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?1. Okafor tied to Paul trade?

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting Speculation is that the Hornets would want a team to also take on the remaining four years and $52 million on power forward Emeka Okafor’s contract if they must deal Chris Paul.

To read more..

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-orlando-magic-chris-paul-20100724,0,3555041.story

2. O’Neal ticks off Heat

The Miami Herald is reporting Which player irritated the Heat this offseason? Jermaine O’Neal, who wasn’t offered a contract by Miami but left Heat officials incredulous by saying he chose Boston over Miami because “it came down to winning now and not worrying about chemistry.

TO read more..

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/07/25/1745618_p2/fins-davis-smith-say-they-have.html

3. Marbury choosing China over Heat?

The Ny POst is reporting South Beach or Shanxi? Stephon Marbury told a Chinese newspaper that he passed on an opportunity to play with the Heat and is considering heading back to China, where he was a member of the Shanxi Zhongyu last season.

To read more..

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knicks/marbury_no_to_heat_n43zs7CijRgRXBTVQhhIrI

4. Mavericks trying to bring back Thomas

The Dallas Morning News is reporting The Mavericks are in negotiations to bring back forward Tim Thomas, a team source confirmed Saturday. Thomas started last season with Dallas but took a leave of absence to care for his critically ill wife and missed the rest of the season and playoffs.

TO read more..

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/basketball/mavs/stories/072510dnspomavsbrief.3fab971.html

5. Paul leaning toward Magic?

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting The talk about Chris Paul coming to the Orlando Magic is intensifying. An espn.com story, published tonight, says that the Magic have emerged as the superstar point guard’s most preferred trade destination. Paul reportedly is intrigued by the possibility of teaming with center Dwight Howard. Paul is no fool; he knows what he could do if paired with the game’s top center.

To read more..

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_magic/2010/07/report-the-magic-are-now-chris-pauls-most-preferred-trade-destination.html

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