ESPN reported Saturday that the New Orleans Hornets’ three-team trade with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would land Chris Paul in L.A. has been resubmitted to the league office for approval, according to sources close to the talks.
Paul has worked with New Orleans for the first two days of training camp. But general manager Dell Demps has acknowledged he already tried to trade Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers and continues to work on deals for the star guard.
MAGIC: Spokesman Joel Glass says the team has granted New Jersey, Dallas and the Los Angeles Lakers permission to talk to Dwight Howard’s agent Dan Fegan to discuss possible trades.
Howard denied an ESPN report on Friday after the Magic’s first training camp practice that said he met with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and general manager Billy King on Thursday in Miami without the Magic’s permission. It followed reports that Howard planned to request a trade to the Nets.
Fegan said in statement that any claims of tampering are false.
HAWKS: Signed 10-year veteran forward Vladimir Radmanovic, who played last season with Golden State.
The 6-foot-10 Radmanovic averaged 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 74 games with the Warriors. He made 40.5 percent of his 3-point shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
KNICKS: Acquired Tyson Chandler from the Dallas Mavericks and sent Ronny Turiaf to the Washington Wizards in a three-team trade.
The Knicks also announced Saturday they had waived Chauncey Billups and designated him as their amnesty player.
PISTONS: Signed Damien Wilkins, a former Georgia Bulldogs and Hawks forward.