Ailene Voisin: Evans' future is up in the air

Tyreke Evans counts the number of guards on the Kings roster. He
hears the persistent trade rumors. He remembers that his bosses refused
to extend his contract last fall.He also is miffed that the
organization failed to arrange for a second opinion on his sore left
knee, leaving his brothers and his agent to schedule a visit with Lakers
orthopedist Dr. Steve Lombardo.Without issuing any trade demands
– that’s not his style – Evans said he would be neither shocked nor
devastated if he were sent elsewhere before the Feb. 21 deadline.

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Kenyon Martin Rumor

The Knicks had made an inquiry into Kenyon Martin, the unrestricted free agent and former Nuggets teammate of Camby, J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony. Knicks personnel director Mark Warkentien, the former Nuggets general manager, is pushing to make the move, but the Knicks would have to cut a player. The Knicks will give Wallace every opportunity to get back on the court before making such a move. The Knicks prefer not to cut James White because he is a stout perimeter defender and can defend the likes of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Woodson said he will talk with GM Glen Grunwald abou

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The Scoops: Wolves quickly rejected trade offer for Memphis' Rudy Gay

One minute after free agency began in July 2010, Minnesota
Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn reached out
to the Octagon basketball group to arrange for a face-to-face visit with
restricted free agent forward Rudy Gay.
A visit was agreed upon, but before Gay got on a flight for
Minneapolis, he re-signed with Memphis for five years and $80 million.
Two-and-a-half years later, Gay is readily available — mostly
because the Grizzlies, barring a trade of either him or another
high-priced player, will be in luxury tax purgatory.
So, this is Kahn’s chance to land a player he has long coveted. But
according to a league source, he turned down a trade proposal from
Memphis for Gay recently. Continue reading “The Scoops: Wolves quickly rejected trade offer for Memphis' Rudy Gay” »

Inside the Sixers: The time to deal Iguodala is now

If you watched Andre Iguodala in person, you’d see a very talented
player playing below his potential. Or if you walked into the locker
room after a game and saw a guy hunched over after yet another loss,
you’d be nearing the same conclusion: It’s time.

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Warriors and Minnesota cool off Randolph trade talks

A short news note that probably will relieve most Warriors fans:

-Several NBA sources said over the weekend that the Warriors and
Minnesota are no longer having trade discussions about Anthony Randolph
heading to the Timberwolves.

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Reports: Warriors talk trade with Timberwolves

While trade rumors swirl about power forward Anthony Randolph, the
Warriors worked out another power forward who could potentially become a

Baylor big man Ekpe Udoh — listed at 6-foot-10, 240 pounds — highlighted
a sextet of NBA draft candidates who worked out for the Warriors on
Saturday at the team’s Oakland practice facility, including Marshall
center Hassan Whiteside and Butler swingman Gordon Hayward. Continue reading “Reports: Warriors talk trade with Timberwolves” »

Blazers face another tough decision with injury-plagued Oden

Frank Hughes

The Portland Trail Blazers had a difficult decision to make a few years
ago when they had the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft: Should they take
Greg Oden or Kevin Durant?

After making Oden the top pick that year, the Blazers now have another
tough decision. For how long, and for how much, are they willing to
invest in Oden? Continue reading “Blazers face another tough decision with injury-plagued Oden” »