Posted on: February 18, 2010 8:53 am
Edited on: February 18, 2010 8:54 am

Stoudemire maybe safe, but Heat still chasing

By Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

With the Cleveland Cavaliers no longer an option for Amar’e Stoudemire, the Phoenix Suns are prepared to keep their All-Star forward through Thursday’s trade deadline, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Unless a trade materializes before Thursday afternoon, Stoudemire very well could spend the rest of the season in Phoenix.

“I think it’s 50-50 at best with Cleveland out of it,” said Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters.

The Suns weren’t enamored with the Cavs’ offer for Stoudemire – Zydrunas Ilgauskas, J.J. Hickson, Danny Green and a first-round pick – which spurred Cleveland to instead acquire Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards for a much smaller package.

The Miami Heat have continued to express interest in Stoudemire, and have offered Udonis Haslem, Quentin Richardson, Daequan Cook and a first-round pick.


Posted on: February 14, 2010 3:03 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2010 1:10 pm

Cavaliers dominating Stoudemire trade rumors

By Brian Windhorst, The Plain Dealer

Right now, multiple sources have said, the Cavs are still working hard to assemble three-team trades. They have been in direct talks with the Phoenix Suns about Amare Stoudemire, the Indiana Pacers about Troy Murphy and the Washington Wizards about Antawn Jamison.

But they also are involving the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers in trying to set things up. In recent weeks the Cavs have also had expanded talks with the Chicago Bulls about making them a partner. If that seems like a wide net, it is supposed to be.

There's often such expansive talks at this time as teams attempt to satisfy numerous needs with bigger deals. Usually, though, if anything gets done it is just between two teams. General Manager Danny Ferry did pull off a three-team deal at the deadline two years ago, however.

Sources have indicated the Cavs have gotten "pretty far down the tracks" in talking to the Suns about Stoudemire. It has even gotten to the point that the sides have discussed small details like payment schedules and salary reimbursement options. At this time of year, because many contracts are pro-rated differently, there are such things to work out in a trade.


Posted on: February 12, 2010 11:14 am

Celtics and Wizards discussing blockbuster deal?

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

Three-team deal in the works?

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: January 22, 2010 1:53 pm

Wizards not receiving offers of equal value

By Michael Lee, Washington Post : According to multiple sources, the Wizards have not received viable offers because other teams are expecting a fire sale. One league source said that the Wizards likely won't get equal value in any trade and may have to settle for packages that include expiring contracts and either draft picks or young talent.

"Part of the NBA life is to always look to improve and get the best possible team out there that you can," Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said. "Those kind of things take care of themselves. Obviously, at the trade deadline there are going to be a lot of opportunities, but we're going to keep our options open and see which direction we want to go in."

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Tags: Wizards
Posted on: December 18, 2009 12:36 pm

Jamison among Wizards in trade talks

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."

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