Found June 27, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
Deron Williams is going to be free agent. Meaning starting Sunday, Deron Williams will be able to talk to any team he wants. His current team, Brooklyn, had dreams of Williams and Dwight Howard playing together to open their new arena. In fact, if you buy the rumors, Dwight Howard has made if no secret [...]

Morey's job could depend on Howard trade

This, it appears, is when Daryl Morey finally pushes the big red button. The Houston Rockets are finally done assembling their stockpile and sorting their parts. They are finally done playing Moneyball. Six years. That was the number for Morey. As he enters his sixth season as the Rockets general manager, the ignition sequence has started. If you want to hold your breath, nobody...

Brooklyn Nets surprise Deron Williams with giant Happy Birthday card

The Brooklyn Nets literally drove out of their way to convince free-agent-to-be Deron Williams to stay with the team— after it crosses the Hudson and East Rivers next season— by trucking over a giant Happy Birthday card and parking it outside his Manhattan apartment building. It might be nice to show their All-Star point guard he is wanted in Brooklyn but— with Williams only...

Report: Dwight Howard Trade the Focus of Rockets' Attempted Draft Pick Deals

Most of Thursday's activity in the NBA draft will involve new picks. But that doesn't mean teams looking to sign big-name talent may not make some trades to try to turn lottery choices into championship contenders. The Rockets are among the teams looking to make a trade, according to's Chad Ford and Marc Stein. Houston hopes to put together a trade that will...

Magic Unmoved By Rockets' Pick Acquisitions, Unlikely To Deal Howard Soon

Orlando is unlikely to deal Dwight Howard on draft night, or in the immediate future.

New Magic GM says no decision made yet on Howard

Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan says no decision has been made on the future of Dwight Howard a day before the NBA draft. Hennigan said Tuesday that he's spoken to the All-Star center and his agent. He said those talks so far have been ''pretty good'' but that he would keep the rest of what's been discussed confidential. Howard is under contract...

Magic don't solve Howard issue, but raise IQ

ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic didn't solve the Dwight Howard dilemma on NBA Draft night still clinging to hopes he will stay -- but they certainly raised the team's collective IQ level. Newly-hired Rob Hennigan, the youngest general manager in the league, just drafted the smartest player coming into the NBA. Maybe Howard was looking for a tutor. The Magic have done everything...

Nets Van has "Happy Birthday" message for Deron Williams (Picture)

Yesterday, we posted a picture of the Texas Rangers Jumbotron asking star guard Deron Williams to come play for the Dallas Mavericks.Well, D-Will's current team, the Brooklyn Nets decided to also send him a birthday well wish on the side of a van parked near his home:(Courtesy of I Am A GM)

NBA Draft Scenarios - Orlando Magic

The Magic finally have their new General Manager, Rob Hennigan, in place, but still need to settle on a coach.  Also, Hennigan will need to tackle the Dwight Howard saga sooner rather than later.  With point guard Jameer Nelson also no guarantee to come back, the Magic face a critical juncture in their immediate future.  With the 19th pick in the 1st round, the Magic certainly...

With Leather Live Discussion: The 2012 NBA Draft

Originally, I was going to publish a huge NBA Draft preview yesterday that was going to provide very little actual insight while serving up a few dozen jokes about why our favorite teams suck and the rich will get richer. But instead I came down with a cold, so I’m going to settle in tonight and watch the NBA Draft from the comfort of my own couch, with some hot tea and a few...

New Magic GM replaces assistant GM, fires scouts

One week into his tenure as Orlando's general manager, Rob Hennigan cleaned house in the scouting department. Henningan, hired after four seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, replaced Otis Smith. Hennigan fired assistant general manager Dave Twardzik and six scouts, including pro scouts Bob Staak and Al Walker. By the end of business Monday, Twardzik's desk was taken...

Five potential sleepers in tonight's Draft

By now, everyone knows the NBA Draft is an inexact science. For every Dwight Howard, there is a Kwame Brown. For every Curtis Borchardt, there is an Al Jefferson. And so on and so forth. The point is, there are plenty of players with lots of talent who get passed up for whatever reason -- whether it be potential red flags, concerns about athleticism or not having an "NBA body...
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