Day 3 of Free Agency; Complications in Nets’ pursuit of Howard

kris humphries

//The Orlando Magic are looking for a bundle of first-round draft picks in any package they receive exchange for Dwight Howard, and the Brooklyn Nets are willing to surrender three. They also want a couple good young players, and the Nets are willing to give them three — Brook Lopez, MarShon Brooks and Kris Humphries. Problem is, the Magic already have Glen Davis and Ryan Anderson at the power forward position, which makes Humphries a bad fit. And therein lies one


SH Blog: Deron Williams will stay with the Brooklyn Nets, Dwight Howard saga continues


We always get breaking news of players’ decisions from reliable and reputable reporters. Today, someone broke huge news to the basketball world, but it wasn’t a reporter. Find out who it was, and what happened with the Dwight Howard saga in today’s news:Deron Williams will reportedly stay with the Brooklyn Nets, according to Deron Williams:

Made a very tough decision today....
Deron Williams
Adrian Wojnarowski followed up the report with details:
Deron Williams has reached agreement on a 5 year, $100 million extension with Brooklyn, a league source tells Y! Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski
UPDATE: Paul Coro has the story on Eric Gordon’s new max deal with the Suns: “Restricted free


SH Blog: Joe Johnson to Nets, Marvin Williams traded for Devin Harris (in principle)


The time is near for a decision to come out of the biggest free agent prize this off-season in Deron Williams. The Brooklyn Nets have done all they can to keep the gifted point guard, and there have been reports that Williams and his family have truly enjoyed their stay in New York. Find out what big trade the team has all but secured today – with or without Williams – along with plenty of other free agency news. With so


Hamilton: What We Learned on Day One of NBA Free Agency


NEW YORK — It pays to be a center, whether you are an All-Star or a promising young Turk. Also, there is a lot of interest in a 38-year-old two-time MVP. And, the main domino has not yet fallen, although Monday will be a key day in the life of Deron Williams, the Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks. One more thing: For the first time ever, restricted free agents rather than unrestricted free agents ruled the day on Day One of the


SH Blog: Garnett staying in Boston, plus more free agency news

Kevin Garnett

The NBA is recovering from its collective draft hangover just in time to start the madness of free agency.  We have big news coming out of Boston, plus all the latest NBA buzz as we gear up for the start of free agency at midnight ET.Kevin Garnett is remaining a Celtic, writes Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.  “[Garnett's] loyalty to coach Doc Rivers made him likely to return to Boston once he decided to keep playing. One NBA executive


The top 12 restricted free agents


We told you restricted free agency is tricky. Well, it’s so tricky that the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves decided not to participate in it. This week, the Grizzlies decided against making a $7.4 million qualifying offer to guard O.J. Mayo while making cheaper QO’s to forwards Marreese Speights and Darrell Arthur. The Timberwolves made the same decision on their $8.2 million qualifying offer to Michael Beasley. Those decisions make Mayo and Beasley unrestricted free agents – and remove them from our


Settlement, beneficial to Knicks, reached in Lin/Novak appeal

Lin Knicks

NEW YORK — The Knicks came out winners again Friday in the arbitration case involving Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak’s free agency after the NBA and the players’ union reached a settlement and the league dropped its appeal of arbitrator Kenneth Dam’s ruling. Lin and Novak, who were acquired by New York through waiver claims, will have “Early Bird” rights that will allow the Knicks to exceed the salary cap to re-sign them. In essence, it means New York can use its


SH Blog: Mo Williams allows trade, Bosh to miss Olympics


With the NBA Draft over, evaluations of the decisions were made from general managers, owners, players, writers and even fans. See our exclusive sights and sounds of the Draft here, and check who said what, along with today’s biggest news below:Mo Williams has cleared the path to complete the Lamar Odom deal, and he was never in the way, reported by Ramona Shelburne: “Los Angeles Clippers guard Mo Williams has officially picked up his option for next season, clearing the way