Monthly Archives: January 2010
The trade Monday that sent starting New Orleans Hornets guard Devin
Brown to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for seldom-used center Aaron
Gray doesn’t seem like much on the surface because neither guy is
somebody most smart NBA fans would call a "game-changer." While it’s
obvious that the Hornets made this move to shed salary, Chicago’s
motivations require a little more digging and imagination.
A. Sherrod Blakely
The trading deadline is less than a month away, and rumors seem to grow like algae.
This is especially true when it comes to players with expiring contracts such as Boston’s Ray Allen.
While the Celtics have maintained repeatedly that they have no
intentions of moving any of their core guys between now and the Feb. 18
trading deadline — and I believe ’em on this one — multiple league
sources confirmed today that the Golden State Warriors are giving some
thought to putting together a trade package that would involve Monta
Ellis going to Boston in exchange for Allen.
– Pacers power forward Troy Murphy is on the Cavs’ radar. The Pacers
are rebuilding and might be open to trading Murphy. But they might be
reluctant to trade him for Zydrunas Ilgauskas. But things could chance
by the Feb. 18 deadline.
By MARC BERMAN
When the Timberwolves visit the Garden tomorrow, they’ll be without the
19-year-old floppy-haired Spanish point guard the Knicks still covet.
Ricky Rubio, whom the Wolves drafted sixth, is playing in Spain this
season, switching teams to FC Barcelona. That actually turned out well
for the Knicks, who are still marking his progress.
A league source said Golden State, Minnesota and Cleveland have shown
interest in acquiring Suns power forward Amar’e Stoudemire.
By Adrian Wojnarowski
After recent discussions with Amar’e Stoudemire’s(notes) agent that
didn’t appear to destine a contract extension, the Phoenix Suns have
increased their efforts to trade the All-Star forward, league sources
told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday night.
The Bucks will be without Michael Redd for the rest of the season after
he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in less
than a year. That not only robs the Bucks of their leading scorer, but
it means Redd is unlikely to opt out of his contract this summer. He is
expected to return to Milwaukee for the final year of his deal at $18.3
Benjamin Hochman – The Denver Post
The more people I speak to throughout the NBA, the more it sounds like
Toronto won’t trade Bosh by the Feb. 18 deadline — a move that could
shake up the Western Conference race, if Bosh headed west. The fact is,
the Raptors are playing better basketball lately and could nab the
conference’s fifth spot in the playoffs
T.J. Ford is approaching the possibility he could be traded by the
Indiana Pacers in the next month as part of the business of the NBA.
The starting point guard earlier in the season, Ford has been benched
and hasn’t played since Dec. 30 as Pacers coach Jim O’Brien has elected
to go with Earl Watson as the starter and rookie A.J. Price as the
January and February are trade season in the NBA – conversations about
what is needed to take teams to the next level and others about cutting
costs to make free agent runs are happening every GM’s office across
As such, several players find themselves in the crosshairs of these
conversations and should consider having their bags packed within the
next few weeks because they’re on their way out. Yesterday, Alex Raskin
looked at possible trade candidates in the Eastern Conference; today,
here’s the list of possible Western Conference movers: