Found March 17, 2012 on
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Portland Trail Blazers
Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks
New Orleans Pelicans
The NBA trade deadline was somewhat overshadowed by the opening day of March Madness. Still, there were a plethora of moves made in the final hours as teams tried to make a last ditch effort to bolster their roster or build for the future. Here are the trade deadline losers.
New Jersey Nets
Their wet dream of landing Dwight Howard before the deadline didn’t happen and on top of that, it appears Howard is staying in Orlando which means the Nets won’t be landing him in free agency either. As a result, the Nets somewhat panicked in trying to find another star player to bring in along free agent-to-be Deron Williams in hopes of enticing Williams to re-sign with the team this off-season. Giving up their biggest expiring contract, Mehmet Okur and a likely top seven first round pick was a lot to acquire Gerald Wallace from Portland especially since Wallace has the ability to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer. Think about it this way; New Jersey could lose William...
BEST OF MAXIM
With the NBA tradline closing in on Thursday, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard committed to remaining with the franchise through the 2012-2013 season.
Howard had the option to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer, but after flip-flopping on his intentions several times over the last few days, decided against it on Thursday, signing an agreement...
Another day, another court hearing between Basketball Wives star Royce Reed and Orlando Magic All-Star Dwight Howard. Howard is seeking custody of he and Reed’s four-year old son Braylon. Royce is seeking Judge Tim Shea’s removal from the case because she feels he has a bias against “NBA baby’s mamas” well, the ones that were [...]
NBA star Dwight Howard officially ended months of speculation Thursday, deciding to stay with the Orlando Magic next season.
After appearing to waffle on the decision right up until the last minute, the All-Star center opted to waive the early termination clause on his contract, keeping him in Orlando through 2012-13, ESPN reported.
Howard signed the waiver just hours ahead of...
<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" class="moshare-button-21" data-message="After all the drama, and what seemed to be an almost certain exit for Dwight Howard, the superstar center will not opt out of his contract with the Orlando Magic to pursue free agency. This has been the center of much attention for Howard and the Magic for what seems like...
Dwight Howard will stay with the Orlando Magic for at least 1 more year, but I'm sure the Orlando Magic are praying he will grow old with the organization. Dwight mentioned he got "bad advice" and apologized to the city of Orlando for the "circus" he has caused. I'm sure the public would love to learn who was his "mentor", but that person...
Dwight Howard scored 18 points, Jameer Nelson and Glen Davis each had 13 and the Orlando Magic easily beat the New Jersey Nets 86-70 Friday night.
Ryan Anderson added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who built a 20-point lead and cruised from there. Orlando won for the fourth time in five games and extended its winning streak against the Nets to 10.
Reserve Gerald Green...
WHEELING AND DEALING
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Gerald Wallace to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a protected 2012 first-round pick.
In Saturday night NBA action, the New Jersey Nets pulled off a rarely-seen double alley-oop in the third quarter against the New Orleans Hornets. Deron Williams made a half court alley-oop pass to Gerald Green, who threw another alley-oop pass off the backboard to Kris Humprhies for the finishing slam dunk.
The Nets followed up the play with a three-pointer to close the third...
For Laker fans everywhere, today was supposed to feel like Christmas. They were supposed to finally land Dwight Howard, a young PG and a Red Ryder BB Gun.
At first, everything seemed to be going well. The Lakers traded away Luke Walton and the contract from Hell to the Cavs along with a first pick for Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga. A great move, given that this...
The league’s focus today was the trade deadline where quite a bit of the NBA landscape drastically changed around the Mavericks. For once, it was a quiet deadline for Dallas who is usually involved in most trade rumors or showing interest in big name players made available. That wasn’t the case this year due to the front office making salary cap space such a priority in order...
Though New Jersey did not acquire the superstar it hoped, the move the Nets did pull off prior to the trade deadline could make them a better team for the rest of the season.
Veteran forward Gerald Wallace could make his debut for the Nets on Saturday night when they try to hand the visiting New Orleans Hornets a fourth consecutive defeat.
New Jersey (15-30) was reportedly one...