On a daily basis I check for any NBA rumors regarding the NBA. Of course, my main goal is to see if any of those rumors involve our beloved Lakers. In an effort to not get too excited I try to remember that not only are they just rumors but that you have to pay attention to the source or sources that they are coming from. So, today, before I started studying, I wanted to share some rumors that I thought some of you might be interested in reading and talking about. Especially since we won't have any basketball until Wednesday. Also, I don't want to put my point of view on how any of these rumors might or might not impact the Lakers. I rather read what you guys think about them.
Sources: Magic Inquire about Stoudemire
As I (Stephen A. Smith) told you a little bit earlier in the hour, I have some news to report about your New York Knicks. The Orlando Magic, I will preface my statement by telling you that they have categorically denied this, but my sources tell me that they have inquired about Tyson Chandler and Amar’e Stoudemire going to Orlando for Dwight Howard. Let me confess to you that I’m torn. From a basketball standpoint, it would seem you do that trade in a heartbeat. You don’t teach seven-feet and you don’t teach the dominate and the skills that Dwight Howard has. But I like Tyson Chandler. I like the fact that he rebounds and defends.
Although (O.J.) Mayo is eligible to negotiate a long-term contact extension with Memphis by Wednesday, the Griz aren’t compelled to agree to a deal or trade him at the moment.
"It remains to be seen whether something happens or not," Griz general manager Chris Wallace said about a Mayo contract extension. "If it doesn’t happen I wouldn’t read much into it. We didn’t extend Rudy and resigned him. It’s a floating situation. I wouldn’t say (Mayo) is a lock to be with us after this year and I wouldn’t say he isn’t. There’s so much ground to be covered between now and July."
Meanwhile, Mayo keeps paving the wave for a productive season.
"I’m happy in Memphis. Don’t get it twisted," Mayo said. "I love the foundation we’ve built. This is my comfort. I’m good."...
The main reason I placed the OJ Mayo rumor and link is because I have heard many Laker fans (including myself) drooling over the possibility of having OJ Mayo in a Lakers uniform.
Have at it.....