As the NBA Trade Deadline rapidly approaches, stay up to date on all the latest news and completed deals.
Kemba Walker to Milwaukee?
Since it was announced that the Hornets were listening to offers for Kemba Walker, several teams have been linked in rumors with the All-Star point guard. Today, the New York Times’ Marc Stein reported that the Milwaukee Bucks were one of the teams that were interested.
Michael Jordan said that the team would need a huge haul to consider trading Walker, something the Bucks probably couldn’t provide. It’s an especially strange move since the Bucks traded for Eric Bledsoe earlier in the season.
— Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4:29 p.m.
George Hill would solve a lot of problems for the Cavaliers
The Cavaliers need some help in the worst way. Their defense is as bad as it’s ever been and things have reportedly gotten ugly in the locker room as well. George Hill could be a huge help, playing both guard spots, defending multiple positions and helping space the floor with his shooting. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavaliers and Kings have been talking.
— Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4:23 p.m.
The store is open in New York
The Knicks are apparently open for business as the trade deadline approaches. ESPN’s Ian Begley has reported that the Knicks have expressed interest in Kemba Walker and several teams (although not the Hornets) have inquired about Willy Hernangomez, Enes Kanter and Kyle O’Quinn.
— Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:55 a.m.
DeAndre to the Trail Blazers?
The Los Angeles Clippers looked to be doomed earlier in the season and trade rumors immediately started swirling around DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers have bounced back and look like a fringe playoff team but Jordan could still be one of the biggest names to be involved at the trade deadline. Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting that the Portland Trail Blazers have reached out to the Clippers about his availability.
The Trail Blazers are invested in big man Jusuf Nurkic, but he has not been a panacea and the chance to flip him and pieces for Jordan would undoubtedly improve their present outlook.
The Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks have also reportedly asked about Jordan.
— Monday, Jan. 22, 2:15 p.m.
Rodney Hood is headed out of Salt Lake
With the emergence of Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood has becoming increasingly irrelevant for the Utah Jazz. On Sunday, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Jazz are actively looking for trade partners for Hood.
— Sunday, Jan. 21 6:45 p.m.
Kemba Walker is on the block
The Charlotte Hornets have an All-Star point guard and are flush with solid veteran role players. They also have no cap flexibility and one of the worst records in the Eastern Conference. If the Hornets are going to improve their team they may need to consider shaking things up with a Kemba Walker trade. It looks like they’re there, with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that they’ve let other teams know they’re taking offers.
There are a lot of interesting trade partners out there for the Hornets but it has to be hard to part with a player who has meant so much to the franchise. For his part, Walker said he would be devastated by a trade.
— Saturday, Jan. 20, 12:45 p.m.
Sweet Lou to the Cavaliers?
No one in the NBA has been hotter than Lou Williams over the past few weeks and with the Cavaliers desperately looking for an upgrade, it’s no surprise they’ve reportedly reach out about his availability.
That’s a stiff price to pay for a player who doesn’t solve their problems on defense. But now is the time of the year when every single player will be linked to the Cavs.