ESPN.com's Marc Stein says a Tyson Chandler for Emeka Okafor deal is in the works:
Although Chandler ($11.7 million) and Okafor ($10.6) carry similar salaries for next season, New Orleans' apparent willingness to take on Okafor's contract — with four years remaining after next season — is a marked departure from the Hornets' recent cost-conscious efforts to move Chandler.
Hornets management must really dislike Chandler. They've been shopping him for months, under the premise they couldn't afford his salary or an extension. But suddenly they've found $40+ million to pay Okafor? While I haven't followed their careers closely, I prefer Chandler's game.
Stein is also reporting the Lakers have reduced their offer to Lamar Odom:
One team source confirmed Monday that Lakers owner Jerry Buss, after pulling his initial offer off the table on July 14, is now offering "less" than the original three-year, $27 million deal that he withdrew when Odom pushed for a fourth year.
Dwyane Wade continues his full-court press. He tweeted that he's flown to LA to bring Odom back to Miami. C'mon Lamar, how can you pass up a chance to play with Wade. He's Kobe minus the douchebagginess.