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With the Orlando Magic tabling trade talks for Dwight Howard Wednesday, the Brooklyn Nets have reportedly have agreed to terms with center Brook Lopez on a four-year, $61 million contract extension, the maximum allowed to a player of Lopez’s tenure under the collective bargaining agreement. Lopez was widely reported as a centerpiece of any trade scenario the [...]
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I’ve been following the rumors daily, if not hourly, as well as all the Brooklyn Nets activities. It’s hard to say what will happen with Dwight, but does this picture from earlier today give us a hint? I know we can’t see the bill of the hat, but to me, that sure does look like a Lakers hat. We know the Lake show is definitely back in the picture. This...
Leave it to Twitter to stoke the fire. As if we hadn't been slapped in the face with enough Dwight Howard rumors, some recent social media observations have heightened the trade speculation. The Twitter feed for RealGM, a popular sports website, and one of its writers, Eric Pincus, noted some interesting developments Thursday. The news probably doesn't mean much, but considering...
The Dwight Howard sweepstakes will not be ending anytime soon. Trade talks between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets -- the only team to which he will agree on a long-term commitment -- broke down July 11 when the Nets signed current center Brook Lopez to a four-year, $60 million deal. Lopez, the key player in heated trade talks with the Magic, is untradeable now until...
Strap in, NBA fans. If Wednesday was any indication, it is going to be a long, long, long, long offseason.
The dust is settling in Amway Center where Rob Hennigan and the Magic officially put an end to trade discussions with the Nets for the time being and turned their focuse squarely on the head coaching search. There have been very few things that are clear in this whole Dwight Howard saga, but let's try and clear a few things up:
1) Dwight Howard will find it tough to be a Net...
Guess what another possible trade scenario for Dwight Howard just when it was reported that Los Angeles was out of the DwightMare sweepstakes, seems they are back in the fold via Hoops World. HOOPSWORLD has learned that there have been preliminary discussions between the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would involve sending [...]
Reports: Clippers involved in Dwight Howard trade talks.
Now that the Brooklyn Nets ar out of the Dwight Howard trading picture, it seems the Houston Rockets are emerging as a team that going all out for Howard. There are reports that the Rockets are considering amnestying Luis Scola in an attempt to create more cap space to appeal more to the Orlando franchise [...]
The Magic have reopened Dwight Howard trade talks with teams beyond the Nets.
The Orlando Magic suspended trade talks for Dwight Howard this past week, but it’s become increasingly evident that the Houston Rockets are becoming the more enticing package for Orlando. They are rumored to amnesty Luis Scola just to make themselves a better landing spot for Dwight Howard and via ESPN it seems Orlando prefers the [...]
The Houston Rockets are scrambling to clear the salary cap space required to absorb the high-priced contracts Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan wants to unload to any team that takes All-NBA center Dwight Howard via trade. The Rockets dealt point guard Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors and used the amnesty provision to waive power forward Luis Scola and the three years...
The Rockets want you to notice them. They really do.
That is about the only way you can explain the cry for attention Houston has subjected itself to this offseason so far. From amassing draft picks, to reportedly signing Jeremy Lin to an offer sheet, to going after Dwight Howard, the Rockets have been active. But for what purpose?
This was a team after all that missed the Playoffs...