Fear the Links - 2/13/10 - Amare? Rip? Antawn?

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The trade rumors are flying.  Whether or not you believe them, it seems to be a fact that the Cavaliers are trying hard to bolster their roster heading into the second half of the season.  While I don't buy in to the "all or nothing" talk regarding this season for the Cavaliers the fact remains that this might be the best chance the team, and city, has had to win a Championship in a long time.  It is imperative that Danny Ferry and the Cavs do all they can to take advantage of the opportunity.

Cleveland Cavaliers intensify trade talks for Phoenix Suns All-Star Amare Stoudemire - cleveland.com
According to multiple sources, over the past few days the Cavs have had advancing talks with the Phoenix Suns about All-Star forward Amar'e Stoudemire. It is not the only player they have interest in -- there are still long-term-target forwards Antawn Jamison of Washington and Troy Murphy of the Pacers out there -- but it seems the Cavs are focusing on Stoudemire.

Shaquille O'Neal's outburst perplexes Orlando center Dwight Howard - cleveland.com
When trying to assess exactly why one of his childhood heroes seems to publicly loathe him, Dwight Howard seems like a confused foreigner who accidentally offended the locals with a taboo gesture.

Scottie Pippen, two Olympic teams and the late Gus Johnson of Akron among basketball Hall of Fame finalists - cleveland.com
Two-time NBA MVP Karl Malone, six-time champion Scottie Pippen, and two of the great U.S. Olympic champions are finalists for the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

LeBron James likes doing things his way, the same way, and it's about winning - cleveland.com
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is the NBA's reigning MVP and all indications are he's on a repeat path to the award this season.

Dirk Nowitzki to start All-Star Game, defend LeBron James - ESPN Dallas
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl will start Dirk Nowitzki for the West in place of the injured Kobe Bryant in Sunday's All-Star Game.

NBA players' association chief says league has torn up its CBA proposal - ESPN
The executive director of the NBA players' association said Friday the league tore up its proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement after a "contentious" 90-minute session.

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers appear on course for NBA Finals - NOLA.com
Entering the All-Star break, it already appears Cleveland's LeBron James will have his best shot of reaching the NBA Finals since 2007, and possibly win his first championship.

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers appear on course for NBA Finals - NOLA.com
Entering the All-Star break, it already appears Cleveland's LeBron James will have his best shot of reaching the NBA Finals since 2007, and possibly win his first championship.

Trade talk defines Amar'e Stoudemire's All-Star start
Dallas was blanketed with a foot of snow but Suns All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire was knee-deep in trade speculation when he began his All-Star work here Friday afternoon.

Victoria Advocate | LeBron James partners with furniture retailer
Furniture retailer and manufacturer American Signature Inc. has announced a partnership to develop home furnishings with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

NBA stars' warmth shines through in Dallas-area volunteer work - Dallas Morning News
Betty Jean Wrighting, 84, stepped outside despite the near-freezing temperatures to thank someone she never expected to see painting her tiny South Dallas house.

NBA.com: Bryant's time on bench is Durant's gain in rankings
What's good for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers might not be, in this case, good for Bryant's Most Valuable Player ambitions.

For All-Star Game, everything’s bigger in Texas - NBA- nbcsports.msnbc.co
When it comes to the NBA All-Star Game, everything is bigger in Texas.

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers could be interested in Richard Hamilton - MLive.com
Today's Detroit Piston trade speculation is emanating out of Cleveland, where the Cavaliers continue to look for a stretch power forward. Reports have the Cavaliers focused on two particular players: Indiana's Troy Murphy and Washington's Antawn Jamison. 

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