The Wizards are looking for a play-making guard to join Andre Miller on the second unit, league sources say. But Washington is more likely to scour the buyout and overseas markets to fill that role rather than give up an asset to get one in a trade.
via Ken Berger of CBS Sports
Goran Dragic wants out of Phoenix.
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the representatives for the Suns point guard told team officials in a Tuesday meeting that he has no plans to re-sign in Phoenix this summer as a free agent.
With the Thursday trade deadline looming and the clear message now sent that Dragic plans on playing elsewhere next season, it remains to be seen if Suns general manager Ryan McDonough will succumb to the pressure and agree to a deal.
via Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports
The Salt Lake Tribune has learned, via NBA sources, that while the team will listen to offers, (Enes) Kanter is still valued highly by the franchise and very much in its long-term plans.
The Jazz have not publicly reacted to their center's trade request. The source said that while the team is aggressively surveying the market and fielding calls, it will take a pretty amazing offer to even think about parting with Kanter — who becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the season.
via Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune
For the Nuggets, the next four days are about building assets.
They are approaching Thursday's trade deadline in a "sellers" mind-set for the first time in many years. In return, they hope to collect more draft picks — preferably in the first round — and perhaps a player or two they can go forward with as they begin an eight-month retooling of a current roster that has fallen well short of preseason expectations.
via Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post
Thus far, NBA sources have said that teams speaking to the Celts have tried to make lowball offers with, of course, no success. That situation is expected to change as Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline nears. At least that’s what the Celtics have to be hoping.
Until then, Ainge and Co. will be trying to set the stage for moves both small and large.
via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald
Buyout discussions have begun between the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders that would make the recently suspended big man a free agent, according to league sources.
Sanders has served a 10-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug program but has not returned to the team and is not expected to play for Milwaukee again. He has been listed as out for "personal reasons" in each of the Bucks' past three games.
via Marc Stein of ESPN
Tonight, an executive told me Thunder and Nets are most aggressive teams in trade talks. They want to deal, and may trade with each other.
via Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders on Twitter