Trade Tracker: McGrady headed to Knicks; Tyrus Thomas to Bobcats
Recently acquired Clippers forward Drew Gooden is likely to remain a Clipper, an NBA source told SI.com. Gooden, who has bounced from Dallas to Washington to L.A. in separate deals this week, won't seek a buyout from Los Angeles. According to a source, Gooden, who had sought a buyout from Washington, has had productive conversations with Clippers management -- including GM
The Washington Wizards traded
The Bobcats have been seeking a power forward for the last several days as their frontcourt has been ravaged by injuries.
The Bucks acquired guard
Salmons is scheduled to make $5.8 million next season if he doesn't opt out of his contract.
The Bucks also obtained the Bulls' second-round picks in 2011 and 2012, along with the option to switch first-round picks in the 2010 draft -- provided that Chicago's pick isn't in the top 10.
The Bucks have agreed to send
The Knicks also received guard Sergio Rodriguez.
The Kings acquired New York guard Larry Hughes and Houston forwards Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey.
Two rival executives told SI.com that it was "highly unlikely" Boston would move
One exec said Boston was peddling Allen as late as Wednesday night but did not field any offers to their liking. Allen is attractive to cost cutting teams because he is making $19.8 million in the final year of his contract.
While Amar'e Stoudemire has been told by Suns owner
The source cautions that, so far, none of the offers have moved the Suns off their current position that keeping Stoudemire is their best play for the rest of the season. Still, it does not come as a surprise to the rest of the league that the Suns would be sifting through offers today. One rival executive suggested that any team with an expiring contract and a draft pick would be calling the Suns, in the hopes that a desperate Phoenix team would accept a lesser deal that returns some value rather than lose him for nothing in the offseason.
Among Stoudemire's suitors, Miami remains the most active. The Heat, who have been frantically searching for a roster upgrade over the last few days, are not believed to have included prized prospect
Though Miami has been involved in discussions with Suns general manager
Stoudemire has one year remaining on his contract for almost $18 million, but he has the ability to opt out of the contract. The source said that Miami is concerned that if Stoudemire opts to play out his contract and then become a free agent in the summer of 2011, it will impede Miami's chances of acquiring a top-notch free agent in this summer's bonanza.
The player the Heat are considering sending to Phoenix is
Meanwhile, Boston seems to have addressed its need for bench scoring with the acquisition of
The Knicks traded
The Cavaliers acquired Wizards forward
Washington will receive Cleveland center
In addition to Jamison, the Cavs will get point guard
However, because of Jefferson's lack of production this season, as well as his $14.2 million salary, it does not seem likely the Spurs are going to find any takers. "They're trying, but there may not be a market for his contract," one Eastern Conference executive told SI.com.
Jefferson has one year and $15.2 million remaining after this season.
The calls being placed by Spurs general manager
Instead, the 29-year-old Jefferson is having the worst season since his rookie year, averaging 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists as he has struggled to fit in with the Spurs' primary trio.
Perhaps even more intriguing is whether Buford's intentions with Jefferson is a sign that he thinks the Spurs in their current form cannot win a title. The Spurs are essentially tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Phoenix Suns for the fifth seed in the Western Conference but have lost eight of their past 14 games.