HoopsHype Jason Richardson rumors

August 9, 2012 Updates

The Nuggets are very fond of Afflalo, but Iguodala could be viewed as an upgrade. The Magic would view the Denver guard as a future building block while Gasol is either a piece they can hold onto or turn around in another deal. For the numbers to work, Orlando would have to move another player, expected to be Jason Richardson, who would re-route to either the Lakers or Nuggets. Should the Rocket miss out on both Howard and Bynum, they may have interest in Gasol. While they may not give up as much to the Magic, Orlando could be looking at a solid return in a subsequent Gasol trade to Houston. HoopsWorld

A source close to the situation confirms @wojyahoonba report that Orlando is in talks with Philly, Lakers and Denver. Reported framework of deal that is being discussed but not imminent had Dwight Howard and Al Harrington heading to the Lakers, Andrew Bynum to the Sixers, and Pau Gasol and Arron Afflalo to the Magic along with cap relief (Jason Richardson heading somewhere likely) and draft picks. Sulia

July 19, 2012 Updates

Sam Amico: Whether the Jason Richardson & Nash issue is a "false rumor" or not, I can tell you with confidence Lakers wouldn't take Richardson. Twitter

July 16, 2012 Updates

The Times' Mike Bresnahan, among others, has reported the Lakers are part of this pursuit too, showing some openness toward acquiring Jason Richardson's contract if it results in Superman coming to L.A. But one prominent former Laker, "Big Game" James Worthy, argues that the Purple and Gold shouldn't waste their time. "I like Andrew Bynum," Worthy said recently at an appearance at Bell Gardens Intermediate School, sponsored by After School All-Stars Los Angeles and Metro PCS. "He's young and just as good as Dwight right now. He's getting better. Dwight ... to me, he's too much gab and too much talking. I'm old school. I want to see something done on the floor. He does all this media stuff, flip-flopping. You don't get respect from veteran players when you do that kind of stuff. They just want you to play. They want to see what you can do out there." Los Angeles Times

July 13, 2012 Updates
July 10, 2012 Updates

The Lakers pulled off an extraordinary trade last week. Can they do it again this week? They found themselves back in negotiations Tuesday for Dwight Howard after a multi-team deal collapsed that would have sent the unhappy Orlando Magic center to the Brooklyn Nets. In a key development, the Lakers are slowly becoming more open to taking back a fairly bad contract, the one for Orlando swingman Jason Richardson, though they still might need to involve a third team to acquire Howard. "They're still trying," said a person familiar with the talks who was not publicly authorized to speak. Los Angeles Times

July 9, 2012 Updates

The tentacles of the proposed deal stretched across more than 10 players and three teams on Monday, with the Nets recruiting a fourth team to take on guard MarShon Brooks in exchange for an additional draft pick to send to Orlando. Nevertheless, multiple complexities need to be resolved to complete the deal, including the negotiation of contracts for four of the players in the proposed trade: Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Damion James and Shelden Williams. In the proposed deal, Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark would be sent to Brooklyn, and the Magic would receive the Nets' Lopez, James, Williams and Armon Johnson, Cleveland's Luke Walton and three future first-round picks, sources said. Cleveland would receive Orlando's Quentin Richardson, Brooklyn's Sundiata Gaines, Humphries (on a one-year guaranteed deal), a first-round pick and $3 million from the Nets. Brooklyn also is in talks with the Los Angeles Clippers to exchange Brooks for an additional first-round pick to send to the Magic. If the Clippers decline to participate, other teams are in position to take on Brooks, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

The Orlando Magic have intensified discussions about trading Dwight Howard, and the Brooklyn Nets are rapidly overtaking the Los Angeles Lakers as the strongest contender to land the disenchanted All-Star center, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. As Orlando sorts through the offers, Howard's potential destination is increasingly looking like the Nets, sources said. The tentacles of the proposed deal stretched across more than 10 players and three teams on Monday morning, with the Nets recruiting a fourth team to take on guard MarShon Brooks in exchange for an additional draft pick to send to Orlando. Yahoo! Sports

July 4, 2012 Updates
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