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TRD

posted on May, 16 2004 @ 09:01 AM
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A Win-Win Deal
Miami Herald


"A recently reported rumor had the Suns and Magic talking about a trade that would send Tracy McGrady to the Phoenix Suns for Joe Johnson, Shawn Marion and Phoenix's No. 1 pick, which will likely be a late lottery selection. The Suns, though, are reportedly not willing to give up both Johnson and Marion in such a trade. But why not?"



Mavericks could deal Jamison to Cavaliers
Akron Beacon Journal


"There is a rumor that the Dallas Mavericks are again trying to shop swingman Antawn Jamison to the Cavaliers. They've dangled him for Zydrunas Ilgauskas in the past but now are supposedly interested in a package with DeSagana Diop, Dallas native Tony Battie and Dajuan Wagner."


Nuggets may replace Lenard with Richardson
Akron Beacon Journal


"It's also worth watching what happens with veteran forward Voshon Lenard, who had a great year in Denver and has reasonable contract demands. The Nuggets own an option for next season, but might let him go if they can land their top prize, the Los Angeles Clippers' Quentin Richardson."



Cavs could sign Alston
Akron Beacon Journal


"One point guard that is likely to get a lot of interest is Miami's Rafer Alston, who had a career year while backing up Wade. He is one of the league's top 3-point shooters as well and a solid ballhandler who doesn't mind being a backup."



TRD

posted on May, 16 2004 @ 09:02 AM
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Okur insists he wants to remain with the Pistons
Detroit News


"Okur, whose playing time has dwindled recently, said he wants to remain a Piston... Okur, who turns 25 on May 26, said his lack of playing time will not factor into his decision to re-sign with the Pistons. Houston, Atlanta and San Antonio are among the teams that likely would show interest in Okur."



Lakers may choose Kobe over Jackson
Chicago Sun-Times


"Dealing with Rodman was a pleasure compared to Bryant, who has dominated the season with bizarre courtroom-to-court flights and petulant episodes. He has made it clear he doesn't like playing for Jackson, which sets up the surreal possibility that Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who loves Bryant, could nudge aside a coach who happens to live with his daughter."



Mailman may give up route
Chicago Sun-Times


"f the Lakers go all the way this season, expect 40-year-old starting power forward Karl Malone to announce his retirement."



Hassell wants to re-sign with Wolves
St. Paul Pioneer Press


"The Timberwolves' Trenton Hassell, a restricted free agent, said he wants to sign a new deal with the Wolves rather than test the open market."


TRD

posted on May, 17 2004 @ 04:01 PM
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Pistons may have to let Okur go
Detroit News


If the Pistons re-sign Rasheed Wallace, they may not be able to afford to keep Mehmet Okur. The News's Chris McCosky reports that the Rockets, Hawks and Jazz could all pursue Okur if the Pistons fail to lock him up.


Will Bulls trade Chandler?
Daily Herald


Daily Herald columnist Mike McGraw writes that the Bulls could decide to trade Tyson Chandler if they win the rights to UConn's Emeka Okafor. Dealing Chandler could bring the Bulls Shareef Abdur-Raheem, Antawn Jamison or Antoine Walker.


Okafor the right pick for Magic
Orlando Sentinel


Sentinel columnist Brian Schmitz thinks that the Magic should draft Emeka Okafor if they end up with the top pick in the draft. Schmitz writes that Okafor "is what the Magic desperately need, even if he's only 6 feet 9".


Hornets to interview Scott
New Orleans Times-Picayune


The Times-Picayune's John Reid and Jimmy Smith report that the Hornets are going to talk with former Nets coach Byron Scott about their head coaching vacancy today. The Hornets are also expected to interview Mike Fratello, Brian Hill and George Karl.


Harris may sit down with Hawks
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


A source told the Journal-Constitution's Michael Lee that the Hawks plan to interview Mavericks assistant Del Harris. Nuggets assistant John MacLeod and Sonics assistant Dwane Casey are also rumored to be in the hunt for the Hawks' head coaching job.

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TRD

posted on May, 18 2004 @ 05:08 PM
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Kobe, Shaq may be headed for breakup
Los Angeles Daily News


Daily News columnist Kevin Modesti thinks that these playoffs may be the last hurrah for Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant in L.A. Sports Illustrated believes that there is only a 20 percent chance that Bryant will re-sign with the Lakers.


Suns could sign Nash, Okur
East Valley Tribune


The Suns may try to lure Steve Nash and Mehmet Okur to Phoenix in the offseason. Nash's agent told the Tribune's Mike Tulumello that the Suns "would be a good fit" for his client.


Blazers may add 'big-name shooting guard' to mix
Oregonian


The Oregonian's Jason Quick reports that the Blazers may try to acquire a "big-name shooting guard". The Blazers are rumored to be interested in Brent Barry, Stephen Jackson, Jon Barry and Gordan Girecek. The Blazers are also expected to start shopping Shareef Abdur-Rahim.


Scott interviews for Hornets job
New Orleans Times-Picayune


Byron Scott interviewed for the Hornets' head coaching job yesterday. Scott told the Times-Picayune's John Reid and Jimmy Smith that the interview "went good".


MacLeod to meet with Hawks
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The Journal-Constitution's Michael Lee reports that Nuggets assistant coach John MacLeod is expected to meet with the Hawks this week. Mavericks assistant Del Harris is rumored to have interviewed with the Hawks on Monday.



posted on May, 18 2004 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by TRD
Lakers may choose Kobe over Jackson
Chicago Sun-Times

Mailman may give up route
Chicago Sun-Times


"If the Lakers go all the way this season, expect 40-year-old starting power forward Karl Malone to announce his retirement."

Hassell wants to re-sign with Wolves
St. Paul Pioneer Press



Kobe would be the better choice from a basketball standpoint, Phil is gonna quit coaching within a few years, anyway, and Kobe's got many years left in him.

As for Malone, don't count on it. He's looking for the all-time scoring record, and he wants to do it as a member of the Jazz. At least I hope so


And I never heard of Hassell before this year, but he has been awesome stepping in for Wally during the playoffs. They better sign him back...


TRD

posted on May, 19 2004 @ 04:40 PM
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Pistons' Wallace doesn't deserve max contract
Detroit Free Press


Free Press columnist Drew Sharp thinks that the Pistons would be "crazy" to sign Rasheed Wallace to a maximum contract. Sharp believes that the Pistons would be better served using their cap room to acquire Tracy McGrady.


Martin's days in Jersey may be numbered
New York Daily News


Kenyon Martin may not be a Net for much longer. The Daily News's Ohm Youngmisuk reports that Martin, who will be a restricted free agent in the offseason, could play his final game with the Nets tomorrow night.


Kings trio may not return
Sacramento Bee


Bee columnist Ailene Voisin writes that tonight's game against the Timberwolves could be the "finale of all finales" for the Kings. If the Kings fail to advance, Chris Webber could be traded, coach Rick Adelman could be fired, and Vlade Divac could elect to retire.


Blazers should be on guard
Oregonian


The Blazers may go shopping for a guard in the off-season. Oregonian columnist John Canzano suggests that the Blazers pursue Ray Allen, Brent Barry, Rafer Alston, Troy Hudson or Carlos Arroyo.


Scott waiting for Hornets to make him an offer
New Orleans Times-Picayune


Byron Scott's agent told the Times-Picayune's John Reid and Jimmy Smith that his client's interview with the Hornets was "terrific". Scott spent two days meeting with the Hornets, but they have yet to offer him their head coaching job.


Ben

posted on May, 19 2004 @ 06:44 PM
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Well the timberwolves are wining, so it loook like they are going to be broken up.



posted on May, 19 2004 @ 10:15 PM
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Looks like the Kings break-up will happen. Maybe they will merge with the Mavericks



(please don't shoot me, Kings fans, it's all in fun!)



posted on May, 20 2004 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by Gibbs Baby!!!:

Looks like the Kings break-up will happen. Maybe they will merge with the Mavericks


The Mavericks are softer than us. Merging with them wouldn't even get us past the 1st round.



(please don't shoot me, Kings fans, it's all in fun!)


Yeah it's cool. I'm not KG who wants to bring tanks and guns to the game. It's just basketball.


TRD

posted on May, 20 2004 @ 01:20 PM
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Webber trade unlikely
Sacramento Bee


Although there is talk that Chris Webber is unhappy in Sacramento, he is unlikely to be traded. Bee columnist Mark Kreidler doesn't like the Kings' chances of dealing a player with a max deal and a gimpy knee.


Will Pistons re-sign Wallace?
Detroit Free Press


Coach Larry Brown wants the Pistons to re-sign Rasheed Wallace. Brown told the Free Press's Perry A. Farrell that he "would love to have [Wallace] back here".


Heat's Alston, Butler may get new deals
Miami Herald


The Herald's Israel Gutierrez reports that there is a "good chance" that the Heat will re-sign free agents Rafer Alston and Rasual Butler. Eddie Jones, Brian Grant, Caron Butler and Udonis Haslem are also expected to be back.


MacLeod meets with Hawks
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The Journal-Constitution's Michael Lee reports that Nuggets assistant John MacLeod interviewed for the Hawks' head coaching job yesterday. MacLeod believes that the talks "went well" and that he "would be a great fit" for the Hawks.


Musselman could sign on with Hawks or Magic

Oakland Tribune
Former Warriors coach Eric Musselman may land on his feet. The Tribune's Jeff Faraudo reports that both the Hawks and the Magic may be interested in hiring Musselman.



posted on May, 21 2004 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by TRD:

Oakland Tribune
Former Warriors coach Eric Musselman may land on his feet. The Tribune's Jeff Faraudo reports that both the Hawks and the Magic may be interested in hiring Musselman.


Muss got a raw deal with the Warriors.


TRD

posted on May, 21 2004 @ 02:09 PM
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Four teams on McGrady's wish list
New York Post


Post columnist Peter Vecsey writes that Tracy McGrady would like to play for either the Suns, Rockets, Spurs or Lakers. If the Magic decide to deal McGrady, they could get the likes of Steve Francis, Shawn Marion or Manu Ginobili in return.


Knicks may sign Pistons' Okur
New York Post


Rasheed Wallace isn't the only Pistons free agent who could end up in New York. The Post's Marc Berman reports that the Knicks may also try to sign Mehmet Okur.


Martin unlikely to get max contract
New York Daily News


Nets forward Kenyon Martin may have played himself out of a maximum contract. Daily News columnist Mitch Lawrence writes that Martin getting a max deal is "as unlikely as Jason Kidd getting held scoreless in a playoff game again".


Heat may go big
Miami Herald


Heat president Pat Riley wants to add more size to his team. The Herald's Israel Gutierrez reports that the Heat may use their $1.6 million and $5.1 million salary cap exceptions on big men.


Czar could return to Atlanta
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Sources told the Journal-Constitution's Michael Lee that the Hawks want to interview former coach Mike Fratello. The Hawks talked to Sonics assistant Dwane Casey yesterday and could bring in Pacers assistant Mike Brown and Pistons assistant Mike Woodson as well.

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posted on May, 21 2004 @ 05:45 PM
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Take a ride on the NBA's coaching carousel -

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There will likely be more empty seats before it's all said and done, a whole division changed coaches over the past year


TRD

posted on May, 22 2004 @ 03:49 PM
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Kings, Webber may need to part ways
San Francisco Chronicle


"For the Kings, a harder look might be necessary. It's time to forget that nonsense that they can't win without Webber, who can test the free-agent market after next season. They not only can, they have to."


Mashburn in Holding Pattern
New Orleans Times-Picayune


"There has been speculation that the Cavaliers, coached by former Hornets coach Paul Silas, are interested in Mashburn. But officials from both teams have declined comment."


Clippers audition prospects at point
Orange County Register


"Sebastian Telfair has moves and quickness that enable him to break down his defender off the dribble. Jameer Nelson has good court vision, confidence and a nice jump shot. Both possess something the Clippers lacked this season - consistent point-guard skills."


TRD

posted on May, 23 2004 @ 02:05 PM
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Hawks, Raptors to interview Woodson
Detroit News


"Pistons assistant coach Mike Woodson will interview for the head-coaching vacancies in Atlanta and Toronto."


Begging for Emeka
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


"The Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, the three worst teams in the NBA last season, are all hoping to land the No. 1 pick in Wednesday's draft lottery -- with the aim of getting Connecticut center Emeka Okafor."


Wolves could lose Johnson to Bobcats
New Orleans Times-Picayune


"It appears journeyman center Ervin Johnson, who played at UNO, will be getting another change of address. Johnson, currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves and playing in the Western Conference finals, is said to be the T'wolves' top candidate to be in next month's expansion draft and will be selected by the Charlotte Bobcats."


Cavs aren't interested in Mashburn
New York Post


"Contrary to reports the Cavaliers (i.e. coach Paul Silas) have no interest in acquiring Jamal Mashburn underlines a Cleveland source. Fact is, the Hornets forward may have to retire (missed 63 games and playoffs) due to lack of cartilage (bone on bone) in his right knee."


Several teams may pursue Ostertag
Contra Costa Times


"You can smirk and snicker about Greg Ostertag and his game all you want. But take it to the bank that Utah's 7-foot-2, 280-pound center will be one of the most sought-after free agents in the league this summer."


Clippers may target Kobe
New York Daily News


"Kobe watch: Clips owner Donald Sterling recently told his basketball execs, 'If we can get Kobe, let's go get him.'"


Suns may choose Okur over Bryant
New York Daily News


"They'll have enough cap space to make a run at Kobe Bryant, but he's not on their wish list. All indications are that they are targeting Detroit's Mehmet Okur, who can leave the Pistons if he gets a dollar more than the mid-level exception from another team."


Prices High For K-Mart
New York Post


"There is a possibility, if not quite a probability, that the Nets' Game 7 loss to Detroit on Thursday might have been Kenyon Martin's last in a Net uniform. CEO Rod Thorn has sung his praises, coach Lawrence Frank gave him an emphatic vote of confidence, and the restricted free agent himself wants to stay — for the right price. Now the question is: Will new owner Bruce Ratner meet that price, likely a maximum-salary deal?"



posted on May, 23 2004 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by TRD
Begging for Emeka
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


"The Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, the three worst teams in the NBA last season, are all hoping to land the No. 1 pick in Wednesday's draft lottery -- with the aim of getting Connecticut center Emeka Okafor."


Several teams may pursue Ostertag
Contra Costa Times


"You can smirk and snicker about Greg Ostertag and his game all you want. But take it to the bank that Utah's 7-foot-2, 280-pound center will be one of the most sought-after free agents in the league this summer."


of course teams want Okafor, he's the real deal, he'd make any team a legitimate contender, even the 'Clips!

As for Ostertag, Ive said before, let him go. He was always the biggest disappointment to me as a jazz fan.


TRD

posted on May, 24 2004 @ 04:34 PM
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Hornets could hire Cooper or Fratello
New Orleans Times-Picayune


The Times-Picayune's John Reid and Jimmy Smith report that former Laker Michael Cooper is rumored to have interviewed for the Hornets' coaching job on Sunday. The Hornets are expected to sit down with Mike Fratello this week.



Bulls could swap Chandler or Crawford for veteran
Chicago Tribune


The Bulls could trade for Antawn Jamison, Antoine Walker or Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Tribune columnist Sam Smith writes that the Bulls could deal their first-round pick along with Tyson Chandler or Jamal Crawford for one of the veteran trio.


Nets shopping for 'size and shooting'
New York Daily News


The Daily News's Ohm Youngmisuk reports that the Nets may sign a big man and a shooter in the offseason. Mehmet Okur, Ray Allen, Brent Barry, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Antawn Jamison, Stromile Swift, Jamal Mashburn, Damon Jones, Anthony Peeler, Gordan Giricek, Travis Best and Clifford Robinson are among the players that the Nets could target.


West doesn't think Kobe will join him in Memphis
New York Times


Grizzlies president of basketball operations Jerry West is hoping that Kobe Bryant will stay in L.A. Although there is talk that Bryant could sign with the Grizzlies in the offseason, West told Times columnist William C. Rhoden that he doesn't "think that would ever happen".


Shaq unlikely to return to Orlando
Orlando Sentinel


Sentinel columnist Brian Schmitz doesn't believe talk that Shaquille O'Neal will sign with the Magic. O'Neal is reportedly thinking about returning to Orlando in 2005 to team up with Tracy McGrady.

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posted on May, 24 2004 @ 05:40 PM
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Shaq considering going back to the Magic? Wow. Why would he rave his whole early career about wanting to go to the Lakers and then go back?
Whatever way it works out, one dud season and the Magic look to have options all over the NBA. As a Magic fan though... I gotta love that Marion/Johnson/Lottery Pick trade with Phoenix idea.


Ben

posted on May, 24 2004 @ 09:41 PM
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I would like it if the nets got a quailty center or shooting gaurd they need that.


TRD

posted on May, 25 2004 @ 03:13 PM
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Bryant conviction wouldn't cost teams
New York Post


Will teams shy away from signing Kobe Bryant for fear that he will be convicted of rape? Post columnist Peter Vecsey writes that acquiring Bryant wouldn't pose a financial risk to teams because his contract would contain a morals clause.


Will Wallace re-sign with Pistons?
Detroit Free Press


The Pistons have to like their chances of re-signing Rasheed Wallace. The Free Press's Perry A. Farrell reports that Wallace's decision to guarantee a game 2 win over the Pacers likely means that he won't "bail out" on the Pistons.


Okur could sign with Knicks
New York Post


Although Mehmet Okur would prefer to re-sign with the Pistons, the Knicks may have a shot at luring him to New York. The Post's Marc Berman reports that the Knicks could offer Okur a six-year deal worth over $5 million per season.


Cavs on lookout for forward, point guard
Cleveland Plain Dealer


The Plain Dealer's Branson Wright reports that the Cavaliers could use the draft to fill holes at forward and point guard. Shaun Livingston, Jameer Nelson, Ben Gordon, Josh Childress and Luke Jackson are among the players that the Cavs could choose from.


Hornets to interview Hill
New Orleans Times-Picayune


The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith and John Reid report that the Hornets are expected to interview Nets assistant Brian Hill for their head coaching vacancy today. Both Rudy Tomjanovich and George Karl have dropped out of the running for the job.




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