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Trade Buzz 2.0

Posted on: June 24, 2009 6:12 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2009 6:22 pm
Here’s your second cup of pre-draft trade buzz of the day. In case you missed it, the first cup is here. One more cup, and you will have consumed as many cups of trade buzz as I’ve consumed coffee today:

• The Trail Blazers, known to be seeking an upgrade at point guard, have expressed interest in the Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich. But a possible Portland-Chicago trade involving Hinrich has yet to enter the realm of serious discussion, according to a person familiar with the situation. While there has been speculation for months that the Bulls would be open to moving Tyrus Thomas, who has been linked to Hinrich in a possible Portland trade, Thomas has been told there’s “nothing at all” on the table involving him at this point, the person said.

• The Suns are hoping to pry Oklahoma City’s 25th overall pick, using a 2010 unprotected first-rounder as bait.

• The Knicks, convinced they cannot land Davidson guard Stephen Curry with the eighth pick, continue to actively explore ways to move up. New York also has engaged in talks with Minnesota about acquiring the 28th pick and Memphis about No. 27.

• We’ve already told you about the Atlanta-Golden State trade that would send Jamal Crawford to Atlanta – a trade I don’t really understand. Crawford is owed more than $19 million over the next two seasons and isn’t a natural point guard (and thus can’t be viewed as a reasonable replacement for unrestricted free agent Mike Bibby). Do the Hawks hate the $7.4 million owed to Speedy Claxton and Acie Law so much that they’re willing to try to force-fit Crawford into an offense already dominated by Joe Johnson and Josh Smith? There must be something more to this.

• Loyal BergerSphere readers also are aware that the Blazers and Mavericks have swapped the 24th and 22nd picks, respectively, with Portland giving up one of its four second-round picks -- 56th overall -- for the right to move up two spots.

Back with more -- and back to the coffee pot -- as needed.

Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2009 6:52 pm

Trade Buzz 2.0

Magic get Carter AND Ryan Anderson. Anderson is a diamond in the rough at age 21. At 6-10 he is a tremendous upgrade at the 4 position! They give up dead weight and Lee. I like Lee but his size was an issue with Lebron and he had nothing for Kobe.

The Cav's upgraded the 5 spot but Shaq's age will be an issue. Howard and Granett ate him up last year so I'm not too sure this solves the issues that were exposed during the conference finals.

I can't get over the fact that if the Magic resign Turk, they actually could have 5 all-stars on the court... Carter is also the type of player that can go one on one when you need a score... Interesting day...

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2009 2:05 pm

Trade Buzz 2.0

Yep, Berger has missed the boat on that one and is totally confused!

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2009 11:34 pm

Trade Buzz 2.0

Any update on the Pacers dealing TJ Ford or Jarrett Jack? I heard rumblings about them being shopped but I havent heard to where. Maybe Portland, since they are trying to upgrade at PG.

Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2009 10:10 pm

Trade Buzz 2.0

Clev talkers are stirring Ferry's pot: Cavs rumoured to be in market to move to top12-16....

obvious trade scenarios would include Ben Wallace(when he makes up his mind on retirement) and Pavlovic

I think the Cavs should be looking at Gerald Henderson

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2009 9:29 pm

Trade Buzz 2.0

I'm sure you or your editor will catch it soon... but the Suns trade makes no sense. The thunder already own the Suns unprotected pick in 2010. Word is that the Suns are trying to swap their 14th pick with the Thunder's 25th pick. And then the Suns would get back their 1st rounder next year.

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