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According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Raptors "have tried to work their way into the DeAndre Jordan trade mix."

The Cavaliers are firmly in the mix and the Bucks are also rumored to be interested, but LAC's asking price is likely still very high. The Raptors would likely need a third team to help facilitate a deal, but if they are serious about adding Jordan, you would think Jonas Valanciunas goes elsewhere. No deal is imminent for now.
Feb 8 - 11:51 AM

The trade that would have sent George Hill to Cleveland was held up because the Cavs wanted Hill to agree to a buyout if LeBron James left as a free agent next summer.

"George Hill, they didn’t want to buy him out this year," said Brian Windhorst of ESPN. "What they wanted to do was protect themselves in the event that, if LeBron James left, whether George Hill would be willing to take a buyout on the $20 million he’s owed on his contract after this season." Essentially the Cavs asked Hill to sacrifice $20 million in guaranteed money if LBJ opted to leave, and Hill wasn't feeling that. Anything could happen, but at this point, a trade seems unlikely.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 5:19 PM

The Cavs and Kings remain engaged in a deal that would send George Hill to Cleveland, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye have been the primary players involved on Cleveland's side of the conversation, but with 15 players already on the roster in Sacramento, they'd need to include someone else to make the deal work. While a move away from Sacramento would help Hill's rest-of-season potential, going to Cleveland's backcourt where he'd fight for minutes with the likes of Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade isn't exactly ideal either.
Jan 23 - 4:24 PM

The Trail Blazers have reportedly engaged with the Clippers in trade talks regarding DeAndre Jordan.

Portland, Milwaukee and Cleveland have all reached out to Los Angeles regarding Jordan's availability, but thus far, the Clippers have not received a proposal that they find "seriously tempting," according to sources of Marc Stein of the New York Times. Jordan could be one of the biggest names moved at the deadline, although with the Clippers currently sitting on the No. 8 seed out West, there's less incentive to move him.
Jan 22 - 2:17 PM

Derrick Favors could be a potential trade target for the Cavs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Cleveland is looking to add some size, and Favors is available, so it'll be interesting to see if anything becomes of this report. Favors value in Cleveland would depend on the moving pieces, but it's tough to see him improving his stock with the Cavs. He's also been linked to the Bulls, but his value would likely take a hit there if they didn't also move Robin Lopez.
Jan 17 - 10:30 AM

The Celtics earned their fourth straight win on Sunday, led by Kyrie Irving's game-high 28 points, eight rebounds, four 3-pointers, two assists, two steals and one block.

Boston was coming off a massive comeback victory vs. Houston, in a game they one trailed by 26 points, and they fended off the visiting Nets tonight, 108-105. Irving sank 10-of-21 shots and all four of his free throw attempts, and he's scored at least 20 points in 11 consecutive games. Boston's next game comes Wednesday vs. LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas and the visiting Cavaliers.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 09:06:00 PM

In wake of the Blake Griffin (knee) injury, the Clippers could test the market on DeAndre Jordan.

Jordan will most likely be opting out of his contract this summer in order to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent, and considering how close he came to leaving in 2015, the Clippers may want to see what they can get for him now rather than risk watching him walk as a free agent. The Cavs have been rumored to have interest in DJ, and the Clippers phone lines will assuredly be heating up as the trade deadline approaches. In terms of fantasy hoops, a trade away from Los Angeles wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 11:33:00 AM

Victor Oladipo played 28 minutes in a blowout victory on Tuesday, finishing with 14 points, four boards, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

VO's impressive season continues unabated, and the Pacers have a 4-3 record even though Myles Turner hasn't played since opening night. Oladipo is cruising along as a first-round value in 8-cat leagues, with a minor hit in 9-cat due to his 3.3 turnovers per game. He'll be rested and ready for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers, whose defense has been abysmal this season.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 10:26:00 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Bulls have agreed to a contract buyout.

Wade was owed $23.8 million but he'll leave approximately $8 million on the table in the buyout, which allows him to sign elsewhere as a free agent. With training camps imminent it shouldn't take long for Wade to strike a new deal -- Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Cavs are the "clear frontrunner," but the Spurs, Heat and Thunder are also mentioned as possibilities.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 09:37:00 PM

Dwyane Wade will reportedly consider Miami, Cleveland and Los Angeles if he reaches a buyout with Chicago.

To be clear, no buyout talks have yet been initiated between Wade and the Bulls, but given the current direction of the Chicago franchise, it just doesn't make much sense for the 35-year-old veteran to remain on the roster. There have, however, been rumors that the Bulls may want to use Wade as a trade chip this season, so we might not see the two sides initiate buyout talks until after the trade deadline.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 03:52:00 PM

Kyrie Irving will officially join the Celtics after they agreed to trade terms with Cleveland on Wednesday.

The Celtics are throwing in a second-round pick in 2020 to close this deal, which was in limbo due to questions about Isaiah Thomas' injured hip. They got their guy in the end, landing a 25-year-old, four-time All-Star to spearhead the offense. Kyrie should fare well in the Celtics' pass-happy attack, and his 3-point totals could be lofty -- he went 40.1 percent from deep on 6.1 attempts per game last season, while Thomas launched 8.5 threes per game for Boston.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:33:00 PM

The Celtics are reportedly unwilling to add Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum or a first-round pick to their existing offer for Kyrie Irving.

Chris Mannix told CSNNE that the Celtics might add a second-round pick to appease the Cavs, but it doesn't sound like they'll go any further. Tatum was already deemed off-limits and it's no surprise to see Brown and future first-round picks added to the list, as they're already ceding significant value in the deal. All signs point to Brown remaining a significant part of Boston's rotation this season.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 09:26:00 PM

The Celtics and Cavs have reportedly engaged in "serious" discussions regarding a trade that would send Kyrie Irving to Boston in a package that would include Isaiah Thomas and draft picks.

The teams are still fine tuning the deal, but initial reports indicate that Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic would also be included in the package that Boston would send to Cleveland in exchange for Irving. In terms of fantasy hoops, Thomas wouldn't be quite the same usage monster he was with the Celtics as a member of the Cavs, and Derrick Rose would somewhat complicate the equation, so he'd likely see a slight dip in value in Cleveland. Crowder might not even start with the Cavs, so his value would take a fairly large hit.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 06:52:00 PM

Dwyane Wade's children have reportedly moved back to south Florida to attend school.

Wade's kids went to school in Chicago last year, so the move back to Florida will continue to fuel rumors that Wade is seeking a buyout with the Bulls so that he could reunite with Pat Riley in Miami. The Heat do have enough cap space to make a competitive offer to Wade should he hit the open market, but the Bulls also could have the incentive to keep Wade and try and use him as a trade chip as the deadline approaches. There are also rumors out there that Wade could consider reuniting with LeBron James in Cleveland post-buyout, but as of right now, nothing seems imminent.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 03:21:00 PM

The Knicks reportedly have no interest in including Kristaps Porzingis in a package for Kyrie Irving.

"[Knicks president] Steve Mills and [Knicks general manager] Scott Perry on the record were very clear that Kristaps was part of the future,’’ an anonymous source to Newsweek said in reference to comments made last month by both executives. "In all the discussions since then — there were other rumors before that Cleveland would want Kristaps — and it didn’t seem that [the Knicks] were interested at all in a conversation." The Knicks don't appear to be very willing to put together an enticing offer for Irving, so Uncle Drew winding up in New York seems like an unlikely scenario.
Source: Newsday
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Carmelo Anthony said he has not met with Knicks management this summer.

Anthony declined to comment on the specifics of his current situation with the Knicks, only saying that the past 12 months have been an "emotional rollercoaster." Recent reports have indicated that Melo is uninterested in waiving his no-trade clause to go to Cleveland or Portland, which essentially leaves OKC and Houston as the only realistic landing spots, with Houston being the odds-on favorite.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 12:02:00 PM

Carmelo Anthony's preferred destination in any trade remains the Houston Rockets, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Anthony has been linked to Portland, Cleveland and OKC, but at the moment, Houston seems like the most realistic landing spot considering it's ultimately Melo's decision given that he holds a no-trade clause in his contract. The Knicks would reportedly like to go after Kyrie Irving, but not if that means sacrificing Kristaps Porzingis, and a package centered around Anthony probably wouldn't be enough to get a deal done considering what Cleveland is looking for.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 11:23:00 AM

The Cavs reportedly nearly pulled off a trade for Paul George, but the Pacers backed out at the last minute.

"Koby Altman was very close to a deal on June 30th for Paul George. It was so close, in fact, that Indiana was about to give permission to Paul George to get on the phone with Dan Gilbert," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "Indiana backed out of it and did the Oklahoma City deal." This report isn't quite as discouraging as the Jimmy Butler rumor because it was the Pacers who ultimately pulled out of the deal, but the Cavs not making any obvious improvements this offseason has to have LeBron James at odds with Cleveland management.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 10:41:00 AM

Carmelo Anthony has made it clear to New York management that he no longer wants to be a Knick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

"Carmelo Anthony has made it clear to [the Knicks]: I want to go to Houston, I am not interested in talking to you about being reincorporated back into this New York roster," said Woj. "Houston is now prepared for the fact that these negotiations with the Knicks could run through August, September, into possibly the start of training camp." Cleveland has been rumored to have an interest in Anthony, but they can't really offer New York anything they're interested in, and Melo won't waive his no-trade clause to go to Portland, so it seems all but a certainty that Anthony is headed for a reunion with Mike D'Antoni in Houston.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Knicks' president Steve Mills did not mention Carmelo Anthony when listing players he's looking to build around.

Mills would only say that the Knicks future "may be with Carmelo or it may be without Carmelo," and that he would not pursue a buyout, so essentially Melo's only way out of New York will be via trade. Thus far he's been linked to Houston, Cleveland and Portland, and as of right now, the Rockets look like the frontrunners to land his services.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 02:45:00 PM


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