Grizzlies send Rudy Gay to Raptors in three-team deal: trade breakdown

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Rudy Gay’s name has been floating around in trade rumors the past couple of weeks and finally the triggered has been pulled in our first major pre-trade deadline deal.  Gay heads from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Toronto Raptors in a three-team trade that also includes the Detroit Pistons.  Here is my trade breakdown.

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NBA Free Agent roundup (7/10/12)

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While the NBA world awaits word on whether or not the Orlando Magic are actually going to give Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for ten cents on the dollar, there have been plenty of other major moves made via trade and free agency in the past couple of days.  Here is a breakdown of the latest player movement in this NBA off-season.

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Steve Nash trade leads to point guard roulette in NBA

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The Los Angeles Lakers made a huge splash by acquiring Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns for four future NBA Draft picks.  That deal has led to chain reaction of point guard movement in the NBA as Goran Dragic, Kyle Lowry, Jason Kidd, and possibly Jeremy Lin have all found new homes.

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How Derrick Rose’s injury affects the Chicago Bulls’ off-season plan

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With Derrick Rose’s health condition up in the air for the 2012-13 season after tearing his ACL in the playoffs, the Chicago Bulls enter the off-season with a ton of uncertainty.  Luol Deng’s name has already popped up in numerous trade rumors as the team tries to deal with the fallout from losing their star power.

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Houston Rockets stockpiling draft picks in hope of landing Dwight Howard

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has a reputation for acquiring assets.  That is apparently what he is planning on doing in the days leading up to the 2012 NBA Draft in hopes of landing Dwight Howard via trade from the Orlando Magic.  The Rockets have added a third first round draft pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves, sending swingman Chase Budinger north.

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New Orleans Hornets dump salary in trade with Washington Wizards

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The NBA off-season is officially underway as the first trade has been made between the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets.  Here is my analysis on the deal which includes Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza, Rashard Lewis, and a pick in the up-coming 2012 NBA Draft.

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NBA Trade Deadline Winners

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The NBA trade deadline was somewhat overshadowed by the opening day of March Madness.  Still, there were a plethora of moves made in the final hours as teams tried to make a last ditch effort to bolster their roster or build for the future.  Here are the trade deadline winners.
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NBA Trade Deadline Losers

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The NBA trade deadline was somewhat overshadowed by the opening day of March Madness.  Still, there were a plethora of moves made in the final hours as teams tried to make a last ditch effort to bolster their roster or build for the future.  Here are the trade deadline losers.
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2012 NBA Trade Deadline: Bucks-Warriors trade benefits both teams

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With the NBA trade deadline approaching Thursday afternoon, the first domino has fallen in what has been a very quiet and uneventful week thus far.  Rumors were swirling about the Orlando Magic trying to acquire Monta Ellis in hopes of pairing him up with Dwight Howard.  Instead the Golden State Warriors have traded Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks in a five-player deal that will send Andrew Bogut to the Bay.

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5 players likely to be dealt by NBA Trade Deadline

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Plenty of names will be floated around in the next week-plus as the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 15th.  Here is a list of the five players I think will be dealt in the next week-plus and which teams might be interested in acquiring said player.  (I didn’t include Dwight Howard on this list because I don’t think the Orlando Magic pull the trigger on a deal.)
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NBA Trade Deadline: Possible suitors for the Timberwolves’ Michael Beasley

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Plenty of names will be floated around in the next week-plus as the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 15th.  Over the next week, I am going to take a look at which players are likely to be dealt and what teams might be interested in acquiring said player.  Michael Beasley‘s name has been on the trade block since the Minnesota Timberwolves used the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft on Derrick Williams.  With the T-Wolves signing Kevin Love to a max deal extension, it’s almost certain Beasley will be traded since he doesn’t seem to be part of Minnesota’s long-term plan.
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NBA Trade Deadline: Possible suitors for Bucks’ Stephen Jackson

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Plenty of names will be floated around in the next week-plus as the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 15th.  Over the next week, I am going to take a look at which players are likely to be dealt and what teams might be interested in acquiring said player.  Stephen Jackson seems to have already worn out his welcome with the Milwaukee Bucks and could be moved.
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