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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...

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Ray Allen Showing Interest In Miami Heat

Former Celtics guard Ray Allen — soon to be a free agent — is interested in signing with the Miami Heat, and the feeling is mutual, league sources tell ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst.   Allen will be free to re-sign with the Celtics or sign with any other team when NBA...

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Danny Ferry Named Hawks’ GM

Danny Ferry has been named President of Basketball Operations and General Manager of the Hawks.   “Over the past nine years Danny Ferry has earned tremendous respect as a front office executive in the NBA,” said Atlanta Hawks partner, Bruce Levenson. “His philosophy, character, and commitment to creating enduring and...

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J.R. Smith Becomes Free Agent

J.R. Smith will decline his Knicks contract option on Tuesday, but he still hopes to return to the team on a long-term deal, according to a person familiar with the contract negotiations.   Smith’s option for next season is worth $2.4 million. By declining it, he would be eligible for...

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Heat To Pursue Andre Miller, Grant Hill, Chris Kaman, & Steve Nash

Steve Nash, Chris Kaman, Grant Hill, Andre Miller, Ray Allen and Jermaine O’Neal are among the players who Miami could target with their mini mid-level exception, according to sources close to the situation. Those players can likely make more money elsewhere, but may be willing to take less to join...

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Deron Williams Has 2 Teams On Free Agency List

When NBA free agency begins at midnight July 1, Brooklyn Nets star guard Deron Williams will be choosing from a two-team list that only features the Nets and the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources close to the situation.   Sources told ESPN.com on Saturday night that, while this summer’s No. 1 free agent remains “up...

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Chicago Bulls Shopping Deng & Noah For Trade Exception & Pick

The New York Daily News is reporting that the Bulls want to resign Omer Asik and Taj Gibson, so they are searching for a possible trade that would be Luol Deng/Joakim Noah for a trade exception and a first pick in return.   (Via NYDailyNews)