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NBA Trade Rumors and News: The Latest on Andre Iguodala, Dwight Howard and More

John ValentovicAnalyst IMay 22, 2011

NBA Trade Rumors and News: The Latest on Andre Iguodala, Dwight Howard and More

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    As the NBA Playoffs continue to roll on, there is plenty of news and rumors involving teams not in the league's "Final Four."

    The draft lottery was held this past week, reminding us that the draft is now less than a month away.  The Cleveland Cavaliers won the lottery and will be picking first.  The Minnesota Timberwolves have the No. 2 pick and the Utah Jazz will select at No. 3.

    Here are a few more NBA tidbits, including news regarding Dwight Howard and Andre Iguodala.

Brandon Jennings Could Be Available

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    After playing just two seasons with Milwaukee, the Bucks seem to have had enough with Brandon Jennings already.  According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Milwaukee may be willing to listen to offers involving Jennings as soon as this offseason.

    On the surface, it seems a bit surprising.  Although he missed 19 games this past season due to injury, Jennings still had a very nice year for the Bucks.  Since being drafted by the organization in 2009, he has averaged 15.8 points and 5.3 assists during his first two years in the league.

    Then again, Jennings relationship with the organization hasn't always been rock solid.  He ripped the team for some of the moves they made prior to the 2010-2011 season, hinting that not everyone on the Bucks roster was concerned about winning.

    Those comments seem to have gotten Jennings in some hot water, and he could be on the verge of being dealt.

Dwight Howard To...Dallas?

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    We have heard that Howard might be interested in playing for the Lakers, Knicks or even the Nets, but now there may be another team that Howard is considering playing for if he decides not to re-sign with the Orlando Magic.

    According to ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Ric Bucher recently reported that Dallas is also on the list of teams Howard would want to be traded to.

    Although Dallas wouldn't provide quite the same stage that New York or Los Angeles would, the Mavericks would be a very nice fit for Howard.  On the court, he would join forces with one of the league's premier players in Dirk Nowitzki.  He would also get an opportunity to play for Mark Cuban, an owner who genuinely cares about his team and will spare no cost in an effort to win. 

    And as a bonus, Howard would remain in a warm-weather city, which is something he has talked about in the past.

Rodney Stuckey Changes Agents—Again

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    Rodney Stuckey just wants to be paid, and he doesn't seem to mind going through a number of agents in the process.

    According to the Detroit News, Stuckey has hired agent Leon Rose.  Stuckey is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason. 

    Stuckey has had plenty of experience when it comes to hiring agents, as Rose will be his fifth agent since he entered the league in 2007.  He is reportedly upset about not being offered an extension by the Pistons, especially after Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies signed his extension of five years, $45 million.

    Rose also represents LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.

    No word yet on whether Stuckey will follow in LeBron's footsteps and hold his own edition of The Decision.

Lakers Have Interest in Adelman

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    On Saturday the Los Angeles Times reported that the Lakers have officially expressed interest in the 65-year-old Adelman.

    This comes as a bit of a surprise because Brian Shaw, a former Laker and now an assistant coach with the team, was regarded as the favorite to replace Phil Jackson.

    Adelman, who has won 60 games in a season with two different teams, would be a good fit because he runs a similar style offense to the triangle offense that the Lakers have been running under Jackson.

    Mike Brown, former coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Mike Dunleavy, who most recently coached the Clippers but also coached the Lakers for two years in the early '90s, are also said to be candidates for the job.

Iguodala Continues to Fall out of Favor in Philadelphia

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    According to John Gonzalez of Philly.com, a recent poll showed that 70 percent of respondents want Andre Iguodala gone.

    The City of Brother Love strikes again.

    While Iguodala has never become the star player that some thought he would be, he has always been a very good player for the 76ers.  He continually stuffs the stat sheet and has showed the ability to play hurt in the past.

    Iguodala, who was drafted by the 76ers in 2004, has averaged 15.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists during his seven-year career.

    There have been a number of trade scenarios surrounding Iguodala recently, including a potential deal that would send him to the Clippers for center Chris Kaman.

Shaquille O'Neal Hopes to Play Another Year

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    Apparently Shaq thinks he has another year left in the tank after all.  According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, O'Neal's mother, Lucille, recently said she thinks that her son will play again next season.

    O'Neal signed a two-year deal before last season.

    However, after watching the legend struggle to even run up and down the court this season, one can only hope he smartens up and realizes it's time to hang it up.  O'Neal is one of the greatest players of all time, but he simply can't stay healthy enough anymore to contribute to a NBA team.  He has become more of a sideshow than a basketball player.

    But given his ability to entertain, Shaq should have no problem finding a job in television and/or as an analyst somewhere.  We haven't heard the last of him—except on the basketball court.

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