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Kings Trade Stauskas, Thompson, Landry To 76ers To Clear Cap Space

Jul 1, 2015 11:24 PM

The Sacramento Kings have cleared salary cap space by trading Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Philadelphia was targeting Stauskas in the deal and will take on the salaries of Thompson and Landry as the cost.

Sacramento is pursuing Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo and Wesley Matthews in free agency.

The 76ers receive a protected first round pick from the Kings and also get swap rights with Sacramento in the first round of two other drafts, per Zach Lowe.

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Tags: Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Wesley Matthews, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Not Interested In Trading Away Eric Bledsoe

Jul 1, 2015 10:11 PM

The Phoenix Suns are not interested in trading away Eric Bledsoe.

There have been multiple rumors this offseason of the Suns potentially trading Bledsoe and those intensified with their LaMarcus Aldridge meeting and their re-signing of Brandon Knight on a five-year, $70 million deal. 

But Bledsoe actually sat in on the meeting with Aldridge.

The Suns have multiple players who play the same position as Aldridge and Tyson Chandler that they can deal away.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs Trade Tiago Splitter To Hawks

Jul 1, 2015 11:56 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to trade Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Spurs needed to clear cap space to operate in free agency to agree upon a new deal with Danny Green and pursue LaMarcus Aldridge.

The Hawks now have a replacement for Paul Millsap should he sign with the Orlando Magic. DeMarre Carroll signed with the Toronto Raptors.

Splitter is 30 years old and won't become a free agent until 2017.

Atlanta had the cap space to absorb the contract of Splitter.

Brian Windhorst reports Atlanta may have to make a second maneuver or cut Austin Daye and Mike Muscala, who have non-guaranteed contracts, but it is still in position to have as much as $18 million in cap space even with the Splitter acquisition.

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Interested In Tyson Chandler Sign-And-Trade If Jordan Goes To Mavs

Jun 30, 2015 8:13 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers remain hopeful of re-signing DeAndre Jordan, but they will try to agree upon a sign-and-trade agreement for Tyson Chandler should he leave for the Dallas Mavericks.

Jordan is reportedly seriously considering signing with the Mavericks.

Chandler played for several seasons with Chris Paul when they were teammates with New Orleans.

The Clippers are capped out and have no other viable way of replacing Jordan's production other than a sign-and-trade.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Pursuing Significantly More Cap Space

Jun 30, 2015 7:11 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to create significantly more salary cap space to pursue free agent deals to both LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.

ESPN's Kevin Pelton writes that the Lakers would have to trade away everyone on their roster short of Kobe Bryant to create enough space to sign both Aldridge and Jordan to their full max contracts.

The Lakers could conceivably sign Aldridge and Jordan to two-year deals with a second-year player option for below the max and then sign both players in 2016 to max deals using cap space. The Lakers will not have Bird Rights for either player.

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Summer League

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Spurs In Talks With Cavs On Brendan Haywood's Non-Guaranteed Contract

Jun 30, 2015 2:57 PM

The San Antonio Spurs are discussing acquiring the non-guaranteed contract of Brendan Haywood from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Haywood's contract has a trade value of $10.5 million.

The Spurs have interest in trading away Tiago Splitter to create cap room in their pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge. Patty Mills could also be dealt for the Spurs to create additional cap space. Boris Diaw is another potential trade candidate.

Mike Monroe/San Antonio Express-News

Tags: Brendan Haywood, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings Interested In Rondo, Lin, Holiday, Lawson, Schroder

Jun 30, 2015 2:21 PM

The Sacramento Kings have interest in Rajon Rondo and Jeremy Lin in free agency.

The Kings also have interested in trading for Jeremy Lawson, Dennis Schroder or Jrue Holiday.

Sacramento plans to play a second point guard with Darren Collison.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Rajon Rondo, Ty Lawson, Jeremy Lin, Jrue Holiday, Dennis Schroeder, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Luke Ridnour Traded By Thunder To Raptors

Jun 30, 2015 10:47 AM

The Toronto Raptors have acquired Luke Ridnour from the Oklahoma City Thunder to create a $2.85 million trade exception.

The Thunder also acquire the draft rights of Tomislav Zubcic.

Ridnour has also been traded this offseason by the Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Tags: Luke Ridnour, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs Make Tiago Splitter Available In Trade Talks

Jun 29, 2015 7:55 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have made Tiago Splitter available in trade talks as they look to clear cap space. The Spurs have strong interest in signing LaMarcus Aldridge to a max contract.

The Spurs reportedly rejected draft night trade interest involving Splitter.

Splitter is due $8.5 million next season.

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Tags: Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns May Struggle To Find Acceptable Trade Of Eric Bledsoe

Jun 29, 2015 12:03 PM

The Phoenix Suns have interest in trading Eric Bledsoe this offseason, but an acceptable deal may be difficult for the team to find.

Bledsoe signed a new deal last offseason with the Suns after a prolonged restricted free agency.

“There was a reason,” one general manager told SN, “that no one wanted to give him that ($70 million) contract last year. I think you still have to worry about his health. I think you worry about how coachable he is, too.”


Bledsoe has four years and $57 million left on his contract.

The Suns are expected to sign Brandon Knight to a new contract.

One team expected to express interest in Bledsoe are the Sacramento Kings.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Optimistic Of Finding Joe Johnson Trade This Offseason
The Nets and Grizzlies recently discussed a trade centered on Joe Johnson.

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Celtics Were Unsuccessful No. 4-No. 9 On Trading Up For Justise Winslow
Danny Ainge said the Celtics were "probably offering too much" to trade into the lottery despite having all of their attempts turned down.

Jay King/Boston Herald

Suns Trade Rights To Andrew Harrison To Grizzlies For Jon Leuer
The Suns selected Harrison with the 44th overall pick.

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Roy Hibbert Exercises $15.5M Player Option With Pacers
The Pacers will now attempt to trade away Roy Hibbert as the team moves to a different style.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Ty Lawson: I'm Going To Sacramento
Ty Lawson has been connected to joining George Karl with the Kings.

Nicki Jhabvala/Denver Post

Knicks Trade Tim Hardaway Jr. To Hawks For Jerian Grant
Jerian Grant will join the Knicks with the 19th pick.

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Raptors Acquire Clippers' 2017 First Rounder, No. 46 From Bucks For Greivis Vasquez
Greivis Vasquez is close to a trade to the Bucks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Unwilling To Include Julius Randle In Cousins' Talks
Julius Randle was injured in the first game of the season, but he's lost 20 pounds and he's improved his outside shot.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Nuggets, Heat Express Interest In Eric Moreland In Trade Talks With Kings
The Nuggets and Heat have discussed deals with the Kings that include forward Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM.

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Jeremy Lamb Traded To Hornets For Luke Ridnour
Jeremy Lamb will get a fresh start with the Hornets.

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Celtics Prepared To Trade Up With 76ers If Jahlil Okafor Slips
The Celtics have a considerable numbers of assets to make trading up to No. 3 viable.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Nets, Spurs Interested In Acquiring Sasha Kaun's Draft Rights From Cavs
Sasha Kaun was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2008 out of Kansas, but he's since been playing in Russia for CSKA Moscow.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets To Pursue Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge
While seeking cap space to sign a max player, the Rockets will attempt to trade Terrence Jones on draft day.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Grizzlies Acquire Matt Barnes From Hornets For Ridnour
Matt Barnes went from the Clippers to the Hornets this offseason in the Lance Stephenson deal.

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Lakers, Kings Discuss Framework Of DeMarcus Cousins Deal
The Kings started to engage with teams and explore possible DeMarcus Cousins' trade scenarios beyond the Lakers on Wednesday.

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Nuggets Put Danilo Gallinari On Trade Block
The Grizzlies are among the teams interested in Danilo Gallinari.

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Jeremy Lamb To Be Traded To Hornets
Hornets will acquire Jeremy Lamb from the Thunder involving the contract of Matt Barnes.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Hornets Acquire Nicolas Batum From Blazers For Vonleh, Henderson
The Hornets are finalizing an acquisition of Nicolas Batum from the Blazers for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson.

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Hornets Aggressively Trying To Trade Cody Zeller
If the Hornets succeed in trading away Cody Zeller, Frank Kaminsky could be a serious candidate in the draft at No. 9.

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Magic Trade Luke Ridnour To Grizzlies

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