The NBA free agency period officially begins December 9. With little over a week to go, I have a plethora of rumors to sift through. Couple that with trade rumors swirling around two of the top 5 players in the game (Dwight Howard/Chris Paul) and we should be in for a hell of a ride as we approach game one of the 2011-2012 season on Christmas Day. We still do not know everything in terms of the nitty gritty details of the CBA and how those details will effect the shortened free agency period.
Trash Talk is a list of reputable NBA columnists/sites and a little blurb about what they are hearing. I’ll try to hit all aspects of the free agency period and offseason trade rumor mill — from the Lakers interest in Dwight Howard to the 76ers interest in signing the 12th man to fill out their roster.
I will come back and update Trash Talk throughout the day. So check it out when your bored at work.
With that… Trash Talk.
- Buried in Ken Berger’s column, is an interesting three-way deal rumored to be involving Andrew Bynum heading to Milwaukee, Andrew Bogut to the Magic and Dwight Howard to the Lakers.
- iamagm.com reports mutual interest between Tyson Chandler and New Jersey Nets
- Jim Buss open to trading Andrew Bynum, according to the LAtimes.
- Via the LA Times: Clippers will offer Eric Gordon a 4-year contract and match offers for Deandre Jordan.
- Per Al Iannazone: Nets expect Deron Williams to opt out.
- Knicks will once again go after Grant Hill, according to SLAMonline.
- Adrian Wojnarowski wrote that seven teams (Nets, Warriors, Rockets, Clippers, Blazers, Pacers, Nuggets) reached out to Nene’s reps.
- Iamagm.com reporting that eight teams reached out to Jamal Crawford’s people, including Bulls and Lakers.
- A.W. believes the Bulls are interested in Wizards SG Nick Young
- Berger reported that the Knicks are looking for assets for a potential Chris Paul deal.
- Chris Sheridan believes the Mavs will overpay to keep Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea.
- ESPN.com is reporting that no decision has been made on Brandon Roy in terms of amnesty
- The Wizards are unlikely to amnesty Rashard Lewis, despite his massive contract, according to ESPN.com
- Nate Robinson would like to get out of his contract with the Thunder, per A.W.