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Nets and Hawks general managers trade for very different reason…

Nets and Hawks general managers trade for very different reasons

yahoo.com ESPN.com nba.com Updated Jul 2, 2012
On Monday afternoon, the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets completed a major trade involving overpaid All-Star guard Joe Johnson and a set of make-weights and scraps. Almost immediately, conventional wisdom developed that the Nets had dealt themselves int…
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  • Lin withdraws from select team due to free agency

    Lin withdraws from select team due to free agency

    Jeremy Lin will not play with the select team that will scrimmage against the U.S. Olympic team because of his free agency.
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  • Rededicated Odom welcomed back by Clippers

    Rededicated Odom welcomed back by Clippers

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 2, 2012
    The Los Angeles Clippers reintroduced Lamar Odom as a member of the team, nine years after his original departure.
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  • Bucks welcome new center Dalembert into the fold

    Bucks welcome new center Dalembert into the fold

    nba.com Jul 2, 2012
    The Milwaukee Bucks are sure happy to see veteran center Samuel Dalembert in town.
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  • Bulls welcome guard Marquis Teague

    Bulls welcome guard Marquis Teague

    nba.com Jul 2, 2012
    Those bruising backyard battles with his older brother toughened Marquis Teague, even if he was five years younger and not as physically mature.
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  • Joe Johnson is set to be the first official cornerstone of the …

    Joe Johnson is set to be the first official cornerstone of the Brooklyn Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets have agreed in principle to a deal that will make them significantly better, and possibly vault them into the playoffs in 2012-13. They've ensured that their team will potentially have one of the better backcourts in the NBA, they're w…
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  • Sources: Bulls reach out to guards Fisher, Roy

    Sources: Bulls reach out to guards Fisher, Roy

    ESPN.com Jul 2, 2012
    In their quest to find a veteran point guard, the Chicago Bulls have have been in contact with Derek Fisher, and they've also contacted shooting guard Brandon Roy, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
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  • Dwight Howard again wants out of Orlando, and even StayDwight.c…

    Dwight Howard again wants out of Orlando, and even StayDwight.com is giving up the ghost

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 2012
    Dwight Howard has spent the better part of the last year making a mess of things as he plays out and prolongs his torturous divorce from the Orlando Magic. With his team performing like a middle-of-the-East collection of sometimes-stiffs and no clear im…
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  • Cavaliers waive guard Harris

    Cavaliers waive guard Harris

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 2, 2012
    • Free agent tracker CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived reserve guard Manny Harris.
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  • Marcus Camby Is Considering Houston, Miami and New York

    Marcus Camby Is Considering Houston, Miami and New York

    dimemag.com Jul 2, 2012
    Ten years ago, it would have been hard to imagine Marcus Camby as a relavent NBA player in 2012. No doubt he was a talented shot-blocker and rebounder, but he just couldn’t stay healthy. But now at 38 years old, Camby has not only continued to be effect
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  • Warriors' rookies took divergent paths to NBA

    Warriors' rookies took divergent paths to NBA

    nba.com Jul 2, 2012
    One has been an entrepreneur since he handed out business cards for his lawn-mowing service in the fifth grade. Another was born in Nigeria and didn't play basketball until he was 14. The third was the lone senior on The Associated Press All-America tea…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Ron Harper

    The 10-man rotation, starring Ron Harper

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 2012
    A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: SLAM. Russ Bengtson's interview with R…
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  • Lavoy Allen and George Hill sign two very reasonable NBA deals;…

    Lavoy Allen and George Hill sign two very reasonable NBA deals; league continues apace

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 2012
    Every summer the NBA reminds its fans that its owners and GMs are total nutters who like to sign people like Gerald Wallace to twice what the tail end of Gerald Wallace's prime is worth on the open market. Every summer, the NBA's owners remind you why t…
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  • Anthony Davis sprains ankle, awaits evaluation

    Anthony Davis sprains ankle, awaits evaluation

    nba.com Jul 2, 2012
    Anthony Davis has a left ankle sprain that must be evaluated later this week before he can be cleared to practice with the U.S. team.
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  • Ainge: Celtics near deal to bring back Green

    Ainge: Celtics near deal to bring back Green

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 2, 2012
    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hinted that a deal to bring back free agent Jeff Green is nearing completion.
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  • Olympics 2012 -- Anthony Davis of New Orleans Hornets injured, …

    Olympics 2012 -- Anthony Davis of New Orleans Hornets injured, could miss Olympics

    ESPN.com Jul 2, 2012
    New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis suffered an ankle injury in practice and could miss the Olympics.
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  • For Toney Douglas, a Chance to Reboot

    For Toney Douglas, a Chance to Reboot

    nytimes.com Jul 2, 2012
    Toney Douglas played his way out of the Knicks' rotation over the last year, but he has an opportunity to re-establish himself this summer.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Juuuuuuust a bit outside, tried the corner an…

    Create-a-Caption: Juuuuuuust a bit outside, tried the corner and missed

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 2012
    You've got to assume Shane Battier's the favorite to win MLB's No Stats All-Star Final Vote, right? I mean, he's the guy for whom the phrase was invented. Best caption wins some thoughts on the real MLB All-Star Final Vote, plus more on this year's All-…
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  • A rare Oklahoma City Thunder-themed Suzuki X-90 can be yours fo…

    A rare Oklahoma City Thunder-themed Suzuki X-90 can be yours for $3000 (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 2012
    Interested in dropping $3000 on a 1996 Suzuki crossover with two doors, 125,000 miles on it, no working air conditioner and a manual transmission that is fed by a clutch that may or may not work? One with an amateur paint job? Probably not. Interested i…
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  • Report: Hill signs five-year extension with Pacers

    Report: Hill signs five-year extension with Pacers

    CNNSI.com Jul 2, 2012
    Report: Hill signs five-year extension with Pacers
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  • Andre Miller is set to bring his Andre Miller-ish game back to …

    Andre Miller is set to bring his Andre Miller-ish game back to Denver for three more years

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 2012
    Andre Miller, in his 13th NBA season and second stint with the Denver Nuggets, actually fell off a wee bit production-wise during the 2011-12 run. And, admit it, you didn't really notice. All you saw, whenever you flipped over to a Portland game, was An…
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  • Magic GM: Howard has reissued trade request

    Magic GM: Howard has reissued trade request

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 2, 2012
    The Magic say they haven't committed to honoring Dwight Howard's latest trade demand that he be dealt to the Brooklyn Nets.
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  • Celtics: Allen, Bass highest priority to sign

    Celtics: Allen, Bass highest priority to sign

    ESPN.com Jul 2, 2012
    Danny Ainge said Monday that it's status quo with free agent shooting guard Ray Allen, but stressed that Allen remains one of the team's primary targets as it attempts to reassemble its core for the 2012-13 season.
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  • Report: Clippers In Advanced Talks With Jamal Crawford

    Report: Clippers In Advanced Talks With Jamal Crawford

    dimemag.com Jul 2, 2012
    After acquiring Chris Paul last offseason, the Clippers became playoff contenders overnight. But without much opportunity to shape their roster, they were left to play the season out with some glaring weaknesses and overstocked parts. L.A. had virtually…
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  • A Weekend Spent At Matt Bonner Basketball Camp

    A Weekend Spent At Matt Bonner Basketball Camp

    dimemag.com Jul 2, 2012
    “This is probably the only NBA player’s camp that the player is actually there the whole time,” explains Luke Bonner, younger brother of San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner, about the annual Matt Bonner Basketball Camp held in their hometown of Co
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  • Pistons negotiating with Ukraine center Vyacheslav Kravtsov

    Pistons negotiating with Ukraine center Vyacheslav Kravtsov

    nba.com Jul 2, 2012
    The Detroit Pistons are negotiating with Vyacheslav Kravtsov, a 7-foot center who played in Ukraine last season. The team hopes to sign him July 11 when the NBA moratorium period ends.
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  • Mark Cuban won’t meet with Deron Williams, will tape reality sh…

    Mark Cuban won’t meet with Deron Williams, will tape reality show instead

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 2012
    In the lockout-prolonged offseason and very short free-agent period of 2011, the then-champion Dallas Mavericks had a choice. With several key players - Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and DeShawn Stevenson, especially - up for new contracts, the front off
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  • The Omer Asik Sweepstakes Take Over; CP3 Gets An Offer He Can R…

    The Omer Asik Sweepstakes Take Over; CP3 Gets An Offer He Can Refuse

    dimemag.com Jul 2, 2012
    Most of the buzz since free agency hit at midnight was about, surprisingly, Omer Asik. He was courted by the Trail Blazers but ultimately has signed an offer sheet with Houston, one the Bulls now can match. The deal is for three years and $25 million, w…
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  • 64-Day Warning: Football Is Two Months Away. Celebrate With Som…

    64-Day Warning: Football Is Two Months Away. Celebrate With Some Megatron!

    grantland.com Jul 2, 2012
    For some sports fans (this guy), July is a dark stretch. The NBA season is over, and considering the baseball team of my youth is busy trying to destr...
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  • Video - Lamar Odom On Joining Clippers 02:25

    Lamar Odom On Joining Clippers

    Jul 2
    Lamar Odom on the past year, both on and off the court.
  • Video - Sources: Johnson To Nets 05:23

    Sources: Johnson To Nets

    Jul 2
    Sources: Nets and Hawks agree to deal involving Joe Johnson, deal contingent on Deron Williams staying with Nets.
  • Video - Draft Pick Marquis Teague Talks About Joining Bulls 02:19

    Draft Pick Marquis Teague Talks About Joining Bulls

    Jul 2
    CBS 2's Ryan Baker interviews Bulls' first round draft pick and former Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague about…
  • Video - Meet The Newest C's 01:26

    Meet The Newest C's

    Jul 2
    Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge introduces the C's draft picks to the media.

Sports Columnists

  • Sam Amick: Nets, Hawks agree to Joe Johnson deal

    Jul 2
    The Nets have agreed in principle to acquire All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta, according to two league sources.
  • Atlanta Hawks trade Marvin Williams to Utah Jazz for Devin Harris, accordi…

    Jul 2
    The Atlanta Hawks are closing in on their second significant trade of this early offseason, agreeing to trade for Utah Jazz point guard Devin Harris in exchange for forward Marvin Williams, according to sources briefed on the discussions.
  • Atlanta Hawks trade Marvin Williams to Utah Jazz for Devin Harris, accordi…

    Jul 2
    The Atlanta Hawks are closing in on their second significant trade of this early offseason, agreeing to trade for Utah Jazz point guard Devin Harris in exchange for forward Marvin Williams, according to sources briefed on the discussions.
  • Brooklyn Nets to land Joe Johnson in trade with Atlanta Hawks, sources say

    Jul 2
    The Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks have agreed to terms on a deal that will bring Joe Johnson to New York, sources told ESPN.com.