Dec 08, 2013 6:56 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings have agreed to a trade centered on Rudy Gay, according to sources.
The Raptors will receive John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes, according to sources.
Gay was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Raptors last season.
Dec 09, 2013 12:08 PM EST
Kyle Lowry has an expiring contract and $6.2 million and is not part of the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans.
The Raptors are believed to be motivated to trade Lowry next following their trade of Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings.
The Raptors acquired Lowry from the Rockets in exchange for a reverse protected lottery pick.
Dec 09, 2013 12:16 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers have interest in Stephen Jackson.
The Clippers have a growing need for a wing and Jackson continues to look for an NBA team following his release last April from the San Antonio Spurs.
“If you guys have any names, call me and let me know,” Doc Rivers told reporters. “I’ll be on the phone tonight with [Clippers executives] Gary [Sacks] and Gerald [Madkins] and Dave Wohl and I’m praying they know somebody. We’ll see. You never know.”
J.J. Redick is out at least six weeks with a broken hand, while Matt Barnes and Reggie Bullock are also out.
The Clippers are also interested in eventually signing Lamar Odom.
Dec 09, 2013 12:05 PM EST
The Sacramento Kings are trying to trade Jason Thompson.
With the Kings recently acquiring Rudy Gay and Derrick Williams, there will be fewer minutes available for Thompson.
Thompson received a five-year, $30 million contract extension under the previous regime of the Kings.
Dec 09, 2013 12:54 PM EST
The Memphis Grizzlies will work out several free agent guards this week as they search for depth at the position.
Darius Morris, Reggie Williams and Seth Curry will be brought in for the audition with the Grizzlies.
Morris and Williams are free agents, while Curry is with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
Dec 08, 2013 11:04 AM EST
A fan interrupted the Cleveland Cavaliers' 88-82 win over the Los Angeles in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena with a message for Kyrie Irving.
The fan tried to show Irving a white shirt that read, "KYRIE DONT LEAVE" in all caps, written in black marker.
The Cavaliers confirmed the fan is a minor.
Irving cannot become a restricted free agent until 2015 and is eligible for an extension beginning in July.
Dec 08, 2013 10:59 AM EST
Kobe Bryant is expected to play under a minutes restriction to begin his return from a torn Achilles.
"I don't think it's a magical number," Mike D'Antoni said after practice Saturday when asked about a minute range for Bryant. "He's totally well and ready to go. I think he'll be limited by his wind and ability to be able to take the pounding. So, I would be surprised if more than in the twenties. It shouldn't be any more than that."
Jodie Meeks is the member of the Los Angeles Lakers that will have his minutes impacted most by Bryant's return.
Robert Sacre said Bryant also played well in practice this week.
"He never lost anything," Sacre said. "He's pretty much been the same player the whole time. It's been really good to have him work in practice and look like nothing ever happened."
Dec 08, 2013 1:35 PM EST
The San Antonio Spurs have assigned center Aron Baynes, guard Nando De Colo and forward Malcolm Thomas to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.
Baynes has appeared in 11 games for the Spurs this season, averaging 1.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.9 minutes.
De Colo has seen action in six contests this season for the Spurs, averaging 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 9.0 minutes.
Thomas was recently signed by the Spurs on Dec. 3 and will make his first appearance for the Toros this season.
Dec 08, 2013 4:13 PM EST
The New York Knicks suffered a 114-73 defeat to the Boston Celtics at home on Sunday afternoon, but Raymond Felton does not believe it was a step back for the team after a brief, two-game winning streak.
"I don't think we had a bad effort," Felton said. "Those guys hit shots."
Iman Shumpert added he believed the game would have been different if the Knicks had hit a couple shots they normally make.
Carmelo Anthony called the loss "embarrassing."
Dec 08, 2013 6:53 PM EST
Rodney Stuckey missed Sunday's Detroit Pistons game against the Miami Heat due to tendinitisin his left knee.
Stuckey is listed as day-to-day.
Maurice Cheeks does not believe the issue will linger.
Chris Andersen cited his two-year suspension from 2006 to 2008 as a factor aiding in his health.
Doc Rivers has been critical of the Clippers' body language dating back to training camp.
Luol Deng has scored 20 or more points in six straight games for the first time in his career.
Hamady Ndiaye will rejoin the Kings at the Jazz for Saturday's game in EnergySolutions Arena.
Kyle Korver surpassed Dana Barros for the NBA record for most three-pointers made consecutively.
Danny Granger returned to the Pacers' practice on Friday -- his first live participation in weeks.
Reports recently have stated Carmelo Anthony could sign elsewhere as a free agent in July given the Knicks' struggles this season.
Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles last April.
Kobe Bryant ruled himself out of Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.
This will be Hamady Ndiaye's fourth D-League team over the course of his career.
Nate Robinson recently made comments saying he believes that the NBA's referees "hate" him in their officiating.
The Thunder remain an elite team, but whether they can make a title run again remains unknown.
Charlie Westbrook was in training camp this season with the Heat.
Jared Cunningham appeared in five games for the Jam, all starts, and averaged 15.0 points, 4.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 34.4 minutes.
Dec 06, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Rockets hope to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 19, which would allow players involved to be dealt again before the deadline.
Rajon Rondo has long been mentioned in trade rumors and is eligible for free agency in 2015.
Shawne Williams, Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly are also Lakers on non-guaranteed deals.
Dwyane Wade missed his fifth game of the season on Thursday.
Kobe Bryant practiced for the third consecutive day on Thursday and felt improvement in his left ankle.
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