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Postby last stand on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:59 pm

i actually like green. he's not a great player, but if you expect him just to play defense and hustle he does that very well.

also i think nash would be the bigger sell for the celtics than pau, but you add pau, suddenly they are thinking to themselves

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that's a title contender. green's contract isn't great but to get rondo i think it's worth it.
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Postby lakersin4 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:18 pm

last stand wrote:i wonder if boston would go for a pau and nash for rondo, green, lee, and jason collins.

probably a reach, unless they think little of green, but still would be a solid trade for both sides IMO

That'd be pretty great.. Actually works for both teams.. Good suggestion.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:35 pm

Kevin Garnett has the right to block any trade. (AP)

For now, the Los Angeles Clippers have terminated talks with the Boston Celtics on a Kevin Garnett for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Celtics have been eager to continue the conversation on the deal, but league sources said the talks will remain dormant unless Clippers star Chris Paul pushes the issue with management.

Several prominent executives and coaches with championship contenders told Yahoo! Sports they believe the Clippers would become more dangerous with Garnett.

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro is a proponent of the deal, too, sources said.

The Celtics won't consider moving Garnett to the Clippers for any other combination of players, and won't revisit the talks unless Bledsoe and Jordan are in the package, sources said.

Boston hasn't approached Garnett to waive his no-trade clause without an agreement in place, but there's strong belief he would ultimately agree to it. What's more, Boston could simply trade Paul Pierce and leave Garnett with even less desire to finish his career with a young, rebuilding roster.

[Watch: Possible movers at NBA trade deadline]

Boston is balancing the parallel considerations of finding a way to add to its core for a playoff run, or disassembling its aging veterans to start the process of rebuilding again.

If the Celtics trade Garnett before the deadline, they would move Pierce, too, sources said. For the Celtics, the chance to get Bledsoe and Jordan could be a prelude to trying to package Pierce in a possible deal to the Atlanta Hawks for Josh Smith, sources said.

The Hawks also have discussed sending Pierce onto a third team in some previous conversations around the league. The Nets are trying to make a deal for Smith, too, and have offered Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and either a future first-round pick or the draft rights to Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic, sources said.

Despite intentions to keep free-agent guard J.J. Redick this summer, it's unlikely the Orlando Magic will be his highest bidder come July 1.

J.J. Redick will be a free agent at the end of the season. (USA Today Sports)The Magic are willing to re-sign Redick to a deal near the mid-level exception of $5 million per year, but sources say Redick's agent, Arn Tellem, will likely start the bidding at four years, $40 million for Redick on the free-agent market.

Redick won't get that kind of a deal, but teams with interest in the guard tell Yahoo! Sports they could be willing to pay him in the range of $7 million annually. Redick has great value for contending teams who understand how far he grew under former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. His ability to make shots comes at a premium in the NBA.

[Also: Kobe Bryant would have been a Piston if not for Jerry Buss]

Indiana, Milwaukee, Chicago and Minnesota have expressed interest in trading for Redick, but teams have been reluctant to give up a first-round pick and a good young player for a player who could turn into a rental for the rest of the season.

The Philadelphia 76ers could be a real possibility for Redick in free agency, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Redick has a strong relationship with coach Doug Collins, the father of his close friend and Duke assistant coach, Chris Collins.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were turned down on an offer of Brandon Roy and a first-round pick to Denver for center Timofey Mozgov, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Denver is combing the market further for offers on Mozgov. He will be a restricted free agent this summer, and the emergence of Kosta Koufos could make it hard for Denver to match an offer sheet for Mozgov.

The Timberwolves are trying to include Roy's contract into offers, selling the non-guaranteed value of his 2013-14 year as an appealing factor. Roy is rehabilitating his knees, and neither the Wolves, nor Roy, truly expect he'll be able to play again in the NBA, sources said.

Timberwolves GM David Kahn has been interested in negotiating a buyout with Roy, presumably as a way to show owner Glen Taylor he can get some money back on a failed free-agent signing.

A buyout could possibly come after the trade deadline, if Minnesota is unable to use Roy's contract to balance out the money of a trade.

[Watch: Who can beat the Heat?]

Teams who'd consider including Roy in a deal understand that he's unlikely to ever play again, sources said.

Minnesota has offered multiple first-round picks for established wing players in the league, sources said.

The San Antonio Spurs will likely move forward DeJuan Blair close to the deadline, ultimately accepting the best final offer for him, sources said. Blair has wanted a trade for more than a year, and clearly will not re-sign with the Spurs as a free agent this summer.

The Spurs had tried to canvass the market for a first-round pick, but have relented on that demand. The Spurs could get a second-round pick, or perhaps a player on an expiring deal in return. …The Charlotte Bobcats are offering guard Gerald Henderson to teams for a first-round pick. …Several teams are inquiring about Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford.


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--nba-t ... nM-;_ylv=3. From Woj's Twitter.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:36 pm

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As teams work to get grip on new CBA, anticipate looming 'repeater tax,' most franchises reluctant to take on long-term money at deadline.


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Before most, @mcuban started to make the hard payroll choices the rest of the league faces now.
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Postby khmrP on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:22 am

could we at least add a big body? Dam I know everybody loves playing small these days but not to the point of having Clark play center, its getting ridiculous out there with this crap.
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Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:35 am

crossing fingers for some sort of gasol for love deal.

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Postby escobar8 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:48 am

when is trade deadline...???
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Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:09 am

escobar8 wrote:when is trade deadline...???


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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:29 pm

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RT @lakaski2011: Will the Lakers make any moves at all? ---> Not likely, especially not anything you'll get excited about
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Postby Weezy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:34 pm

Any moves to help the team, even if it's to get a draft pick, dump salary or dump useless players like Ebanks would be more exciting than doing nothing.
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Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:36 pm

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RT @addzeeferrari: --> Lakers have things all over the place they could do, but none of them make them better, just different. Not the plan.


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Postby SK8 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:37 pm

24h left....
Please, please just add another big body!
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Postby jayloot on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:41 pm

Uncle Drew wrote:24h left....
Please, please just add another big body!


It's been quiet all over the league. Maybe once one trade happens that will get the ball rolling. I hate years when there's a ton of anticipation and no real trades happen anywhere.
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Postby Doc Brown on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:34 pm

Lakers Monitoring Raja Bell Situation
The Los Angeles Lakers may not make a blockbuster trade before tomorrow’s deadline, but they are keeping an eye on several role players around the league. One such player is Raja Bell of the Utah Jazz.

Bell is under contract with the Jazz, but he hasn’t been with the team all season. Over the offseason, Bell was highly critical of Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin, which upset many people within the organization. Prior to training camp, Bell was told to stay away from the team. The two sides tried to negotiate a buyout earlier in the season, but could not reach an agreement.

The Lakers are monitoring the Bell situation because they believe he could be a significant contributor in L.A. Bell would provide perimeter defense, toughness and experience. Last season, the 36-year-old started 33 games and averaged 6.4 points for the Jazz.

Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni is very familiar with Bell since he coached him for three years on the Phoenix Suns. Bell also has a good relationship with Lakers point guard Steve Nash, since they started alongside each other in Phoenix. Sources close to the situation say that Kobe Bryant has also pushed for the Lakers to acquire Bell. Even though Bryant and Bell have had their differences (and clotheslines) in the past, sources say Bryant respects Bell and sees that he can help the team.

Bell is currently working out in Fort Lauderdale and he has made it clear that he wants to play this season. Sources close to Bell say that he would love for the Lakers to acquire him.

Bell’s 2013-14 salary is $3,480,000, which makes a trade difficult. However, Utah has already paid most of his salary for this year. With 56 days left in the season, Bell will be paid $1,082,000 for the remainder of the season. If he’s willing to leave a large portion of that on the table and agree to a buyout, he could sign with the Lakers and make most of that back. However, the Jazz would have to agree to that and they aren’t going to do anything unless it benefits them as well. The last thing the Jazz want to do is help the Lakers, especially since they’ll be fighting for the final seeds in the West down the stretch.

A buyout seems to be the most likely way for Bell to end up in Los Angeles, but nothing is imminent at this point. With that said, if the Lakers aren’t able to add Bell this season, it won’t be for lack of trying.

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Well if Bell gets a buyout, I think it's a pretty safe bet to assume he will be a Laker shortly after.
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Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:44 pm

Why? :man10:

Almost guaranteed this is fueled by Nash and D'Antoni at this point right? Why can't we focus on some other SF who actually is available right now?
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Postby Weezy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:47 pm

God I hope that's a joke. Wanting to bring in TinkerBell is reason enough alone to fire 'Antoni. Let's go get Tim Thomas, Quentin Richardson, and Shawn Marion while we're at it too. Then in the offseason we can trade Kobe for Joe Johnson and Dwight for Amare.
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Postby Kit on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:48 pm

Shawn Marion - yes.
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Postby khmrP on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:56 pm

Clark is playing backup C, why are we focusing on a washedup geezer like Bell? :man3:
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Postby Lakerjones on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:36 pm

What happened to Amundson? Why aren't we getting that guy with our exemption?
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Postby SK8 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:28 pm

I just heard that Houston is trading Marcus Morris: http://www.nba.com/playerfile/marcus_morris/
He is 6-9, 235lbs, not bad...
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Postby Savage1 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:31 pm

The only hope is that Mitch won't pursue Bell and go after a position of need. It is good news that D'Antoni is the coach (not GM) because he doesn't have final say on roster moves.
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Postby Vasashi17 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:28 pm

You know those guys that are ahead of us in the standings? Well, they just got a little better...

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The Houston Rockets acquired Sacramento's Thomas Robinson, the fifth overall pick in the draft, in a three-way deal on Wednesday night, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Rockets sent Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich to the Kings, and Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns as part of the trade.

The Kings give up Robinson, the power forward out of Kansas, Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and a future second-round pick to the Rockets, sources said.

Morris, the 14th overall pick of the 2011 draft, had started 17 games for the Rockets this season, averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Morris averaged 21 minutes a game for Houston.
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Postby lakersin4 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:32 pm

Uncle Drew wrote:I just heard that Houston is trading Marcus Morris: http://www.nba.com/playerfile/marcus_morris/
He is 6-9, 235lbs, not bad...

They just traded him to Phoenix, & Patrick Patterson to Sac.
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Postby Doc Brown on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:36 pm

Patrick Patterson is better than Robinson. They lost their backup Center, backup PG and backup PF in that deal and replaced them with a SF and a guy that won't play in Honeycutt.

I think the Rockets got worse.
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Postby Weezy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:36 pm

So Phoenix has both of the Morris brothers now, they're solid players. Houston gets potentially better, not good.
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