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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)  

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Knicks Targeting O.J. Mayo, Ray Allen & Jason Terry

Jason Terry, O.J. Mayo and Ray Allen top the Knicks’ free-agent wish list for shooting guards. Allen wants a big offer, of course, but he’ll also favor the team that shows him the most love when it comes knocking on his door on July 1. Looks like the Knicks, who...

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Warriors Interested In Signing Brandon Roy

The Warriors are interested in signing Brandon Roy, who is interested in making a comeback during the 12-13 season.   Bob Myers, Golden State’s general manager, represented Roy when he was a player agent.   “It’s a possibility,” Myers said about Roy. “He’s an easy phone call to make.”  ...

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Phoenix Suns In The Mix For Deron Williams

New Jersey’s Deron Williams figures to be one of the top free agents on the market, so it’s understandable the Phoenix Suns would have some level of interest.   A three-time All-Star, Williams has career averages of 17.6 points and 9.2 assists per game, and is regarded as one of...

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Steve Nash’s Shortlist Includes Blazers, Raptors & Suns

“I heard from national-media types from around the U.S., and at least one prominent agent as well, that believe that Steve Nash has a shortlist,” Smith said.   “From what I have heard from these people, and they could be wrong, but these are coming from some pretty legitimate sources,...

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Phil Jackson Could Replace Scott Brooks If Contract Extension Fails

Scott Brooks and the Thunder are still working on a contract extension.   Brooks’ contract expires on July 1st.   Sources told ESPN.com this week that the Thunder have offered Brooks an annual salary “north of $4 million.”   Sources say the front office has brainstormed internally about possible replacements...

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Lakers trying to acquire first-round pick, eyeing Perry Jones & Quincy Miller

The Los Angeles Lakers traded their first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in March in a package for point guard Ramon Sessions. Sessions recently opted out of his contract, although he said he would consider re-signing with L.A.   The Lakers, though, may still be able to salvage something on...

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Steve Nash Shows Interest In Signing With Knicks

Steve Nash expressed interest in signing with the Knicks when he becomes a free agent July 1.   “The Knicks are a great franchise and I live in New York City (each summer), so I’d definitely consider them if they were interested,” Nash said.   Nash will explore all of...