Mar 10, 2014 1:53 AM EDT
Rajon Rondo and Josh Smith discuss the possibility of playing on the same team again.
Rondo and Smith were teammates as Oak Hill.
"We call each other every once in a while to check up and see how one another is doing," Smith said on Sunday. "He's my best friend, especially in the NBA. We still talk all the time, and our families take vacations together. He's a very good friend."
Rondo will become a free agent in 2015.
"The conversation comes up," Smith admitted. "We always tell each other what a surreal moment that would be, for us to connect again. With the different free agencies that we have [Rondo comes off the Boston books in 2015; Smith is locked in through 2017], it could be far-fetched, but it could be possible. I tend to be an optimist."
Mar 03, 2014 1:09 PM EST
The Indiana Pacers did not discuss a trade ahead of the deadline with the Cleveland Cavaliers involving Luol Deng, a source tells RealGM.
The Cavaliers reportedly were looking to move Deng for a first round pick.
The Pacers acquired Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen at the deadline in a deal involving Danny Granger.
Mar 02, 2014 11:36 AM EST
The New York Knicks are expected to pursue a trade of Amar'e Stoudemire in the offseason before he enters the final season of his contract.
The Knicks hope they could exchange Stoudemire for the contract of an impact player on a bad contract, such as Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans.
Expiring contracts have seemingly become less valuable under the NBA's current CBA.
Trading Stoudemire for a contract longer in length would also compromise the Knicks' plans for cap space in 2015.
Feb 25, 2014 10:33 AM EST
The Sacramento Kings and Jimmer Fredette are close to agreement on a buyout.
The Kings attempted to trade Fredette before the trade deadline, including significant trade discussions with the Denver Nuggets.
The Kings passed on picking up their team option for 14-15, which would have allowed Fredette to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
The New York Knicks haven't ruled out pursuing Fredette, though their emphasis will be on defense with their two available roster spots.
A source told Marc J. Spears that the Utah Jazz have not discussed signing Fredette. The Jazz roster is currently at maximum capacity at 15.
ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Memphis Grizzlies will pursue Fredette once he cleares waivers.
Feb 24, 2014 5:04 PM EST
The New York Knicks rejected the Oklahoma City Thunder's offer of their 2014 first round draft pick to acquire Iman Shumpert, according to sources.
The Knicks wanted an active player in return for Shumpert and deemed the guard more valuable than the late first round choice that the Thunder offered.
Doc Rivers was willing to trade Darren Collison, Byron Mullens, Matt Barnes and two second round picks to the Knicks for Shumpert, Raymond Felton and Beno Udrih, but Donald Sterling and others within the Los Angeles Clippers were hesitant to deal for an injured Shumpert.
Shumpert is expected to return on the trade market around the June draft.
Feb 24, 2014 3:36 PM EST
The Detroit Pistons made "a serious push to find a new home for Josh Smith" at the trade deadline, according to Chad Ford.
Smith signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the Pistons in the offseason. The addition of Smith has caused issues in the frontcourt due to the presence of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.
Monroe will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.
Feb 21, 2014 5:14 PM EST
The Orlando Magic will sign Dewayne Dedmon to a 10-day contract on Monday.
Dedmon has had stints this season with the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers.
Dedmon was hopeful of receiving a long-term offer from the 76ers, but none ever materialized.
Feb 21, 2014 1:47 PM EST
The New York Knicks thought they had a deal done at the deadline with the Los Angeles Clippers centered upon Iman Shumpert for Darren Collison.
The Clippers decided against making the trade at the last minute.
Sources believe the Clippers may have been posturing to keep Shumpert from being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Feb 20, 2014 5:31 PM EST
Russell Westbrook was cleared to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder lineup on Thursday for the first time since undergoing another procedure on his knee.
“We are all very excited to have Russell back," said Sam Presti. "He has worked extremely hard throughout his rehabilitation, and his addition will allow us to build on the progress we have made in his absence. As Russell integrates back into the team we are going to manage the transition by building his minutes over time and will evaluate his availability in back-to-back situations. These steps are an effort to control the areas of his return to play where feasible, given the reduced practice and conditioning time during the regular season. Our goal is to create the best foundation for Russell and the team as we head into the postseason.”
Feb 20, 2014 4:13 PM EST
The Indiana Pacers have acquired Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen from the Philadelphia 76ers for Danny Granger.
The 76ers also acquired a future second round pick in the deal from the Pacers.
Turner will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.
The 76ers have acquired Byron Mullens from the Clippers.
The Spurs have traded Nando De Colo to the Raptors for Austin Daye.
The Clippers have traded Antawn Jamison to the Hawks.
The Lakers have been searching for a trade of Chris Kaman to lessen their tax bill.
Iman Shumpert could miss a few weeks with the injury, sustained on Wednesday.
Jordan Crawford became expendable following the Warriors' acquisition of Steve Blake.
The Lakers sought a second round pick from the Nets for Jordan Hill.
Jordan Hamilton has been traded to the Rockets, a source tells RealGM's Shams Charania.
Iman Shumpert suffered a sprain MCL in the Knicks' win on Wednesday.
The Wolves were interested in acquiring Andre Miller, but he has been traded to the Wizards.
Feb 20, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Nuggets and Knicks are moving forward with a trade of Jordan Hamilton for Beno Udrih.
The Nuggets have been aggressively shopping Andre Miller.
The Clippers and Cavaliers have held trade discussions involving Reggie Bullock for Tyler Zeller.
Gary Neal signed with the Bucks in the offseason after becoming a key rotational player for the Spurs.
The Heat have been attempting to trade Roger Mason to create an open roster spot.
Pierre Jackson's draft rights are owned by the Pelicans and he has emerged this season in the D-League.
Feb 20, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Lakers are seeking a second round pick in their trade talks involving Jordan Hill.
Feb 20, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Washington tried to acquire Luol Deng from Chicago last June.
The 76ers have agreed to trade Spencer Hawes to the Cavaliers in exchange for two second round draft picks.
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