Category Archives: NBA News

Josh Howard, Caron Butler traded in 7-player deal

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the
team has acquired Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton
Ross from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Caron Butler, Brendan
Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson.

“This trade gave us a good opportunity to change our short-term future
and improve our long-term future,” said Grunfeld. “It accomplished two
goals by giving us financial flexibility and bringing a new look and
energy to the roster.”

Nuggets had eyes for Jazz's Williams

By Benjamin Hochman

At the NBA All-Star Game next weekend, George Karl will coach Deron Williams and Carmelo Anthony.

That could have been an everyday occurrence if fate hadn’t detoured.

The Nuggets coach said Saturday that back in 2005, Denver had a trade
on the table with Atlanta, which had the No. 2 pick in the draft. The
plan was for the Nuggets to draft Williams, now an all-star for the
Jazz.

Nets notes: Bobby Simmons' future

Bobby Simmons, away from the team because of a family emergency, is
expected back for Tuesday’s game in Cleveland. But the veteran forward
may not be a Net all season.

Simmons is glued to the Nets’ bench. He has been inactive 13 times this
season and hasn’t played since Jan. 5.

Suns star won't get max deal

Mike Monroe

Phoenix’s All-Star center, Amare Stoudemire, says the presumption he
will opt out of the final season of his contract with the Suns is
decidedly premature.

It is hard to argue the merits of bypassing a guaranteed $17.7 million.

A bird in the hand, and all that.

Smart thinking, Amare.

NBA News from Yahoo Sports

Thorn’s Nets are among the teams hoping to lure at least one of the
three stars this summer. The New York Knicks and Miami Heat – Wade’s
current team – also figure to be among the top bidders. In addition,
the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder,
Minnesota Timberwolves and perhaps even the Dallas Mavericks will have
(or potentially have) significant salary-cap room to spend on a
free-agent pool that could also include Amar’e Stoudemire, Dirk
Nowitzki, Joe Johnson, Carlos Boozer, Rudy
Gay, Shaquille O’Nealand David Lee(notes).

NBA suspends Arenas for rest of season

Adrian Wojnarowski

NBA commissioner David Stern has suspended Washington Wizards guard
Gilbert Arenas for the remainder of this season, the league
announced Wednesday.

League sources told Yahoo! Sports that Stern had been considering two
suspension scenarios for the former All-Star: the remainder of this
season or a full 82-game ban that would extend into next season.
Sources said players association executive director Billy Hunter and association
attorneys had negotiated the suspension terms with Stern over the past
several days. If the association vowed to appeal the shorter penalty, sources
said, Stern was prepared to suspend Arenas for the full 82 games.

NBA News and rumors – January 22, 2010

Nash claims starting spot as McGrady slips in voting

It’s very unlikely we would trade Devin Harris

Trade rumors irking New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson

Nash passes McGrady in All-Star voting; Iverson to start

USA TODAY

The NBA averted an embarrassing situation Thursday when starters for
the All-Star Game were released and the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash passed
the Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady in fan voting for one of the guard
spots in the Western Conference.

NBA News and Rumors – January 20, 2010

Magic GM Shoots Down Talk Of Reunion With Arenas

Ex-minority owner: Pistons want a sale

Shaq says he’ll get LeBron to dunk if NBA’s stars join the field: Cavaliers Insider

GM Otis Smith offers counsel to embattled NBA star Gilbert Arenas

Magic GM Otis Smith told the Sentinel that he has spoken twice with
suspended Washington Wizards PG Gilbert Arenas, who pleaded guilty to
a felony gun charge.

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