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Buy Out Rumors

So, you thought that you'd seen the last of the rumor season now that the trade deadline has passed?  Think again!  We're just getting started!  Now we must wait with baited breath for teams to negotiate buyouts with players they no longer want.  Then we get to convince ourselves that they are the perfect missing piece to our championship run.  Good times all around.

So here are some of the latest bits and pieces to report.

Updates: Marc Spears has a full column on this here.  Also, Bulpett mentions a few names here.

Source: Murphy leaning towards Celtics via NECN

The Boston Celtics have their sights locked on adding Troy Murphy. According to a source close to Murphy, the 6-foot-11 center feels the same way.

Twitter / @Marc J. Spears: 

@warriors haven't waived big man Troy Murphy yet and source tells Y! there are a "lot of considerations" now. Translation? Maybe he stays.

Twitter / @Matt Steinmetz:

Murphy still to be bought out; hasn't happened yet. Regardless, hearing no chance he suits up for Warriors

Spears on Big Show: Powe wants to return

Powe wants to return to the team. "The Celtics are the front-runners for him. New York and the Lakers are also interested in him. Leon says his knees are fine and he can really help the team right now and he knows the system."

Twitter / @Marc J. Spears: 

Wizards and new guard Mike Bibby are discussing a possible buyout, a source told Y! Sports.

Ian Thomson

Other buyout candidates include three-point shooters Rasual Butler and Jason Kapono; big men Joel Przybilla (who will be coveted by all the contenders if he is interested in continuing his career after being dealt to Charlotte) and Darius Songaila; defenders Jared Jeffries (who is expected to return to New York) and Leon Powe (who could return to Boston); and recent Knicks pickups Corey Brewer, Renaldo Balkman and Anthony Carter.

More to come.

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