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George Hill Signs Five-Year Extension With Pacers

George Hill and the Pacers have agreed upon a five-year contract, according to a source.   Hill was acquired by Indiana on draft night last season.   (Via Mike Wells/Indianapolis Star)  

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Jeremy Lin’s Return to the Knicks Uncertain

After a breakout year, many assumed restricted free agent Jeremy Lin to re-sign with the New York Knicks.   According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, if a team offers Lin an eight figure salary in the third and fourth year’s of the contract, the Knicks may not be able to match...

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Mavs interested in Anthony Randolph and Michael Beasley?

Seeking out young, athletic talent, the Dallas Mavericks are showing interest in local product Anthony Randolph, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed.   Randolph, who turns 23 on July 15, did not receive a qualifying offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, making him an unrestricted free agent. The former...

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Dwight Howard Says He Will Only Re-Sign With One Team

Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard told Yahoo! Sports he will not re-sign with a team outside his preferred list that trades for him, and emphatically denied that he ever used the term “blackmail” to describe how Magic officials convinced him to waive his early termination option.   As the Los...

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Thunder Interested In Hasheem Thabeet

First the Perry Jones “gamble,” now Hasheem Thabeet? Source says Oklahoma City is the most likely landing spot for the 7-3 center who was taken No. 2 by Memphis in 2009 and will be playing for his fourth team (assuming he doesn’t sign with Portland, Houston or the Griz).  ...

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Andre Miller To Re-Sign With Nuggets

Andre Miller has re-signed with the Nuggets for a three-year deal, Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears reported on Twitter late Sunday night.   @SpearsNBAYahoo: Nuggets agree to re-sign guard Andre Miller to a three-year deal, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.   The deal keeps the 36-year-old Miller in Denver, where he has...

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Lakers, Magic discuss Dwight Howard trade

The Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic opened preliminary talks about swapping centers. The Lakers talked to the Magic about dealing for Howard before the trade deadline last March, but the negotiations didn’t go far as Howard decided to pick up his contract option for next season with Orlando.   Howard’s...

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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...