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With the biggest target in trade talks Dwight Howard deciding to stay put for another season, the New Jersey Nets moved quickly to bring in pieces to persuade Deron Williams to stay by trading oft-injured center Mehmet Okur, forward Shawne Williams and a protected 2012 first round pick to the Portland Trailblazers for Gerald Wallace. Yahoo! Sports was the [...]
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The New Jersey Nets acquired forward Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday for center Mehmet Okur, forward Shawne Williams and a protected first-round pick, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Wallace, 29, is averaging 13.3 points and 6.6 rebounds this season for the Trail Blazers.
The 32-year-old Okur, who is currently nursing a back injury, is averaging 7.6 points and...
I learned something today: in the seven-year-old girl demographic, Luke Walton = bad, Gerald Wallace = good. Who knew? [youtube]IqQt01uFXyc&[/youtube]
The free agent class of 2012 has a new number one guy and yes, it's still a superstar. Friday morning Deron Williams told reporters, including Stefan Bondy with the New York Daily News that he would be hitting the open market this offseason.
"I’m not going to opt-in. It’s not monkey-see, monkey-do,” Williams told the Daily News. “Wherever I go is hopefully where...
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the New Jersey Nets have acquired Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers for two injured players and a protected first-round draft pick.
The Nets sent center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams to Portland along with their own 2012 draft pick. The pick is protected if it is in the top three, according to the person, who...
Jason Whitney The New Jersey Nets have acquired Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers according to Yahoo! Sports:Nets are close to sending Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a protected 1st round pick to Portland for Gerald Wallace, league sources tell Y!: Blazers have reached agreement in principle to send Gerald Wallace to Nets for [...]Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
A recent 3-7 slide into 12th in the Western Conference was all General Manager Chad Buchanan needed to begin rebuilding for the future.
At the trade deadline on Thursday, the Blazers first sent forward Gerald Wallace away to the New Jersey Nets, acquiring forward/center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams, and a pair of expiring contracts that are not expected to be retained...
The NBA trade deadline passed at 3pm ET on Thursday and surprisingly there weren’t as many deals made as expected. Dwight Howard signed an agreement saying he won’t opt out of his contract after the season, so he stayed with the Magic. However, Orlando failed to acquire any additional help. The Lakers and Blazers were two big movers on Thursday.
The Lakers got a new point guard...
We are now learning more of the details behind Mike D’Antoni’s sudden resignation earlier today.
Here is the latest from TNT’s David Aldridge by way of Sekou Smith at the NBA Hangtime blog (with a hat tip to Deadspin):
A source with knowledge of the discussions says D’Antoni and Knicks chairman James Dolan mutually agreed to terminate D’Antoni’s job with New York after...
Say it. Tell us all how you “called this one.”
Oh? No one? No one saw this coming?
No one looked ahead and saw the Blazers pouring their season in to a toilet, piece by piece, and holding down the flush lever with such a force that there would be no misunderstanding their meaning?
Well, in earnest, how could you? How could you have foreseen a professional sports...
Oh Dwight Howard, will you ever make up your mind?
After originally demanding a trade, Howard claimed he would stay with the Orlando Magic through next season. Then yesterday he went back on that saying he wouldn’t give up the opt-out clause in hi contract.
Well today, just hours before the NBA’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, Howard has reversed course again, claiming he will not opt...
With the trades of Gerald Wallace (New Jersey) and Marcus Camby, as well as the dismissal of head coach Nate McMillan, the team has entered a much-needed rebuilding mode. For a team that had so much promise just a few seasons ago, injuries and front office upheaval have left this team a shell of its projected future dominance. Brandon Roy has retired, and Greg Oden has now been waived...
The Portland Trail Blazers are moving on a day after making major changes.
The Trail Blazers fired coach Nate McMillan, waived former No. 1 selection Greg Oden and traded Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace on Thursday.
Interim head coach Kaleb Canales, who is the youngest coach in the NBA at age 34, is still going through his same routine.
Before Friday's game against Chicago...
Dwight Howard, not traded. Deron Williams, should have been traded but the New Jersey Nets were too paralyzed with the whole Orlando Magic outcome to realize they needed to make the move. David Kahn was nowhere to be found, strange. And everyone else just felt like doing the basics with their deals. David Stern can have extra vacation time tonight!