Monthly Archives: June 2009

June 26 – Late Night Rumor Update

Kidd Done in Dallas?

Curry pick part of likely Amare deal

Trade rumors surface about Suns' Stoudemire

By Marcus Thompson II – Staff writer –

A team source said the Warriors are willing to pay to extend Stoudemire’s contract, but it’s uncertain if team president Robert Rowell would approve (or get owner Chris Cohan to approve) what Stoudemire would likely require.

Ricky Rubio – Kniucks/Minnesota trade talk

Knicks still in hunt for Ricky Rubio

Knicks will call Timberwolves

Dallas Mavericks gamble they'll make noise in free agency

The movie production company that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s has a piece of put out a movie a few years back called The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Based on evidence gathered so far, it was not a do*****entary on the Mavericks’ off-season.


MARC BERMAN – New York Post

David Lee and Nate Robinson, it may be time to pack your bags.

With Stephen Curry off the board, taken at No. 7 by Golden State, the Knicks added to their power-forward stable by selecting athletic 6-foot-10 Arizona stud Jordan Hill — a player coach Mike D’Antoni compared with Amare Stoudemire — with the eighth pick.

NBA News and Rumors – Tuesday June 26, 2009

Sources say Hornets center Tyson Chandler again subject of trade talks

Stoudemire reportedly heading to Warriors

Activity all around them

Griffin top pick in NBA draft news services

The Los Angeles Clippers selected Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin with the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

"It’s great to know exactly where I’m going and it is set in stone," Griffin said on ESPN.

Nets trade Vince Carter to Magic

The Orlando Magic have acquired eight-time NBA All-Star guard Vince Carter and forward Ryan Anderson from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for guard Rafer Alston, forward-center Tony Battie and guard Courtney Lee, General Manager Otis Smith announced this evening.

Draft, er, trade day

Paul Coro, The Arizona Republic

While you enjoy the last hour or so of Shaquille O’Neal officially being a Sun, wrap your mind around the idea of another blockbuster move that is being considered.

As the New York Post had in a report today, the Suns are talking to Houston about a trade that would involve Tracy McGrady coming to the Suns for Amare Stoudemire. Other players would be involved. The Post story said Leandro Barbosa would go to Houston with the Suns getting Carl Landry and Aaron Brooks, a point guard they fancied in the 2007 draft but sold their pick instead of taking him. Those parts would appear to have Phoenix taking on an extra $4.3 million in salary, which seems doubtful with luxury tax considerations.

Stoudemire Rumor Tidbit

Paul Coro – The Arizona Republic

Teams recently have inquired about every returning Suns starter, including Golden State’s ongoing interest in Amaré Stoudemire (with a package involving Andris Biedrins being revisited). Washington looked at Stoudemire, too, but backed away when Caron Butler and Richardson were added to the mix.