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Cavs talks with Wash for Antawn Jamison have intensified today, sources say. Cleve needed to relent...

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Cavs talks with Wash for Antawn Jamison have intensified today, sources say. Cleve needed to relent on some pieces for possible deal there.

Adrian Wojnarowski. Good news!

Two sources acknowledged that there have been discussions about the trade but added that nothing is...

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Two sources acknowledged that there have been discussions about the trade but added that nothing is imminent. The Wizards are in discussions with several teams, looking to make deals that one person familiar with the talks described as "retooling on fly" as opposed to rebuilding.

Michael Lee. In common English, "retooling on the fly" is what's known as an "oxymoron." Semantics aside, you really can't retool on the fly unless you have a great player leading the effort that can lift you to average play even as you rebuild around him. There are five guys in the league that let you do that, and we don't have them.

A league source informed me that a possible three-way deal involving the Wizards, New York and...

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A league source informed me that a possible three-way deal involving the Wizards, New York and Houston "doesn't have legs right now." Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that the Knicks, Rockets and Wizards "are in the discussion stages of a complicated" trade that would send Tracy McGrady to the Knicks, Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood to the Rockets and Al Harrington to the Wizards. Another source confirmed the discussions, but added that nothing is imminent.

Michael Lee.

The Wizards' desire to move Butler has only increased in recent days, since they found out they...

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The Wizards' desire to move Butler has only increased in recent days, since they found out they will indeed get some cap relief from the NBA this season after losing Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton to suspension for the rest of the season. Washington's cap number will be reduced almost $4 million, according to sources -- pro-rated amounts of the remainder of Arenas's $16.1 million and Crittenton's $1.47 million salaries -- taking its cap number to a little more than $74 million. The cap threshhold is $69.9 million, meaning Washington could avoid paying tax if it can pare another $4 to $5 million in salaries off its books. That means Butler, though I suspect the Wizards will ask inquiring teams to remove Mike James and/or DeShawn Stevenson from their payroll as well. Butler winding up somewhere in Texas is most likely, with Washington probably deciding between Dallas' and Houston's competing offers before next week's All-Star Game. The Wizards are determined to get a young player back, though, and the Mavericks' only non-geezer is rookie guard Rod Beaubois -- while Houston has a young guard like Kyle Lowry and an expiring big man contract in forward Luis Scola to pair with McGrady's $22 million expiring deal.

David Aldridge. He also says Portland is interested in Butler and that the Wizards aren't looking to move Jamison and Haywood right now. I'll have more later on why moving Butler before Jamison is a misguided strategy.

Why the Wizards can afford to wait on trading Caron Butler

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There are several reasons for wanting to move Caron Butler ASAP, even before Antawn Jamison.  Unlike Jamison, Butler has been a really poor fit for Flip Saunders' offense and hasn't really tried...

Butler Still Not Available

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"I've heard multiple rumblings in the past month that Washington has made rugged forward Caron Butler available. But our research disputes that. Teams are certainly inquiring about Butler, but sources with knowledge of the Wizards' thinking insist that it's a misstatement to say that they're shopping him. You'd figure that a team mired at 10-39 would consider moving anyone on its roster. The Wiz, though, are telling teams that they'd expect a lot in return for Butler, believing that they're poised for a jump back up the standings by keeping him and adding a high draft pick along with a new coach next season. Such a stance obviously assumes that Gilbert Arenas can make something close to a full recovery from his three knee surgeries in an 18-month span. The Wiz contend that their situation is not nearly as bleak as it appears looking at their record because they already know that they're going to be adding so much next season, but let's be blunt: How Arenas rebounds is bigger than anything else." -via Mark Stein, ESPN.com
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