks play against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs in Miami

    The Raptors are constantly going to be linked to Steve Nash because of Bryan Colangelo’s link to Nash’s Suns which Colangelo was GM for. So naturally, with the Raptors improving, having cap space, and Nash poised to hit the open market, there’s talk of him heading to his native country to finish his career. But…

  9. Report: Crawford to opt out of contract, become unrestriced free agent

    May 8, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

    Jamal Crawford

    From HoopsWorld’s Alex Kennedy: Jamal Crawford will opt-out this summer, source confirms. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent. Wolves, Nets, Suns among potential suitors. Crawford, the 2010 6th Man of the Year and the NBA’s all-time leader in four-point plays, is a combo guard who can get hot at any time and pour in points…

  10. Report: The Nets plan to pursue Kevin Garnett in free agency

    Apr 21, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett calls out to his team mates as the Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Kevin Garnett‘s going to be a free agent this summer. That sounds weird just saying it. But if he doesn’t return to Boston, he’s going to have options. And one option keeps him in the Northeast, as both the New York Post and New Jersey Star-Ledger report that the Nets have interest in bringing in Garnett. What…

  11. Nets sign point guard Armon Johnson to 10-day contract

    Apr 9, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Via NetsDaily’s Net Income: Armon Johnson, who the Nets looked at before the 2010 draft, has been signed to a 10-day contract, bringing to 22 the number of players who’ve worn the Nets uniform this season. A 6’3″ point guard, Johnson played 38 games for the Trail Blazers in 2010-11, averaging 2.9 ppg, shooting better than 40% from deep.…

  12. Cavs might bring back Jamison next season

    Mar 25, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Antawn Jamison

    When the Cavaliers traded for Antawn Jamison, it was supposed to be the move that brought them a championship, the final piece of the puzzle for LeBron James to bring a title to Cleveland. Instead, Jamison never showed the ability he had when he was younger, couldn’t adjust to the system fast enough, and had…

  13. Chris Kaman sticks with Hornets, which is fine. For now.

    Mar 24, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Chris Kaman, Nene

    From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein:   Players waived by 11:59 PM ET tonight eligible for playoffs w/another team, but ESPN sources say NOH & Chris Kaman still NOT talking buyout — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 23, 2012 So… real quick. Taking on the rest of the year for Kaman isn’t bad. He still makes plays (he blocked…

  14. Nuggets sign Wilson Chandler for five-years, complete Ujiri’s master plan of athletic wing army

    Mar 18, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

    Wilson Chandler, Kobe Bryant

    Took them long enough, but Denver got their guy. The Denver Post reported Sunday that the Nuggets have signed free agent Wilson Chandler: Chandler spent the year in China expecting a prolonged lockout, then was released from his contract when his team was eliminated from play in the CBA and allowed to return stateside. There…

  15. In case you needed it, more proof Dwight’s decision making Wednesday night was absurd

    Mar 17, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    I’m about to share with you a few paragraphs from a must-read piece on the Dwight Howard debacle of this week by ESPN”s Michael Wallace, and then we’re going to talk about it for a minute. But 86-year-old Magic owner Rich DeVos confirmed Friday that an 11th-hour conference call he had with Howard on Wednesday…

  16. Report: Nets GM King “considered” shutting Brook Lopez down for season

    Mar 6, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

    Brook Lopez

    Nets center Brook Lopez missed the first 32 games of this season with a broken right foot. Recently, Lopez sprained his right ankle. He is expected to be out for around 3 weeks, but Nets GM Billy King has reportedly considered shutting down his young center for the remainder of the season. From Colin Stephenson…

  17. This 15 minutes in Jeremy Lin: Yes, the Knicks will be able to keep Jeremy Lin.

    Feb 14, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    From the excellent Ken Berger of CBS: On the phone with a basketball executive Tuesday to go over the mechanics of how the Knicks could keep Jeremy Lin beyond this season, the notion of how surreal the conversation was came up more than once. But in answer to your question, Knicks fans: Yes, if Lin continues to perform at…

  18. Raymond Felton would like to sign an extension with the Blazers

    Jan 19, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

    Ray Felton

    From Hoopsworld’s Lang Greene: At the end of this season the Blazers will once again have to make a major decision regarding their backcourt, as Felton is in the last year of his current deal and is set to become a free agent. Felton readily lets it be known if the decision were up to…

  19. Blazers will have to choose between Batum, Wallace

    Jan 12, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Nicolas Batum, Gerald Wallace

    From Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune: The Blazers have until Jan. 25 to extend the rookie contract of Batum, 23, who is making a pro-rated $2.16 million this season and would be due a qualifying offer of $3.17 million as a restricted free agent next season. If the deadline passes without a deal, the…

  20. Jeff Green to be unrestricted free agent as Celtics pull qualifying offer

    Jan 7, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Whether it was a calculated maneuver to save themselves money or a generous move to help out a young player who caught an extremely bad break (but also found the break which was a wonderfully good break), the result is the same. Jeff Green will be an unrestricted free agent when he returns to the…

  21. Michael Finley wants another shot in the NBA

    Jan 1, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Sacramento Kings

    Michael Finley was last seen as a bit player on Boston in the 2010 playoffs. He was unable to get floor time due to age and injuries and quietly faded into the sunset, right? Not so fast. HoopsHype spoke to the former Spurs champion who says that he wants to give it another go… now…

  22. Celtics to offer Pietrus minimum, add swingman who isn’t 35

    Dec 24, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    pietrus

    The Celtics have a horrible bench. Mickael Pietrus has an injury issue. It’s a match made in heaven. The former Magic wing was waived by the Suns earlier this week, after surgery on his knees helped result in a trade to the Raptors falling through. Now the Boston Globe reports that the Celtics are prepared…

  23. Christmas Eve Super-Shopper Sale! Every Nate Robinson must go!

    Dec 24, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three

    Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated reports: Source says OKC Thunder expected to complete a buyout of guard Nate Robinson‘s contract by tomorrow morning and he will become a free agent.Sat Dec 24 07:16:14 via TweetDeckSam Amick sam_amick Robinson is only 27, so age isn’t an issue. He’s a veteran, so inexperience isn’t an issue. And…

  24. Report: Lakers to find salvation in Troy Murphy

    Dec 17, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Troy Murphy

    The Lakers have had a downright disastrous offseason, and it only lasted a week. Jerry Buss was in the hospital. A trade for Chris Paul was blocked by the league. The fallout resulted in Lamar Odom being traded to Dallas for essentially nothing. They spent money on Jason Kapono. Kobe Bryant‘s wife is divorcing him.…

  25. Pistons re-sign Rodney Stuckey. Is continuity worth it?

    Dec 17, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey Chris Bosh

    (Update:  It’s official, Pistons have re-signed Stuckey.)   Yahoo! Sports reports:   Rodney Stuckey has agreed to a 3 year, $25M deal to stay with Pistons, league source confirms to Y!Sat Dec 17 16:21:18 via UberSocial for BlackBerryAdrian Wojnarowski WojYahooNBA   It’s a… well, it’s a move for the Pistons. It’s a matter of two extremes.…

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