Posted on: February 18, 2010 8:53 am
Edited on: February 18, 2010 8:54 am
By Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
With the Cleveland Cavaliers no longer an option for Amar’e Stoudemire, the Phoenix Suns are prepared to keep their All-Star forward through Thursday’s trade deadline, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Unless a trade materializes before Thursday afternoon, Stoudemire very well could spend the rest of the season in Phoenix.
“I think it’s 50-50 at best with Cleveland out of it,” said Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters.
The Suns weren’t enamored with the Cavs’ offer for Stoudemire – Zydrunas Ilgauskas, J.J. Hickson, Danny Green and a first-round pick – which spurred Cleveland to instead acquire Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards for a much smaller package.
The Miami Heat have continued to express interest in Stoudemire, and have offered Udonis Haslem, Quentin Richardson, Daequan Cook and a first-round pick.
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Posted on: February 14, 2010 3:03 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2010 1:10 pm
By Brian Windhorst, The Plain Dealer
Right now, multiple sources have said, the Cavs are still working hard to assemble three-team trades. They have been in direct talks with the Phoenix Suns about Amare Stoudemire, the Indiana Pacers about Troy Murphy and the Washington Wizards about Antawn Jamison.
But they also are involving the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers in trying to set things up. In recent weeks the Cavs have also had expanded talks with the Chicago Bulls about making them a partner. If that seems like a wide net, it is supposed to be.
There's often such expansive talks at this time as teams attempt to satisfy numerous needs with bigger deals. Usually, though, if anything gets done it is just between two teams. General Manager Danny Ferry did pull off a three-team deal at the deadline two years ago, however.
Sources have indicated the Cavs have gotten "pretty far down the tracks" in talking to the Suns about Stoudemire. It has even gotten to the point that the sides have discussed small details like payment schedules and salary reimbursement options. At this time of year, because many contracts are pro-rated differently, there are such things to work out in a trade.
Posted on: February 12, 2010 11:14 am
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports : In a dramatic move that would resuscitate their fading championship hopes, the Boston Celtics are discussing a deal with the Washington Wizards for forwards Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Friday.
The proposed deal would send the expiring contracts of Ray Allen, Brian Scalabrine and J.R. Giddens to the Wizards, a move that would signal the start of Washington’s rebuilding process.
The trade isn’t imminent, but talks have progressed and Celtics GM Danny Ainge has positioned his organization to make one of the boldest trade deadline moves in years. For the Celtics, ownership would have to agree to take on an additional $24 million in salary next season between Jamison and Butler.
Posted on: December 18, 2009 12:36 pm
By Mike Jones, The Washington Times : A league source said several teams have interest in Antawn Jamison, a two-time All-Star forward who is averaging 22.1 points and 8.6 rebounds.
Grunfeld didn't return a call seeking comment, but a source with knowledge of the team's inner workings said the Wizards have told inquirers that they want to see whether things turn around when Miller returns late this month or in early January, giving Washington a healthy roster for the first time this season.
Despite the chatter, the players remain focused on finding a way to achieve their preseason goal of winning roughly 45 games and contending with the Eastern Conference's elite teams. The captains - Jamison, Caron Butler and Gilbert Arenas - have heard the trade chatter, but they refuse to let it distract them.
"Whenever you're not playing up to expectations and searching for wins, trying to get things done, usually other teams in the league call in, trying to get you to break the thing up, trying to force the issue," Butler said. "A lot of people may think you have a fire sale or something, but we can't control that. Only thing we can control is that right now we've got on Wizards uniforms, and we've got to go out and perform at a high level and show that this group belongs together. I think if we continue to chip away and push at it and show this group belongs together, we'll be fine."
Posted on: January 6, 2009 11:50 am
Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld told the Associated Press that he expects Gilbert Arenas to be back in action this season, but still declined to give a more specific timetable for Arenas' return.
Wizards interim head coach Ed Tapscott said the team is taking a "conservative" approach to Arenas' recovery in light of his two comeback attempts last season, which both resulted in Arenas needing more time to heal.
"We want to make sure that when he's back in form, he's perfectly in form, and we have no setbacks," Tapscott said as quoted by the Canadian Press. "That way, you just reduce the risk."
Team co-captain Antawn Jamison echoed Grunfeld's thought that Arenas would be back this season, saying he expected his teammate to return "a lot quicker than later."
"We all know Gil," Jamison told the Canadian Press. "We all know how Gil likes to do things. So I guess he's been in the Bat Cave, working with -- what's the butler's name? -- Alfred."
"He looks good, from what I've seen. But I don't know a timetable or how healthy he is," Jamison added.