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Nets Not Interested in Williams-for-Gasol Swap with Lakers

It seems that Deron Williams is basically on his own for the time being in New Jersey with Dwight Howard set to opt-in on his contract and remain with the Magic for another season. Williams could walk at the end of the season in free agency with New Jersey getting nothing in return.  So, the [...]

Lakers, Blazers, T’Wolves Closing in on Deal

The Lakers have been looking to upgrade their bench and are close to deal to add some scoring punch LA is close to finalizing a three-way deal with Portland and Minnesota that would send Michael Beasley to the Lakers according to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com.  The Blazers would get either Steve Blake or a draft [...]

Magic talking with Lakers and Knicks on potential Howard trade

It’s looking more and more likely that Dwight Howard will not remain with the Orlando Magic after the trade deadline.  His comments following last night’s win against the Heat that he hopes the team “rolls the dice” and does not trade him has not sat well with management or fans in the City Beautiful.  Especially [...]

Michael Beasley Trade Talk Heating Up

There is more and more talk coming out of Minnesota that Michael Beasley may be on the move in the next 24 hours. According to Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld.com, the Lakers, Magic and Rockets are among the teams interested in the forward. The Lakers have been linked to Beasley for a few weeks and reportedly [...]

Report: Bulls exploring deal for Pau Gasol

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Lakers would be moving Pau Gasol for multiple pieces in hopes of improving their point guard position and helping with their salary cap in the future.  Those talks have died down over the last few weeks but the Bulls are hoping they [...]

Magic want to talk Howard with the Lakers

Before the season, it was believed that if the Orlando Magic were going to trade Dwight Howard, that a deal with the LA Lakers was almost a foregone conclusion.  He would get to play in a bigger market and team with a superstar and have a chance at winning a championship.  Plus, the Magic would [...]

Portland in talks for several moves with Clippers, Lakers

Despite their recent struggles, the Portland Trail Blazers do have some tradable assets.  And it looks like the Blazers are ready to make some moves with both of the LA teams. According to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, Portland is talking with the Clippers about a deal that would exchange Jamal Crawford for Eric Bledsoe and [...]

Lakers, Celtics Did talk Rajon Rondo trade

Over the past few weeks, there has been plenty of talk about the Celtics possibly moving Rajon Rondo.  But that has died down lately with coach Doc Rivers even believing that his point guard will be staying put. Mike Breshanan of the LA Times says that the Lakers and Celtics did talk last week about [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 2/23/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the first half of the NBA season, the All-Star festivities in their backyard of Orlando, what they expect in the second half of the season, the latest on trade talk and more. You can subscribe to the Pro Basketball News podcast on iTunes by clicking here.

Pro Basketball News podcast – 2/20/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the NBA slam dunk and three-point shooting contests, games from over the weekend, if the Thunder need to make a move before the trade deadline, if the Knicks are true contenders now, the Magic falling apart against the Heat and their holes, chaos with the [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 2/15/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz are back as they talk about the Jeremy Lin sensation, if they think it can last and how does he fit in with Carmelo Anthony, the injury to Derrick Rose, the Lakers now that the Grammy trip is over, the trade deadline approaching and talk of potential moves, bad teams [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/25/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the past few nights in the NBA and what has stood out, the latest Dwight Howard rumor, the issues with the Lakers and if they might make a move sooner than later, extensions including Kevin Love and Danilo Gallinari, Flip Saunders getting fired, the impact of Luol Deng’s injury [...]

Video: Stan Van Gundy says Dwight Howard is best center in NBA

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy talks about his team’s 92-80 win over the LA Lakers, how good Dwight Howard was on this night, the durability of his big man and more.

Video: Pau Gasol talks loss to Magic, team struggles on offense

Lakers’ star Pau Gasol talks about the team’s 92-80 loss to the Orlando Magic and the team’s struggles on offense.

Video: Kobe Bryant talks Lakers loss to Magic

A somewhat distraught Kobe Bryant talks to the media about his team’s 92-80 loss to the Orlando Magic.