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Omer Asik Signs With Houston Rockets For 3 years/$25M

The Houston Rockets will sign restricted free agent Omer Asik to a three-year, $25 million contract when the free agent moratorium ends on July 11, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.   The Bulls will have three days to match the offer, which is backloaded to approach $15...

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Rashard Lewis Draws Interest From Heat, Celtics & Lakers

According to Marc Spears of Yahoo!, a trio of expected contenders next season are likely to make a run at free agent forward Rashard Lewis. The stretch four was traded by theWizards to the Hornets this offseason and then had his contract bought out by the New Orleans on Saturday, putting him on the...

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Vince Carter Will Return To Dallas Mavericks

Vince Carter spent Saturday playing in Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity baseball game, and it appears he could spend the 2012-13 season with Nowitzki as well.   The Dallas Mavericks have exercised their option on Carter’s full $3.1 million salary, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Saturday was the deadline to either...

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Jose Calderon Likely To Sign With Lakers If Amnestied

Sources say the Lakers — as long as they retain Pau Gasol — have an inside track to sign point guard Jose Calderon if the Raptors, as expected, must amnesty Calderon’s contract to create the needed salary-cap space to sign Nash.   If Calderon does make it that far, though,...

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Raptors Offer Nash 3 Year/$36 Million Contract

Steve Nash has been offered a three-year, $36 million contract by the Toronto Raptors.   The Suns have been expected to offer Nash a new two-year deal worth at least $20 million.   The Nets, Knicks and Mavericks are also pursuing Nash.   (Via Marc Stein/ESPN)  

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Blazers Offer Roy Hibbert Max Contract

Roy Hibbert has been offered a max contract from the Blazers following a meeting with Neil Olshey and Larry Miller in Washington, D.C.   The Pacers did not offer a max contract and Hibbert is leaning toward signing the offer sheet with the Blazers.   One other unnamed team reportedly...

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Lakers Targeting Billups, Hinrich and Nelson

The Lakers are hoping to bring back Ramon Sessions, who opted out of the final $4.55 million of his deal, but will also protect themselves by contacting veteran free agents.   The veteran free agents the Lakers are targeting include Chauncey Billups, Jameer Nelson and Kirk Hinrich, according to a...

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Brooklyn Nets Bring Back Gerald Wallace

Gerald Wallace is close to agreement on a new with the Brooklyn Nets.   Wallace was acquired from the Blazers at the trade deadline in exchange for expiring contracts and what turned out to be the No. 6 pick.   Wallace’s deal, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, is for $40...

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Latest in the Dwight Howard Saga

The NBA is a buzz with rumors today about Dwight Howard.   “Dwightmare” is in full force.   Initial reports indicated the big man requested a trade to Brooklyn to play alongside Deron Williams. Even though the Orlando Magic are well aware of Dwight’s wishes, that isn’t stopping them for...

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Clippers Lock in Blake Griffin; Future with CP3 Unsure

As soon as free agency began on July 1, 2012, the Los Angeles Clippers offered contract extensions to their two stars, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.   As expected, all-star forward Blake Griffin agrees to sign the five-year/$95 million contract extension that was offered to him. However, Chris Paul declined...

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Eric Gordon to Visit Potential Teams to Sign With

A week and a half before the start of the previous NBA season, Eric Gordon was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in the package deal which sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers. As a Hornet, Gordon only played a total of nine out of 66 games.  ...

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Scott Brooks to Remain Head Coach for Thunder

After the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, it was questionable that coach Scott Brooks would return next season as head coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rumors swirled around saying Phil Jackson might make a comeback to coach the young Thunder squad.   All the...

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Dwight Howard wants trade to Nets

According to ESPN.com, Dwight Howard has told Magic GM Rob Hennigan Friday that he wanted out of Orlando and wants to play for the Brooklyn Nets.   Howard still has one-year left on his deal and won’t become a free agent until next summer.  No decision has been made about...

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Nets Trying To Land Joe Johnson To Pair With Deron Williams

The Nets and Hawks are discussing a trade centered around Joe Johnson, according to sources.   Brooklyn would pair Johnson with a re-signed Deron Williams.   With no deal is close to completion, sources say the teams are discussing trade on multiple fronts.   Trading for Johnson would likely eliminate...

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Luis Scola, Kevin Martin & Kyle Lowry On The Trade Block

General Manager Daryl Morey is on the hot seat.   With the team stuck in neutral after not making the playoffs for three consecutive years, Houston has decided to put all of its’ top players on the trade market. Samuel Dalembert has been traded. Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin have been shopped around extensively.  Now comes...

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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...