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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...

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Lakers Are Open to Trade Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol has definitely suffered as the center of the trade talk rumors since last off-season. He has lived up to the nicknames many critics have given him, “softy.” Some people even call him Pau “Gasoft.” The Lakers did make a nice, but short run in the 2012 NBA Playoffs....

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Top Rumors Before the NBA Draft

This years NBA draft class is one of the best in years. With that being said, a bunch of teams are trying to move around in the draft to get the players they see most fit for there team.   Here are the top rumors leading up to Thursday’s night...

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Lakers Not Interested In Brandon Roy

The Los Angeles Lakers ranked dead last in bench scoring last season, as their reserves accounted for just 20.5 points per game, but Brandon Roy won’t be the answer to their substitutes’ scoring woes next year.   According to a source familiar with the team’s thinking, the Lakers are not interested in...

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Grizzlies Offering Zach Randolph For Pau Gasol

In one of the juiciest offseason rumors to emerge thus far, the Memphis Grizzlies have reportedly offered to trade Zach Randolph and another piece to the Los Angeles Lakers for Pau Gasol, according to Peter Vecsey of the New York Post, via Twitter:   Memphis, by the way, says a source, is offering Zach Randolph, another solid citizen, for...

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Rockets Trade Dally & 14th Pick For Bucks 12th Pick

The Houston Rockets have reportedly sent center Samuel Dalembert and the No. 14 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks for the No. 12 pick, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.   The Rockets will also receive guard Shaun Livingston and forwards Jon Leuer and...

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Lakers Interested In Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

The Los Angeles Lakers are shopping Pau Gasol. The Lakers seem committed to Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum, so Gasol is the odd man out in terms of finding suitors for his services.   While it’s likely that Los Angeles will try and make a deal for an active player, there’s a decent possibility L.A. will...

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Atlanta Hawks Offering Josh Smith For Pau Gasol

The Atlanta Hawks have aggressively tried to trade power forward Josh Smith to the Lakers for Pau Gasol, initially expressing interest in Gasol shortly after Oklahoma City eliminated the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals, The Times has learned.   Smith has been unhappy in Atlanta for more than a year, his dissatisfaction starting after the 2010-11...

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Warriors To Trade For Wilson Chandler?

The Denver Nuggets, with a deep roster of young talent, are a popular target for other NBA teams as the draft nears. One of the trade scenarios Denver is discussing in the lead up to Thursday’s draft would net the Nuggets a top-10 pick, reports ESPN’s Chris Broussard.   @Chris_Broussard: Lots...

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Clippers Interested In Lamar Odom; Lakers Want Mo Williams

The Clippers have been in trade talks with the Mavericks about acquiring Lamar Odom, according to sources.   A deal could depend on the willingness of a third team to take on the contract of Mo Williams, which would allow Dallas to preserve cap space.   The Mavericks have also...

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Pistons Trade Ben Gordon for Corey Maggette

@WojYahooNBA: Detroit has traded Ben Gordon and a protected future first-round pick to Charlotte for Corey Maggette, league sources tell Y! Sports.   Ben Gordon is signed until 2013/14, receiving over $12 million per season. Maggette’s contract lasts until 2012/13, where he will be getting paid $10,924,138.   Gordon averaged about 13...

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Randy Foye Interested In Playing For Knicks

Randy Foye is interested in signing with the Knicks, according to a source.   New York will have more flexibility in free agency following an arbitration ruling involving early Bird Rights.   “He will have multiple offers at that amount and more annually,” the source told ESPN New York. “New...

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Sixers, Celtics Pursuing Jamal Crawford

It’s nearly impossible to predict what the Celtics roster is going to look like next season, but one name being tossed around is sixth man specialist Jamal Crawford.   The C’s are among the teams actively pursuing Crawford, according to CSNNW.com.   The Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly...

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Larry Bird & David Morway Leave Pacers

Larry Bird has decided to end his tenure as president of the Pacers.   Bird is “100 percent sure” he will not return as president of the team, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Star on Monday.   Bird will meet with franchise owner Herb Simon...

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Wolves Trade 18th Pick For Chase Budinger

The Wolves have acquired Chase Budinger in a trade with the Rockets in exchange for the 18th overall pick, according to sources.   Houston has also included the draft rights to Lior Eliyahu.   The Rockets now own the 14th, 16th and 18th picks in the first round.   (Via Adrian...

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Rumor: Kevin Martin To Timberwolves For 18th Draft Pick

League sources said Monday that the Rockets have put guard Kevin Martin in at least two trade packages, and it’s believed that the Rockets are also shopping guard Kyle Lowry ….  One league source said the Rockets hoped to make deals for the additional Draft picks using existing players, so...