This is the OFFICIAL Countdown to the 2012 NBA draft! Here is where you can discuss the latest news, rumors, and trades all leading up to the 2012 NBA Draft!
DWIGHT HOWARD TO HOUSTON?
The Houston Rockets are planning on making a big offer to the Orlando Magic for Dwight Howard on draft night, even though sources close to Dwight are saying its "Brooklyn or Bust" for the Magic All Star center, Houston is willing to rent him because they belive they can convince him to re-sign before the end of the season.
LOUL DENG TRADE?
The Bulls are said to be shopping Loul Deng to try and get into the lottery
LAKERS MOVING ARTEST, GASOL, TRYING TO GET INTO LOTTERY?
IAMAGM is saying that the Lakers have offered Pau Gasol to the Washington Wizards and are shopping Ron Artest for a late first round pick.
RAY ALLEN TO MIAMI?
Sources close to both the Miami Heat and Ray Allen have said the two have mutual interest in each other. Ray Allen because he wants to win another ring before he hangs it up, and Miami because he's the greatest 3 point shooter of all time. Although Miami is very curious of how willing Allen is to accept a bench role.
RANDY FOYE INTERESTED IN KNICKS
Sources close to Foye say he is very interested in the Knicks.
KNICKS TO PURSUE ALLEN, OJ, TERRY
The Knicks are believed to be targeting OJ Mayo, Ray Allen, and Jason Terry with the mid level exception.
Washington recieves: Trevor Ariza, Emeka Okafor, 2012 2nd round pick
New Orleans recieves: Rashard Lewis
Minnesota recieves: Chase Budinger
Houston recieves: 18th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft
Charlotte recieves: Ben Gordon, Charlotte's 2013 NBA Draft pick (lottery protected in 2013 and top 8 protected in 14)
Detroit recieves: Corey Maggette
Hpuston recieves: 12th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, Shaun Livingston, Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer
Milwaukee recieves: Samuel Dalembert and the 14th overall pick in the NBA draft
QUALIFYING OFFERS / PLAYER OPTIONS
JR Smith has declined his player option with the Knicks for 2012
The Trail Blazers have offered Nicolas Batum a qualifying offer
The Kings have offered Jason Thompson a qualifying offer