Rebuilding Atlanta Hawks unlikely to make playoffs

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

Having failed to get past the Eastern Conference Semifinals with their previous core, the new Atlanta Hawks front office made the bold decision of entering a rebuilding mode by dealing their star player, Joe Johnson.  As a result, the A-T-L should take a pretty steep drop in the standings as they undergo some transition.

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Fake Devin Harris Twitter Account Spreads Trade Rumor to Blazers

Devin Harris

A fake Devin Harris twitter account spread a rumor that the newest member of the Utah Jazz was being traded to the Portland Blazers for Wesley Matthews.  Damn social media!!!
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Utah Jazz Made Wise Decision in Dealing Deron Williams to Nets

Deron Williams Nets

After failing on their attempt to lure Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey, the Nets moved quickly to plan B by acquiring Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz in exchange for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, a 2011 first round pick, a conditional future first rounder.  For Utah, the time was now to deal D-Will while new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov finally lands the superstar he has coveted since taking control of the franchise, but certainly not the best point guard in the NBA.

By: David Kay
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Utah Sends Deron Williams to Nets in Exchange for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors

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To quote the famous Ronald Reagan campaign ad “it’s morning in America.” And this morning all of America’s die-hard NBA fans woke up to the announcement of a blockbuster NBA trade. The “Deron Williams deal,” is the huge deal everyone was expecting as the trade deadline approached, and it’s now a new morning in Deron Williams’ career.

The deal is done. Utah receives New Jersey Nets guard Devin Harris and Derrick Favors, who they selected with their lottery pick this season. The Jazz also get….

By Paul M. Banks

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