Wednesday February 18th, 2015

2015 NBA trade deadline rumors

With the trade deadline set for Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, there are a flurry of rumors and reports about players who could be on the move. Which teams will bolster their rosters for a playoff push? Will any teams sell off their best players to better position themselves for the draft lottery? Keep up with the latest news and reports here. 

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1:24 a.m. ET

• Report: Timberwolves 'making push' to acquire Kevin Garnett from Nets

Garnett spent the first 12 seasons of his career with the Timberwolves, making the All-Star team in 10 of those years, before growing impatient with the team's inability to contend and seeking a way out of town. It was thought that Garnett, who owns a no-trade clause, was going to stick with the Nets for the remainder of the season, but ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports the T-Wolves are hoping to lure their former star back to help mentor their young team.

6 p.m. ET

Timberwolves guard Gary Neal prefers to be traded or bought out, according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix. The Atlanta Hawks are "watching closely" talks between Neal's camp and Minnesota, Mannix reported.

5 p.m. ET

Teams are inquiring about potential trades involving Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin, but there's a growing feeling from those close to Martin that he will remain with his current team through the deadline, according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix.

3 p.m. ET

Phoenix is "much more focused" on discussing potential trades for guard Goran Dragic with the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics, among other teams, than the teams included on a list of preferred destinations delivered by Dragic's agent to the Suns, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The list includes the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers, Wojnarowski reported.

2 p.m. ET

Report: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson asks for trade (Yahoo).

After seeing his playing time dwindle since the Thunder acquired Dion Waiters last month, Jackson has requested a trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports. Jackson will be a restricted free agent this summer and reportedly told the team he doesn't want to return to Oklahoma City next season.

Noon ET

Report: Celtics 'dark-horse contender' to acquire Goran Dragic (ESPN).

Dragic told the Suns he will not re-sign this summer, and the team is now trying to trade the league's reigning Most Improved Player Award winner. ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Celtics are making a push to acquire him before the deadline so they can have his Bird Rights this summer. 

9 a.m. ET

• Masai Ujiri said it is unlikely that the Raptors trade Terrence Ross.

Ujiri told Michael Grange of Sportsnet that the Raptors view Ross as a valuable two-way player and that he just needs more experience to reach his potential.

8 a.m. ET

• Report: Pistons interested in Nets guard Joe Johnson (ESPN)

Tuesday's headlines

Reports: Goran Dragic will not re-sign with Suns

Report: Jazz have high asking price for Enes Kanter

• Report: Nuggets open to trading Lawson (CSNNE)

• Blazers reportedly eyeing two Nuggets (CSNNW)

Monday's headlines

• Report: Amar'e Stoudemire set to sign with Mavericks

• Report: Suns want to re-sign Goran Dragic

• Report: Jazz plan to hang onto Enes Kanter "barring an amazing offer"

• Jermaine O'Neal: 'Time not right for me to play'

• Report: Bucks, Larry Sanders discussing buyout

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