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Clippers acquire Lamar Odom; Mo Williams Sent to Jazz

The Clippers acquired Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks in a four-team trade, which also sent guard, Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz. Williams exercised his player option which put the final stamp on the deal to move the rightful pieces to each of their respective teams.   The Clippers...

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Kevin Garnett to Remain with Boston Celtics

The news is Kevin Garnett will be coming back to play for his 18th NBA season with the Boston Celtics. After the Boston Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, the veteran forward was considering retirement.   The season was rough because...

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Scott Brooks, Thunder Not Close To Contract Agreement

While the focus as of Sunday will be on free-agent NBA players, the Oklahoma City Thunder are still hoping to keep their coach, Scott Brooks, from entering the same waters.   As of Friday, the only certainty is that for the tale of the Thunder’s feel-good rise to continue, general manager Sam...

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O.J. Mayo, Memphis Grizzlies To Part Ways

The Memphis Grizzlies issued qualifying offers to two of their impending free agents, but they did not extend one to guard O.J. Mayo. That makes the sought-after Mayo an unrestricted free agent.   Ronald Tillery of Memphis’ Commerical Appeal writes that Mayo’s high qualifying threshold — $7.4 million — factored into...

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Flynn Interested In Bulls, Lakers, Nets, Suns, Blazers & Raptors

Jonny Flynn is seeking a fresh start this offseason and just might find it with the Los Angeles Lakers.   Flynn has identified six teams — the Lakers, Portland, Phoenix, Toronto, Chicago, and Brooklyn — as potential destinations and should find mutual interest from the potential suitors, according to a...

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Jordan Farmar To Opt Out, Become Free Agent

Jordan Farmar, who has played with the Nets franchise for the last two seasons, has opted out of his contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent.  Farmar signed with the Nets after a fairly successful run off the Lakers bench to begin his career, but he never separated...

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Lakers Extend Qualifying Offers To Ebanks And Darius Morris

The Los Angeles Lakers have extended qualifying offers to forward Devin Ebanks and guard Darius Morris, making them both restricted free agents, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.   A second year player out of West Virginia, Ebanks was selected by the Lakers in the second round...

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Jameer Nelson Opts Out, Becomes Free Agent

Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson has declined his player option for the 2012-13 season and will become a free agent, reports Brian K. Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.   Schmitz’s colleague, Josh Robbins, detailed on Thursday the pros and cons of Nelson’s decision. In essence, Nelson has opted to hit free...

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Wolves Actively Pursuing Pau Gasol

The Wolves are pursuing Pau Gasol and are offering Derrick Williams in the process, according to two sources.   Minnesota offered Derrick Williams to the Bobcats for the No. 2 overall pick in hopes of helping to acquire Gasol.   The Wolves want to pair Gasol with Kevin Love and...

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2012 NBA Draft Recap Picks 11-30

Continuing on, we recap the last 11-30 picks of the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Check out the in-depth recap of picks 1-10 here.   With pick number 11, the Trailblazers needed to choose a big man, in order to replace the injury-plagued Gerg Oden. The Blazers picked...

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2012 NBA Draft Recap Picks 1-10

The Miami Heat clinched the title of the number one team in the NBA, after defeating the young and electrifying Oklahoma City Thunder, just last week. Due to the Heat’s success, the off-season began. With free agency coming up on July 1, 2012, what better way to start the off-season,...

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Celtics, Lakers Expected To Pursue O.J. Mayo

If the Wizards select shooting guard Bradley Beal with the third overall pick, expect the Lakers to find out what the price might be for current Wizards starter Jordan Crawford, said a source.   Grizzlies shooting guard O.J. Mayo could be on both the Lakers’ and Celtics’ radar as well,...

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Odom On The Verge Of Joining The L.A. Clippers

Unless Los Angeles Clippers guard Mo Williams enjoys throwing away money, the Mavericks will soon be rid of Lamar Odom and any financial obligation to him for the coming season.   The Mavericks have agreed to send the troubled Odom to the Clippers, who in turn will ship Williams to the...

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Celtics Want Austin Rivers

The Celtics are attempting to package the No. 21 and No. 22 picks to move up into the lottery.   One of their motivations and targets is Austin Rivers, according to sources.   Rivers is the son of head coach Doc Rivers.   (Via Sam Amick/SI.com)

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Anthony Parker Retires From NBA

As expected, veteran Cavaliers shooting guard Anthony Parker, 37, has decided to retire after a nine-year career in the NBA, the last three with Cleveland.   Parker averaged 7.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 51 games last season.   (Via Cleveland)  

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Where is Steve Nash Headed?

One of the biggest names in this year’s free agency news, not to mention the oldest, is Steve Nash. The former two-time League MVP has most likely ended his tenure with the Phoenix Suns. He has been with the Suns since 2004 and has made that team great, but with...