Feb 29, 2012 9:01 PM EST
The Magic and Warriors are in trade talks involving Monta Ellis, sources confirmed to RealGM.
No trade is imminent, but talks are ongoing say sources.
The willingness of the Warriors to deal Ellis has increased over the past few weeks. While Ellis does not have as much trade value as teammate Stephen Curry, he does represent the franchise’s best opportunity to change the status quo.
Orlando has been active in their pursuit of a scoring guard to pair with Dwight Howard in an effort to retain him.
Feb 29, 2012 8:50 PM EST
The Minnesota Timberwolves have re-assigned Malcolm Lee to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Timberwolves’ NBA Development League affiliate.
It is the second assignment for Lee this season.
Lee was first assigned to the Skyforce on Feb. 6, appearing in three games and averaging 9.7 points, 6.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 25.3 minutes.
Feb 29, 2012 6:55 PM EST
The Nets are uninterested in trading Brook Lopez in a deal involving Monta Ellis, according to a source.
A report out of the Bay Area on Wednesday suggested the Warriors would want more from the Nets than just Lopez in exchange for Ellis.
Feb 29, 2012 6:52 PM EST
While Dwight Howard would be interested in playing with Chris Paul on the Clippers, the two teams have not engaged in trade talks recently.
A deal for Howard centered around Blake Griffin would surely be something the Magic covet. But sources say the Clippers won't even deal Griffin for Howard.
Feb 29, 2012 6:48 PM EST
The Bulls question their ability to beat the Heat in a seven-game series without making a move, according to a source.
Chicago has expressed interest in Pau Gasol and would quickly deal Carlos Boozer to the Lakers in a deal.
But the Lakers would likely want Luol Deng included, which would be a non-starter for Chicago.
Feb 29, 2012 6:36 PM EST
The reportedly preference for Dwight Howard is to sign with the Nets in the offseason as a free agent, which would allow the franchise to retain the assets they do have.
Howard is enthused about teaming up with Deron Williams and he could likely receive a more lucrative adidas extension in Brooklyn.
The Magic haven't given up on keeping Howard and are interested in a trade for either Steve Nash or Monta Ellis, but both possibilities are remote.
Feb 29, 2012 6:33 PM EST
The Warriors and Celtics had trade talks involving Rajon Rondo for Stephen Curry in December, but it was Golden State that decided not to do the deal.
Boston has looked for several trades involving Rondo since the end of the lockout and continue to shop him aggressively, according to sources.
Feb 29, 2012 6:27 PM EST
The Blazers continue to be interested in making a trade for Steve Nash, according to sources.
But most sources don't expect a trade involving Nash.
"Because of his age and because he can leave in the summer, offers for Nash haven't been as star-laden as you'd think," said one source.
Feb 29, 2012 6:25 PM EST
The Timerwolves offered Michael Beasley to the Lakers, according to a source.
The asking price was the better first round pick owned by the Lakers in 2012.
But the Lakers reportedly don't want to pay the increase in lottery tax that acquiring Beasley would mean.
Feb 29, 2012 4:40 PM EST
German national team coach Svetislav Pesic said Dirk Nowitzki is not expected to be a member of the team this summer as they attempt to qualify for EuroBasket 2013.
"I believe that Nowitzki isn't expecting my call," Pesic said. "He needs peace, a summer vacation. He has to think about his future. But, of course, we'll discuss his plans.
"Germany lived on Dirk's glory for long time,” Pesic said. “Since the bronze in Indianapolis, silver at the FIBA European Championship in 2005, up to these days.
"Because of the magnitude of his personality and basketball qualities, many other players were just - other players.
"That wasn't bad, it was normal back in those days as Nowitzki is a true leader on the court, but I think that there is a new wave of players in Germany that can help to build new future."
Feb 29, 2012 | ESPNBoston.com
19-year-old post-graduate senior Mitch McGary has drawn attention from NBA scouts.
Nerlens Noel has dropped Florida and Providence from his list of schools.
Tyler Zeller has taken two classes devoted entirely to the concept of leadership as part of his coursework toward completing his business administration degree at North Carolina.
Jared Sullinger has produced a pair of single-singles in his last two games.
The Knicks suddenly have an issue with too much depth.
Tyson Chandler is still battling with pain in his injured right wrist, which was sustained on Feb. 19th against the Mavericks.
Brandon Roy isn't eligible to return to the Blazers until his current contract expires in 2015.
Feb 29, 2012 | Deseret News
Jimmer Fredette is shooting 37.5% from the field.
While Avery Johnson considers the Mavericks "a threat" to sign Deron Williams, Billy King disagreed.
During their recent losing streak, the Sixers have struggled offensively.
According to sources with the Warriors, there is little to the trade rumors involving Monta Ellis going to the Nets for Brook Lopez.
Devin Ebanks averaged 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 32.0 minutes in three games with the D-Fenders.
Steve Nash is set to become a free agent this summer, but has given no indication of any interest in being traded to a contender.
Mickell Gladness has appeared in eight games with the Heat this season.
Tyshawn Taylor is averaging 17.1 points while shooting a career-high 44 percent from the three point line.
Kendall Marshall continues to divide NBA decision makers.
Feb 28, 2012 | The Chronicle
Shabazz Muhammad is set to take his first official visit to Duke this weekend.
Brandon Roy's decision to retire wasn't reportedly all health related.
Cody Zeller has scored in double figures in 13 of his last 16 games.
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