Even after agreeing to their fourth trade this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed busy on deadline eve, looking to find a new home for exiled swingman JR Smith, and the front office will continue with that goal up until 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, league sources told.
Smith, who hasn’t played organized basketball since Nov. 19, 2018 and was recently spotted at Madison Square Garden as a fan, doesn’t have nearly as much value as some of the other pieces the Cavs have moved recently. Finding a trade partner is “easier said than done,” according to one source.
Source: Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com
Sources: Pistons, Wayne Ellington Nearing Deal
Guard Wayne Ellington is closing in on a commitment to sign with Detroit, league sources tell ESPN. He will be a free agent once he clears waivers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2019
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Sources: Pelicans to Release Markieff Morris
Sources: The New Orleans Pelicans are releasing forward Markieff Morris, who is currently dealing with an injury.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter