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-Sam Amick: A Chris Paul trade to the Knicks is a longshot. Boston has had talks with New Orleans about Paul with Rajon Rondo in the discussions, but the Hornets want a third team involved with the Celtics. The Celtics, Warriors and Clippers are very motivated to trade for Paul besides the Knicks, Amick says. Indiana could be a third team in a Rondo-Paul trade, with the Pacers interested in Rondo. *One team which could make a compelling offer is Golden State, who could start with a package of Stephen Curry and rookie Klay Thompson for Paul, both of whom interest New Orleans. The Clippers would have to offer Eric Gordon and Mo Williams, but they also have Al-Farouq Aminu and Chris Kaman. *If the Nets cannot acquire Dwight Howard, Deron Williams could be the next superstar involved in a “trade circus.” *Tayshaun Prince could still return to Detroit. Contenders have interest in Prince, Grant Hill and Shane Battier, among others. Miami has interest in all three players and the Clippers like Prince. If Miami amnesties Mike Miller, they could re-sign Mario Chalmers and go after players like Prince and Samuel Dalembert. Both could command more than the mid-level exception, though. *While Hill could return to Phoenix, Memphis will likely lose Battier. The Heat, Bulls, Celtics and Lakers like Battier, but LA may not have much to offer Battier. *The Heat, Knicks, Celtics, 76ers, Warriors and Bobcats have interest in Kwame Brown. *Adam Morrison is looking to return to the NBA and Donald Sloan could get NBA looks.
-Orlando is also interested in Kwame Brown, says Marc Stein, and Golden State has legit interest in Tyson Chandler and Nene.
-Miami is interested in Juwon Howard, JJ Barea, Maurice Evans and Tracy McGrady, says Ira Winderman,
-With Grant Hill looking like a longshot, the Knicks have interest in Anthony Parker. New York and New Jersey have tepid interest in Bostjan Nachbar.
-Toronto is trying to get fifth overall pick Jonas Valaciunas to play in the NBA this season, says Chad Ford.
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