What are the chances Pau Gasol gets traded before the deadline?
J.A. Adande, ESPN.com: Zero percent. Why would anyone want a guy who’ll cost $19 million next season when he can’t play for you this season? Anyway, the Lakers can’t afford to ship him out until they get Dwight Howard to sign on the line which is dotted.
Both Cleveland and Charlotte are said to be prepared to make Oden an offer following the Feb. 21 trading deadline. Boston also remains interested, although it’s believed Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge won’t get into any sort of bidding war.
The Grizzlies might not be done with roster moves, a source said. While Zach Randolph is safe, Memphis is open to using exceptions worth around $7 million and $3 million to add players.
The trade winds are going to be blowing for the next 10 days until the NBA deadline for making deals.But
as far as Rick Carlisle is concerned, he doesn’t think the Mavericks
are going to be players in the marketplace leading up to the deadline.
Heat have removed themselves from Greg Oden derby, sources say. Both
Cavs and Bobcats prepared to make Oden offer after trading deadline.
The Raptors continue to shop Andrea Bargnani with the latest name being
linked in return being Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova. This report from
Hoopsworld also says the Bucks are looking to move Samuel Dalembert and
Will Dwight Howard be traded from the LA Lakers less than a
season after arriving out west from Orlando?
The star centre remains one of the most sought after players in the
league, and teams are eager to add a player with his talents to their
roster. LA has surprisingly fallen out
of playoff contention, and is in need of a change in order to have any chance
at turning the season around.
Tyreke Evans counts the number of guards on the Kings roster. He
hears the persistent trade rumors. He remembers that his bosses refused
to extend his contract last fall.He also is miffed that the
organization failed to arrange for a second opinion on his sore left
knee, leaving his brothers and his agent to schedule a visit with Lakers
orthopedist Dr. Steve Lombardo.Without issuing any trade demands
– that’s not his style – Evans said he would be neither shocked nor
devastated if he were sent elsewhere before the Feb. 21 deadline.
The Knicks had made an inquiry into Kenyon Martin, the unrestricted free agent and former Nuggets teammate of Camby, J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony. Knicks personnel director Mark Warkentien, the former Nuggets general manager, is pushing to make the move, but the Knicks would have to cut a player. The Knicks will give Wallace every opportunity to get back on the court before making such a move. The Knicks prefer not to cut James White because he is a stout perimeter defender and can defend the likes of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Woodson said he will talk with GM Glen Grunwald abou
One minute after free agency began in July 2010, Minnesota
Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn reached out
to the Octagon basketball group to arrange for a face-to-face visit with
restricted free agent forward Rudy Gay.
A visit was agreed upon, but before Gay got on a flight for
Minneapolis, he re-signed with Memphis for five years and $80 million.
Two-and-a-half years later, Gay is readily available — mostly
because the Grizzlies, barring a trade of either him or another
high-priced player, will be in luxury tax purgatory.
So, this is Kahn’s chance to land a player he has long coveted. But
according to a league source, he turned down a trade proposal from
Memphis for Gay recently.