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Derrick Rose is dunking again. Nothing spectacular, but still a good sign. "I've seen a few flushes here and there," Jimmy Butler said.
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  • The Maloof family is in the process of selling the Kings to a group planning to move the franchise to Seattle. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has details: “The Maloof family is finalizing an agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to a group that hopes to move the franchise to Seattle for the 2013-14 season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The deal will sell the Kings for approximately $500 million to a group led by hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer. The group is seeking to relocate the franchise to Seattle’s KeyArena for the 2013-14 season. The Seattle group’s plans, with support of the NBA, is to play two seasons in KeyArena before moving into a new Seattle arena, sources said.”
  • Dwight Howard insists that his shoulder is separated and not torn, according to Mark Medina of Daily News: “Despite a right shoulder injury that will sideline him for at least a week, Lakers center Dwight Howard remained in his jovial spirits. Almost. Howard sounded slightly irritated when he said the labrum in his right shoulder is separated and not torn, contrary to what the Lakers initially reported following his MRI on Monday. “They don’t want me to continue to aggravate it,” Howard said. “That could cause a lot of problems later on in the season.” Howard traveled with the Lakers on their two-game trip, which concludes tonight in San Antonio, to work with the Lakers’ training staff on his shoulder mostly involving icing and electronic stimulation. The Lakers will re-evaluate him next week. “I’m not going to put a timetable on that,” Howard said. “Hopefully within a week, I’ll have enough strength so when they test it again I’ll be in good shape.”
As @ reports, Toronto definitely has interest in Memphis' Rudy Gay. They want a dynamic wing.
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  • Rudy Gay isn’t concerned or sensitive to the idea of his name in trade rumors, again. Ronald Tillery of Memphis Commercial Appeal has details: “Gay’s name continues to get mentioned in trade rumors around the NBA, although the Grizzlies’ longest-tenured player seems indifferent about the possibility of changing addresses. “This is every year,” Gay said. “If it happens it happens. So what. I’m playing today as a Grizzly. It’s a business. People are going to talk and stuff will happen. “It doesn’t make me any less of a player. What people say about me doesn’t change how I approach the game or how good I think I am or how good other people think I am. So it doesn’t bother me at all.” The Grizzlies have actively explored potential deals involving Gay as new ownership looks for ways to avoid being a perennial luxury-tax payer and maximize Gay’s salary slot with multiple players/draft picks.
  • The Knicks may have their sights on Kenyon Martin, according to Wojnarowski: “As Rasheed Wallace’s foot injury lingers, the New York Knicks are showing a renewed interest in free-agent forward Kenyon Martin, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Knicks have done some additional fact-finding on Martin in recent days, sources said. Martin has been open-minded about the possibility of accepting a 10-day contract to get the opportunity to prove his value to the Knicks, sources said. Wallace has missed 12 straight games with what the Knicks call a “stress reaction” in his left foot. The uncertainty surrounding Wallace’s return has made the Knicks circle back on the possibility of signing Martin, sources said.”
  • Amare Stoudemire’s minutes will be restricted due to feeling soreness in his knee after the contest against the Celtics, from Marc Berman of New York Post: “In what has to be a disappointing revelation, Mike Woodson said today that he erred in playing Amar’e Stoudemire too many minutes on Monday for his physical well-being and now needs to curb his playing time. Stoudemire had played between 17 and 21 minutes in his first three games back from knee surgery. On Monday against Boston, though, he was extended to 28. “I just got word that I needed to back off because I shouldn’t have done that,” Woodson said. “His minutes will still be on a restriction. Probably around the 20 mark range. Somewhere in that area there. No more than 22-23 minutes.” Woodson added, “No setback but he was probably a little sore. That’s the reason for it.”
  • Andray Blatche was questioned by the police for an alleged rape case. Here are the full details on why his cooperation was necessary, from Stefan Bondy of Daily News: “According to the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia, samples of a date-rape drug were found in the hotel suite rented by Blatche. The station also reported that police confiscated Blatche’s cell phone, finding “compromising pictures of the alleged victim.” Blatche reportedly picked up the woman at a Philadelphia strip club, and they partied with a group of at least six people at the Four Seasons Hotel in Center City. The 21-year-old woman told police she was raped by one man and had consensual sex with another, according to Ramsey. Two other men were reportedly still in custody as of Tuesday evening, as the police tried to gather DNA evidence. Ramsey seemed to absolve Blatche of any wrongdoing, telling the Times that the Nets player was released without being charged.”
  • [Update] – Apparently, Blatche knew more about the rape case than he claimed, according to the victim. Bondy has the update on the center’s troubling situation:
Alleged rape victim talks to ABC, says Blatche watched the crime but did not participate; shes mad at Nets for acting like nothing happened
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Stefan Bondy
Might be an important distinction and correction: alleged rape victim says Blatche was "aware" of the crime, not that he watched.
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Stefan Bondy
  • Deron Williams was not pleased by questions asked by a Philadelphia TV reporter and let him know about it, from Bondy: “Blatche hid from reporters before Tuesday’s game and afterwards left before reporters were allowed into  the locker room. Nets GM Billy King issued a brief statement confirming that a member of the organization was involved in an investigation, but declined to discuss it further. Before Blatche was revealed as the player interviewed by police, his teammates were grilled by Philadelphia TV reporters in interviews that sounded like police inquisitions. “You’re a tool, man,” Deron Williams responded to one reporter. “What’s wrong with you? Where are you from? What news are you with?” Williams reached his limit when asked, “How are the Philadelphia police treating you?”

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