Basketball Wiretap

Rockets Not Interested In Trading Clint Capela For DeAndre Jordan

Jan 23, 2018 10:59 AM

While DeAndre Jordan is believed to have some level of interest in joining the Houston Rockets, the team is not interested in entertaining a deal for him involving Clint Capela.

Capela has emerged as one of the game's more promising role player centers this season.

Capela will be a restricted free agent in the offseason while Jordan is in line for a more substantial payday this offseason in unrestricted free agency.

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Tags: Clint Capela, DeAndre Jordan, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Interested In Trading For Kyle O'Quinn

Jan 23, 2018 10:56 AM

The Golden State Warriors have expressed interest in trading for Kyle O'Quinn.

The New York Knicks have an excess of centers in Enes Kanter, Willy Hernangomez, Joakim Noah and O'Quinn.

The Warriors have their own issues with too many centers in Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee and Jordan Bell.

"O'Quinn has certainly outperformed his contract," said David Jacober, a strategic planning consultant for NBA teams. "His diversity on offense makes him attractive to a number of teams, such as Houston and Golden State."

O'Quinn has a $4.2 million player option for next season that he's expected to decline.

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Tags: Kyle O'Quinn, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Michael Jordan Explained Hornets' Position On Trade To Kemba Walker

Jan 23, 2018 10:13 AM

Michael Jordan reached out to Kemba Walker following a report that the Charlotte Hornets are listening to trade offers on him.

Jordan told Walker the Hornets are not predisposed to moving him.

“I’m not looking to trade Kemba, but I would listen to opportunities.”

The Hornets are unlikely to reach the playoffs this season.

“Obviously, the season has been a disappointment so far, and there have been teams asking about players. Also, we’ve been asking about players,” Jordan said, with the NBA’s trade deadline looming Feb. 8. “We ask teams who they like on our roster and they always say Kemba.

“It’s not like we are shopping him. We would not just give him up. I love Kemba Walker. I would not trade him for anything but an All-Star player.”

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Damian Lillard, Paul Allen Discussed Blazers' Future During Meeting

Jan 23, 2018 9:52 AM

Damian Lillard met with Paul Allen to discuss the future of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lillard and Allen met for approximately one hour last Thursday. Lillard wanted to reaffirm his commitment to the Blazers but to make sure the organization remains committed to winning.

The meeting was held without the knowledge of anyone else in the organization with Allen informing the Portland front office subsequently.

Allen had feared Lillard would request a trade, according to sources. A trade request was not made by Lillard.

Allen and Lillard discussed players to target.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blazers Interested In Trading For DeAndre Jordan

Jan 22, 2018 2:10 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have interest in trading for DeAndre Jordan.

While the Los Angeles Clippers have been listening on trade discussions involving Jordan, they have yet to receive a proposal from the Cavaliers, Bucks and Blazers that they've found seriously tempting.

Jordan is set to be a free agent this offseason and his future with the Clippers is unclear.

Before the start of the season, the Clippers held extension talks with Jordan before he hired an agent.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams Receiving Trade Interest From Cavaliers

Jan 19, 2018 7:32 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in both DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Both Jordan and Williams will be free agents in 2018.

The Cavaliers have also registered interest in George Hill.

The Cavaliers own the 2018 first round pick of the Brooklyn Nets but they've been reluctant to include it in any trade proposals. The Cavaliers are shopping Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith in trade talks.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavaliers Interested In Trading For George Hill

Jan 19, 2018 4:32 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in trading for George Hill.

Hill signed a three-year, $57 million deal with the Sacramento Kings during the 2017 offseason, but the franchise has pivoted back towards youth development. The final season of Hill's deal is partially guaranteed.

Hill can play either guard position and also come off the bench.

Cleveland has a crowded backcourt due to the presence of Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose.

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Tags: George Hill, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hornets Have Tried To Trade Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams, Kidd-Gilchrist

Jan 19, 2018 10:08 AM

While the Charlotte Hornets are prepared to trade franchise cornerstone Kemba Walker, they previously made a number of other players available in trade talks.

League sources say the Hornets have explored trades involving Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but there was little interest from rival teams.

Batum is owed $100 million over four seasons while Howard has $47 million over two years, and Williams is owed $42 million over three years. Kidd-Gilchrist has $39 million over three years on his rookie scale extension.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kemba Walker Made Available In Trade Talks By Hornets

Jan 19, 2018 10:02 AM

The Charlotte Hornets are open to trading Kemba Walker ahead of this year's trade deadline.

The Hornets are looking to attach some of their bad contracts along with Walker, who earns just $12 million per season through 18-19.

Charlotte views a trade of Walker as a reset of the franchise.

The Hornets are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday Could Be Dealt By Bulls

Jan 17, 2018 11:21 AM

Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday could be moved by the Chicago Bulls by the trade deadline.

Lopez is signed through the 18-19 season. Lopez signed a four-year, $54 million deal with the Knicks in 2015.

Holiday signed with the Bulls on a two-year, $9 million deal in 2017.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bulls Remaining Patient On Nikola Mirotic Trade Talks
Chicago has been seeking a first round pick in exchange for Nikola Mirotic.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Kings To Sit At Least Two Veterans Per Game To Develop Younger Players
George Hill, Kosta Koufos, Garrett Temple, Vince Carter and Zach Randolph will have their minutes reduced.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Cavaliers Prefer To Hold Onto Brooklyn Pick Heading To Deadline
The Cavaliers view the draft asset as a chance to reset the franchise if LeBron James decides to leave as a free agent in July.

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Teams Reluctant To Take On Salary In Trade Market
Many NBA executives are anticipating a dearth of activity around this year's trade deadline.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Magic Expected To Shop Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja
The Magic have gone 4-27 after beginning the season with an 8-4 record.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Cavaliers Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson will be a free agent after the 19-20 season.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Pistons Discussing Stanley Johnson In Trade Scenarios
The Pistons have been one of the NBA's most active teams in trade talks.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Gregg Popovich Reveals LaMarcus Aldridge Requested Trade In Offseason
LaMarcus Aldridge signed an extension worth $72 million over three years.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Hawks Seeking High 2nd Rounder For Marco Belinelli, Ersan Ilyasova
Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova are both making a little over $6 million this season.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Warriors Believed To Have Anthony Davis As Long-Term Target
Tim Kawakami suggests the Warriors have likely begun to target Anthony Davis in their long-term decision-making.

Tim Kawakami/The Athletic

Heat Uninterested In Considering Goran Dragic Trade
Goran Dragic can become a free agent in 2019.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Heat Optimistic Of Ability To Trade Expensive Contracts
The Heat are expected to be active in trade talks leading to the deadline

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Pistons, Jazz, Blazers Interested In Nikola Mirotic
The Bulls are seeking a first round pick for Nikola Mirotic.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Rockets Unlikely To Make Major Move Ahead Of Trade Deadline
The Rockets improved their depth by signing Gerald Green this month.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Pelicans Focused On Re-Signing DeMarcus Cousins, Not Interested In Trade
The Pelicans haven't been open to receiving trade offers on DeMarcus Cousins.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Lakers Give Up On Trading Luol Deng, Expected To Use Stretch Provision
Luol Deng has $37 million owed to him after the current season.

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Jordan Clarkson, Lakers Have Mutual Interest In Trade
Jordan Clarkson is owed $26 million beyond the current season.

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Pistons Pursued Trade For Evan Fournier
The Pistons would have struggled to find a workable trade without including the contract of Reggie Jackson.

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Thunder Unlikely To Trade Paul George Ahead Of Deadline
The Thunder remain willing to lose Paul George in free agency.

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Unnamed GM: Trade Market 'Pretty Slow So Far'
DeAndre Jordan could be the biggest name who could potentially be traded before the deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN