Tag:Rumor Mill
Posted on: July 15, 2010 10:09 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2010 10:10 pm
 

Fernandez has trade wish list to four

Posted by Royce Young

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News tweets : "Blazers source says Rudy Fernandez has list of 4 teams he wants to be traded to and yes Knicks are one of them. Knicks lead NBA in lists."

So Fernandez has a list of four that he approves of. The Knicks are one on said list. That just means we have to narrow it down from 29 instead of 30 now. No problem. 

Who else could be on there? Other teams that have been mumbled about are the Raptors, Rockets, Wizards and Bulls. Though we can probably cross Chicago off right now with the addition of Kyle Korver.

The Oregonian reported back in June that the Wizards offered Portland Nick Young for Fernandez but were turned down. And while he may have a wish list of teams he prefers, that doesn't mean he's going to land at one. But the Knicks certainly are a common sense fit for Fernandez. He seems like a player that would thrive in the D'Antoni system. Good shooter, great passer and so-so defender. Sounds about right.

Posted on: July 12, 2010 10:07 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2010 10:43 pm
 

Report: Utah nearing deal for Jefferson (Updated)

Posted by Royce Young

UPDATE : Based on this tweet from Jazz CEO Greg Miller, I'm assuming the deal is done.

Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports that the Utah Jazz have emerged as the front-runner for Minnesota big man Al Jefferson. Originally, the Mavericks were thought to be in the lead, but Utah's cap situation obviously has improved with the subtractions of Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver due to free agency.

As Stein says, Jefferson's contract would slide into the $14 million trade exception that Utah created earlier this week in its sign-and-trade deal with Boozer.

As mentioned when Dallas was in play for Jefferson , the Wolves are looking for quality assets and not necessarily just a salary dump, though Minnesota would prefer not to take much back.

If the deal goes through, clearly the Jazz re-emerge as a major contender in the West. Jefferson still hasn't entirely recovered from a second knee injury, but the Minnesota big man is just 25 and averaged 17-9 last season for the Wolves. Team him with Paul Millsap inside with Deron Williams setting things up and you've got a quality roster.

Also, as is with any deal involving Minnesota, KAAAAHHHHNNN.

Posted on: July 10, 2010 6:48 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2010 6:54 pm
 

Cavs in the mix for Josh Childress, Al Jefferson

Posted by Royce Young

Replacing the best player in franchise history isn't easy. But that doesn't mean Cleveland is just going to sit and cry and write angry letters about it. Well I guess one of those things they did do. Nevertheless.

Brian Windhorst reports that the Cavs
are considering making an offer to Atlanta restricted free agent Josh Childress . But that's not all! The Cavs are also talking with Minnesota about a deal to bring Al Jefferson to Cleveland, Windhorst reports .

Childress has until July 15 to opt out of his contract with Olympiakos, which is where he spent last season. The Jefferson talks aren't serious yet, Windhorst says, because Minnesota is looking for more than just a salary dump. They want assets. Does that mean J.J. Hickson? Just draft picks? Hickson plus picks? There were talks a few days ago that Cleveland was making a play for Jonny Flynn. Maybe this is all one big package deal being discussed.

Cleveland's not the only team making a play for Jefferson though. Marc Stein reports the Mavs have had some talks with Minnesota involving Eric Dampier, but the Wolves want picks along wth Dampier's attractive contract, and that's something Dallas doesn't want to include.


 
 
 
 
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