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Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson From 76ers For Gerald Wallace

Jul 31, 2015 5:08 PM

The Golden State Warriors have acquired Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for cash and draft considerations.

The 76ers acquired Thompson in a trade with the Sacramento Kings this offseason.

Wallace was acquired by the Warriors in their trade with the Boston Celtics for David Lee.

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Tags: Jason Thompson, Gerald Wallace, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics Offered Four First Rounders To Hornets For No. 9

Jul 28, 2015 10:24 AM

The Boston Celtics offered four first-round picks to the Charlotte Hornets for the chance to move up from No. 16 to No. 9. The Celtics were targeting Justise Winslow while the Hornets were settled on taking Frank Kaminsky.

The Celtics offered the 16th pick, No. 15 (acquired in a prearranged contingency deal with the Atlanta Hawks), one unprotected future Brooklyn pick, and a future first-rounder from either the Memphis Grizzlies or Minnesota Timberwolves.

Some members of the Hornets' front office wanted to do the deal with the Celtics, but Michael Jordan preferred Kaminsky over first rounders outside the lottery.

“If it was such a no-brainer for us, why would another team want to do it?” said Rich Cho.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Frank Kaminsky, Justise Winslow, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Trade Zoran Dragic To Celtics

Jul 27, 2015 12:27 PM

The Boston Celtics have acquired Zoran Dragic and a second round pick from the Miami Heat.

The pick is unlikely to ever change hands.

Miami will also send cash to Boston to help cover Dragic's salary. The trade helps the Heat considerably with the luxury tax.


The trade did not upset Goran Dragic, who is hoping his brother will get more chances at playing time with the Celtics.

The Celtics were able to take Dragic into their salary-cap space.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Zoran Dragic, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavs Trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller To Blazers

Jul 26, 2015 9:13 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Haywood's contract is non-guaranteed for the 15-16 season at $10.5 million.

Portland will receive second round picks from the Cavaliers in 2019 and 2020.

The Cavaliers were unable to find a suitable trade using Haywood's contract and will instead have two traded player exception that can be used later in the amounts of $10.5 million and $2.85 million.

Trading away Miller could save the Cavaliers as much as $10 million in salary in luxury taxes.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Acquire Shabazz Napier From Heat For Future 2nd Rounder

Jul 26, 2015 1:52 PM

The Orlando Magic will acquire Shabazz Napier from the Miami Heat, according to sources.

The Heat will acquire a future protected second-round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Shabazz Napier, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavs Likely To Settle For TPE In Exchange For Haywood's Contract

Jul 23, 2015 6:03 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to soon trade Brendan Haywood for a traded player exception.

The Cavaliers have shopped the non-guaranteed contract of Haywood around the NBA, including talks with the Brooklyn Nets on Joe Johnson. They haven't been able to find a deal to their liking and could instead trade Haywood for a traded player exception.

The Cavs used a trade exception they created last summer to trade for Timofey Mozgov during last season.

The Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers are the only teams currently with enough cap space to absorb Haywood and create a trade exception for Cleveland. The Cavs might need to surrender a draft pick to create the incentive for either team to help the Cavaliers with the TPE.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Brendan Haywood, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rakeem Christmas Traded To Pacers, Signs Four-Year Deal

Jul 23, 2015 5:13 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Rakeem Christmas to the Indiana Pacers for a 2019 second round pick.

Christmas was the No. 36 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Christmas and the Pacers have agreed upon a four-year, $4.5 million deal.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Rakeem Christmas, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pablo Prigioni Waived By Nuggets

Jul 20, 2015 7:17 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived Pablo Prigioni.

Prigioni was acquired by the Nuggets in the Ty Lawson trade from the Houston Rockets.

Prigioni joined the Rockets midseason in a trade with the New York Knicks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Pablo Prigioni, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Lakers Were Only Other Team To Express Interest In Ty Lawson

Jul 20, 2015 12:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers were the only team beyond the Houston Rockets to express interest in trading for Ty Lawson.

The Lakers can't offer a first round pick until 2020 at the earliest and may not have even offered a future first rounder for Lawson, according to sources.

The Lakers have D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson already scheduled to play heavy backcourt minutes.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets Acquire Ty Lawson From Nuggets

Jul 19, 2015 10:25 PM

The Houston Rockets have reached agreement with the Denver Nuggets on a trade for Ty Lawson.

Houston will send Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round draft pick to Denver.

The Nuggets will send a 2017 second-round pick to Houston along with Lawson.

After Lawson's second DUI arrest in six months, market interest for him had decreased significantly.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Ty Lawson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Nick Johnson, Joey Dorsey, Pablo Prigioni, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hornets Traded Vonleh After Finding No Takers For Cody Zeller
With no team interested in moving for Cody Zeller with a satisfactory deal, the Hornets instead traded Noah Vonleh to the Blazers.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Lakers, Rockets, Pistons Interested In Ty Lawson
Ty Lawson could be dealt by the Nuggets before training camp.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Celtics Acquire Perry Jones From Thunder
The Thunder will save approximately $7 million on the luxury tax by unloading Perry Jones.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Pistons Acquire Steve Blake From Nets For Quincy Miller
The Nets have agreed to trade Steve Blake to the Pistons for Quincy Miller, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Blazers Acquire Moe Harkless From Magic
The Blazers have a need at small forward, creating an opportunity for Moe Harkless to play a big role.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Pacers Acquire Chase Budinger From Wolves For Damjan Rudez
Chase Budinger has averaged 8.5 points per game in his NBA career.

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Thunder Likely To Shop Steve Novak, Perry Jones III
The Thunder currently are on pace to have a $24 million luxury tax payment at the end of next season.

Royce Young/ESPN

Nets Intend To Keep Joe Johnson
The Nets intend to keep Joe Johnson following their buyout agreement with Deron Williams.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Mavs, Bucks Agree To Zaza Pachulia Trade
Zaza Pachulia became an extra big in the Bucks' rotation with their signing of Greg Monroe.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Acquire Roy Hibbert From Pacers For 2nd Round Pick
Roy Hibbert had been with the Pacers since 2008.

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Luke Ridnour Waived By Raptors
Luke Ridnour was traded from the Magic to the Grizzlies to the Hornets to the Thunder and finally to the Raptors.

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Heat Trying To Salary Dump Chris Andersen, Mario Chalmers
The Heat are approximately $13 million over the projected tax line and have made both Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen available for nothing.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Warriors Trade David Lee To Celtics For Gerald Wallace
The Warriors have traded David Lee to the Celtics for Gerald Wallace.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Cavs Interested In Trading For Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson is owed $24.8 million for the 15-16 season and trading him for Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract would save the Nets millions.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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