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Super Sized: The rumors are flying that the Houston Rockets are making a push to pry Dwight Howard away from the Orlando Magic. To read this and other NBA headlines complete with video analysis, please click the link below.

Jamal Crawford Joining Celtics Could Be Worthwhile to Both Player and Team Under Right Conditions, Contract

Jamal Crawford is either vastly overpaid or criminally underpaid, relative to his colleagues, depending on whether one puts more stock in recent performance or track record. To virtually nobody's surprise (except apparently his own), Crawford received no deal better than the two-year contract the Portland Trail Blazers offered last offseason. The $5 million midlevel exception...

Bobcats Make Trade, Maggette to Detroit for Ben Gordon

Oh Corey, sweet, sorry, injured Corey.  We barely got to know you as a Bobcat, and now, you are gone.  Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston to swap picks and bring in Maggette, last year on draft day, worked.  It was worth it to get Bismack Biyombo, or was it Kemba?  This time around, Corey Maggette [...]

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...

Pistons Trade Ben Gordon, Future First-Round Pick to Bobcats for Corey Maggette

DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons traded guard Ben Gordon and a future first-round draft choice to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday for swingman Corey Maggette, shedding about $15 million in salary. Gordon averaged 12.5 points last season, including a 45-point outing at Denver in which he tied his own NBA record by making nine 3-pointers without a miss. The NBA's Sixth Man of the...

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.

Pistons send Ben Gordon and a future first round draft pick to Charlotte for Corey Maggette

About 48 hours before the NBA Draft is scheduled to begin the Detroit Pistons made their first significant move in the Tom Gores era sending guard Ben Gordon and a future first round draft pick to the Charlotte Bobcats for forward Corey Maggette. The first round pick going to Charlotte is reportedly lottery-protected in 2013, top-eight protected in 2014, top-one protected in 2015...

Jamal Crawford Officially Opts For Free Agency

Jamal Crawford has officially exercised his opt-out to become a free agent.

Detroit Pistons Trade Ben Gordon, First-Round Pick for Corey Maggette

The Detroit Pistons have traded Ben Gordon and a conditional 2013 first-round draft pick to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Corey Maggette Continue reading →

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...

Pistons trade Ben Gordon and Lottery-protected 1st rounder to Bobcats

Ten years earlier, Joe Dumars convinced Michael Jordan to take Jerry Stackhouse off his hands and send a younger, less expensive one-dimensional player back to the Detroit Pistons. That player was Rip Hamilton, who blossomed into an all-time Pistons great, learned to be a solid perimeter defender, and gave the Pistons financial flexibility. Fast forward [...]

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...

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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