Found December 01, 2011 on Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Teams began talking to agents Wednesday as the lockout inched closer to its end, and basketball moved back into focus. Dwight Howard and Chris Paul were linked to trade speculation, while free agents such as Tyson Chandler and Nene were in the news after months of attorneys getting all the ink.

Chris Paul wouldn’t sign extension with Boston Celtics, according to a report

Chris Paul reportedly would not sign an extension with the Boston Celtics if he were traded to the team. (ESPN)All of the chatter about Boston’s interest in Chris Paul is a moot point because the All-Star point guard will not sign a long-term contract extension with the Celtics, according to a person close to the situation.Paul, who will become a free agent after the coming season...

Source: Paul knows Knicks lack trade assets

Chris Paul may love the idea of playing with his good friend, Carmelo Anthony, in New York, but a source familiar with Paul's thinking said the New Orleans Hornets point guard knows being dealt to the Knicks is not a realistic possibility.

Report: Nets to Offer Brook Lopez, Draft Picks for Dwight Howard

New Jersey will reportedly put together a monster offer for Dwight Howard before he becomes a free agent next summer. ESPN has the latest rumor: “The New Jersey Nets are prepared to offer a trade package featuring Brook Lopez and two future first-round picks to acquire Dwight Howard before the Orlando Magic center becomes a free agent in July 2012, according to sources close to...

Shaquille O’Neal: “Chris Paul Is Not Better Than Rajon Rondo”

We’ve argued this time and time again. Two points guards. One team. Who would you rather have running your squad? There are so many moving parts in a discussion like this, that oftentimes it’s impossible to settle on an answer. You can look at personal accolades, team success, age, stats, etc. – at the end [...]

Nets set to offer Lopez in package for Howard

The Nets see the Knicks holding Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire and hope to raise the stakes with Deron Williams and Dwight Howard. As they prepare for their long-awaited move to Brooklyn next year, the Nets are set to offer a trade package which included center Brook Lopez and...
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