Found November 28, 2011 on Red's Army:
At this time a year ago, the NBA world was partially held hostage by Carmelo Anthony's relentless efforts to get out of Denver. Every day there were rumors about where he was heading. One of the reasons for the extended lockout were because of the Melo situation but even more so because of the LeBron James fiasco that lasted several years. This season was supposed to hold the same sweepstakes for Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. It still might happen, but it won't be as easy. Howard Beck of the New York Times outlines several key points of the new CBA, including the extend-and-trade type of deal: Options and trades: The league dropped its ban on player options and extend-and-trade deals. But a player who wants an extension as part of a trade will be limited to three years, instead of four, with raises of 4.5 percent, instead of 7.5 percent. So now, if Howard REALLY wants to go play for the Lakers (like Melo wanted so badly to get to New York), then h...

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The NBA lockout replacement of the Homecoming Tour LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul were going to throw in December is officially postponed. This sounds like bad news but in all honesty, I think all basketball fans will enjoy the other option much more, the 2011-12 NBA season. The tournament is no [...]

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Rajon Rondo trade rumors: Is Dwight Howard part of the Boston Celtics’ Chris Paul plan?

The Boston Celtics are trying (rather aggressively, if you believe the rumors) to acquire Chris Paul. But I believe there must be something bigger at play, something bigger even than Chris Paul, even if that “something bigger” seems far-fetched and improbable and very much Dwight Howard.On the surface, trading Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul does not make sense. I certainly believe...
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