The New Jersey Nets are prepared to offer a trade package featuring Brook Lopez and two future first-round picks to acquire Dwight Howard before the Orlando Magic center becomes a free agent in July 2012, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com this week that, to sweeten the proposal, New Jersey would likewise offer to take back the contract of Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu, who has three seasons left on his contract worth just under $35 million. Absorbing Turkoglu's remaining salary would become financially feasible for the Nets after the expected release of swingman Travis Outlaw through the amnesty clause that will be included in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement and by including another smaller contract or two in the deal
Celtics looking to deal point guard Rondo for Hornets star Paul
When ESPN.com reported on Tuesday that the Celtics would be willing to trade point guard Rajon Rondo for the right player, it surprised anyone who had seen the sixth-year player's mastery of the team's system in recent years.
But according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, Boston general manager Danny Ainge is highly motivated to land an even better point guard than the one who led the Celtics to a championship in 2008 and an average of 58.5 wins in the last four seasons: New Orleans' Chris Paul
We are about 2 weeks away from the release from Kreayshawn's side partner V-Nasty & Gucci Mane, in the above footage we get a sneek peek of studio recording from the both, All I am going to say this project is gonna be very interesting just cause Gucci Mane seems to know how to market and bringing in a whole different crowd with this album so show how much of a buzz is generating with this project, V-Nasty is in her own lane not the most lyrical but again with not even a 1 year buzz in the game who can team up with the Gucci Mane to release a project, I feel this album will do close to 80k maybe more if lucky but again pre order here
Well seems like Kid Cudi is bringing the best possible production he can for his new studio album getting Common to narrate it will be great for business, let's get some Kid Cudi vibes right about now 2012 can't come fast enough for this project
Earlty this morning I been on the social networking tip and seen on many status updates that Vybz Kartel escaped from prison? well since this seems to be false rumors you know .net brings the coverage like no other and would like to shut down all them rumors and bring a statement of facts to the table
Victoria Secrets fashion show aired last night on CBS which took place in Lexington Avenue In New York City November 9th, late last week I posted some fan footage of the show so in case you missed it you will see performances from Jay Z, Kanye West & Nicki Minaj
Bobby V returns with his first single for his upcoming mixtape hosted by DJ Holiday releasing December 20th, for the Christmas holiday great marketing for Bobby V hopefully this project delivers like everything else Bobby V has released
Here we go 50 Cent said in a recent twitter update he's releasing a 10 track EP sometime this week were he's showcasing what made him go diamond a few years back by the sounds of this track old 50 is making a comeback
Slim The Mobster to talk on various topics ranging from 50 Cent to Dr. Dre to his uncle Freeway Rick Ross. In a rather surprising conversation, Slim criticizes 50 on not making street music anymore plus some other hot topics about Rick Ross & Freeway
1. Epic (feat. Playboy Tre Meek Mill) prod. Lil C 2. Wrong (feat. Spodee) prod. Ryan Tedder 3. Guest List (feat. Rosco Dash) prod. B.o.B & Kutta 4. What Are We Doing – prod. by B.o.B & Jim Jonsin 5. Perfect Symetry (feat. 2 Chainz) prod. by 7 King 6. New York New York – prod. by Mike Caren 7. Boom Bap (feat. T.I. & Mos Def) 8. Welcome To The Jungle 9. 5 On The Kush (feat. Big Krit & Bun B) 10. How Bout Dat (feat. Future & Trae The Truth) 11. Things get worse (feat. Eminem) 12. Fucked Up (feat. Playboy Tre) prod. by Davaughn 13. Strange Clouds (feat. Lil Wayne) prod. by Dr. Luke 14. Friday Night Star – prod. by Jim Jonsin 15. High – prod. by The Aristrocrats
Well the topic opens up where will Chris Paul end up this 2011-2012 season
many early rumors have started with him joining the team of New York Knicks but lets be serious what do the Knicks have to offer at the end of the day no disrespect to the following viewers that are a NYC Knicks fan, only time will tell but again landing him in Orlando could be interesting but the thought of having CP3 in Lakers gear would be hell for the Western Conference
Well since there will be a possible NBA season, you know nothing is better then the list of Free Agents out there at the present time, notice I throw up the big 3 picture well I could sit here all day and type what I feel about Wade, Bosh, and the other guy but just read the list and maybe in a couple weeks I'll start with the possible slander on team Miami Heat
NENE:Spent the previous three seasons proving his injuries and ailments are behind him and was worth his last contract. With a premium on skilled big men, he should warrant a max deal. BEST FIT: Nuggets, who have enough room to re-sign Nene and add another big piece.DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Chris Wilcox, Francisco Elson.
DAVID WEST:Despite coming off the injury, he will draw plenty of attention and likely get a max deal, even though he is a notch below that level. The Hornets have to come at him hard if they want to keep Chris Paul. BEST FIT: The Pacers and Nuggets both have plenty of minutes and money. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Kurt Thomas.
TYSON CHANDLER:Rebounds, blocks shots, fixes mistakes by teammates and doesn’t require loads of touches. In other words, an ideal center in a league driven by offensive-minded points and wings. Someone may max him out. BEST FIT: Mavericks, who aren’t going to give away one of their championship backbones. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Dan Gadzuric.
MARC GASOL (R):The best available all-around big man on the market. When the Grizzlies re-signed Zach Randolph, they assured him Gasol would be retained. If another team offers Gasol the max, we’ll see. BEST FIT: Rockets, who could make it happen with some creative accounting. The Suns, Kings and Bobcats could make big plays as well. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Joel Przybilla.
JEFF GREEN (R):You have to wonder why the Celtics traded Kendrick Perkins because he wanted starting center money, while Green would be paid as a sub behind Garnett and Paul Pierce. But if a team offers Green a starting spot and eight figures, Danny Ainge will be self-pressured to match. BEST FIT: Celtics, although a team like the Nets or Suns can offer him more. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Troy Murphy, Leon Powe.
JASON RICHARDSON:Probably will never be the scorer he was in Golden State and Charlotte, but it shouldn’t be about that for him anymore now that he’s 30. BEST FIT: Orlando, because the Magic have to go through the motions of trying to keep Dwight Howard. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Shannon Brown.
JAMAL CRAWFORD:Legitimate scorer who can play both backcourt positions in a pinch. It remains to be seen whether he is willing to continue coming off the bench. BEST FIT: The Hornets, Nets, Bobcats or Pacers, all of whom have cap room and a big hole at shooting guard. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Delonte West.
NICK YOUNG (R):A top-30 scorer last season who is just 26. Could get a lot better if he develops smarts to match his skills. BEST FIT: Wizards, who need stability and continuity around John Wall and have the cap room to match any offer. One might come from the Hornets. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Anthony Parker.
TAYSHAUN PRINCE:He has a lot of postseason mileage on him but has remained durable despite his frail frame. Probably needs a change of scenery to recharge his batteries. BEST FIT: Clippers, where his veteran presence would be welcome. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Rasual Butler.
SHANE BATTIER:His defense and professionalism will always be welcome ahead of his offensive limitations. A future coach or executive. BEST FIT: Perhaps a homecoming to Detroit, where Lawrence Frank needs veteran leadership, not just veterans. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Grant Hill.
CARON BUTLER:A big question mark coming off a ruptured patellar tendon at 31 years old. If healthy, he can score and rebound better than most at his position. Might have to sign an incentive-laden deal. BEST FIT: He could find worse places than a homecoming with the Bucks. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Al Thornton.
KRIS HUMPHRIES:Only Kevin Love averaged more rebounds per minute than Humphries, who may get the most absurd contract once free agency begins – and still make less money than his wife. BEST FIT: The Suns need a ball-eater, but the Nets really can’t chance letting him walk unless they bag a bigger prize. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Chuck Hayes.
J.J. BAREA:Has range, runs the pick-and-roll to perfection and doesn’t back down from anyone. But if you think he can be a starting point guard, I respectfully disagree. BEST FIT:Mavericks, where he can bridge the transition from Jason Kidd to Roddy Beaubois – and probably get the most money. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Earl Watson, Mike Bibby.
AARON AFFLALO (R):Restricted free agent who plays both ends and has developed a knack for taking – and making – big shots. Could end up dramatically overpaid if a team with cap room offers him a big deal trying to scare off the Nuggets. BEST FIT: Denver, because half its team is playing in China. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: DeShawn Stevenson.
DEANDRE JORDAN (R):His offensive repertoire is limited to dunking, and don’t ask about free throws. But he’s 23 years old, has a chance to be a game-changing defensive player and could come at a bargain as a former second-round pick. BEST FIT: The Clippers have to hope the Timberwolves or Rockets don’t make him a ridiculous offer they cannot justify matching.DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Earl Barron.
MARCUS THORNTON (R):Has averaged 13.6 points through two seasons despite being benched, beaten out for his starting job and traded, which is what happens when you’re not a first-round pick. Only 24 and could be a steal. BEST FIT: Kings, but they have to free up more minutes for him to reach his ceiling. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Willie Green.
LUC RICHARD MBAH A MOUTE: Every team needs a defensive stopper. We all saw that last season with what Tony Allen brought to the Memphis Grizzlies, and he rebounds, too. BEST FIT: After last summer’s spending fiasco with Drew Gooden and Corey Maggette, the Bucks need to keep this consummate glue guy. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Shelden Williams.
SAMUEL DALEMBERT:A defensive presence without much skill or smarts. Anyone who gives him eight figures is a moron. But someone will. BEST FIT: The Suns might like his paint presence and willingness to run. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Theo Ratliff.
ANDREI KIRILENKO:Yes, he signed a three-year deal with CSKA Moscow. But it has more outs in it than the Red Sox in September, so you know where he really wants to play. BEST FIT: Nets, if they can find a scoring shooting guard. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Mike Dunleavy.
YI JIANLIAN:OK, so he’s not the next Yao Ming, and Dan Fegan won’t be able to dupe anybody this time around. But he’s not the next Wang Zhizhi, either. He’s about to turn 24 and needs to ignore 1.3 billion people and just play. BEST FIT: Yi probably would feel most at home with the Warriors, but the Knicks and Clippers could both use a stretch-4. DOLLAR STORE ALTERNATIVE: Jared Jeffries
FIVE MORE TO CONSIDER:Glen Davis, Carl Landry, Michael Redd, Aaron Brooks (R), Rodney Stuckey (R).
After numerous push-backs and even a threat to leak the album himself, T-Pain is finally gearing up to release his 4th studio album rEVOLVEr, on December 6th. Features include Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo & more
Birdman’s Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne assisted single “Y.U. MAD”. The JMIKE & Mad Max produced single is set to be featured on Birdman’s new album Bigga Than Life slated to be released in March of next year
1. What’s Poppin’ 2. Tales from The Cotton Club 3. SLime Anthem 4. Louis V Bag 5. OK Y’all feat. Fabolous 6. NY Ride 7. I See You (Black People) 8. Keep It Goin’ feat. Young Chris 9. U Know What It Is 10. Bed Piss feat. Raekwon 11. All The Drama 12. I Got That (Frankie Lymon) feat. Jae Millz 13. Somebody Gotta Die feat. Paul Cain & Freck Billionaire 14. Paid In Full 15. Ms. SLime Booty (freestyle) 16. All I Know 17. I Need U feat. Remo The Hitmaker
T.I.’s VIBE cover story hasn’t even hit the newsstands yet, but 50 already has something to say about it. In the interview, T.I. reacts to Fif’s comments about his recent case. Fif got wind of the article and voiced his concerns via Twitter
Man I just saw something T.I said in VIBE about a tweet I wrote when he caught his drug case. He just got out a jam and caught a new one. Any other time a nigga done. Get caught with 10 machine gun an silencer then catch a drug charge. You will f**k around and get natural life. This boy got a get outta jail FREE card .
Don’t get emotional over your lady. It a get you in some sh*t you don’t want to be in. If U can get 5 years easy 4 some sh*t and I’m the support of my family. Why would it be wrong if ya lady had to take probation? Shit she ballin to lol
For this week’s issue of Billboard, Ricky Rozay and Wale make their cover debut. Below is an excerpt from the cover story in which Rozay speaks on the success of MMG/WB this past year. Full cover story here