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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...

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Magic Hire Rob Hennigan As General Manager

The Magic have hired Rob Hennigan as the franchise’s new general manager.   Hennigan was most recently assistant GM with the Thunder and becomes the youngest GM in the NBA at the age of 30.   Hennigan met twice within the last week to meet with members of the DeVos...

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Hornets trade Ariza & Okafor to Wizards for Rashard Lewis & 2nd-round pick

The New Orleans Hornets have traded forward Trevor Ariza and center Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards for forward Rashard Lewis and a second-round draft pick.   The Wizards said Wednesday they are sending New Orleans the 46th pick in this year’s draft, which originally belonged to the Dallas Mavericks.   Lewis is entering the last season of a six-year, $118...

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Ramon Sessions Opts-Out, Becomes Free Agent

Point guard Ramon Sessions will not exercise a player option to stay with the Lakers and will become a free agent, The Times has learned.   Sessions would have earned $4.55 million next season but chose to test the market. There’s still a chance that Sessions will return to the...

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Bobcats Hire Mike Dunlap As Head Coach

The Charlotte Bobcats will hire Mike Dunlap to be their new head coach.   Dunlap was most recently an assistant coach with St. John’s.   Quin Snyder and Brian Shaw were also finalists for the position.   Dunlap has prior NBA experience as an assistant under George Karl with the...

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Jason Kidd Interested In Mentoring Deron Williams Or J. Lin

“My days of playing 38 minutes are over,” said Kidd, 39, adding that he’d be okay with being a backup for the first time in his career. “We (Williams and I) could play off each other and hopefully be successful.”   Kidd also was asked specifically about the Knicks, and...

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Rumor: Grizzlies Want To Team Up Gasol Brothers

It’s more than likely that Gasol will be on a different team before next season –Mitch Kupchak knows that the Lakers as constructed are not true championship contenders, but a middling playoff team maxing out at a second round playoff exit. Now the real question is, where does Gasol go? Houston...