Knicks still have sights set on Dampier
New York Daily News
The Knicks haven't given up their pursuit of Warriors center Erick Dampier. The Daily News' Frank Isola reports that the Knicks are now willing to
include Kurt Thomas as part of a sign-and-trade deal for Dampier.
GM: Carter, Raptors 'on the same page'
It looks like Raptors GM Rob Babcock has smoothed things out with Vince Carter. Babcock told the Sun's Steve Buffery that he and Carter are "on the
Bulls shoot down Knicks' latest offer for Crawford
New York Post
The Post's Marc Berman reports that the Bulls have balked at the Knicks' offer of Dikembe Mutombo, Shandon Anderson, Moochie Norris and $3 million for
Jamal Crawford, Jerome Williams and Eddie Robinson.
Isiah Still Shooting For Crawford Deal
New York Post
The five-hour summit at Chicago's O'Hare Airport Tuesday between Knicks president Isiah Thomas and Bulls GM John Paxson did not achieve a
sign-and-trade settlement for Jamal Crawford, but the sides seem so close it would seem only egos stand in the way now. Thomas' unwillingness to have
Harrington and Mutombo both involved also stems from saving them for a possible deal for Antoine Walker or Erick Dampier. Only formalities remain in
the re-signing of free agent Vin Baker, who could be the Knicks' starting power forward if Kurt Thomas is traded.
Nets may make bids for Williams, Vaughn
The Nets, however, remain in contact with the Cavaliers about a sign-and-trade deal for free agent Eric Williams and Dajuan Wagner... Another free
agent the Nets are close to signing, is journeyman point guard Jacque Vaughn to back-up Jason Kidd. That is, if Kidd is around. Rumors are Kidd, who
is out of the country on vacation, is unhappy that the Nets allowed Kenyon Martin to go to Denver, and might request a trade.
Bucks shift focus to Pistons' James
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
After losing free-agent center Etan Thomas on Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks general manager Larry Harris quickly shifted his focus to the team's needs at
point guard. According to league sources, the player the Bucks have pinpointed is Detroit's Mike James, who could sign a multiyear contract with
Milwaukee as early as Friday... The Bucks are still trying to retain the services of unrestricted free agent Toni Kukoc, who has stirred the interest
of several teams.
Heat could sign Rogers or Williams
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Mark Bartelstein, agent for veteran forward Eric Williams, has been in regular discussions with Heat General Manager Randy Pfund... If the Heat grows
impatient in its pursuit of free-agent power forwards Robert Horry and Karl Malone, Rodney Rogers remains a viable solution to fill out its primary
power rotation of O'Neal, Michael Doleac, Udonis Haslem and Malik Allen.
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