NBA Trade Deadline, NBA Trades, Who's Going Where?

NBA Trade Deadline: Who's Going Where?

2/19/09 in NBA   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

During the course of the day, we'll do our best to keep you updated on who is going where in the NBA. There's been a lot of talk that a number of teams could unload players solely for financial reasons. We'll see what happens.

Let's get to what we know right now.

Vince Carter:
Seems the Blazers are doing everything possible to get their hands on Vinsanity. One of the problems is apparently Portland's insistence that New Jersey include the 2011 first-round pick the Nets acquired from the Golden State Warriors in any deal for Carter. The players the Blazers would give up are likely Travis Outlaw and Rudy Fernandez,. The Blazers have also supposedly talked to the Bucks about Richard Jefferson and to the Bobcats about Gerald Wallace.

Tyson Chandler: As you probably heard, he failed his physical that would have sent him to the Thunder and Chris Wilcox and Joe Smith to the Hornets. But could he still be moved Thursday? Possibly, although unlikely. Word also is that the Thunder may have overreacted to Chandler's turf toe injury that caused him to fail his physical.

Baron Davis:
Yesterday word broke that Davis might be traded to the Rockets. Supposedly the deal won't go down because the salaries don't match up well enough. That said, Mike Dunleavy apparently wants to ship Davis out of town and owner/cheapskate Donald Sterling is looking to save money, so Davis could wind up pretty much anywhere. According to Chris Broussard at ESPN, the Clippers were trying to lure Houston and New Jersey into a three-way trade that would put Davis in Houston, McGrady in New Jersey and Carter in L.A. The Clippers have also supposedly talked with the Mavericks and Warriors about Davis.

Joe Smith: He apparently wants his contract bought out by the Thunder now so he can sign with the Celtics.

Larry Hughes:
There's a slim chance he could wind up on the Knicks.

Richard Jefferson:
Apparently the Cavs are looking to grab Jefferson to help LeBron. The move would essentially be Wally Szczerbiak for Jefferson, which helps free up cap space for the Bucks when Wally's contract expires. It should noted the Cavs were originally trying for Marcus Camby or Antawn Jamison, but were turned down in both cases.

Kirk Hinrich:
Hinrich had been part of a potential deal that would have sent him to the Timberwolves. However, the deal didn't go through, likely because of the trade the Bulls made yesterday with the Kings. The Bulls are now likely to trade Hinrich in the offseason.

Will keep you updated as things progress during the day.
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2/20/09   |   anka_yony

 

2/19/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

Rafer Alston got traded to Orlando.  Houston gets Kyle Lowery from Memphis and Memphis get Brian Cook and a 1st rounder from Orlando.  Pretty good trade for all three teams.

2/19/09   |   joeymac02   |   2 respect

Rudy Fernandez hasn't been in any of the blazers talks.....they main players the blazers would give up are sergio rodriguez and raef lafrentz.  They also are not "doing everything possible to get their hands on Vinsanity".  ESPN has even reported they dont plan on making any moves unless something comes up last minute.

2/19/09   |   yanksawboy   |   6 respect

 The knicks might trade tim thomas and jerome james for larry hughes.

2/19/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
My mistake, had a brain fart in mid writing. What I meant to write was the move frees up cap space for the cheap ass Bucks.

And that would very accurate.  The Bucks ineptitude and cheapness always get overlooked.  They are a horrible franchise.

2/19/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Richard Jefferson plays for the Bucks now, so that trade wouldn't help the Nets at all.

My mistake, had a brain fart in mid writing. What I meant to write was the move frees up cap space for the cheap ass Bucks.

2/19/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

Richard Jefferson plays for the Bucks now, so that trade wouldn't help the Nets at all.

2/19/09   |   shox13191

i have been a huge fan of kirk hinrich since he was a freshman at kansas and i would love to see him make his way to orlando. i realize its more of a fat chance than a long shot but with jameer nelson out for what is likely the season i think the magic should hit the bulls up for #12 as replacement for jameer.  kirk seems like he would fit in pretty well to the system that orlando has working for them.  once jameer makes returns from this injury they could start kirk at the shooting guard.  imagine that.  the magic would have the most underestimated starting 5 in the nba. 
Dwight Howard- The Force
Rashard Lewis- The Do All Man
Hedo Turkoglu- The Definition of Shooting Foward
Jameer Nelson- The Future
Kirk Hinrich- The Supplier
Four of these five are good three pointer shooters which would keep things spread out on the perimeter leaving Dwight Howard sitting under the basket as open as a walmart.  this setup is as intimidating as it gets.   the c's 3 with the emerging rondo have nothing on this scary 5.  can you say championship??

2/19/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

wrote:
Joe Smith is worth mentioning.. why? And he's a fool. The Thunder will be flirting with the playoffs sooner rather than later.

The Nuggets are trying to get Jeff Foster, but the Pacers won't budge. That's what the Nuggets need to finally get past the Lakers though. An elbow-throwing big man who doesn't take ish.

You're right, because the Lakers have their elbow throwing lung collapsing big man already

2/19/09   |   primo   |   1 respect

nothing is official until wally szerbiak's name is thrown in the mix

2/19/09   |   spartymon   |   1231 respect

Michael_Luchies wrote:
With the problems in Detroit, I could see Rasheed Wallace being moved today. Joe Dumars is going to do something about the mess in Motown.

I certainly would not mind having Joe shake things up a bit and Sheed's days in Detroit are numbered, but I don't see him going anywhere today - not unless Joe gets a really good deal or can replace Sheed with another expiring contract.  I think Dumars likes all the cap space he has created for next summer and for 2010 (kind of a risk, but gives him some flexibility moving forward).

2/19/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

wrote:
"Joe Smith: He apparently wants his contract bought out by the Thunder now so he can sign with the Celtics."

Who wouldn't?

no doubt. Get in line Joe.

2/19/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

I did not hear that about Chandler - so he isn't going? Wow....that's too bad for OKC.

2/19/09   |   ramu_leeds   |   185 respect

 i vl stick to a rod

2/19/09   |   keebs8   |   1701 respect

I will take Vince Carter for Magic Johnson for 3 million Alex !   What's that Alex, Magic doesnt play anymore?  I just seen him on the T.V yesterday what are you talking about?  Oh, that was a Jackson Hewitt commercial, wow that was some good stuff !!

2/19/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

With the problems in Detroit, I could see Rasheed Wallace being moved today. Joe Dumars is going to do something about the mess in Motown.