HoopsHype Buyout rumors


January 15, 2015 Updates

In the case of Robinson, anyway, business is completed. A source said yesterday that though paperwork on the one-time Celtic’s buyout wasn’t signed, “as far as everyone is concerned, he’s been bought out.” Though the Celtics continue to make good progress on a variety of other transactional fronts as well, a source said that the team should start finalizing the deals currently on Danny Ainge’s table today. Boston Herald

The Celtics are looking into potential deals for Prince, reasoning that there could be yet another future draft pick for an experienced veteran small forward. A buyout is considered a secondary option. . . . The Celtics and Clippers were still looking for a third team to facilitate a trade of Rivers to Los Angeles. The Celtics expect to receive two expiring contracts in return. Boston Herald

January 14, 2015 Updates

The Knicks, sources told ESPN.com recently, are not looking to move Stoudemire and, at least for now, intend to keep him for the rest of the season. But sources say they have discussed internally the possibility of buying out Stoudemire to let him play for a contender if he preferred that route. Stoudemire, of course, would have to agree to such a transaction. ESPN.com

It remains an outside possibility that -- with team president Phil Jackson declaring any option is explorable for his ailing 5-35 team -- Stoudemire could be waived after the forthcoming trade deadline. That, in truth, would probably occur only if he demanded a quick departure, but the veteran has signaled his wish to mentor the inexperienced Knicks core, something of which Jackson would surely approve. ESPN.com

January 13, 2015 Updates

Nate Robinson will be going to Boston, though it is expected to be a temporary stay as he is expected to seek a buyout of his contract with the intention of signing with a playoff team. Teams who may be interested in Robinson if he is able to secure a buyout include the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN.com

Steve Bulpett: Celtics trading Jameer Nelson for Nate Robinson, who will be bought out. Move will save C's approximately $1.2 million. Twitter @SteveBHoop

It is entirely possible, and perhaps even probable, that veteran forward Tayshaun Prince will wind up with a buyout from the Celtics. But a source close to the situation told Sporting News on Tuesday evening that there have been "no substantive conversations" yet about such an arrangement. Prince was part of the three-team trade (with the Pelicans) that sent forward Jeff Green to the Grizzlies, a deal that was finalized Monday. Prince, 34, does not fit into the long-term rebuilding plans of the Celtics, who are also moving guard Jameer Nelson to the Nuggets for point guard Nate Robinson as part of a salary slash. Sporting News

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