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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...

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Lakers Aggressively Shopping Pau Gasol

After the Lakers’ lackluster performance against the Thunder in their second round exit from this year’s playoffs, it’s no surprise that they’re looking for a fall guy. And, as always, it’s Pau Gasol.   Here’s what Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News has to say:   “The Lakers are committed...

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Patty Mills Will Test Free Agency Market

Patty Mills has reportedly decided to opt out of the final year of his contract.   ”I feel like I need to do my due diligence and really go and see what there is to make sure I explore every option,” Mills said. ”But in saying that, I really enjoy...

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Damian Lillard Wants to Become a Warrior

The upcoming point guard from Weber State University would prefer to be drafted by the Golden State Warriors. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Lillard has worked out for the Warriors.   Lillard told the Mercury, “I grew up a Warriors fan, I’m still a Warriors fan,” Lillard, 21,...

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Brooklyn Nets and a first-round pick?

A tweet by Alex Kennedy said, “The Brooklyn Nets are trying to acquire a first-round pick, according to league sources.” After trading away their 2012 first-round pick to the Blazers for forward, Gerald Wallace, the Nets suffered not having a lottery pick this year. Their pick, which the Portland Trailblazers...

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Lou Williams Officially Opts Out

Lou Williams has decided to opt out of the 2012-13 season on his contract.   Williams was due to make $6.39 million next season.   Williams led the Sixers in scoring last season with 14.9 points per game.   (Via John N. Mitchell/Philadelphia Inquirer)

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Playing Poker Helps Pierce On The Basketball Court

Paul Pierce, a future hall of famer, was a participant in the 2011 World Series of Poker.   According to Yahoo, “The Boston Celtics star cruised through his first session of play at the 2011 World Series of Poker, more than doubling his chip stack from 30,000 to 62,750 and positioning himself nicely for...

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Jeff Green Gaining Interest From Ton Of Teams

Because Green became an unrestricted free agent in December after Boston withdrew its $9 million qualifying offer, teams are already calling Falk’s office to discuss his possible exodus from Beantown. Free agency negotiations won’t officially begin until July 1, but Falk said he has already had exploratory discussions with “12...