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Clippers Could Receive MarShon Brooks In 4-Team Deal

According to Chad Ford via Twitter, the Clippers could potentially be the 4th team in the Dwight Howard-to-Nets deal. The Los Angeles Clippers will take back MarShon Brooks in return for a lottery protected first-round draft pick, which would be sent to the Orlando Magic.   Rookie MarShon Brooks averaged...

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Steve Novak Re-Signs With New York Knicks

If you are an NBA role player and want to stay in the league, you need to have one exceptional skill, do one thing particularly well and find teams who need that skill.   Steve Novak can shoot the three — he shot 47.2 percent from deep last season and took...

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Pacers Will Match Portland’s Max Offer To Roy Hibbert

According to Mike Wells from IndyStar.com, the Indiana Pacers will match Portland’s 4-year, $58 million offer to the 7’2″, 260 lbs Roy Hibbert.   Roy Hibbert, the former 17th draft pick in 2008, has been showing more and more improvement throughout his 4 years in the NBA. Last season, Hibbert averaged...

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Details Released Of Potential Dwight Howard-to-Nets Trade

The Orlando Magic have intensified discussions about trading Dwight Howard, and the Brooklyn Nets are rapidly overtaking the Los Angeles Lakers as the strongest contender to land the disenchanted All-Star center, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.   As Orlando sorts through the offers, Howard’s potential destination is increasingly looking like...

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DeJuan Blair Anticipates Being Traded From San Antonio

DeJuan Blair doesn’t expect to play a fourth season with the Spurs.   “I love the Spurs, but they’ve got a lot of ‘bigs,’ and they’re bringing somebody else from overseas, so where am I going to fall at?” Blair said. “I was out of the rotation at the end...

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Kevin Love Impatient; Might Demand Trade If Wolves Miss Playoffs

Kevin Love revealed Sunday his current state of displeasure with the Minnesota Timberwolves organization, urging management to improve the team’s roster and questioning his desire to stay in Minnesota for the longterm.   In an interview with Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears, Love made no secret of his irritation at...

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Ryan Anderson a los Hornets, Gustavo Ayón a Orlando

Los Hornets acaban de sumar un nuevo paso hacia la reconstucción de su proyecto, haciéndose con los servicios del agente libre restringido Ryan Anderson, ganador del jugador con mayor pogresión de la NBA en el año 2012. El jugador ganará 36 millones repartidos durante las próximas cuatro temporadas. El acuerdo...

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Source: Dwight Howard To Nets “About Done”

According to a tweet by Tommy Dee from TheKnicksBlog.com, a trade that sends Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets is “about done”. Apparently, Cleveland is the 3rd team involved in this deal.   Ken Berger from CBSSports has reported that the Nets are making progress on a deal with the...

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Celtics Show Interest In Courtney Lee

The Boston Celtics have emerged as a serious suitor for Courtney Lee after coach Doc Rivers met with the free-agent guard Saturday night, according to sources familiar with Boston’s thinking.   Sources told ESPN.com that the Celtics, in the wake of losing sharpshooter Ray Allen to the Miami Heat, have...

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Magic Sign-&-Trade Ryan Anderson To The Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets have acquired another piece of their 2012-2013 frontcourt, and the Orlando Magic continue to clean house. In a surprising move, the Hornets will add Magic power forward Ryan Anderson via a sign-and-trade with the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein on Twitter.   The move...

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Andrei Kirilenko Will Stay With CSKA Moscow

It’s almost a done deal and it’s a big win for European basketball. Andrei Kirilenko, the marquee superstar of last season’s Euroleague, according to sources from Moscow has already decided to stay at least one more year at CSKA.   Kirilenko can use the NBA opt out clause in his...

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Ersan Ilyasova Signs 5-Year Deal With Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks and 25-year-old power forward Ersan Ilyasova are close finalizing a five-year, $45 million deal, according to a report from Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype. Ilyasova’s agent, Tolga Tugsavul, informed the site that the contract should be finalized later this week, which provides some context to Gery Woelfel’s report...

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Magic Expected To Sign-&-Trade Ryan Anderson

Will the Orlando Magic’s No. 2 option join their franchise player on the trading block?   With trade rumors continuing to swirl around All-Star center Dwight Howard, an unexpected development on Sunday: Magic forward Ryan Anderson could be moved in a sign-and-trade scenario, according to Yahoo Sports. His destination and...

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Kirk Hinrich Set To Sign With Chicago Bulls

Kirk Hinrich has verbally committed to join the Bulls.   Hinrich is believed to have agreed on a two-year, $6 million deal.   Hinrich averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 assists in 25.8 minutes per game last season.   (Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune)

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Deron Williams: Trade made me stay

Deron Williams was leaning toward signing with the Dallas Mavericks, but the Brooklyn Nets’ impending acquisition of Joe Johnson made him change his mind.   “I was really close to going to Dallas,” Williams, who signed a five-year, $98 million contract with the Nets, told reporters at Team USA training...