Posted on: February 12, 2010 11:14 am
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports : In a dramatic move that would resuscitate their fading championship hopes, the Boston Celtics are discussing a deal with the Washington Wizards for forwards Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Friday.
The proposed deal would send the expiring contracts of Ray Allen, Brian Scalabrine and J.R. Giddens to the Wizards, a move that would signal the start of Washington’s rebuilding process.
The trade isn’t imminent, but talks have progressed and Celtics GM Danny Ainge has positioned his organization to make one of the boldest trade deadline moves in years. For the Celtics, ownership would have to agree to take on an additional $24 million in salary next season between Jamison and Butler.
Posted on: February 10, 2010 9:57 am
Edited on: February 10, 2010 9:57 am
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports : The Houston Rockets are in the discussion stages of a complicated, three-team trade that would send Tracy McGrady to the New York Knicks, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The centerpieces of the trade would include the Washington Wizards shipping forward Caron Butler and center Brendan Haywood to the Rockets. The Knicks would send Al Harrington to the Wizards. For the Wizards’ part, they would still need another player, as well as a draft pick and cash to make this a workable scenario, sources said.
Other players and contracts would still need to be agreed upon for a deal to come together, but there is a framework to the discussions.
Posted on: February 4, 2010 11:06 am
Edited on: February 4, 2010 11:06 am
Posted on: December 18, 2009 12:36 pm
By Mike Jones, The Washington Times : A league source said several teams have interest in Antawn Jamison, a two-time All-Star forward who is averaging 22.1 points and 8.6 rebounds.
Grunfeld didn't return a call seeking comment, but a source with knowledge of the team's inner workings said the Wizards have told inquirers that they want to see whether things turn around when Miller returns late this month or in early January, giving Washington a healthy roster for the first time this season.
Despite the chatter, the players remain focused on finding a way to achieve their preseason goal of winning roughly 45 games and contending with the Eastern Conference's elite teams. The captains - Jamison, Caron Butler and Gilbert Arenas - have heard the trade chatter, but they refuse to let it distract them.
"Whenever you're not playing up to expectations and searching for wins, trying to get things done, usually other teams in the league call in, trying to get you to break the thing up, trying to force the issue," Butler said. "A lot of people may think you have a fire sale or something, but we can't control that. Only thing we can control is that right now we've got on Wizards uniforms, and we've got to go out and perform at a high level and show that this group belongs together. I think if we continue to chip away and push at it and show this group belongs together, we'll be fine."