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David Aldridge reported Wednesday that Chris Paul will not extend his contract with the Clippers or Warriors. Paul has a path to New York that is being under-reported because it involves a wink-nod deal between Paul and the Knicks (he gets traded there this year, convinces them he’ll sign as a free agent next year).

Source: NBA.com

 

Grant Hill has not made a decision on his free agency yet. Hill’s “short list” includes Phoenix, New York, Chicago and San Antonio.

Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

 

Shane Battier is reportedly planning to sign with the Miami Heat.

Source: Marc Spears on Twitter

 

The Hornets are “redoubling their research” on a trade centered around Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul.  The Celtics are dangling Rondo, restricted free agent Jeff Green and two first round picks in exchange for a CP3 rental.

Source: Yahoo! Sports

 

The Celtics are close to signing Marquis Daniels.

Source: Boston Globe

 

The NBA will reportedly allow teams to contribute $500,000 to the buyout of contracts signed by players to play in China before the lockout.

Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

 

The Nets met with unrestricted free agent SF Caron Butler on Wednesday and have another meeting planned on Thursday.

Source: Ken Berger on Twitter

 

Marc Stein of ESPN reported Wednesday that Chuck Hayes has been offered four years and $20 million by the Kings, who are optimistic that he will accept the deal.

Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

 

 

Unrestricted free agent PG Sebastian Telfair could be signing with the Suns as soon as Friday.

Source: Paul Coro on Twitter

 

Unrestricted free agent PG T.J. Ford is leaning toward signing with the Spurs.

Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter

 

Warriors GM Larry Riley and Mark Jackson have reassured Stephen Curry that he’s not being traded away.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

 

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that under the new CBA, players can be tested for performance-enhancing drugs twice per offseason beginning in 2012-13

Source: Ken Berger on Twitter

 

Tracy McGrady has agreed to join the Hawks on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.

Source: ESPN.com

 

In addition to the Pacers, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that the Mavs, Heat, Spurs and Hawks have inquired about unrestricted free agent forward David West.

Source: Ken Berger on Twitter

 

The Spurs are planning to use the amnesty clause on Richard Jefferson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

 

Eddy Curry will reportedly sign with the Heat on Friday.

Source: Chris Perkins on Twitter

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