NBA Trade Rumors
The Oklahoma City Thunder signed veteran Derek Fisher on Monday, filling an opening for a third point guard that was created when Eric Maynor got traded to Portland.
The Minnesota Timberwolves were in the market for a capable perimeter shooter, ideally a veteran with experience in coach Rick Adelman’s system to help balance a frontcourt-heavy roster. The Houston Rockets could be looking for something much, much bigger.
The NBA trade deadline is tomorrow at noon, and Dwight Howard’s status has changed by the minute.
OK, so now all of a sudden Dwight’s OK with Boston. This is getting hard to keep track of. For months, it’s been assumed that Howard would not consider Boston on his list of teams to go to.
As Ken Berger reported, the Wolves aren’t opposed to moving the No. 2 pick, but are looking for a deal that “blows them away,” as a source told Berger.
Minnesota Timberwolves president David Kahn says he wants to meet with owner Glen Taylor before making a decision on coach Kurt Rambis. Kahn says he met with Rambis for more than six hours last week to discuss the possibility of the coach returning for a third season.
Only with the Timberwolves would a No.2 overall pick be considered a burden. But that’s the case as just as soon as the Wolves found their spot in the lottery, rumors of them trying to trade it sprang to life.
The Warriors and representatives for Monta Ellis are working cooperatively to see if a trade to a contending team can be arranged, a deal that would likely happen around the NBA draft later this month, a person with knowledge of the discussions told CBSSports.com.
The Lakers and Nuggets have achieved some traction with recent trade discussions involving Andrew Bynum and Carmelo Anthony, two people with knowledge of the talks told CBSSports.com Tuesday.
Kobe Bryant took over the game by scoring 16 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and Andrew Bynum added seven points in his season debut Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the undermanned Washington Wizards 103-89.