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Trade Buzz: Amar'e Watch

DALLAS – Steve Kerr and Danny Ferry met Friday at All-Star weekend, a
sure sign that Cavaliers’ pursuit of Amar’e Stoudemire has intensified.
But if anybody knows the downside of such a move, it’s Kerr.

One snag in a possible pairing of Stoudemire and LeBron James in
Cleveland would be another kind of pairing that’s already been tried
and didn’t work. Shaquille O’Neal and Stoudemire could not co-exist in
Phoenix, one of many reasons Kerr was forced to undo his mistake and
send Shaq to the Cavs.

Amare close to being a Cav?

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns are closing in on a deal that
would send All-Star forward Amare Stoudemire to Cleveland, according to
sources with knowledge of the negotiations.

The Cavaliers would send Zydrunas Ilgauskas and J.J. Hickson to Phoenix
in exchange for Stoudemire, one of the league’s most dominant big men.

While Cleveland remains in talks with several other teams, the club,
from management down to the players, has settled on Stoudemire as its
first choice.

Amar'e speaks at length

Paul Coro

There was more to what Amar’e Stoudemire said Friday than what was
included in Friday’s article. Out of a 35-minute media session, the
rest of the conversation was as scattered as the trade rumors about him.

Here are more of Stoudemire’s words, pertinent or not.

Mavs, Wizards talking multiplayer deal

By Marc Stein

The Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks are closing in on a
multi-player trade that will launch Washington’s long-anticipated
rebuilding project in earnest and send Wizards mainstays Caron Butler
and Brendan Haywood to the Mavericks, according to sources close to the

Although the deal could take until Monday to be finalized, sources said
that the teams have essentially agreed on the principal pieces: Butler,
Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson to Dallas for Josh Howard and Drew Gooden.

Wizards, Celts in swap talks

Adrian Wojnarowski

In a dramatic move that would resuscitate their fading championship
hopes, the Boston Celtics are discussing a deal with the Washington
Wizards for forwards Antawn Jamison(notes) and Caron Butler(notes),
league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Friday.

The proposed deal would send the expiring contracts of Ray
Allen(notes), Brian Scalabrine(notes) and J.R. Giddens(notes) to the
Wizards, a move that would signal the start of Washington’s rebuilding

Blazers are interested in Bulls' Thomas, source says

Brian T. Smith

A league source confirmed to The Columbian on Thursday that the
Portland Trail Blazers are highly interested in Chicago Bulls forward
Tyrus Thomas.

The source said the Blazers’ are intrigued by Thomas’ youth and his
shot-blocking abilities. In addition, Thomas would fit in well with
Portland’s timeline and current roster needs.

Observations: Bobcats in trade talks

By Rick Bonnell

The Bobcats have plenty of feelers out with a little over a week left until the NBA’s trade deadline.

I know they’ve had plenty of discussions, including with the Celtics (
Rasheed Wallace or Glen Davis?), Bulls ( Tyrus Thomas?) and Knicks (
Jordan Hill?) in pursuit of depth at power forward.

Thomas is probably the longest shot – the Bulls want a lot to give him up.

Cavs and Sixers want Stoudemire

By Mark J. Miller

Amar’e StoudemireJust a few weeks ago, everybody seemed pretty set on
the idea that Phoenix Suns forward Amar’e Stoudemire(notes) would opt
out of his contract this summer and join the star-studded free-agent
class of 2010. So the Suns began to try and trade the fella, figuring
they should get some value back in the process of losing such a talent.

Ben Gordon downplays trade rumors

Chris Iott

Early Monday afternoon, guard Ben Gordon was asked if he was at ease
this season, his first with the Detroit Pistons, after trade rumors
followed him throughout his final season with the Chicago Bulls.

Early Monday evening, the Arizona Republic posted a story that included
a rumor that Gordon could be a part of a three-team deal that would
bring Amar’e Stoudemire to the Pistons.

Amar'e Stoudemire trade scenarios still plausible for Suns

Paul Coro

On this final march to the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline, there is no
imminent Amar’e Stoudemire trade, but a deal with major franchise
implications remains quite possible.

The Suns’ most frequently mentioned potential trade partners are Cleveland and Philadelphia.