NBA Trade Rumors for July 28th 2009

NETS EYE DAVIS TRADE; KNICKS, NATE IN LIMBO

Sources: Bobcats set to trade Okafor to Hornets for Chandler

Celtics, Indy reworking Marquis Daniels deal

Source: Lakers reduce offer for OdomNETS EYE DAVIS TRADE; KNICKS, NATE IN LIMBO

FRED KERBER

If the Nets want to pursue Celtics restricted free agent power forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis, they may have to do so in a

sign-and-trade scenario that involves a third team and helps the Nets alleviate their logjam of 15 guaranteed contracts.

NETS CALLED WORST IN NBA

Across the river, reports of an impending deal between the Knicks and restricted free agent guard Nate Robinson were squashed

by team officials. Although a one-year deal worth between $5 and $6 million could eventually materialize, there is nothing

imminent. Plus, team president Donnie Walsh hopes to meet with free agent point guard Jamaal Tinsley this week.

The Celtics’ proposed sign-and-trade to land free agent Marquis Daniels from the Pacers has run into complications and could

lead to the need of a three-team deal. Enter the Nets, with their legitimate interest in Davis, who averaged 15.8 points and

6.0 rebounds during the playoffs last season. The Celtics have indicated they will match any reasonable offer for Davis.

"We have not made any offers to anybody," Nets team president Rod Thorn said.

The Nets have made their inquiries and repeatedly have said they need to create a roster space before making a move. A report

that surfaced yesterday about a sign-and-trade involving Davis and Nets forward Yi Jianlian was shot down by both sides about

30 seconds after it sought traction.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07282009/sports/nets/nets_eye_davis_trade__knicks__nate_in_li_181681.htm


Sources: Bobcats set to trade Okafor to Hornets for Chandler

Persons familiar with the deal say the Charlotte Bobcats are finalizing a trade that would send Emeka Okafor to the New Orleans Hornets for Tyson Chandler.

The swap of centers could be completed later Monday, two people told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because

an official announcement has not been made.

The Bobcats will be giving up the only starting center in franchise history for Chandler, who has been plagued by a left toe

injury. Chandler played in only 32 games last season and a trade to Oklahoma City was rescinded because of concerns over the

injury.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/basketball/nba/07/27/hornets.bobcats.ap/index.html

Celtics, Indy reworking Marquis Daniels deal

Mark Murphy

Marquis Daniels has agreed to come to the Celtics [team stats], and his former team, the Indiana Pacers, have agreed to

sweeten the pot for the player by cooperating in a sign-and-trade deal.

The only problem is Indiana’s compensation. Two league sources confirmed yesterday the Celtics and Pacers are seeking a third

team to facilitate the trade.

The problem is believed to be Indiana’s lack of interest in guard Tony Allen, whom the Celtics offered to the Pacers. The

Celtics also reportedly have attempted to include guard Gabe Pruitt and forward Bill Walker in the package.

Though in the market for another wing player, the Pacers want something the Celtics aren’t willing to offer.

The Pacers, beset by past citizenship issues, reportedly are reluctant to bring in Allen. The guard’s offcourt issues,

including death threats in Chicago that required extra bench security during last spring’s playoffs, cut against the grain of

Pacers president Larry Bird’s attempt to move away from the legacy of Ron Artest and Jamaal Tinsley.

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/basketball/celtics/view.bg?articleid=1187470&srvc=rss

Source: Lakers reduce offer for Odom

By Marc Stein – ESPN.com

As Lamar Odom continues to mull his future, still hopeful that an improved offer for the Los Angeles Lakers is forthcoming,

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is trying as hard as he can to convince Odom to end his free-agent wait.

Wade announced via his Twitter account late Sunday night that he has flown to Los Angeles to "bring Odom bac (sic)" to the

Heat. That was Wade’s follow-up to an earlier weekend tweet in which he implored Odom to "come back to where it started for

the both of us."

Although it’s unclear how much impact Wade’s ongoing recruiting efforts will have on his former teammate — or if Heat

president Pat Riley, who’s also in L.A. this week, will be meeting with Odom — one source with knowledge of the talks told

ESPN.com that a resolution to the monthlong Odom saga is likely "in the next few days."

Odom’s options, as of Monday, were choosing between an offer from the Lakers that has been reduced from its high point two

weeks ago or taking one of the multiple fallback proposals from the Heat that are thought to be sufficiently attractive to coax him to Miami.

So eager to reunite Odom and Wade after their one successful season together in 2003-04, Miami has offered Odom as much as it

can for a team well over the salary cap: $34 million over five years with an opt-out to return to free agency after the

fourth season. Sources said that Odom, if he ultimately decides to return to South Beach, would likely sign the five-year

deal or opt for a four-year deal that comes with a provision to return to free agency after three years.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4359259

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