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NY Knicks and Brooklyn Nets do little at trade deadline along w…

NY Knicks and Brooklyn Nets do little at trade deadline along with rest of NBA

nydailynews.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
Some trading deadline. It made the NBA slam dunk contest look exciting, with the Knicks and Nets doing little or nothing, and no big star moving to a new team.
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  • NY Knicks coach Mike Woodson’s free pass may soon expire

    NY Knicks coach Mike Woodson’s free pass may soon expire

    nydailynews.com Feb 21, 2013
    MSG Network’s cameras lingered on Mike Woodson standing courtside Wednesday night in Indiana, exposing facial expressions normally not associated with a fearless leader. This was the face of a coach with intense media scrutiny in his future.
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  • Suns deal Telfair to Raptors for Haddadi, draft pick

    Suns deal Telfair to Raptors for Haddadi, draft pick

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Phoenix Suns have traded point guard Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors for center Hamed Haddadi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.
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  • Thunder acquire veteran Brewer from Knicks

    Thunder acquire veteran Brewer from Knicks

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Oklahoma City Thunder made a move to shore up their bench by acquiring Ronnie Brewer from the New York Knicks for a 2014 second-round pick and cash considerations, Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald confirmed Thursday.
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  • Ladies, J.R. Smith's Twitter Come-On Will Have You Sopping Wet

    Ladies, J.R. Smith's Twitter Come-On Will Have You Sopping Wet

    deadspin.com Feb 21, 2013
    Last month, as the Knicks were in Philadelphia to play the Sixers, J.R. Smith was up to his old tricks. J.R.'s got something of a history with Twitter, and women, (and asses), so it's not like the young lady who chatted him up via direct message couldn'…
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  • Boston Celtics acquire Jordan Crawford from Washington Wizards …

    Boston Celtics acquire Jordan Crawford from Washington Wizards for Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins

    ESPN.com nba.com yahoo.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Boston Celtics acquired third-year guard Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards for Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins on Thursday, sources have confirmed to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
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  • Section 15: School’s Out

    Section 15: School’s Out

    nytimes.com Feb 21, 2013
    When school's out, the N.B.A. makes for a nice father and son getaway. And for the Massaads, Barclays Center was on the agenda this year.
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  • Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried “Was Silently A Rodman Fan” As A Kid

    Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried “Was Silently A Rodman Fan” As A Kid

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    Many are already calling last weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest one of the most overhyped in years. Can we place any of the blame with Kenneth Faried? Probably not. He was quietly solid, and had a couple of dunks (speaking of the Statue of Liberty, off-the-gl
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  • NBA Trade Deadline: Oklahoma City Sends Eric Maynor To Portland

    NBA Trade Deadline: Oklahoma City Sends Eric Maynor To Portland

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Oklahoma City Thunder are content to have Reggie Jackson be their backup point guard going forward, if today’s moves before the NBA trade deadline are an indication. The Thunder traded Eric Maynor to Portland. In return for Maynor, the Blazers sent
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  • Kid goes behind back for mini-rim dunk, reveals Terrence Ross j…

    Kid goes behind back for mini-rim dunk, reveals Terrence Ross jersey at Raptors game (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 21, 2013
    Considering Terrence Ross won the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend by jumping over a child, it seems only fitting that a child should offer us a very cool remix of perhaps the Toronto Raptors rookie's most picturesque competition dunk. …
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  • James Harden’s 46 vs. Kyrie Irving’s 35: Who ya got? (VIDEOS)

    James Harden’s 46 vs. Kyrie Irving’s 35: Who ya got? (VIDEOS)

    yahoo.com Feb 21, 2013
    The NBA's 11-game Wednesday night slate was headlined by the first meeting of the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics following the death of longtime Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, but it was highlighted by a pair of sensational performances by ascendin…
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  • Carlesimo: D-Will not going to be 100 percent

    Carlesimo: D-Will not going to be 100 percent

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo admits Deron Williams won't be 100 percent this season.
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  • Dime Q&A: Jrue Holiday On How He Became One Of The Season’s…

    Dime Q&A: Jrue Holiday On How He Became One Of The Season’s Biggest Breakout Players

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    Philadelphia hasn’t had a year to remember. They are struggling to score, struggling to stay afloat, and Andrew Bynum hasn’t even suited up for the team yet. The 76ers are sitting at 22-30, 3.5 games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. They
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  • Spend A Minute Listening To This Maniac Lakers Fan Scream At Ke…

    Spend A Minute Listening To This Maniac Lakers Fan Scream At Kevin Garnett

    deadspin.com Feb 21, 2013
    "Kevin, Kevin, Kevin!" he shouts. He finds that he enjoys shouting the word, so he does it again, "KevinKevinKevinKevin!" He slows it down, just to see what that might sound like, "Kevin!-Kevin!-KEVVINNNN!" Yes, that was nice. He stops. Perhaps he has
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  • The X-Factor That Will Decide Carmelo & New York’s Season

    The X-Factor That Will Decide Carmelo & New York’s Season

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    With the regular season in its last few months, the cream of the league has risen to the top, and that means it’s time for prognosticators to start talking playoff seeds and possible matchups. One team once believed to be in the pretender category - t
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  • Jeremy Lin didn’t ‘want to play’ following Houston’s latest tra…

    Jeremy Lin didn’t ‘want to play’ following Houston’s latest trade, as Kevin McHale talks up his new player ‘Cap Room”

    yahoo.com Feb 21, 2013
    Though the Houston Rockets clearly won Wednesday’s Thomas Robinson/Patrick Patterson deal — acquiring a young forward whose work on a rookie contract will last longer than Patterson’s will, gaining more cap space along the way — it’s easy to for
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  • Lakers honor late owner Dr. Jerry Buss in pregame ceremony befo…

    Lakers honor late owner Dr. Jerry Buss in pregame ceremony before beating rival Celtics (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 21, 2013
    Before the Los Angeles Lakers took on their longtime rivals, the Boston Celtics, on Wednesday night, the team celebrated the life and legacy of late owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday at age 80 as a result of kidney failure after being hospitalized. …
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  • Countdown To The Deadline

    Countdown To The Deadline

    CNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013
    Deadline day has finally arrived. Where will the Hawks ship Josh Smith? Will Boston opt to stand pat? Find all the latest news, rumors and analysis here as we live blog the trade deadline.
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  • James Harden Gets Revenge On OKC; Lakers Destroy The Celtics

    James Harden Gets Revenge On OKC; Lakers Destroy The Celtics

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    When Houston traded for James Harden, they were hoping, maybe even believing that they were getting a star. But we’re not sure anyone thought they were getting this. In Houston’s wild 122-119 comeback win over the Thunder, Harden not only had a defini
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  • Atlanta ready to move Smith; more trade chatter

    Atlanta ready to move Smith; more trade chatter

    CNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013
    The latest trade chatter leading into Thursday afternoon's deadline...
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  • Nets rally, beat Bucks for 2nd straight night

    Nets rally, beat Bucks for 2nd straight night

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Deron Williams scored 23 points and Nets escaped with a 97-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after Monta Ellis missed on a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.
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  • Video - NBA Trade Deadline Winners, Losers 02:30

    NBA Trade Deadline Winners, Losers

    Feb 21
    Flip Saunders, Chris Broussard and Tom Penn break down the winners and losers at the NBA trade deadline.
  • Video - Hypothetical NBA Trades 02:51

    Hypothetical NBA Trades

    Feb 21
    Bill Simmons fires up the NBA Trade Machine for some deadline deals.
  • Video - No Big Trades For Celtics 02:08

    No Big Trades For Celtics

    Feb 21
    Chris Broussard and Flip Saunders discuss why the Celtics didn't trade any of their big-name players.
  • Video - Knicks Moves 01:12

    Knicks Moves

    Feb 21
    ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley breaks down the Knicks addition of Kenyon Martin after sending Ronnie Brewer to the Thunder for second-round draft pick.

Sports Columnists

  • O'Neal won't seek buyout, to remain with Suns

    Feb 21
    After the passing of the NBA trade deadline Thursday and a post-deadline meeting with team officials, Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal told ESPN that he is staying with the Suns as opposed to seeking a buyout of his contract
  • Hawks don't trade Smith, pull off minor deal

    Feb 21
    The Atlanta Hawks investigated offers for Josh Smith for several weeks but ultimately decided not to make a deal.
  • Eric Maynor traded from Oklahoma City Thunder to Portland Trail Blazers

    Feb 21
    The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded backup point guard Eric Maynor to the Portland Trail Blazers, sources told ESPN.com. The Thunder will receive a $2.2 million trade exception in return for Maynor.
  • Orlando Magic trade J.J. Redick to Milwaukee Bucks, according to sources

    Feb 21
    The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic have agreed to a trade that will send J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to the Bucks in return for Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb, league sources told ESPN.com.