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Ainge Undecided On Celtics' Plan With Rondo

Danny Ainge is not sure what the Boston Celtics will ultimately decide to do with Rajon Rondo, who can become a free agent in 2015.

"The truthful answer is I really don't know," Ainge insisted. "I have no intention. I'm not trying to trade Rondo, but because he's a free agent this summer, he assured me that he wants to stay in Boston. We'd love to keep him in Boston."

Rondo has played in just 68 games over the past two seasons.

"The possibility of a trade is not out of the question," Ainge said. "Nobody is untradeable, but I don't see that happening." 

Via Worcester Telegram

Wolves Offer Max Contract To Eric Bledsoe, Pushing For Sign-And-Trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns.

The Wolves are offering Bledsoe a four-year, $63 million max contract.

Bledsoe and the Suns have been in a stalemate all summer after the team offered him a four-year, $48 million deal in July.

Fox 10 in Phoenix earlier reported the Wolves had made a maximum contract offer to Bledsoe.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Spurs Open To Sign-And-Trade Deal For Ayon Baynes

The San Antonio Spurs are open to signing-and-trading Aron Baynes, according to source.

Baynes is coming off a strong World Cup for Australia.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Rajon Rondo Denies Asking Celtics For Trade

Rajon Rondo and his agent Bill Duffy have strongly denied a report that he wants to be traded by the Boston Celtics.

"Neither Bill nor Rajon know where this has come from, but it didn't come from them," Alyson Furch said in a text tonight. "They want this on the record. Neither has spoken to anyone about this."

Rondo is entering the final season of his contract with the Celtics.

Via Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

Rockets Acquire Jason Terry, Second Round Picks From Kings For Gee, Non-Guaranteed Players

The Houston Rockets have agreed on a trade to acquire Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings, according to sources.

The Rockets will send non-guaranteed contracts, including Alonzo Gee, to the Kings. Houston will acquire two second round draft picks, including one via the New York Knicks.

Terry was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Kings last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Report: Rondo Told Celtics He 'Wants Out'

Rajon Rondo has informed the Boston Celtics that he "wants out," according to a report.

Rondo has indicated that he will not re-sign with the Celtics in 2015 and that he would not re-sign with the Sacramento Kings, who have been linked to the point guard, either.

 

Via Jackie MacMullan/ESPN

Hinkie: Acquiring 1st Round Pick Was Key To Trade For 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a first round pick along with Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

The 76ers will likely receive the pick, which originates from the Miami Heat, in 2015.

"There were several components [that were enticing] and one is the first-round pick held by Miami," Hinkie said in a conference call yesterday. "That's important. You don't see a lot of first-round picks changing hands these days. The players will be helpful, too. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had a fantastic career at UCLA. Early in his NBA career, he was an everyday lockdown defender. He's a versatile guy who could guard multiple positions.

"Alexey Shved, been around for 2 years and played at a high level in big games, a guy that we had paid attention to for many years before he joined Minnesota. He can both handle the ball and play off the ball."

Mbah a Moute is also expected to help as a mentor to Joel Embiid.

"Luc's relationship with Joel can only help," said Hinkie. "We're definitely in the mode of player development and Joel's a big part of that."

Via Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Thunder Trade Thabeet To 76ers To Create $1.25M TPE

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 76ers will absorb the contract of Thabeet to allow the Thunder to create a $1.25 million traded player exception.

Thabeet will be immediately waived by the 76ers.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Clippers Trade Jared Dudley, 1st Round Pick To Bucks For Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica

The Los Angeles Clippers have traded Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica, according to a source.

The Clippers will also trade a future first round draft pick to the Bucks.

Delfino will likely miss the entire 2014-15 season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cavs Attempting To Deal For Timofey Mozgov

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been attempting to trade for Timofey Mozgov over the past six to eight weeks, according to Brian Windhorst.

But Sports.ru's Alexander Chernykh has reported that it will not happen.

Mozgov is making $4.65 million this season with the Denver Nuggets and has a $4.95 million team option in 15-16.

The Cavaliers have a clear need at backup center.

Via James Herbert/CBS Sports

Gilbert Had Lengthy Meeting With Love Before Agreeing To Trade

The Cavaliers and Wolves reached agreement in principle weeks ago, but had to wait until Andrew Wiggins became eligible for a trade.
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