NBA Trade Rumors 2/17/10

News
-Cleveland gets Antawn Jamison and Sebastian Telfair in a three-way trade with the Clippers and Wizards. Washington acquires Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland’s first round pick and the draft rights to Emil Preldzic. Clippers receive Drew Gooden.
-Chicago agrees to send John Salmons to Milwaukee for Francisco Elson and either Kurt Thomas or Hakim Warrick.
-New York trades Darko Milicic to Minnesota for Brian Cardinal.

11:15 p.m. Eastern
-Hakim Warrick could go to the Bulls in the John Salmons trade along with Francisco Elson instead of Kurt Thomas, according to KC Johnson. He didn’t play tonight.
11:10 p.m. Eastern
-Huge news if it’s true. SNY’s Adam Zagoria reports that Knicks GM Donnie Walsh told him that they were granted by the league that they could use Cuttino Mobley’s $9.5 million expiring contract that’s being covered by insurance. This should definitely be used in a Tracy McGrady trade.
11:03 p.m. Eastern
-Knicks GM Donnie Walsh says that he’s optimistic about potential deals and that the Brian Cardinal trade would indirectly affect another move. (Alan Hahn)
-Zydrunas Ilgauskas will arrange a buyout from Washington and that the Mavericks and Nuggets would be interested. (Brian Windhorst)
10:45 p.m. Eastern
-Chris Mannix reports that the Wizards will try and void Gilbert Arenas’ deal this offseason and the Rockets will try to get the best deal or keep McGrady and let his contract expire.
-As previously reported, the Knicks will waive Brian Cardinal to make room for other possibly incoming players.
10:38 p.m. Eastern
-Adrian Wojnarowski reports that while the Knicks are working on the Tracy McGrady trade, they’re trying to complete the Al Harrington-Tyrus Thomas trade.
-Multiple sources told Marc Stein that they express confidence that the Knicks will get the T-Mac deal done despite a lack of consensus on draft picks while going for Tyrus Thomas.
10:30 p.m. Eastern
-Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Drew Gooden may not take a Clippers buyout and the Bulls, Bucks and Bobcats are interested in trading for him along talks about the Suns possibly keeping Amar’e Stoudamire.
-Brian Skinner will not be traded from the Clippers to the Wizards.
10:10 p.m. Eastern
-Houston is still looking for a third team in a Tracy McGrady deal to Chicago with the Knicks still in the mix, says Chris Mannix
10:02 p.m. Eastern
-Brian Windhorst says that Zydrunas Ilgauskas gets $600,000 for being traded.
9:45 p.m. Eastern
-In the proposed three-way Tracy McGrady trade to the Bulls, Kenny Thomas, Andres Nocioni and Beno Udrih and an unprotected number one pick would have gone to Houston, and Tyrus Thomas, Brad Miller and John Salmons would have gone to Sacramento. The Knicks don’t like Houston’s demands. “It is unclear whether the Bulls will try to revive talks with the Rockets if they complete their trade with the Bucks. However, Houston clearly is worried about where the discussions with New York are headed as the deadline looms on Thursday.”
9:40 p.m. Eastern
-Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Rockets tried recruiting the Kings to be a third team in a Tracy McGrady trade to Chicago, but that idea “is now in peril” with John Salmons going to the Bucks.
-Scratch what ESPN said before, the Salmons for Elson and Kurt Thomas trade has been agreed on, says Chad Ford.
9:30 p.m. Eastern
-The Bucks-Bulls John Salmons deal will be completed tonight after the games with Francisco Elson and another Buck headed to Chicago, says Adrian Wojnarowski. Chris Sheridan says that the trade will be expanded tomorrow.
-Ken Berger reports that the Al Harrington-Tyrus Thomas swap is still in play and that Portland has interest in Mike Conley. 
9:25 p.m. Eastern- Massive Evening Update
-Cleveland acquired Antawn Jamison in a three-team trade from Washington, with the Clippers also dumping salary. Chad Ford thinks the Clippers are going to make a serious run at LeBron James.
-Chicago sent John Salmons to Milwaukee for Kurt Thomas and Francisco Elson.
-The Knicks traded Darko Milicic and cash to Minnesota for Brian Cardinal. New York saves $1.5 million while the Wolves may play Darko. Cardinal will be waived so other moves can be made.
-The Rockets and Knicks are still haggling over draft picks in the Tracy McGrady case.
-Nate Robinson is a Celtic and could play tomorrow vs the Lakers, says Chris Mannix. Nobody knows what the Knicks are getting back. Eddie House expects to be traded and JR Giddens could go with him.
-Dallas will try to sign Zydrunas Ilgauskas after Washington released him, says Tim McMahon.
-Golden State reportedly rejected a trade that would have sent Monta Ellis to Memphis for OJ Mayo.
-FanHouse reports that Amar’e Stoudamire will likely stay in Phoenix.
-Sam Amick reports that talks of a Sergio Rodriguez trade to Memphis has cooled because the Grizzlies want the Kings to take Jamaal Tinsley and either Marcus Williams or Lester Hudson.
5:55 p.m. Eastern
-Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Suns have told Amar’e Stoudamire that he will play tonight against Dallas, meaning that no trade is imminent.
5:45 p.m. Eastern
-Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Bulls have fallen out of the Tracy McGrady proceedings and that the Rockets are working with the Knicks on draft pick compensation. Looks like New York or nowhere for T-Mac.
5:40 p.m. Eastern
Back…for now…
-Brian Windhorst says that the Cavs and Amar’e Stoudamire’s agent are turning up the heat so that the Suns make a decision.
-Chad Ford reports that Memphis would trade PG Mike Conley for cap relief and a good first round pick. If San Antonio deals Roger Mason, one of their expirings and a first that would be more than worth it for the Grizz. That’s just me talking…
-Ken Berger says that the Knicks and Celtics have agreed on the parameters of a Nate Robinson-Eddie House trade but need other parts or a third team to work out the finances. No Sergio Rodriguez trade appears imminent. The Grizzlies, Knicks and Nets have been named as interested teams. Perhaps Sacramento could be the third team with the Celts and Knicks if the Kings just want salary relief.
-Lots of moving parts with the Knicks and Celtics, reports Chris Sheridan. Eddie House, Marquis Daniels, JR Giddens and Bill Walker have all been mentioned.
-Alan Hahn reports that the Rockets are floating the notion of keeping Tracy McGrady, even though that’s almost definitely posturing on their part.
4:50 p.m. Eastern
-Brian Windhorst reports that the Suns could give the Cavs an answer on the Amar’e Stoudamire situation very soon.
4:40 p.m. Eastern
-Marc Stein reports that the Heat would have been willing to take Roger Mason from the Spurs for their $4.3 million trade exception that expired on Monday, but that expired. Miami and Memphis are among interested parties.
4:25 p.m. Eastern
-Amar’e Stoudamire’s agent told the AP that he expects his client to get traded by tomorrow.
-Houston does not like the protection the Knicks are proposing to put on the 2011 and 2012 draft picks they would swap and give to the Rockets, according to Ken Berger. The Rockets are pushing for less protection on the picks, but it’s the best offer they have for McGrady right now. One source said that Houston was asking for too much. The Bulls don’t have any first rounders, but are talking to Memphis and Minnesota who do.
-Yahoo! reports that the Grizzlies are interested in Roger Mason.
-Matt Steinmetz says that it was the Clippers who were fined by the league.
4:10 p.m. Eastern
-Adrian Wojnarowski reports that a team has been fined for announcing a trade before its official completion. Interesting…
3:35 p.m. Eastern
-Alan Hahn says that the Tracy McGrady trade will go down to the wire because the Knicks want to protect their draft picks. The Nate Robinson trade is very close and will likely. get done by tomorrow
3:15 p.m. Eastern
-Chad Ford reports that the Knicks are still unwilling to meet all of Houston’s demands with Jordan Hill, a 2011 first round pick swap and the 2012 first rounder going to Houston. Sources say that the Rockets are looking for other trade partners because the Bulls’ offer is weaker than the Knicks’ even if they don’t meet their demands. Nate Robinson for Eddie House is close but not done and the Knicks might trade Darko Milicic to Minnesota for Brian Cardinal to save money this year.
2:50 p.m. Eastern
-Alan Hahn says that a deal sending Nate Robinson for Eddie House and a second round pick is done but won’t be made official until tomorrow.
2:40 p.m. Eastern
-All is quiet on the Amar’e Stoudamire front, with Cleveland and Miami waiting on what Phoenix will do, if anything. Sources say that Miami hasn’t even offered Michael Beasley or either of their first round picks yet. (Chad Ford)
2:30 p.m. Eastern
-Sources told Yahoo! Sports that nothing is final between the Knicks and Celtics, but both sides are motivated to get a deal done with Nate Robinson and Eddie House as the main pieces. It could go to tomorrow.
-Tim Kawakami says that two teams made recent offers for Monta Ellis recently that were not enticing.
2:10 p.m. Eastern
-Alan Hahn says a Nate Robinson trade to Boston is done. More ASAP.
2 p.m. Eastern
-Ken Berger says that the Wizards and Suns are still playing the Cavs’ waiting game on Antawn Jamison and Amar’e Stoudamire and that Caron Butler didn’t go to Boston because of rival GM pressure. The Knicks were still debating on draft pick compensation for the Rockets with the Bulls having trouble finding a third team. Sources say that pick compensation is the most important thing for the Rockets in a Knicks trade. Boston is looking for a third team to facilitate a Nate Robinson-Eddie House swap.
1:30 p.m. Eastern
-Alex Kennedy says that CJ Watson likely won’t go to Orlando.
12:55 p.m. Eastern
-Chris Mannix reports that the Bucks and Bobcats would be high on Drew Gooden’s trade list if the Wizards decide to deal him.
12:50 p.m. Eastern
-Michael Lee reports that Drew Gooden is looking for a buyout.
12:40 p.m. Eastern
-Chad Ford reports that the most likely Cleveland-Washington deal would be Antawn Jamison and Mike James for Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Jamario Moon and a first round pick.
12:35 p.m. Eastern
-Alan Hahn reports that the Knicks will likely get back Eddie House and are trying to get a draft pick for Nate Robinson.
-Alex Kennedy reports that the Magic are shopping Anthony Johnson but have no interest in Acie Law
12:25 p.m. Eastern
-The ball is in Cleveland’s court regarding Antawn Jamison, says Chad Ford.
-The Nate Robinson to Boston rumors are getting warmer, and they’re trying to recruit a third team to make the salaries match because of Robinson’s base year contract, says Alan Hahn.
11:15 a.m. Eastern
-Some good notes from Chris Mannix: The Knicks still have the ball in their court on the Tracy McGrady front, but the Bulls will get their shot if they fail to agree on draft picks. The Spurs have a little interest for Antonio McDyess and a lot of interest in Roger Mason but no interest for Richard Jefferson.
10:45 a.m. Eastern
-The Wizards are waiting for the Cavs to decide if they want Antawn Jamison or Amar’e Stoudamire more while exploring other options, says Ken Berger.
10:38 a.m. Eastern
-The Lakers and Celtics are discussing a deal for Nate Robinson, according to Yahoo! Sports. It would be genious on Donnie Walsh’s part to pit the Celtics against the Lakers for a player that would help both teams off the bench. If the Knicks deal Robinson for an expiring (Eddie House? Morrison? Farmar?) and a pick, it would make it a lot easier to send picks Houston’s way.
10:15 a.m. Eastern
-The Bulls are “emboldened” by the Knicks’ indecison on the draft pick situation for Tracy McGrady and are accelerating their research for a deal, according to Ken Berger.
10 a.m. Eastern
-Interesting note from DC writer Mike Jones, who says that the Cavs are still trying to hold on to JJ Hickson for now and that the Wizards are looking at other options. (Miami? Philly? Shaq for Jamison and Mike James).
9:45 a.m. Eastern
-A source told Chris Mannix that the chances of Philly making a deal is at 50-50 and that they won’t just hold a fire sale. They want talent back.
-Alan Hahn reports that that Knicks are currently in the lead in the Tracy McGrady talks but notes that it’s bad that the Knicks’ and Bulls’ offers are being played out against each other in public. The Bulls may want a draft pick from the Knicks in a Tyrus Thomas and Jerome James for Al Harrington deal.
7:30 a.m. Eastern
Amar’e Stoudamire Rumors (plus others)
-Sources deny a report that the Cavs offered the Wizards Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Jamario Moon and a first round pick for Antawn Jamison, says Chris Broussard. There have also been talks with Indiana and Golden State regarding Troy Murphy and Corey Maggette. Phoenix has been asking teams to top Cleveland’s Amar’e Stoudamire offer of Ilgauskas, JJ Hickson and a first round pick. Miami has been trying and Charlotte tried getting involved but the Bobcats have no expiring contracts. Milwaukee has a lot of expiring deals and contacted the Pacers about Murphy and Denver has interest in Bucks bigs Kurt Thomas and Hakim Warrick.
-Yahoo! Sports reports that Amar’e Stoudamire is telling people that Wednesday night’s game against Dallas will be his last as a Phoenix Sun. They tried to agree on a contract extension but it didn’t work out. Miami is still trying to make it work and failed to include Charlotte as a third team by sending them Udonis Haslem. The Heat would have to take on Jason Richardson’s contract to get anything done. Indiana has been talking with Milwaukee about Troy Murphy but the Pacers won’t take Charlie Bell’s contract and talks could stall there. Milwaukee also likes New York’s Al Harrington. League sources say that the Cavs and Warriors haven’t talked about Corey Maggette in four days. Charlotte would prefer to keep DJ Augustin at the trade deadline.
-Brian Windhorst says that the Suns don’t have the roster or salary space to do a 4 for 1 Amar’e trade.
Tracy McGrady Rumors
-Marc Stein reports that if the Knicks and Rockets can agree on the draft picks New York will give in the Tracy McGrady trade (they haven’t agreed on the lottery protection of their swap of 2011 first rounders or the 2012 first rounder), the Rockets will likely pick their offer over Chicago’s today as Knicks GM Donnie Walsh meets with owner James Dolan today. Chicago’s offer is reportedly Tyrus Thomas, Brad Miller and Jerome James with Houston not interested in Kirk Hinrich or John Salmons (Chicago is looking for a third team to take Hinrich). A deal should get done Wednesday with either team. San Antonio and Denver also have interest in Thomas.
-A source told Ken Berger that it will go down to the wire between the Knicks and Bulls for McGrady and Chicago can offer a variety of deals.
-Yahoo! Sports reports that the Rockets still have not made their decision yet and that Chicago is offering Thomas, Miller and either Hinrich or John Salmons. San Antonio likes Thomas and has been trying to trade Antonio McDyess to make room for him. Denver likes McDyess but is out on Thomas and the Knicks don’t have a draft pick to deal for Thomas but they have Al Harrington.
-The Houston Chronicle says that there are ongoing discussions with more teams than the Knicks and Bulls and that the Bulls have also offered a pick. A decision will likely be made today.
-Chris Mannix says that draft compensation talks will go quickly and the deal between New York and Houston should get done.
-Howard Beck reports that the Bulls will have the edge if the Rockets don’t like the Knicks’ draft pick protection.
-The New York Post says that Houston may prefer the Bulls offer and that the Rockets may ask the Knicks to get a third team.
Nate Robinson Rumors
-The Boston Herald reports that the Knicks will likely trade Nate Robinson to the Celtics for Eddie House. Boston isn’t close to dealing for Kirk Hinrich so this is the alternative.
-Chris Sheridan thinks that the Knicks would deal Nate Robinson for sure to Boston if the Celtics gave a first round pick to allay the cost of the first round picks New York would have to give Houston in a Tracy McGrady trade.
Other Rumors
-There’s no truth to a Mo Evans and filler for Kurt Thomas trade and the Celtics aren’t trading Rasheed Wallace, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
-There will be no Kevin Martin trade but Memphis, New York and New Jersey all like Sergio Rodriguez, says the Sacramento Bee. The Kings may take nothing back and save $1.8 million.

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