January 22, 2017 | 11:07 pm EST Update
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“Look, these discussions happen all the time, and this idea when teams say somebody’s off limits … see, I won’t lie to my guys,” Van Gundy said Saturday. “There’s no one in this league that’s off limits. LeBron? What if the Warriors offered Kevin Durant and Steph Curry? They wouldn’t consider that, the Cavaliers? They wouldn’t consider that? There’s no deal? Come on, man. Everybody is available.” Van Gundy’s remarks came after an ESPN report Friday night saying the Pistons were engaged in trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves about swapping point guards Reggie Jackson and Ricky Rubio.
While he stopped short of denying the discussion was had, he said it was likely one of dozens trade proposals brought to Pistons general manager Jeff Bower that day. “I got asked the other day, ‘There’s a report out there that Reggie’s available for the right price,'” Van Gundy said. “Everybody in the league is available for the right price. Just your main guys, the price is a lot steeper and usually doesn’t come around.”