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Old 07-14-2006, 03:55 PM   #75
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NBA Rumor Central: Warriors, Pacers Wait On Decision

Friday, July 14
Warriors, Pacers Wait On Decision
Jul 14 - The Contra Costa Times reports a person familiar with the negotiations said the sign-and-trade deal for Al Harrington is taking so long to work out because Atlanta hasn't decided what's enough in return from the Golden State Warriors or Indiana Pacers for the free agent.

Cavs To Sign Wesley
Jul 14 - The Willoughby News-Herald reports the Clevaland Cavaliers are close to signing David Wesley.

Stevenson Still Interests Wizards
Jul 14 - The Washington Post reports the Wizards continue to express interest in, but have not offered a contract to DeShawn Stevenson. He will not return to the Orlando Magic after they signed Keith Bogans yesterday.

Butler Contract Undecided
Jul 14 - The New York Post reports the Knicks are undecided if they're going to match the three-year, $7 million offer sheet Jackie Butler signed with the San Antonio Spurs. According to the newspaper, for the Knicks to match, it would cost $14 million, including the luxury tax.

Gooden May Seek Sign-And-Trade Deal
Jul 14 - Drew Gooden and the Cleveland Cavaliers are at an impasse concerning a new contract and according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Gooden and his agent may seek a sign-and-trade scenario. The newspaper reports Phoenix, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia are interested in Gooden.

"We're trying to see if any sign-and-trades work," Calvin Andrews, Gooden's agent told the Willoughby News-Herald. "We are trying to exhaust every avenue. We're working through some different things. ... "They can make an offer he likes. That's what he would prefer. Drew wants to stay in Cleveland. If they make an offer that makes sense, we'll do it. If a sign-and-trade makes more sense, we'll do that. We're not ready to hit the panic button."

Nothing Imminent For Jones
Jul 14 - The Indianapolis Star reports the agent for Fred Jones said Thursday that he's been in contact with several teams, including the Pacers, about his client, but nothing appears imminent.

"There's been dialogue with teams, but when you're restricted there are some limitations because teams know the Pacers have a chance to match," agent Bill Duffy told the newspaper.
Thursday, July 13
Celtics Still Hot For Iverson
Jul 13 - The Boston Herald reports the Celtics are still very hot on the trail of Allen Iverson, but, according to a source yesterday, the 76ers have some other strong options in the marketplace.

Nuggets Eye Jones
Jul 13 - The Rocky Mountain News reports agent David Lee said the Nuggets have contacted him about Charlotte Bobcats free agent Jumaine Jones.
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