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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).



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 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.



In addition to the Pacers, Ken Berger of 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