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NBA Rumors: Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest Rumblings
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Until he was sent to the Lakers this past August, Dwight Howard was the focus of numerous rumors.

With real, honest-to-goodness meaningful NBA games just a few weeks away, the focus will inevitably shift from preseason positional battles and predictions to in-season trades and internal team strife. 

Every NBA season has a set of story lines that happen behind the scenes or not on the actual court. 

Last season it was Dwight Howard, the season before it was Carmelo Anthony and his on-again, off-again trade rumors that took center stage.

There are always internal team issues as well. 

The Celtics spent the first half of the 2011-12 season struggling on the court, which in turn created an increase in calls to break up the Big Three.

NBA fans are going to start to see an increase in news over the next few weeks. Some will be just rampant speculation, while other tidbits may in fact contain real nuggets of valuable info.

Who is going where? What is real and what is just hyperbole?  

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