NBA Trade Rumors 12/6/11
10:40 p.m. Eastern
-Eric Gordon is not in the Clippers’ current offer for Chris Paul, says Ken Berger.
10:27 p.m. Eastern
-New Orleans is ready to trade Chris Paul, sources tell Alex Kennedy. He will reportedly not sign an extension before he’s dealt. The Clippers and Warriors have made the best offers.
9:30 p.m. Eastern
-Sam Amick on Chris Paul: The Clippers, Warriors and Celtics are the most likely trade partners. Interestingly, Golden State was not informed that signing Tyson Chandler would improve their chances to get Paul. The Clippers want to sign DeAndre Jordan, so Chandler is out of the question. The Lakers, Mavericks and Rockets are behind in the running. *The Lakers could be a problem because the Hornets are concerned with how Andrew Bynum and Emeka Okafor would fit together. *Golden State’s offer includes Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Ekpe Udoh. The Warriors would also amnesty Andris Biedrins.
9:08 p.m. Eastern
-The Clippers won’t give up Eric Gordon in a trade for Chris Paul, says Ric Bucher.
-Houston GM Daryl Morey met with Samuel Dalembert tonight, says Adrian Wojnarowski.
8:05 p.m. Eastern
-The Clippers have interest in Caron Butler, Grant Hill, Tayshaun Prince and Shane Battier, says Marc Spears.
7:50 p.m. Eastern
-As you probably know, the league schedule was released. Here are the nationally televised games.
-Lots of, you guessed it, Chris Paul trade talk!
-Let’s start with Adrian Wojnarowski: The Clippers and Warriors are very interested and Paul reportedly said that the chances of him staying in those places would increase if that team signed Tyson Chandler (Golden State already had Chandler as their top free agent priority). *New Orleans could take final offers from teams and make a decision on Friday, according to some of the teams involved. The Hornets like the Clippers and Warriors the most as trade partners. *The Hornets and Clippers were talking seriously on Tuesday, but Los Angeles doesn’t want to give Chandler $12 million per season. DeAndre Jordan, Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Bledsoe and Minnesota’s 2012 first round pick would have to go to the Hornets. *Golden State’s offer centered around Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. New Orleans was discussing things with Boston, including one that would have sent Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green to the Hornets, though they prefer Curry to Rondo. A third team could get involved. *Dallas and Houston are also interested, with the Rockets offering a combination of Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Kyle Lowry, Patrick Patterson and picks.
-Ken Berger’s turn at the Paul rumors. Some of it could be repeated from Wojnarowski, so bear with it: The Celtics, Clippers, Mavericks and Warriors appear to be the most serious suitors. *LA started off by offering Eric Gordon and DeAndre Jordan, but Boston came with Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and two first-round picks if Paul agreed to an extension with the Celtics. *The interest is mutual between Golden State and Tyson Chandler, and Paul wants to play with Chandler, as Wojnarowski mentioned. *The Knicks have tried to engage, but the best they could currently offer is Chauncey Billups, Landry Fields, Iman Shumpert and Jerome Jordan.
-Boston tried to swap Rajon Rondo and Stephen Curry so they could offer Curry to the Hornets in a Chris Paul deal, says Tim Kawakami.
-Dwight Howard does not have interest in the Clippers and vice versa, says Ric Bucher.
-Washington will not amnesty Rashard Lewis.
5:17 p.m. Eastern
-Pittsburgh is working on deals for Nate McLouth and Wilson Betemit.
5:07 p.m. Eastern
-There’s mutual interest between the Bobcats and RFA Reggie Williams of Golden State.
3:50 p.m. Eastern
-Indiana is meeting with Nene today.
2:25 p.m. Eastern
-Indiana is among 15 teams interested in Andrei Kirilenko.
1:53 p.m. Eastern
-Bostjan Nachbar worked out for the Knicks today, says Al Iannazzone. The Nets have interest.
1:33 p.m. Eastern
-Jared Jeffries has told the Knicks he will re-sign. Likely a one year deal, says Frank Isola.
1:20 p.m. Eastern
-Dwight Howard hasn’t told the Magic what he wants yet, says Ken Berger.
-Denver is focusing on re-signing Arron Afflalo, who is a restricted free agent.
11:10 a.m. Eastern
-Houston met with both Tyson Chandler and Nene on Monday, says Marc Stein.
-The league is likely pushing back the start of training camp until Monday.
-Jason Terry is looking for a contract extension with Dallas.
-Anthony Parker has no scheduled free agent visits as of now. His former teammate Delonte West wants to go to the Lakers.
8:30 a.m. Eastern
-The Lakers are interested in trading for both Dwight Howard or Chris Paul, with everyone on the roster available but Kobe Bryant, says Chris Broussard. This is the most ludicrous, unnecessary rumor I’ve seen this season by a lot. However, it’ll get me readers so keep on coming! I’m not biting the hand that feeds, I promise!
-Denver, Minnesota and Indiana are among the teams meeting with Nene.
-Portland will not amnesty Brandon Roy.
-The Clippers offered restricted free agent DeAndre Jordan five years and $40 million, says Adrian Wojnarowski, but Jordan may still sign an offer sheet and force Los Angeles to match.
-Perhaps the only way for the Knicks to get Chris Paul is to acquire a player like Rudy Gay or Monta Ellis to entice the Hornets, says Alan Hahn. *The Knicks are monitoring Jamaal Tinsley and are interested in Shannon Brown. Jerome Jordan or Anthony Carter could be called to training camp. Jordan could even request a trade.
-There’s an increasing chance the Knicks could still sign Grant Hill, with Phoenix still as the favorites, says Marc Berman. Boston and Chicago are still interested in Hill. *The Knicks may not even be able to sign Jeff Foster in free agency right now. *The Knicks, Bulls, Celtics and Heat are involved in Kurt Thomas.
-More than 10 teams are interested in Andrei Kirilenko and he will probably not return to Utah.
-Sacramento and Minnesota are among the teams talking to Chuck Hayes.
-Leon Powe is interested in Boston and Memphis.