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spreadeagle
01-31-2012, 11:52 PM
Shortened it up a bit,link to full piece below
Chris Kaman: The New Orleans Hornets has decided to move out with Chris Kaman and have agreed to let him stay away from the team until they can find a trade. A number of teams are hoping the Hornets will buyout Kaman so they can get him on the cheap, but Hornets sources say that’s just not going to happen. The Rockets and Spurs have expressed interest according to John Reid of The Times Picayune. League sources say the list for Kaman is much wider with the Celtics, Jazz and Grizzlies said to have interest.

The Rocket Parts: The Houston Rockets have been active, but word is their asking price on players is very, very high. As one executive classified it; “they are asking the moon for role players”, but it is clear that Courtney Lee, Jonny Flynn and Terrence Williams all could be had. League sources say the team would part with Luis Scola if it returned a serious upgrade at the four, but given how rocky the season has been for Scola, his value is low but his price tag is high.

Houston seems to be banking on a team in panic-mode overpaying, so while there are Rockets that are available, a deal with Houston may take time, simply because the prices are too high.

Anthony Morrow: The New Jersey Nets are going nowhere fast, and while there are still lots of games to be played there is a sense that New Jersey is ready to start planning for the offseason.The Nets have $34 million in salary commitments for next season which includes the final $4 million year on Anthony Morrow and the final $4.25 million Player Option owed to Jordan Farmar.Both players at one point have been offered to Memphis in exchange for OJ Mayo’s ending contract, and league sources say there is a desire on New Jersey’s part to cash those guys in for ending deals before the trade deadline.

The Cavs: The Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot of attractive assets – Daniel Gibson, Anthony Parker, Anderson Varejao even Antawn Jamison is playing well for the Cavs.

Cavs fans want draft picks, but Cavs management and coaches want to win. There is a real concern about acceptable losing, something head Byron Scott won’t tolerate.

As the Cavs source said “you can always buy a draft pick” but shaking a losing culture is much harder to do.

Stephen Jackson: The marriage between the Milwaukee Bucks and Stephen Jackson is getting bad. If you recall several weeks ago Jackson was suspended for a game for missing the team bus. Well the real story is not nearly as neat and clean. Apparently Jackson blew off shoot around because he wanted to sleep in.

Jackson recently lost a game to a league suspension for verbal abuse of an official, and to say the Bucks are growing weary of Jackson’s act is an understatement.

The Bucks’ players love Jackson, he is viewed a big brother to a number of them, but the Bucks are worried that Stephen’s off the court lifestyle is starting to rub off on Brandon Jennings and with his aging body and contract demands, that makes him problematic going forward.

The Bucks are still sniffing at the playoff picture, but if that changes over the next month or Jackson becomes even more problematic than he’s been, expect the Bucks to try and liquidate him.

From all accounts the asking price won’t be much because the league as a whole knows what’s going on with Jackson and when the Bucks pull the trigger it will be to get out of the Stephen Jackson business.


D.J. Augustin: The Bobcats continue to say DJ Augustin is not going anywhere, but sources close to several teams say he is available.

DJ is playing some solid basketball recently averaging close to 13 points and 6 assists per game. However it’s becoming clear that DJ could be sold off if it returns the right pieces in exchange.

The Bobcats would like to collect a few more draft assets. It’s also likely that any deal involving DJ either includes Corey Maggette’s contract, which has one year and $10.92 million remaining, or the contract of Matt Carroll, which has one year $3.5 million remaining.

The Bobcats are not shopping DJ, but sources say if they could use DJ to collect some draft picks and clean up the books it’s an option they would explore.


Jameer Nelson: Jameer is currently suffering from concussion-type symptoms and will miss tonight’s game versus the 76ers and his status is listed as day to day.

If you have been watching the Magic this season you’ve likely noticed that Jameer, who just three years ago was an All-Star, is now a shell of himself and getting beat out most nights by Chris Duhon for minutes.

Magic fans would love to see a trade, but as league sources point out Jameer’s value is likely at an all-time low and now that you factor in a concussion, his trade value is in the crapper.


Steve Nash: Do not hold your breath on Steve Nash being traded. Sources close to the process say that what’s been offered for Nash is laughable at best and that as long as Steve wants to be in Phoenix, he’ll be a Sun.

Suns fans are worried that the team may lose a future hall of famer to free agency, but sources close to the situation say the Suns may be willing to do a new deal with Nash this summer in the $8 to $10 million range to insure Steve stays in Phoenix and that kind of money may be more than anyone else in free agency would or could pay for Nash.

Shawn Marion: The Dallas Mavericks have been winning games lately, including an overtime win against San Antonio last night.

The Mavericks won’t be defending their NBA title this year, but as things stand they could be in the playoffs as they are currently the fourth seed in the West.

The problem facing the Mavericks is they want to be free agent players this summer and have eyes for both New Jersey’s Deron Williams and Orlando’s Dwight Howard as free agents.

Timberwolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves are a two guard away from being very good. They know it. The league knows it and Timberwolves’ fans have known it all season.

The Wolves have a number of cashable parts. The problem is there does not seem to be a lot of interest in Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington or Luke Ridnour – especially not for a starting caliber two guard.

Sources close to the situation say there are few teams that would do a deal for rookie Derrick Williams but at this point the Wolves seem unwilling to move him or entertain talks involving him.Keep an eye on Houston’s Courtney Lee… Wolves’ coach Rick Adelman knows him and it seems he is available from the Rockets. If the price comes down, don’t be surprised to see a deal.

Courtney is no Kevin Martin, but at this point the Wolves are buyers in a sellers’ market place.

Jose Calderon/Leandro Barbosa: The Raptors are shopping. They’d like to pick up another draft pick or two, but the real need is at Small Forward.

Sources close to the process say the Raptors plan to make life hard on the Denver Nuggets with regards to restricted free agent Wilson Chandler. Wilson is waiting for his clearance from China after dominating in the CBA.

Sources say that Jose Calderon and Leandro Barbosa could be moved to land a traded player exception or smaller assets to swap with Denver in a sign and trade

Devin Harris: The Utah Jazz have been winning games and if the playoffs started today they’d be the fifth seed in the West.

Not bad for a team without a true star player.

The Jazz have been shopping guard Devin Harris since last season when they acquired him as part of the Deron Williams deal. Harris is starting games, but he is not a huge factor for the Jazz.
http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-am-who-is-available-in-trade

SACNYY
01-31-2012, 11:54 PM
I just don't see Shawn Marion being traded. Would like to see Nash get traded to a contender. Say, Lakers.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-01-2012, 12:01 AM
Leandro Barbosa for Wesley Johnson and Wayne Ellington.

Cal827
02-01-2012, 12:29 AM
Barbosa for Charlotte's unprotected first round pick.. It works in NBA 2K, why wouldn't it be true for real life lol

BigBongTheory
02-01-2012, 12:43 AM
as a laker fan, obviously i'd love to see calderon, augustin, or nash in a laker uniform, make me happy lakers FO, please. any pg is an upgrade. udonis haslem would be an upgrade at the point guard spot right now.

Iodine
02-01-2012, 12:48 AM
#FreeSteveNash

Imagine Nash in Portland

king2218
02-01-2012, 12:59 AM
Jameer Nelson, Daniel Orton , 2nd rd pick for Jose Calderon.

MagicBucsSox
02-01-2012, 01:21 AM
Id streak for devin Harris in orlando

BKLYNpigeon
02-01-2012, 01:23 AM
Knicks need to make a move for a PG.

Hawkamania
02-01-2012, 02:16 AM
Knicks need to make a move for a PG.

Definitely. Out of the options listed, contractually, I believe DJ Augustine may be the only one we'd have the opportunity to acquire.

LA_Raiders
02-01-2012, 02:30 AM
i hope we can get a PG, we suck real bad at the point. Nash would be perfect but I doubt it, we dont have what they need...

PacersForLife
02-01-2012, 03:21 AM
There's been a lot of things said about a Nash to Pacers deal. While I wouldn't mind it, I wouldn't want to ruin the team's chemistry at this point unless we start to struggle. It could also end up being a 1 year rental which I'm iffy about. I would guess we would have to send Collison and maybe a pick or two.

Federal Reserve
02-01-2012, 03:38 AM
Why would anyone want Marion and his expensive contract?

Bulls_fan90
02-01-2012, 03:40 AM
Why would anyone want Marion and his expensive contract?

:laugh:

lavilevi23
02-01-2012, 03:44 AM
Nash got traded to the Pacers in my 2k12 season for Collison. #justsayinglol

Mobsterkel
02-01-2012, 03:53 AM
I would trade devin harris and cj miles for jarret jack and trevor ariza

Monta is beast
02-01-2012, 04:23 AM
All I know is the Warriors need a Center.