• Lakers Seeking 2nd Round Pick For Nick Young

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers are seeking a second round pick for Nick Young at the deadline. Young was a buyout candidate last offseason but he's recouped his value this season under Luke Walton." February 23

  • Trey Burke Available on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "The Washington Wizards may not be done wheeling and dealing after acquiring former Brooklyn Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic. The Wizards are exploring the trade market for point guard Trey Burke and are asking for a second-round draft pick, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Burke, 24,..." February 23

  • Heat Trying to Trade Josh McRoberts, Wayne Ellington

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Heat have been one of the NBA's hottest teams since Jan. 1, but they're reportedly looking to shake up their roster before Thursday's trade deadline. According to The Vertical's Chris Mannix, the Heat have "shopped" a package featuring Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts with the..." February 23

  • Bulls pushing to trade for 76ers’ Jahlil Okafor

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls reportedly reached out to the 76ers about Jahlil Okafor a few weeks ago. After unfulfilled intrigue and maybe a trade that fell through, Okafor remains in Philadelphia. And Chicago apparently still wants him. As constituted, the Bulls already have a few interior bigs: Robin Lopez,..." February 22

  • Sixers to trade Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta Hawks

    Philly.com "League sources confirm that the 76ers are sending Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks for center Tiago Splitter and a protected second-round pick. The Sixers will also have the right to swap another second-round pick. The second rounder they'll receive is the Miami Heat's protected 31-to-40..." February 22

  • Pistons open to Andre Drummond, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope offers

    ESPN "The Detroit Pistons are welcoming offers on two players previously thought off-limits -- former All-Star center Andre Drummond and swingman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope -- as Thursday's trade deadline nears, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Pistons have not committed to..." February 22

  • Nets To Waive Marcus Thornton

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets will waive Marcus Thornton, a source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reports (Twitter link). Thornton came to Brooklyn in the Bojan Bogdanovic deal earlier today. Thornton is on a one-year, $1.3MM deal, which is fully guaranteed. He was seeing regular minutes for the Wizards..." February 22

  • Sacramento Radio Guy Pulled Off Air Over Anti-Vlade Divac Rant

    Deadspin "Damien Barling is a co-host of The Lo-Down, a sports talk radio show on Sacramento’s KHTK 1140. Like most everyone, Barling was unhappy with the Kings torpedoing their future by trading DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans for garbage. He recently relayed his dissatisfaction with the Kings on his..." February 22

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • DeMarcus Cousins was ‘praying’ for a better supporting cast with Sacramento

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that DeMarcus Cousins has been freed from basketball purgatory in Sacramento, he’s giving a little bit of a glimpse into his mindset during his time with the Kings. Cousins admitted that he spent a long time desperately hoping the Kings would get Cousins a stronger supporting cast to help..." February 22

  • Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards

    Basketball Insiders "The Brooklyn Nets are trading Bojan Bogdanovic to the Washington Wizards, league sources tell The Vertical. Nets are sending Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Wizards for Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick." February 22

  • Carmelo Anthony could waive no-trade clause for Clippers this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The trade rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony have died down considerably over the past two weeks, and Anthony said at the All-Star Game that he expects to remain with the New York Knicks this season. After the season could be an entirely different discussion. Even if Anthony remains in The Big..." February 22

  • Paul George wants to stay, if Pacers can win

    USA Today "Paul George wants to stay in Indiana. But like so many things this time of year, when the phones are ringing off the hook in NBA offices as the trade deadline nears, the situation between the four-time All-Star and his Indiana Pacers is racked with nuance. So when George met with team owner..." February 22

  • Hawks GM says re-signing Paul Millsap is 'absolutely our priority this offseason'

    CBS Sports "If it wasn’t abundantly clear already, Paul Millsap is not going anywhere. Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox told The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski that, not only is the All-Star forward definitely not going to be traded before Thursday’s deadline, Millsap will be the front office’s top..." February 22

  • The Kings Are The Worst Organization In Sports

    Uproxx "It took just 12 days for Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac to break the promise he made to DeMarcus Cousins and the city of Sacramento. Divac had a “face-to-face meeting” with Cousins earlier this month, promising him he would not be traded, and then he spoke with ESPN’s Marc Stein to..." February 22

  • With DeMarcus Cousins aboard, Pelicans not looking to trade Jrue Holiday

    CBS Sports "New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday will be a free agent this summer, and, relatively recently , it looked like the front office had to figure out whether to trade him before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET deadline. Now that the Pelicans have DeMarcus Cousins, though, it appears that is no longer under..." February 22

  • Derrick Rose says he is ‘prepared’ for possible trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Trade rumors continue to intensify around New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, and he says he’s ready for whatever will happen in the next day or two. Rose has been most prominently linked to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he hadn’t heard anything about it, but he was ready in the event..." February 22

  • Cavaliers, Knicks, Bulls Interested In Trading For Patrick Beverley

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets are receiving interest in Patrick Beverley from the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls. Beverley would like to remain with the Rockets. Beverley is on one of the NBA's best contracts as he re-signed with Houston in 2015 on a four-year, $25 million..." February 22

  • Pacers’ Plans For Paul George At Trade Deadline Revealed

    NESN "Paul George is untouchable at the NBA trade deadline. The Indiana Pacers won’t consider trading their star player before 3 p.m. Thursday, The Indiana Star’s Nate Taylor reported Tuesday, citing multiple sources. Indiana would rather add perimeter or frontcourt players to its squad with hopes of..." February 22

  • Rockets Interested In Trading For Iman Shumpert

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets have expressed interest specifically in Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports the Rockets are seeking a trade for a player in the $10 million to $12 million salary range. The Rockets are offering expiring contracts and cash..." February 22

  • Jimmy Butler to Celtics getting real; Crowder the sticking point

    CBS Sports "Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge wants to nab Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler before Thursday’s trade deadline, and the “main sticking point” is not which draft pick (or picks) are included in the deal, but whether or not forward Jae Crowder will be involved, according to TNT’s David Aldridge,..." February 22

  • James Harden rumored to be dating Ashanti

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden has compiled a dating roster over the years that is very Hollywood, and there are rumors swirling that the Houston Rockets star has added a well-known R&B singer to the list. Her name is Ashanti. Those who follow Ashanti on Instagram may have noticed that the singer-songwriter..." February 22

  • Stan Van Gundy shoots down Reggie Jackson to Orlando trade rumor

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons czar Stan Van Gundy was in the middle of a riff on the unreliability of trade rumors when he shot one down without prompting. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Friday the Pistons and Orlando Magic discussed a trade that would send point guard Reggie Jackson to the Magic for D.J...." February 22

  • Potential NBA trade deadline deals that should scare Raptors fans

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have done trade deadline work early this year. Even though they are still in the market for a swing man, their pre-all-star break acquisition of Serge Ibaka has made them intriguing down the stretch. If Ibaka re-signs this summer and makes them a legit challenger to..." February 22

  • Forget Brandon Roy, the Former Player; Meet Brandon Roy, the High School Coach

    Bleacher Report "It's Friday night inside a crowded high school gym in Seattle's central district, and Brandon Roy is right where he wants to be. Fans waited in line for hours to see Nathan Hale, the top-ranked school in the country, and McDonald's All-American forward Michael Porter Jr. take on local..." February 22

  • Report: With Jahlil Okafor trade talk stalled, Sixers could reconsider Nerlens Noel offers

    Pro Basketball Talk "The trade market for centers heading into the trade deadline isn’t good — there’s a glut of them on the market. If a team wanted a guy to play the five, they could acquire Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler, Greg Monroe, and some others who are available. Also, the low price the Pelicans paid for..." February 22

  • NBA Rumors: 76ers’ Jahlil Okafor ‘Will Be Moved’ Before Trade Deadline

    NESN "The likelihood of Jahlil Okafor remaining with the Philadelphia 76ers beyond Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline appears slim. “He will get moved, I can tell you that,” NBA.com reporter David Aldridge said Tuesday on NBATV. “They’re not going to go into next season with him on the..." February 22

  • Cavaliers To Work Out Larry Sanders

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have had discussions with Joel Bell, the agent for free agent big man Larry Sanders, league sources tell Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net. Chris Haynes of ESPN.com tweets that Cleveland is believed to have a workout lined up with Sanders, while Keith Smith of RealGM adds (via Twitter)..." February 22

  • Phil Jackson gets dumped again as Jeanie Buss ends any possibility of a Lakers return with Magic Johnson hiring

    New York Daily News "First, Phil Jackson lost the girl and then the job. The decision by Jeanie Buss on Tuesday to detonate the Lakers front office and install Magic Johnson as the President of Basketball Operations should end years of speculation that Jackson would one day return to Los Angeles as the celebrity..." February 22

  • As trade rumors swirl, Drummond focuses on team

    Detroit News "The end of the All-Star break turned into not just another work day for Pistons center Andre Drummond. Late Monday and early Tuesday, Drummond’s name popped up in trade rumors — ahead of Thursday afternoon’s NBA trade deadline — making for a hectic return to practice on Tuesday evening. The..." February 22

  • Kevin Garnett misses mark in comments about AAU basketball

    Fox Sports "Kevin Garnett knows basketball, and after spending 21 years in the NBA, he certainly knows that league inside and out. And he knows basketball and the NBA, far better than I do. But after spending a dozen years around the top recruits in the country, covering the AAU scene and going to what..." February 22

  • Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?

    ESPN "Jeff Hornacek said what you’d expect an NBA coach to say less than 48 hours before the league’s trade deadline: He doesn’t think the New York Knicks are going to make any moves. “Most of the time, there’s all kinds of talk, and only one or two things ever happen, so we expect these guys to be..." February 22

  • Kevin Garnett Believes That ‘Entitled’ AAU Players Have ‘Killed’ The NBA

    Dime Magazine "AAU basketball gets blamed for many things and Kevin Garnett has officially joined the increasingly long line of people from the basketball world ready to tee off on the organization. In a lengthy interview with NBA TV that aired on Monday, Garnett went in a number of directions, but his take on..." February 22

  • Pacers Not Considering Any Trade Offers For Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers will not consider any trade discussions involving Paul George, according to multiple sources. The Pacers also don't plan on moving Jeff Teague or Myles Turner as they want to see how this core builds chemistry. Larry Bird would like the Pacers to re-sign Teague in the..." February 22

  • Reports: Agent Rob Pelinka set to become Lakers new general manager, finalizing deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "Golden State broke the mold and hired an agent as a general manager in Bob Myers a few years back. Safe to say that has worked out fairly well for them. Now the Lakers will try to replicate that experiment — they are on the verge of hiring Kobe’s former agent Rob Pelinka as their new general..." February 22

  • Joakim Noah takes step back in recovery from hamstring injury

    New York Post "So the Knicks came roaring back from the All-Star break all set for a practice that would propel them toward greatness and glory in the second half. Only the starting center, Joakim Noah, didn’t practice, still bothered by a bum hamstring. The starting shooting guard, Courtney Lee, was sick as..." February 22

  • Lakers trade Lou Williams to Rockets for Corey Brewer, draft pick

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers have traded guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the trade has not yet been announced. Williams, a 12-year..." February 22

  • Sources: Jazz express interest in Deron Williams via trade from Mavericks

    ESPN "The Utah Jazz have expressed interest in reacquiring former All-Star guard Deron Williams via trade from the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources. No deal appeared imminent Tuesday night, sources told ESPN.com, but Utah has registered its interest in bringing Williams back to his..." February 22

  • Wizards Interested In Shabazz Muhammad

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards continue to search for help off the bench and they have shown interest in Shabazz Muhammad, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post tweets that the team is looking for someone who will remain under team control past this season. Muhammad..." February 22

  • Cavs intend to re-sign Derrick Williams to second 10-day contract Wednesday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavs intend to sign forward Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract Wednesday before the team returns to practice following the All-Star break, a source told cleveland.com. Williams, whom the Cavs signed as a free agent Feb. 9 and is averaging 9.8 points in 22.8 minutes per game,..." February 22

  • Nets Moving Closer To Trading Bojan Bogdanovic?

    Hoops Rumors "Teams with interest in Bojan Bogdanovic have suggested to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link) that they’re ramping up their offers. According to Wojnarowski, signs are pointing to the Nets soon choosing the best available deal for Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic, who will turn 28 in April,..." February 21

  • Report: Jeanie Buss Was Allegedly Upset Jim & Kupchak Wouldn’t Trade Ingram For DeMarcus Cousins, So She Fired Them

    Total Pro Sports "Los Angeles Lakers part owner and President Jeanie Buss is not to be messed with. On Tuesday, Jeanie was sick and tired of the Los Angeles Lakers not being able to get stars to turn this franchise around that she went ahead and fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother Jim Buss from their..." February 21

  • No one on Lakers roster safe if Magic Johnson wants player?

    Larry Brown Sports "New Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson may be ruthless in his efforts to secure big-name talent for the team. According to ESPN’s Arash Markazi on Tuesday, though Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak were attached to the team’s young core, nobody on the Lakers roster will..." February 21

  • Allen Iverson Wants Kobe Bryant to Join 3-on-3 League

    SLAM Online "He knows it’s a very long shot, but Allen Iverson would love it if Kobe Bryant joined him in an Ice Cube-led 3-on-3 league. Iverson was accosted by TMZ in New Orleans during All-Star Weekend, and said he’ll be doing a lot more coaching than playing in the new venture. " February 21

  • Pistons Listening To Trade Offers For Andre Drummond

    Real GM Basketball "Teams around the NBA believe the Detroit Pistons will listen to trade offers for Andre Drummond leading to the deadline. Drummond and the Pistons signed a five-year, $125 million extension during the 2016 offseason." February 21

  • Where will Lou Williams end up at trade deadline?

    ESPN "As Thursday's trade deadline inches closer, it's becoming more apparent that Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams is on the market and is being courted by multiple playoff teams. Who are those teams? According to ESPN's Zach Lowe and Ian Begley, it's the Washington Wizards and Utah..." February 21

  • Report: Portland Trail Blazers May be Listening to Offers for Damian Lillard

    Real Ball Insiders "We’re only just over one day removed from the announcement of the DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans deal that shook the entirety of the basketball world. Many analysts believe that this could signal a chaotic trade deadline, and recent reports suggest that could very well be destined to happen...." February 21

  • Nets Drop Asking Price For Brook Lopez

    Real GM Basketball " The Brooklyn Nets have dropped their asking price for Brook Lopez ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. The Nets have been seeking two first round picks in exchange for Lopez, but they now are willing to accept a first round pick and a second round pick." February 21

  • Paul George says he’s not motivated by opportunity to earn higher max

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pacers have already granted a standing max offer to Paul George. So, if he wants to stay in Indiana, his potential paths look relatively straightforward: If he makes an All-NBA team this season, he can sign a designated-veteran-player extension that would kick in in 2018-19 and projects..." February 21

  • Wizards, Jazz, Others Interested In P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Tucker‘s name has been coming up in trade rumors for over a month now, and with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline, the Suns swingman appears to be receiving interest from several potential suitors. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) identifies the Raptors, Wizards,..." February 21