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Ian Thomsen
March 10, 2003
Though Karl Malone will turn 41 before the 2004 Olympics, coach Larry Brown believes the Mailman will be in shape to deliver for the U.S. team. "He told me his weight has gone down every year he's been in the league," says Brown of the 6'9", 258-pound Malone....
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March 10, 2003

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Though Karl Malone will turn 41 before the 2004 Olympics, coach Larry Brown believes the Mailman will be in shape to deliver for the U.S. team. "He told me his weight has gone down every year he's been in the league," says Brown of the 6'9", 258-pound Malone....

The trading deadline passed without the Hawks' making a big trade, but they're still determined to shake up their roster. "We had some pretty interesting conversations," says G.M. Pete Babcock, "and we plan to pick them up again this summer." Amid reports that the struggling team is up for sale, the question is whether Babcock will be around to finish those conversations....

Good luck to the Celtics in their effort to negotiate a buyout of the remaining $43.9 million of Vin Baker's contract, which runs through 2004-05. Baker's agent, Aaron Goodwin, has resisted similar entreaties by the Trail Blazers to reach a settlement with another little-used client, Damon Stoudamire, who is owed $24.9 million over the next two seasons.

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