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  1. Will Mario Chalmers turn big finals shots into big payday?

    Jun 7, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    It’s an annual tradition in the NBA: Some player who flew under the radar for most of the season steps up big in the playoffs and finals, then gets rewarded with an oversized contract by another team that falls in love with that performance. Miami’s Mario Chalmers is the leading candidate to be that guy…

  2. Report: Mavericks will try to bring back Chandler, Barea

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

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    There’s been a lot of talk that this run is Dirk Nowitzki’s last chance at a ring, because of his age and the makeup of the team. I’m not buying the age thing — I watched Game 2 of the finals. And the entire playoffs. The guy is averaging 28.1 points per game and shooing…

  3. Dwight Howard says he is not signing an extension soon

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    From the twitter account of The Orlando Sentinel’s Joshua B. Robbins: Daniel Paulling, a reporter who attended @DwightHoward‘s function in ‘Bama 2day, reports DH said Ping’s ext. report is untrue. There’s no way around it, Orlando fans: with Orlando’s weak showing in last year’s playoffs, Howard’s talent and youth, and just how badly nearly every…

  4. Bobcats plans for pre-lockout free agent camp shot down

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:19 AM EDT

    summer league

    Everyone knows the lockout is coming. The drop-dead date to start next season on time will likely be about the end of September or October 1 — after the last lockout there was one month of condensed free agency and training camps before regular season games started. The lockout will wipe out Summer League, the…

  5. Jazz “undecided” about C.J. Miles’ option

    May 31, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune has the story: The Jazz have not made a decision about picking up small forward C.J. Miles‘ 2011-12 team option worth $3.7 million. While Miles has often expressed interest in remaining with Utah — going so far as to state his desire to sign a long-term extension — the…

  6. Report: Russia’s CSKA Moscow interested in Krstic

    May 31, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

    KRSTIC_NENAD

    There’s a lot of talk from NBA players about going to play in Europe if there is an extended lockout, although most of it is fantasy not reality. Do you think a quality European club is going to sign an NBA player for half a season? But free agents, that may be a different story.…

  7. Big Baby blogging about summer workout regimen

    May 30, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Glen “Big Baby” Davis, welcome to the world of blogging. We welcome you with open arms even if we are fairly sure you are not in your underwear in your mother’s basement. (And if you are, well, we don’t really want to picture that.) Davis has started blogging about his offseason workout regimen at his…

  8. Nazr Mohammed hopes to return to Oklahoma City

    May 30, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT

    Nazr Mohammed

    Earlier today, free agent center Nazr Mohammed tweeted that he hopes to remain a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder next season. The 33-year old center was traded from the Bobcats to the Thunder in February. Mohammad has been something of a journeyman in his NBA career, having played for the 76ers, Hawks, Knicks, Spurs…

  9. David West has yet to decide if he will opt out

    May 26, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Behind door No. 1, David West has a $7.5 million option to return to the New Orleans Hornets. Behind door No. 2, free agency. Which is a big risk —West was the Hornets leading scorer and due for a big pay increase, but then he blew out his ACL in March. Combine that with the…

  10. Look for Knicks to go after Dalembert, not Marc Gasol

    May 24, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert

    The Knicks need a center. There will be a few interesting ones out there on the free agent market. But while Marc Gasol is one of the biggest name and the one that gets mentioned a lot in conjunction with the Knicks, that is not what they are looking for, tweets Chris Manix of Sports…

  11. Could Big Baby be on way out of Boston?

    May 16, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Davis drives past Miami Heat's Bosh in their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in Miami

    Glen “Big Baby” Davis took some heat for his play at the end of the season. Coach Doc Rivers said that “scoring was too important to him” and that Davis needed to spend the offseason getting back to who he was — a grinder off the bench. Rebounding, defense and toughness. Glen Davis is also…

  12. Kirilenko plans to play for Russia in European Championships

    May 10, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

    Kirilenko Tattoo

    According to Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake City Tribune, Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko still plans to play for his country in the European Championships this summer. Kirilenko is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and he has had some injury problems in the past, but clearly playing for his country is something that…

  13. Dwight Howard takes shot at Orlando Sentinel for “dumb articles”

    May 10, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Dwight Howard has tried. Unlike LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, who seemed to revel in the attention of trade or free agency rumors (at least at first), Howard has tried to shut it down. He can be a free agent in the summer of 2012 but has refused to discuss it. Monday night, while the…

  14. Knicks have eyes for free agent Samuel Dalembert

    May 4, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert

    The Knicks are talking defense this summer. Which is a change of pace since they didn’t play any last season. But while the talk of defense has in part focused on Mike D’Antoni and his coaching style (reports are he’s being pushed to hire an assistant as a defensive coordinator) that ignores the real problem…

  15. Nene likely to opt out of deal with Nuggets, test market

    May 3, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    Whenever the NBA gets around to having a free agent signing period after the lockout — an intense, condensed free agent signing period — Nene might make a lot of money. He might be the biggest name on the board. That is, if he opts out of the $11.6 million he would get next year.…

  16. Dwight Howard tries to kill free agency rumors. Good luck with that.

    Apr 29, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Give Dwight Howard this — he is trying. LeBron James made a half-hearted effort to stamp out the free agent rumor circus around him, but at first he seemed to enjoy the attention enough that he let the fire start and by the time he tried to put it out it was too late. Carmelo…

  17. Free agent Kenyon Martin likes Denver but likes winning more

    Apr 28, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets - Game Three

    Kenyon Martin is about to be a free agent at age 33. A guy who has had his big contract and is set financially (or at least should be). As a rookie he was on a Nets team that went all the way to the NBA finals and has never been that far again. That…

  18. Nick Young says Wizards not getting home town discount

    Apr 28, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    When Gilbert Arenas was sent off to Orlando, Nick Young got thrust into a starting role. Young would have gotten his chance anyway, he was already looking better than Arenas in preseason. Young went on to average 17.4 points per game on 44.1 percent shooting, he got to the line and he shot 38.7 percent…

  19. The Knicks would love to get Wilson Chandler back, if they can

    Apr 27, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

    WChandler_Hinrich

    The Knicks have a lot of post-season roster filling out to do… once they get the whole Donnie Walsh/Mike D’Antoni situation straightened out. And the Chauncey Billups situation. At least there are deadlines on those. But when they do get all that figured out, and when the lockout is over and they can get around…

  20. Chris Paul won’t rule out playing for Jordan in Charlotte

    Apr 12, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    Chris Paul — who is eyeing a future outside the Big Easy — knows that rule No. 1 is not to cut off potential opportunities. No matter the likelihood. With that in mind we bring you Chris Paul’s reaction to being asked by the Associated Press if he would return to his native North Carolina…

  21. Nets want to re-sign Kris Humphries (then maybe trade him)

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

    Kris Humphries

    Kris Humphries is an unrestricted free agent but says wants to come back to the Nets and be there when they move to Brooklyn. The Nets want Kris Humphries back. Well, at least until they trade him. But we’ll get to that later. Humphries had a break out season — credit The Kardashian Effect —…

  22. Nene is an elite player

    Apr 4, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    Nene

    The Denver Nuggets’ post-Carmelo play has been one of the best stories of the second half of the season. The Nuggets had the highest offensive efficiency in basketball before trading Anthony, and they haven’t skipped a beat offensively since the trade. More importantly, the Nuggets have transformed themselves into one of the best defensive teams…

  23. Otis Smith will not consider trading Dwight Howard, no matter what

    Apr 2, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    Otis Smith talked to the Orlando Sentinel Friday night and gave what could commonly be considered the GM’s equivalent of “famous last words.” Dwight Howard‘s  a free agent in 2012. He’s made it pretty clear he’s going to enter free agency, while playing the oh-so-tactful play of “I love Orlando, I just want to win…

  24. If you take Deron Williams’ temperature on Jersey, bring something to keep warm

    Mar 26, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    NBA London 2011 -  New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors

    Deron Williams is the future of the Nets. He’s the star that Mikhail Prokhorov has been searching for since he took over ownership of the team. Thwarted in the lottery for John Wall, thwarted in the biggest free agency period in history, thwarted in the pursuit of Melo, the Nets finally landed a superstar, and…

  25. Kelenna Azubuike to have knee surgery to fix first surgery

    Mar 22, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

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    This just sucks. If you remember Kelenna Azubuike from when he was healthy with the Golden State Warriors, you remember saying to yourself “they may have something here.” Crazy athlete who was perfect for an up and down game. A guy who came to the Knicks in the David Lee trade and could have been…

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