Rumors and reports ahead of the 2015 NBA trade deadline, including Goran Dragic and Joe Johnson
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.
1:24 a.m. ET
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
Gary Neal continues to prefer a trade/buyout in Minnesota, and talks between the Wolves and Neal's camp are ongoing. ATL watching closely.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) February 18, 2015
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 still inquiring about Minnesota's Kevin Martin, but a growing feeling in Martin's camp that he will be with Wolves past the deadline.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) February 18, 2015
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
Yahoo Sources: Suns much more focused on discussing Dragic deals w/ Celtics, Rockets, Kings, among others, than any teams on guard's list.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 18, 2015
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
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.
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
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
Detroit's interest in Joe Johnson included reaching out to Nets about a package of Brandon Jennings + expiring contracts for Joe per sources— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) February 17, 2015