HoopsHype Anthony Randolph rumors

February 14, 2011 Updates
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Privately, Minnesota officials believe they will acquire Randolph before the All-Star break, but believe it will more likely be as part of a straight- up deal with New York in which Minnesota gives up a late first-round pick, takes on Roger Mason, and then waives him. CBSSports.com

February 11, 2011 Updates

The Wolves, at last check, remain hot for New York's Anthony Randolph and hopeful to acquire him before the Feb. 24 deadline, even if that means dealing directly with the Knicks as opposed to collaborating on a three-way deal with Denver that lands Anthony at Madison Square Garden. The primary cost to the Wolves, in a direct deal with the Knicks, would be a future first-rounder. ESPN.com

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The Knicks, Nuggets and Timberwolves have had advanced discussions on a three-team trade, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The Knicks would also give up Wilson Chandler, Anthony Randolph (to Minnesota) and Eddy Curry's expiring contract. New York Post

A reported three-team deal that would send Carmelo Anthony to New York is "not close" to being completed, multiple league sources connected to the talks told SI.com On Saturday, ESPN.com reported the Knicks, Nuggets and Timberwolves were discussing a three-team deal that would send Anthony to New York; Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota; and Wilson Chandler, Corey Brewer and a first-round draft pick to Denver. Sources said that, while Minnesota is interested in acquiring Randolph, it has little interest in sending Brewer to the Nuggets. SI.com

Yes, the Wolves still have interest in Randolph, but they'd prefer it to be a straight first-round pick -- they've got protected Grizzlies and Jazz picks due them this summer -- for Randolph deal. They'd be looking for more if they were the facilitator that makes a Melo-Knicks deal work. Where and when would Randolph play? They're interested mostly in taking a flyer at minimum cost on a long athletic player who was the 14th pick in a pretty good 2008 draft and who has shown flashes of potential. If they get him, I get the sense this is another move for the future rather than the present, although the question at this point is whether Kahn and Rambis can afford to make more moves for the future without addressing the present. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 6, 2011 Updates

The Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks are discussing a three-team trade that would make forward Carmelo Anthony a Knick before the Feb. 24 trade deadline, according to league sources. In the proposed trade, New York would send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota and the Timberwolves would send Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to Denver. Denver would also receive Wilson Chandler from New York. The deal is not expected to happen until the middle of next week at the earliest, and one source said it could drag out until the trade deadline. Denver, which has been exchanging proposals with the Knicks for the past couple weeks, is weighing other options. ESPN.com

February 5, 2011 Updates
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While the Nuggets realize they will have to seriously engage the Knicks in trade talks for Anthony before the Feb. 24 deadline, a third team already has stepped into the on-deck circle as a potential facilitator if talks between Denver and New York ever gain traction. That team, sources say, is the Timberwolves, who are willing to absorb Eddy Curry's $11.3 million expiring contract in a three-team scenario that would send Anthony Randolph to Minnesota and Anthony to New York. CBSSports.com

In this scenario, which one executive involved deemed "unlikely," the Wolves would simply waive Curry after the trade. Depending on the timing, Curry would likely have only five paychecks remaining for a total of $4.7 million. CBSSports.com

January 25, 2011 Updates

Anthony Randolph's most significant contribution to the Knicks this season might come in the next few weeks, as a chip in a trade for Carmelo Anthony . Initially it was believed that Randolph would be used to acquire a first-round pick, which teams such as the Pacers, Trail Blazers and Timberwolves were willing to offer for the 21-year-old forward. The Knicks could then flip that pick to the Denver Nuggets , who are seeking multiple first-round picks as part of a package for their superstar. But Randolph might not get moved for a pick after all; a person with knowledge of the Nuggets' thinking told Newsday that they might ask that he be included in the negotiations. Newsday

January 23, 2011 Updates

Portland's interest in Randolph increased when Marcus Camby had knee surgery that could sideline him for one month. The Blazers are already missing their best player, Brandon Roy, while Greg Oden is out the entire season. Dante Cunningham is currently the Blazers' first big man off the bench and yet head coach Nate McMillan has the team in contention for a playoff berth. The Knicks also have spoken with the Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves about a deal for Randolph, who was acquired last July from Golden State in the sign-and-trade involving David Lee. New York Daily News

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