Writing the massive check that it requires to sign Dwight Howard does not come without repercussions – namely the immediate need to move other contracts to lessen cap issues. Jeremy Lin‘s contract brings with it a cap hit of almost $8.4 million for the next two seasons, making him a prime target to be moved. Read More »
In a vacuum, you’d probably think the the Warriors would be crazy to be doing their best to unload David Lee this summer. The guy is coming off of what was arguably the best season of his career, averaging 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game and making the Western Conference All-Star team – not to mention his Willis Reed/Braveheart-like performance in the NBA playoffs after a hip injury was supposed to have finished his season.
But Golden State is reportedly aggressively trying to move Lee to any takers. Read More »
Andrea Bargnani (photo. Nike)
How will the New York Knicks move to keep up with the Brooklyn Nets and their addition of two Hall of Famers in the last week? Step One is clearly to trade for a hideously poor rebounding, soft 7-footer of course. Read More »
Well that escalated quickly. What started yesterday as Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King making some calls about Kevin Garnett‘s interest/availability, has erupted into a full-blown “Please take all of our high-priced vets so we can rebuild” push from the Boston Celtics. Read More »
With Kevin Garnett‘s scenario of joining the Los Angeles Clippers up in smoke (Doc Rivers’ new contract includes a stipulation that L.A. and Boston can’t trade players until the end of the 2013-14 season), you’d think that he’d be open to new destinations outside of the rebuilding situation in Beantown. And that is exactly what Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King is betting on. Read More »
Give the Cavs credit, they’re being aggressive in trade talks heading into tomorrow night’s NBA Draft and they are aiming high with what they want in return for the No. 1 overall pick. Yesterday, we brought you the report of the Cavs trying to get LaMarcus Aldridge for that pick (the Blazers told them to go kick rocks).
Now here’s word that they tried the same move to get Kevin Love. Read More »
LaMarcus Aldridge (photo. Aaron Hewitt)
Now that we’re on the other side of the NBA Finals and just hours from the NBA Draft, trade rumors are revving up. Add to it the fact that this is one of the weakest, most flat drafts in recent memory, and you have lots of teams trying to move lots of assets.
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Despite their celebration at the NBA Draft Lottery like they’d just won the Mega Millions Lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers are smart enough to know that they can probably help their team more by moving the No. 1 pick prior to Thursday night. They are reportedly aiming high. Read More »
When it came down to it, it looks like Danny Ainge and the Celtics just wanted too much. Somehow, through this whole back and forth with the Clippers in trade talks to send Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to the Clippers for a package of DeAndre Jordan and other assets, the Celtics were behaving like they had all the leverage in the negotiations. That appears to have been Boston’s undoing. Read More »
UPDATE: It is being reported that the two teams plan on re-connecting in the morning in an attempt to finally make this deal happen.
It’s on. Nope, it’s dead. The back and forth is bad enough that Doc Rivers is reportedly ready to just forget it and go back to the booth. Now here’s another new wrinkle in the massive Clippers/Celtics/Rivers/Kevin Garnett trade talks: Read More »
This was making the rounds yesterday, but we wanted to post it in case our readers missed it – there are rumors that the Orlando Magic are interested in trading for Eric Bledsoe. Read More »