The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the most proactive teams in trade talks over the last two weeks, but indications around the league are that the struggling Sixers may be pulling back before the deadline.
Sources say Philadelphia -- which has dangled
The New York Knicks are finalizing a deal to acquire Houston Rockets forward
The framework of the deal involves sending McGrady to New York for forward
The only outstanding issues involve protection for the draft picks, meaning Houston would be given the picks only if they fell within a certain range in the draft. If the picks are taken in the protected range, the Rockets would not get them until a year after they were drafted.
The deal could be completed as early as tomorrow.
League sources told SI.com on Tuesday that newly acquired forward
Gooden, who was part of the seven-player deal that sent
An NBA source says that if Gooden is bought out, he will wait the league-mandated 30 days and return to the Mavericks.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been active in their pursuit of a power forward to pair next to center
One option for the Bucks, sources say, is Indiana forward