A song by the 1980s group Timex Social Club called "Rumors" could just as easily be the national anthem for the
One of the lyrics in the song begins, "How do rumors get started?" Another asks, "Did you hear that one about . . . ?"
Fill in the blank and the rumor can apply to just about any NBA team, or player, and can be started by any assortment of people.
The Philadelphia 76ers and
It's all a part of how some general managers and agents do business.
A story circulating Monday indicated the Lakers were trying to acquire Kings center
It is a deal the Lakers could potentially pull off on July 1, when they finally get salary-cap space. It would require that they draft a player with the No. 2 pick, sign him and then trade him.
The Magic's part in the deal could involve sending center
League executives also said the Celtics were trying to move up in the draft, using their two first-round picks and two second-round picks as bait.
The executives said the Celtics were looking to trade point guard Marcus Smart and the Nos. 16 and 28 picks in the first round to Philadelphia for center/forward
Executives said teams with multiple picks are trying to trade some of them and move up in the draft. The 76ers, for instance, have six draft picks — one in the first round and five in the second round, Nos. 35, 37, 47, 58 and 60 — and may look to package some of those or even sell a few of them.
The Clippers are a team looking to buy a second-round pick.
Among local college players, UCLA's Kevon Looney and Norman Powell are expected to be drafted Thursday.
Looney is a 6-foot-9 forward whom many scouts view as a "
Powell is a 6-4 guard whom many scouts see as a "