NBA buzz

NBA buzz

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:03 am

HERE ARE SOME OF THE RUMORS FLOATING AROUND THE LEAGUE
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:04 am

Tracy McGrady Magic
Blazers
Jan. 15 - The Orlando Sentinel reports the Blazers called the Magic about a McGrady-for-Rasheed Wallace swap. GM John Gabriel denied McGrady was on the block. McGrady's response to the rumor? "I don't believe any of that, but I did hear the Rasheed rumor," McGrady said. "I think there would be a lot of disappointed Orlando fans if that happened." No kidding.
Last edited by SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:11 am, edited 2 times in total.
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:05 am

Rasheed Wallace Blazers
Mavericks
Knicks

Jan. 15 - Blazers GM John Nash thinks it's likely the Blazers will make a trade before the Feb. 19 deadline, and most of the buzz centers on Wallace. The Oregonian reported Jan. 15 that the Mavs and Blazers are talking about a Wallace-for-Antawn Jamison, Tony Delk and Eduardo Najera swap. Mavs owner Mark Cuban claims the Mavs aren't inclined to make a trade, but he wouldn't rule out trading for Wallace if the Blazers offered him a "sweetheart" deal.
Knicks president Isiah Thomas has also been in the hunt for Wallace, but his offer of Keith Van Horn, Michael Sweetney and Frank Williams doesn't look like enough to get it done in Portland.
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:06 am

Antawn Jamison Mavericks
Blazers
Cavaliers

Jan. 15 - Mavs head coach Don Nelson claims the team has no intention of trading Jamison, but Jamison's name has appeared prominently in two recent rumors. One has him going to the Blazers for Rasheed Wallace. The other has him heading to Cleveland in return for Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Last edited by SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:07 am

Marcus Camby Nuggets
Knicks
Jan. 15 - Isiah Thomas called Nuggets GM Kiki Vandeweghe over the weekend about Camby's availability but reportedly was shut down. The Nuggets are leaning toward keeping Camby around, given their success in the West this year. That doesn't mean Camby isn't available at the right price, but the Knicks have nothing the Nuggets really want.
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:08 am

Keith Van Horn Knicks
Blazers?
Cavs?

Jan. 15 - With former enemy Stephon Marbury now in New York, how long can Van Horn last? If Isiah Thomas is going to make another big move, it will have to include Van Horn. Several GMs were convinced last week that Van Horn was on his way to Cleveland (for Zydrunas Ilgauskas) or to Portland (for Rasheed Wallace), but nothing ever materialized. However, Van Horn won't have a good night's sleep until the trade deadline passes next month
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:09 am

Jason Terry Hawks
Blazers?
Pacers?

Jan. 15 - Terry has been pushing Hawks management to make a trade, even if he has to be included in it. Plenty of teams are interested, but Terry is a base-year compensation player, making a one-for-one swap virtually impossible. Unless he's paired up with someone like Theo Ratliff or Shareef Abdur-Rahim in a blockbuster-type trade, Terry's going to have to ride out the storm in Atlanta
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:09 am

Shareef Abdur-Rahim Hawks
Sonics
Jazz
Warriors?

Jan. 15 - The interest in Abdur-Rahim around the league is enormous. The question is whether the Hawks actually will trade him. Don't count on it unless two things happen. One, the sale of the team finally is approved by the league sometime in January. And two, the Hawks find takers for Theo Ratliff and Jason Terry. If they can get those guys off the books, trading Rahim gives them lots of cap flexibility. The Sonics have shown the most interest, and Brent Barry, Jerome James and Vladimir Radmanovic for Abdur-Rahim works under the cap
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:10 am

Theo Ratliff Hawks
Blazers
Grizzlies
Bucks?
Celtics?

Jan. 15 - Ratliff's ongoing feud with coach Terry Stotts has put him in the crosshairs. There's talk the Blazers want Ratliff and would be willing to swap Rasheed Wallace for him if the Hawks also included Terry. Terry is a base-year player, which makes that trade more difficult, but it is doable with the right add-ons.
The Grizzlies also have interest in Ratliff, but they're running out of ammo to get him. A combo of Stromile Swift, Jake Tsakalidis and Shane Battier might be enough, but is the injury-prone Ratliff really worth that price?
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:10 am

Zydrunas Ilgauskas Cavs
Knicks
Mavericks
Blazers

Jan. 15 - Ilgauskas is another guy who really hasn't seemed to fit in since LeBron James and Paul Silas arrived. With so many teams in need of a big man, he's a pretty hot commodity. There's talk the Mavs (for Antawn Jamison), Knicks (for Keith Van Horn and Frank Williams) and Blazers (for Rasheed Wallace) have all tried to pry Ilgauskas away, but so far GM Jim Paxson isn't biting.
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby SWOL on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:12 am

Darius Miles Cavs
Knicks
Heat

Jan. 15 - Miles is having another disappointing season and has fallen out of favor with head coach Paul Silas. The Knicks made a run at Miles last week, offering Moochie Norris in return, but the Cavs understandably balked. The Cavs countered with Miles for Frank Williams and Othella Harrington, but sources say Isiah Thomas balked. The Heat also have shown limited interest in Miles, but they probably don't have enough ammo to make a deal.
Image
User avatar
SWOL
Separated at Birth: Ron Artest
 
Posts: 13197
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:13 am
Location: Where Brooklyn at?

Postby JSM on Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:50 pm

swolswol wrote:Rasheed Wallace Blazers
Mavericks
Knicks

Jan. 15 - Blazers GM John Nash thinks it's likely the Blazers will make a trade before the Feb. 19 deadline, and most of the buzz centers on Wallace. The Oregonian reported Jan. 15 that the Mavs and Blazers are talking about a Wallace-for-Antawn Jamison, Tony Delk and Eduardo Najera swap. Mavs owner Mark Cuban claims the Mavs aren't inclined to make a trade, but he wouldn't rule out trading for Wallace if the Blazers offered him a "sweetheart" deal.
Knicks president Isiah Thomas has also been in the hunt for Wallace, but his offer of Keith Van Horn, Michael Sweetney and Frank Williams doesn't look like enough to get it done in Portland.


Talk of Wallace being traded has really picked up recently, even Cheeks has acknowledged that fact. http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/sports/1074171564196160.xml
User avatar
JSM
ClubLakers.com Administrator
 
Posts: 94002
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2003 3:40 pm
Location: Atlanta

Postby FabFourLakers on Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:46 pm

damn somethin has to happen with rasheed...theres too much talk and not enuff action goin on....deal him already! if i were tha blazers, i would jump at tha mavs deal...gettin JAMISON, DELK and NAJERA...three young guys that can be productive right away, and gettin rid of tha one problem they have who is not even their first option any more...why not trade him? tha mavs would be tha stupid ones(of course) to trade JAMISON away when it SHOULD be finley nash or walker
User avatar
FabFourLakers

 
Posts: 11758
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:47 pm
Location: Irvine, CA

Postby JSM on Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:21 pm

I almost think the Blazer and Knicks trade would benefit the Blazers more. They want Zach to be their main option, and with Jamison that wouldn't be possible, but with Van Horn it would
User avatar
JSM
ClubLakers.com Administrator
 
Posts: 94002
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2003 3:40 pm
Location: Atlanta

Postby FabFourLakers on Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:36 pm

jsm0331 wrote:I almost think the Blazer and Knicks trade would benefit the Blazers more. They want Zach to be their main option, and with Jamison that wouldn't be possible, but with Van Horn it would


with Jamison it would be possible and it might even make it better...u dont wanna put too much on tha shoulders of ZAch Randolph yet...u gotta have atleast someone else that can score other than Randolph...and Jamison doesnt demand tha ball..u can see that down in dallas he has done his part even comin off tha bench hes avg almost 16 a game and almost 7 rebounds...now u tell me what he can do in portland as a starter...
User avatar
FabFourLakers

 
Posts: 11758
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:47 pm
Location: Irvine, CA


Return to NBA Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 10 guests

cron
Advertise Here | Privacy Policy | ©2008 Sculu Sports. Come Strong.