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With the trade deadline more than just a week away, here are some of the names reportedly being shopped:

  • As annoying as it was for everyone to hear LeBron's decision this summer, I personally feel Carmelo's unresolved situation has been even more drawn-out and irritating.  The latest rumor has the Knicks having turned down a deal for Carmelo and Chauncey Billups for Raymond Felton, Eddy Curry's expiring contract and the Rooster.  The Knicks have turned this down since they think they have the most leverage this off season to sign Anthony.
  • The Buffoon is in full effect, per usual.  After giving horrendous contracts to Mike Conley Sr's son and Rudy Gay, he's in the position to determine if they're going to be able to sign both Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.  How about he just gives Randolph to the Flakers for a box of Cheez-Its.  Sound good?  OJ Mayo and Hasheem Thabeet are also being heavily shopped.  Can the Buffoon just deal OJ Mayo for Derek Caracter and Theo Ratliff's corpse, to give the LA a legit wing guy off the bench?  Or maybe he can give Marc Gasol to the Heat?  Never knew following basketball would make me so uneasy around the trade deadline with such an incompetent GM on an NBA team looking to shake his team up.
  • The Nets are desperately trying to move Travis Outlaw, Johan Petro and Jordan Farmar.  It must have just dawned upon them how terrible the contracts were that they gave those last summer.
  • Bulls are interested in Courtney Lee from Houston, which would make sense since their weak wing players is why they won't advance very far, but my sources say there are nothing to it.
  • One name to keep an eye on: Nazr Mohammed.  He's in the final year of his contract and since the Bobcats are always trying to shed salary may look to move him.  Maybe they can giftwrap him to the Heat.

tb727 2/16/2011 06:30:00 AM Edit
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7 Responses so far.

  1. Bohemian says:

    I am more than tired with the Carmelo rumors...I would be happy if he went nowhere so Denver gets nothing out of this and regrets not having accepted the Nets offer. Greed takes you here.

    Fearing the Buffoon of course, and also expecting to see trades out of Houston Portland and Detroit for example. Wondering if we get into a minor deal too ;)

  2. Karl says:

    Thanks for posting this. The Buffoon scares the hell out of me. Any additional information on who the Celtics might pick up?

  3. Bohemian says:

    Hamilton and Murphy (if/after buyout):

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AnIpPdbqxkvoAMtQPDYyCOa8vLYF?slug=aw-anthonynuggets021511

  4. Bohemian says:

    This is getting worse than Lefake's serial lol

    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/210997/Nuggets_Growing_Frustrated_With_Carmelos_Selfish_Play

  5. Three Toe says:

    The knicks probably had to turn that down, the fine print read they would have to give up a draft pick for Carmelo's truckload of self-importance that follows him wherever her goes.

  6. tb727 says:

    I hear ya Karl- I have nightmares of the Buffoon. He single-handedly made the Lakers relevant again. At least if he took back Odom or Bynum we wouldn't have had to hear about their length for 3 seasons.

    He truly is an imbecile.

  7. Anonymous says:

    With marquis Daniels and Jermaine O'neal out i wonder who they will pick up ? shaq will def come back for us for the playoffs for sure.

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