Posted on: February 17, 2010 10:22 pm
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
As talks with the New York Knicks stalled on Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets quietly recruited the Sacramento Kings as part of a three-team trade discussion that would deliver Tracy McGrady to the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The proposed deal was contingent on John Salmons staying with the Bulls, but that appeared in doubt with the Milwaukee Bucks expecting to complete their own trade for Salmons.
In the proposed trade, the Rockets would get Kenny Thomas, Andres Nocioni, Beno Udrith and a Kings’ protected No. 1 draft pick. Sacramento would acquire Tyrus Thomas, Brad Miller and Salmons from the Bulls.
Posted on: January 28, 2010 12:16 pm
By Kate Fagan, The Philadelphia Inquirer : With the NBA's Feb. 18 trade deadline approaching, the rumors have been circulating around 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala.
A source close to the situation has confirmed that the Houston Rockets, owners of Tracy McGrady's expiring $23 million contract, will only discuss a possible deal with the Sixers if it involves Iguodala.
After this season, Iguodala has more than $56 million remaining on his contract, including three more seasons - and a player option for a fourth.
Iguodala once was thought to be the centerpiece of a young Sixers nucleus. Now his situation mirrors that of the rest of the roster: The team is willing to negotiate about the former untouchable.
Before last night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Iguodala said: "Nothing is a surprise when you're 15-29."
Posted on: January 6, 2010 12:00 pm
By Bill Ingram, HoopsWorld.com : As often happens with veterans on struggling teams, Michael Redd's name has begun to surface in trade rumors. The Bucks are looking less and less like contenders, and Redd is the type of player who, when healthy, can help a team get over the hump. Teams are starting to figure out whether or not they're ready to realize their preseason goals, and those that are hoping to contend may make a move to further that process. Like all NBA veterans, Redd wants his shot at a title, though his preference is for that to happen with the Bucks.
"Obviously, you want to win every game, and at this point in my career I know there are more games behind than there are ahead. We're still in playoff contention, and feel like we can make it if we continue to fight and get back to what we were doing earlier in the season. I'd like it to happen for me here. I've been here for ten years and this organization deserves a winner and I'd like to be here for it. I don't pay much attention to trade rumors. We all know that's part of the business. I just focus on doing my job and keep playing. Whatever happens, happens. I have a great relationship with management, they know I'm still coming back from injury, and we've just got to keep working hard."
While it's not out of the question that once Redd gets healthy the Bucks could make the playoffs, it's also a stretch to see them anywhere close to being contenders. Redd, however, is the kind of player who could help a contender immediately. It's clear Redd would like to stay in Milwaukee and the Bucks love what he brings to the table, both on and off the court, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Milwaukee make a move that benefits them in the future, moving Redd to a team that's ready to win now.