posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 06:02 PM
New York Post
"The Knicks are getting infinitesimally close to solidifying a sign-and-trade arrangement with the Warriors accenting epicenter Erick Dampier... Aside
from acquiring Dampier, the Knicks may be obliged to relieve the Warriors of Nick Van Exel's bloated contract."
Walker wants to join Knicks or Sixers
New York Post
"And can Kurt Thomas/Frank Williams be kept out of the equation to use as part payment to obtain Antoine Walker from the Mavericks? As mentioned last
Sunday, as long as the deal is reasonable, owner Mark Cuban is willing to satisfy his incompatible (with Dirk Nowitzki) forward's feverish desire to
play for the Knicks or the Sixers."
Abdur-Rahim Considering Nets
New York Times
"While the Nets begin to scour the league for suitable replacements for Kenyon Martin, one of the players who might best fit the mold is volunteering:
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, the Portland Trail Blazers' power forward."
Thorn could follow Kidd out door
"The guess here is Jason Kidd will want to go. Rod Thorn, too. Thorn would be a big loss. A good GM is gold in the NBA."
Collins Deal likely ends Ostertag's stint on Utah roster
"The Jazz have come to terms on a multi-year deal with Jarron Collins, and will sign the 6-foot-11 forward-center on Tuesday, basketball operations
senior vice president Kevin O'Connor said Saturday night. By extension: Veteran center Greg Ostertag's career in Utah seemingly will come to a close
with nine seasons in the books."
Cavaliers should not even think about trading Ilgauskas
Akron Beacon Journal
"That's why the Zydrunas Ilgauskas trade rumors are ridiculous -- or at least let's hope so. The last thing the Cavaliers need to do is deal their
center, who played the best basketball of his career after the All-Star break, averaging 17 points, 7.9 rebounds and shooting 50 percent."
To keep MoPete will test owners
"Babcock wants to keep restricted free agent Morris Peterson at a cost of $15 million (all figures U.S.) over the next three years, but the GM needs
to get approval from the bean counters and directors at MLSE."
Rumor vs. Reality
San Antonio Express-News
" Vince Carter is so upset with the Raptors that he has demanded they trade him to another Eastern Conference team, preferably the Knicks, and the
Raptors have no choice but to accommodate him."