Category Archives: Rumors

Chances top trade targets get moved

What are the chances Pau Gasol gets traded before the deadline?

J.A. Adande, ESPN.com: Zero percent. Why would anyone want a guy who’ll cost $19 million next season when he can’t play for you this season? Anyway, the Lakers can’t afford to ship him out until they get Dwight Howard to sign on the line which is dotted.

Tracy McGrady finalizing deal to play in China

After 15 often
spectacular seasons in the NBA, Tracy McGrady is finalizing agreement on
a one-year contract with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association,
sources told Yahoo! Sports.

McGrady, a seven-time All-Star,
couldn’t secure a guaranteed NBA contract for this season and decided
against trying to make a roster in training camp.

Why the Iguodala-for-Ellis Deal Has To Happen

Something has to give.

Despite his exceptional defense, freakish athleticism and jaw-dropping
play-making ability, the writing on the wall is simply too large to
ignore at this point.

His seven years of service should be greatly appreciated by 76ers fans,
but the fact remains that Andre Iguodala can not—and should not—be a
member of the Philadelphia 76ers next season.

He clearly doesn’t want to be in Philadelphia any longer. Iguodala’s
quasi-excused absence from his postseason exit interview spoke volumes,
even more so than his non-committal answers during his season-ending
session with the media.

Report: Sixers, Clippers talk Kaman-Iguodala trade

After rumors surfaced on Tuesday of a possible trade that would send Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors for shooting guard Monta Ellis, yet another trade rumor surfaced Wednesday.

ESPN.com is reporting that the Sixers discussed a potential trade with the Los Angeles Clippers to get Chris Kaman in exchange for Iguodala.

Source: Monta trade talks 'pretty hot'

The Warriors and representatives for Monta Ellis are working
cooperatively to see if a trade to a contending team can be arranged, a
deal that would likely happen around the NBA draft later this month, a
person with knowledge of the discussions told CBSSports.com.

“It’s pretty hot,” the person familiar with the talks said.

Are Pistons interested in trading for Hawks' Josh Smith or Clippers' C

The buzz Tuesday was that the Pistons could be interested in Hawks forward Josh Smith.

The thinking is since the Hawks just signed Joe Johnson (six years, $124
million) and Al Horford (five years, $60 million) to new deals, they
won’t be able to afford to keep the remaining three years and $37
million left on Smith’s deal.

Just heard an interesting rumor.

Right after the season, the Cavs were talking to the Clippers about a
huge deal for Baron Davis and Chris Kaman, with Mo Williams and others
headed to L.A. The idea was to bring in veterans to help keep James.
When James went south, the Cavs backed away from the deal.

Sources: Four teams agree on trade

Four NBA teams have agreed to a five-player trade that will send Trevor
Ariza to the New Orleans Hornets and Darren Collison to the Indiana
Pacers, two league sources said.

In the proposed deal, the Houston Rockets will send Ariza to the
Hornets, who in turn will send Collison and James Posey to the Pacers.

The Pacers will send Troy Murphy to the New Jersey Nets. And the Nets will send Courtney Lee to the Rockets.

Basketball Trade Rumors and Notes for July 25th

1. Okafor tied to Paul trade?

2. O’Neal ticks off Heat

3. Marbury choosing China over Heat?

4. Mavericks trying to bring back Thomas

5. Paul leaning toward Magic?

Basketball Trade Rumors and Notes for July 24th

1. Knicks would deal anyone but Stoudemire for Paul

2. Mavericks balked at Shaquille O’Neal’s salary demands

3. Rose believes McGrady could help Bulls

4. Lakers, Brown remain in talks

5. Appears Iguodala will not be a Clipper

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