We told you, the big deals we love to talk about are not as likely to happen this year. There’s a lot of buzz about the Celtics but if you were around Kevin Garnett at all All-Star weekend you saw a guy adamant he is not waiving he no trade clause. The Lakers are not moving Dwight Howard and nobody is taking the injured Pau Gasol. The Clippers likely hold on to Eric Bledsoe. And so on and so on…. But there will be a lot of smaller deals as the deadline nears. Here is a Tuesday morning roundup of things you might be on the lookout for. • The Thunder are shopping backup point guard Eric Maynor around, reports Ken Berger at CBSSports.com. While he has struggled and been injured the past couple seasons he has potential and is a restricted free agent this summer — some team is going to offer more tan the Thunder are willing to pay for him. So they are trying to move him now. • The Magic will move J.J. Redick before the deadline but the price is a first round pick, reports Marc Stein at ESPN. • There have been multiple reports in recent days that the Timberwolves have been aggressive in trying to add a veteran or two to the roster.
The smaller deals: A trade rumor update as deadline nears
Pro Basketball Talk | Feb 19