NBA rumors and buzz for Friday, Feb. 20
Thursday's trade deadline provided a slew of last-minute moves as contenders bolstered their rosters for playoff runs and several teams made moves to set themselves up for the future. The rumors season isn't over, however, as players can still sign with teams until the end of the month and be eligible to play in the postseason. Here are a few of the latest NBA rumors:
The Heat forward will undergo more tests on his lungs on Friday, and it is feared that he could have blood clots on his lungs that would cause him to miss the rest of the season, Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald reports.
After being traded by the Thunder to the Jazz, Perkins is expected to be bought out. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports the Bulls and Cavaliers are the "frontrunners" to sign him. Perkins previously played for Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau in Boston. Doc Rivers also coached Perkins in Boston, and Wojnarowski reports the Clippers are interested in signing him.
David Pick of Eurobasket.com reports the Heat will sign Walker from Sioux Falls. Walker last played in the NBA for the Knicks in 2012 while using the first name Bill. In 17 D-League games, he has averaged 15.1 points while shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 44.8 percent on three pointers.
Miller completed a pair of 10-day deals this season with the Kings and will now join Detroit, David Mayo of MLive.com reports. The 22-year-old small forward is in his third season out of Baylor after spending his first two years with the Denver Nuggets.
After he finished his second 10-day contract, Williams will stay with the Spurs for the rest of the season, RealGM reports. The 28-year-old forward was a two-time scoring champion in college and is a 36.8 percent three-point shooter during his six-year NBA career.
After acquiring him in the Arron Afflalo trade, the Nuggets quickly reached an agreement on a buyout for Robinson, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports. Robinson, 23, was the No. 5 pick in the 2012 draft by the Kings and has averaged 3.6 points and 4.2 rebounds this season.
Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reports the Grizzlies are one of several teams that want to sign Allen, but he hasn't shown interest in them in the past. Tillery also mentions Williams, who played at Memphis in college, as a possible target for the Grizzlies.
The Kings will bring Stockton up from the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. While playing in Reno's uptempo system, Stockton has averaged 16.6 points and 8.2 assists. He is the son of Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton.