NBA Podcast: Latest League News, Trade Rumors and Free Agency Buzz

Joel C. CordesNBA Associate EditorJuly 26, 2012

You'd be smiling if Ricky Rubio was going to throw you passes too.
You'd be smiling if Ricky Rubio was going to throw you passes too.Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The final pieces are falling into place for key contenders and rebuilding franchises. We'll break down all the latest trades, signings and movement around the NBA.

On this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA featured columnist Joel C. Cordes and NBA assistant editor Ethan Norof discuss where the Orlando Magic go from here now that their attempted "make nice" session with Dwight Howard has fallen through.

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What are the odds that Andrew Bynum will be in a different uniform now that he will await free agency as well? Also for the Los Angeles Lakers, how does newly signed Antawn Jamison fit into their lineup? Is he best off the bench, or with the starting group?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been active on many fronts this offseason, but just what kind of team are they putting together now that they're likely to sign Andrei Kirilenko, along with a complicated three-team trade?

We'll assess the now-finalized signings of Omer Asik to the Houston Rockets, Marco Belinelli to the Chicago Bulls, Shannon Brown to the Phoenix Suns, Randy Foye to the Utah Jazz and Delonte West to the Dallas Mavericks.

We'll also ask why there hasn't been a bigger market for guys like the Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee, the Boston Celtics' Mickael Pietrus and the Golden State Warriors' Brandon Rush.

Finally, what are the best fits for Carl Landry and Michael Redd? And which teams can we not wait to watch and/or plug into our video game lineups next season?


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