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Grant Hill “leaning towards’ signing with Lakers

Steve Nash said if the team wanted him to, he’d reach out to his old friend and do his best to get him on board.Kobe Bryant has been in Las Vegas all week with Team USA – it looks like the Black Mamba might’ve had a few words with him while he was covering...

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Pacers re-sign George Hill to long term extension

According to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.com, The Indiana Pacers and point guard George Hill have reached a long term contract agreement. Details are reportedly a five-year, $40 million contract. Hill was the Pacers sixth man most of the 2011/2012 NBA season, but started to mesh with the Pacer’s starters and...

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Michael Jordan compares Kidd-Gilchrist to Scottie Pippen

Michael Jordan likes what he’s seen from the Bobcats’ first round draft pick, Michael-Kidd Gilchrist.   “I think (Kidd-Gilchrist is) going to be fine,” Jordan said, speaking before the Hooptee Celebrity Golf Classic. “I think the kid has the potential to be, as I call him, a connector. He can...

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Jose Calderon wants out of Toronto

Jose Calderon has informed the Raptors that he would welcome a trade, according to sources close to the situation.   Toronto would like to receive a trade exception in exchange for Calderon’s $10.6 million salary, which would give them financial flexibility for further moves.   The Mavericks have expressed interest...

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Nuggets offer McGee 5-year, $50 million contract

The Nuggets continue to pursue restricted free-agent center JaVale McGee, who has a five-year, $50 million offer on the table, a source said. But McGee’s representatives don’t appear to be in a hurry to get a deal done and will continue to negotiate.   The Nuggets can match any offer...

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Magic see more value in Rockets offer over Lakers

They’ll be able to absorb at least three of the four aforementioned Magic role players: Richardson, Davis, Duhon and Turkoglu. Sources say that the Rockets would have to send Kevin Martin, Patrick Patterson, Marcus Morris and Chandler Parsons to the Magic from their current roster to make the salary-cap math...

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Kwame Brown headed to Philadelphia

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Philadelphia 76ers and 11 year veteran Kwame Brown have come to an agreement via free agency.   Contract details are reportedly a two year deal, worth $6 million, with the second year being a player option.   The Sixers have signed Brown mainly in...

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Houston Rockets have strong offer for Dwight Howard

According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Rockets are currently constructing a blockbuster deal that would send Dwight Howard to Houston.   Houston was actually going to help the Lakers land Howard in a 3 team trade in which they would receive Andrew Bynum.   As of right...

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Clippers contact Hornets regarding Marco Belinelli

The Clippers have reached out to the Hornets about a sign-and-trade for Marco Belinelli.   Los Angeles is shopping Ryan Gomes and a second round pick, but the Hornets are not interested in taking on his expiring salary.   Belinelli is a restricted free agent.   (Via John Reid/Times-Picayune)  

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Mavericks have eye on Jose Calderon, Luis Scola

Sources say that the Raptors and Dallas Mavericks have discussed various Calderon trade scenarios this week. But the Mavericks, longstanding fans of Calderon, have put those talks on hold until they knows how much of their salary-cap space is needed to win the amnesty bidding for former Philadelphia 76ers forward...

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Ramon Sessions will join the Bobcats

The Charlotte Bobcats have agreed to a two-year contract with former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions.   Sessions’ agent, Jared Karnes, confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com that Sessions and the Bobcats agreed to a two-year guaranteed contract on Thursday.   Financial terms of the deal have not been announced.   Sessions replaces D.J. Augustin, whose qualifying...

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Luis Scola amnesty cut by Rockets

The Rockets will use their amnesty provision on Luis Scola.   Houston is pursuing a trade for Dwight Howard.   Scola is owed $21 million over the next three seasons.   The Rockets will have the cap space to absorb the contracts of Howard and several others that the Magic...

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Celtics trying to sign-&-trade for O.J. Mayo & Courtney Lee

Although the Celtics recently signed Jason Terry, they are still in need of another shooting guard, due to Ray Allen’s departure. According to Sam Amico via Twitter, the Boston Celtics are trying to land either O.J. Mayo or Courtney Lee via sign-and-trade.   O.J. Mayo has spent his 4 seasons in the...

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Teams With Best Offseason So Far

July 11 marked the date where NBA free agency officially began.  Although rumors have been circulating for weeks, teams have officially announced their prized acquisitions. In an offseason where the rich got richer, contending teams made big moves to stay in championship contention. As most of the big name players...

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Elton Brand draws interest from Suns and Hornets; Wants to be selected by Dallas

Free-agent forward Elton Brand is hoping the Dallas Mavericks submit the winning bid for his services among eligible teams and claim him off of amnesty waivers, according to a source close to the 33-year-old. Brand was officially amnestied by the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at 5 p.m., starting the 48-hour claim process...

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Pacers sign DJ Augustin to 1-year deal

The Bobcats have withdrawn their qualifying offer to D.J. Augustin.   The Pacers have reached a one-year deal with Augustin, according to a report from Mike Wells.   Indiana traded Darren Collison on Wednesday with the belief they would acquire a point guard shortly thereafter.   (Via Marc Stein/ESPN & RealGM)