Stoudemire to the Heat?

It also solidified the Heat as the front runner to acquire Amar’e
Stoudemire from the Suns — if Phoenix decides to trade him. Rival
execs believe that to be a foregone conclusion due to the likelihood
that Stoudemire will not be able to work out a long-term agreement with
the Suns. Although Phoenix apparently is not thrilled with Miami’s
offer — which according to a source includes Michael Beasley and a
first-round pick — the Suns may have little choice but to go through
with the deal rather than have their 2010-11 cap space eaten up by
Stoudemire and/or lose him with no compensation. The Sixers, who have
been on the periphery of the Stoudemire discussions, were no longer
involved as of Wednesday night, sources said.

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Rockets debate Knicks, Bulls offers for T-Mac

Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

The Houston Rockets continued to hold substantive talks with the New
York Knicks and Chicago Bulls about exiled guard Tracy McGrady(notes),
with sources close to the negotiations saying the Rockets had yet to
finalize their decision.

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Cavs await Suns trade decision

While he was walking through the halls of Quicken Loans Arena prior to
a recent game, Danny Ferry paused to let LeBron James pass into the
Cavaliers’ locker room.

Every move Ferry makes seems to be geared toward his superstar.

Now as James’ pending free agency nears this summer, Ferry could be
facing his most challenging moment in his five years as Cleveland’s
general manager. Continue reading “Cavs await Suns trade decision” »

Trade-talk roundup: What we know

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Chris Sheridan: Marc Stein has a news story with more on the
Knicks-Rockets-Bulls trade situation, to which we’ll add this nugget:
If Chicago is willing to deal the expiring contracts of Tyrus Thomas,
Brad Miller and Jerome James for McGrady and Brian Cook, it would shave
$2.75 off the Rockets’ payroll and move them just barely below the
luxury tax line. Here is how that deal looks in the ESPN NBA Trade
Machine. Continue reading “Trade-talk roundup: What we know” »

Cavs talks with Wizards intensify

Adrian Wojnarowski

The Cleveland Cavaliers have made significant progress in trade
discussions with the Washington Wizards, offering Zydrunas Ilgauskas,
Jamario Moon and a No. 1 draft pick for Antawn Jamison and Mike James,
sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Some league sources believe this is a deal that is preferable to some
members of the Cavaliers’ management and coaching staffs over Amar’e
Stoudemire(notes), but Cleveland still hasn’t made a decision on which
trade to ultimately make. Other trade proposals that intrigue the Cavs
are still emerging on the landscape, but the focus now is on Jamison or
Stoudemire. Continue reading “Cavs talks with Wizards intensify” »

Knicks in serious talks for McGrady

Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears

The New York Knicks are getting closer to reaching the Houston Rockets’
demands for Tracy McGrady(notes) and his $23 million expiring contract,
league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Knicks and Rockets have designed the framework of a deal that would
unload New York’s Jared Jeffries(notes), Jordan Hill(notes) and either
Al Harrington(notes) or Larry Hughes(notes) for McGrady, Joey
Dorsey(notes) and Brian Cook(notes).

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Knicks Said to Renew McGrady Bid, but Math May Not Work

HOWARD BECK

Four days before the N.B.A.’s trading deadline, the Knicks have renewed
efforts to acquire the former All-Star Tracy McGrady from the Houston
Rockets, according to two people close to the talks.

There were substantive discussions on Sunday between the Knicks’
president, Donnie Walsh; Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey; and
McGrady’s agent, Arn Tellem, according to the people, who did not want
to be identified discussing the negotiations. Continue reading “Knicks Said to Renew McGrady Bid, but Math May Not Work” »