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  1. Nets now negotiating new deal with Lopez. Just in case.

    Jul 10, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Brook Lopez

    The Brooklyn Nets may be left without Dwight Howard. It’s in flux. Which is putting it very kindly. What the Nets don’t want is to be left with nothing. So they have picked up the pace in talks with their own free agents — Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries — reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo…

  2. Dwight Howard trade talks stall with Cleveland out as third team

    Jul 10, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    If Dwight Howard is going to be a Brooklyn Net anytime soon, either Magic and Nets are going to have to find another team to facilitate this or they are going to have to figure out a two-team trade. Something they have been unable to do for a year. Talks are still going on to…

  3. Deron Williams, Dwight Howard talked about teaming up “for years”

    Jul 10, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v New Jersey Nets

    Conspiracy theorists like to say the plan for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to team up was hatched in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics. The three were teammates on the USA’s gold medal squad and talked about maybe someday playing together (the same way I talk about dating Kate Hudson, but believe what…

  4. Deron Williams uses his best moves to avoid Howard questions

    Jul 9, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v New Jersey Nets

    Deron Williams knew what was coming. The second the media was allowed to ask questions of the Team USA participants this at Monday’s practice in Las Vegas (where D-Will is part of the London-bound squad), he knew what he was about to be asked. What is up with Dwight Howard? When will Dwight Howard be…

  5. Who are the most likely amnesty clause cuts? Hello Darko.

    Jul 9, 2012, 7:16 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings

    We already know Elton Brand will be amnestied in Philly. But come Wednesday (and for one week after that) what other guys are likely going to be sent packing with the amnesty clause this year? Larry Coon of ESPN put together a comprehensive list and here is what we know — there will likely be…

  6. Details of potential Dwight Howard trade leaking. Magic get Lopez, picks.

    Jul 9, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    UPDATE 4:54 pm: The Clippers may be the fourth team in the deal, reports both Ken Berger at CBSSports.com and Chad Ford at ESPN. The Clippers would send a first round pick to the Nets for MarShon Brooks, then the Nets would ship that pick to the Magic as part of the deal. This appears…

  7. 50 Observations about NBA Free Agency

    Jul 9, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    From time to time, I drop random observations because it’s too long for a tweet and too short for a full post. Also because it allows me to crack jokes, which is really the reason I’m here. That and the money. Mostly the money. Anyway, it’s been a crazy week of free agency. Here are…

  8. Bynum interested in Mavs, Rockets if he leaves Lakers

    Jul 9, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Seven

    The key reason Dwight Howard is likely not going to the Lakers is Andrew Bynum. Not that the Magic don’t want him — he’s certainly better than Brook Lopez and the T.G.I.Fridays sampler platter that they likely get — but that they can’t keep him. Just like Howard, Bynum is a free agent next summer.…

  9. Dwight Howard trade rumors heating up; maybe to Nets in three-team deal

    Jul 8, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    The Magic nearing a deal to ship out Ryan Anderson signals one thing — they are entering rebuilding mode, no joke, no holdovers. Which means Dwight Howard rumors are picking up steam, fast. How much steam depends on who you ask — some sources sugest the deal could be done as soon as Monday, but there…

  10. Report: Hornets in talks for sign-and-trade for Ryan Anderson

    Jul 8, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT

    Ryan Anderson

    This is unexpected. Yahoo Sports reports that restricted free agent Ryan Anderson will not re-sign with the Magic and will be moved in a sign-and-trade. Shortly thereafter, the Orlando Sentinel reported that the Hornets are in talks with the Magic for a sign-and-trade of the stretch four. The news comes as a shocker with huge…

  11. Camby postpones Heat visit, will meet with Knicks, as Nets come in as dark horse

    Jul 8, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns, Game 5

    Remember what we told you about Marcus Camby and the Heat and visiting and maybe a sign-and-trade? Yeah, chill on that. From the Miami Herald: Free agent center Marcus Camby’s scheduled Saturday visit to South Florida to meet with the Heat was postponed Saturday morning because the Heat no longer has its $3.1 million mid…

  12. USA’s versatile, athletic roster will be fun to watch. Will win a lot, too.

    Jul 7, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin arrives for a news conference announcing the players selected for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team in Las Vegas

    Al Davis would have loved Team USA. Because speed kills. Team USA basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski coded it with words like “athleticism” and “versatility” — and those are accurate, too — but the makeup of Team USA is both lightning quick but with length. This is a team that that can run the floor, make…

  13. Griffin, Harden, Iguodala round out Team USA roster

    Jul 7, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    Spain v USA Iguodala

    Blake Griffin, James Harden and Andre Iguodala are headed to London. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo made it official and those three men will round out a Team USA roster that also includes LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Tyson…

  14. Mavericks GM on Nowitizki: “He’s a Mav for life”

    Jul 7, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    With the implosion of the Dallas Mavericks summer has come a new idea gaining momentum around Big D — should the Mavericks trade Nowitzki, blow the whole thing up and rebuild from the ground up? Forget it about it. Mavericks’ general manager Donnie Nelson was interviewed on Dallas radio by the guys rom Dallasbasketball.com and…

  15. Three spots remain on Team USA. Who should get them?

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT

    Clippers' Griffin slam dunks against Grizzlies during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    We know who already had their tickets punched for London. Nine spots on the Team USA Olympic hoops roster have been secured and you can’t really argue with any of them: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler. That means three spots are…

  16. For Mavericks, it is better to have swung for fences and missed than not swung at all

    Jul 5, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban reacts during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Dallas

    Mark Cuban took a risk, and he knew what could happen. He did his best Dave Kingman impression — he swung for the fences, not fearing the strike out. On one level this looks like a disaster of a summer for Dallas — no Deron Williams then no Steve Nash and no real shot at…

  17. Thursday And-1 links: Maybe Indy will not match Hibbert offer

    Jul 5, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT

    Roy Hibbert, Tim Duncan

    Here is our regular 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. • I have said I expect the Indiana Pacers to match the max-offer (four…

  18. Report: Kidd jilts Mavericks at altar, agrees to deal with Knicks

    Jul 5, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

    Jason Kidd

    Mark Cuban’s “tear it down to build it back up” plan has worked out about as well as Napoleon invading Russia so far. No Deron Williams. No Steve Nash. No Dwight Howard (yet, at least). Jason Terry leaves for Boston. And now Jason Kidd, who the Mavs said they were near a deal with, has jilted…

  19. Nets push Teletović to take mini mid-level so Howard, other doors open up

    Jul 5, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

    brooklyn-nets-logo-0

    The Nets like to make things hard on themselves. But they apparently have just cleared one more hurdle to making the very difficult trade to bring Dwight Howard to Brooklyn a little more possible. They may have reached a deal to get Mirza Teletović to take a smaller offer than they verbally agreed to, which…

  20. Kidd bails on multi-year deal to return to Dallas, going to Knicks

    Jul 5, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT

    New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin defends Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    UPDATE 5:03 pm: No Jason Kidd, either. Mavericks officials thought they had a deal close, as you can read below, but Kidd has decided to become the new point guard for Mike Woodson and the New York Knicks. Details coming. 2:09 pm: No Deron Williams. No Steve Nash. So the Dallas Mavericks are back with…

  21. The Inbounds: Deron Williams and the meaning of Brooklyn cool

    Jul 4, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Deron Williams

    Let’s start here: Deron Williams did not decide to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets because it was his best chance to win an NBA title. And that’s OK. Williams made a lot of comments about how winning a title would dictate his decision. But the mere fact that he limited his options to Brooklyn and…

  22. Report: Mavericks to target Nash and Lin

    Jul 4, 2012, 2:32 AM EDT

    Steve Nash Amare Stoudemire

    Well, so much for that plan. With Deron Williams choosing the Nets, the Mavericks are going to have to put together some sort of backup plan. And according to ESPN Dallas, the next targets are point guards. The Dallas Mavericks’ point guard priorities are now shifting to 39-year-old and former Mav Steve Nash and one-time…

  23. Williams, bold moves make Nets a fun team… for now

    Jul 4, 2012, 2:19 AM EDT

    Deron Williams, "Jay-Z" Sean Corey Carter , Beyonce Knowles

    The Brooklyn Nets are a much better team right now than they were 72 hours ago. They will walk onto the court at the Barclays Center with an entertaining lineup, a team with offensive firepower, something you couldn’t really say about the squad last seen in New Jersey (they move to Brooklyn this fall). They…

  24. Report: Lakers quietly enter chase for Steve Nash

    Jul 3, 2012, 9:53 PM EDT

    Steve Nash Kobe Bryant

    Can Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant co-exist? While the gut reaction may be “no, there is only one basketball allowed on the court at any given time” the reality is these are two high hoops IQ players who would do whatever it takes to win another ring. And Kobe would get better looks. While the…

  25. Winderman: Dallas blew it all up for this?

    Jul 3, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks' Nowitzki walks off the court during a timeout against the Oklahoma City Thunder during their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Dallas

    The Mavericks blew it up for this? To finish as runner-up for Deron Williams? The Mavericks put aside one of Dirk Nowitzki‘s precious few quality remaining seasons on the promise of potential hope? Yes, the Mavericks still could recover next summer, if Chris Paul doesn’t reach a new deal with the Clippers, if Dwight Howard…

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