NBA Trade Rumors 2/7/10
Some hoops rumors on this Super Bowl Sunday:
10 p.m. Eastern
-CBS’ Ken Berger reports that the Celtics could trade Ray Allen to Sacramento in a deal involving Kevin Martin. He said that Kings officials could be swayed to deal Martin if they get a quality big man from a third team. He speculates that Chicago could be that third team if they trade Tyrus Thomas, which they want to do anyway.
10 a.m. Eastern
Dallas has had trade talks with Washington, Philadelphia and New Jersey as they all look to cut payroll, with Josh Howard as the main trade chip says the Dallas Morning News. Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand and Samuel Dalembert are available, and Detroit could shop Tayshaun Prince and even Jason Maxiell.
-The Mavericks are among the teams that hope the Kings change their mind about dealing Kevin Martin, according to the Sacramento Bee. Any Mavs-Kings trade would reportedly have to involve a third team. Minnesota has become interested in dealing for Martin and would trade either Al Jefferson or Kevin Love to get it done. Phoenix and Philly are still discussing a deal that would swap Amar’e Stoudamire and Andre Iguodala, among others.
-Among the items in ESPN’s Sunday Dime, a trade involving Ray Allen and Iguodala would make much more sense than anything for Monta Ellis or Kevin Martin, though a trade of Allen was unlikely.
-Bobby Simmons has an $11.2 million expiring deal and will be released if he isn’t traded by the deadline, says the Bergen Record. The same would apply to Tony Battie. Memphis is among the teams interested in Chris Douglas-Roberts, who would feel right at home at the FedEx Forum. The Newark Star-Ledger doesn’t think Douglas-Roberts will be traded.
-Not much interest in Tyrus Thomas right now, says Chicago’s Daily Herald. They’ll probably renounce his rights this summer when he’s a restricted free agent.
-Golden State won’t be dealing Monta Ellis or Steph Curry, but would be open to dealing practically everyone else, as GM Larry Riley told the Contra Costa Times in this lengthy piece.