HoopsHype Jared Dudley rumors

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After several rounds of negotiations, the Clippers and Knicks abandoned discussions on a proposed trade centered around Shumpert earlier on Wednesday, league sources said. The Knicks had interest in bringing back Clippers point guard Darren Collison and rookie Reggie Bullock as part of a package, but wanted Los Angeles to accept Raymond Felton in the deal, sources said. The Clippers resisted the Felton element of the deal, and were reluctant to part with Bullock or any draft picks in talks, sources said. Clippers general manager and coach Doc Rivers has been determined to upgrade athleticism on the wings and sees Shumpert as a player who can complement J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley. Redick is expected to miss a month with a back injury. Yahoo! Sports

February 19, 2014 Updates

Talks at this point are not in advanced stages, with one source describing the deal as "a possibility." The teams have been talking since Friday. A source with knowledge of the talks told ESPN that the Clippers have been reluctant to part with Bullock, their first-round draft pick from last year, who is being asked to play a larger role with starting guard J.J. Redick lost indefinitely to a back injury. Adding Shumpert would help somewhat, as he would slide into Redick's starting role and allow Sixth Man of the Year candidate Jamal Crawford to go back to his reserve role. ESPN.com

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ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted this week that the Clippers are “itchy to make a deal and Jared Dudley, with (playing time) harder to come by and logjam at wing spots, is unexpectedly in play.” Dudley, one of the Clippers’ most active users of social media, saw the tweet. “To be honest with you, it doesn’t bother me at all. As a fan and watching basketball, 99 percent of the time, it doesn’t happen. It’s the ones you don’t hear about,” he said Friday morning. “The two times I’ve been traded, I didn’t even hear about it. Every other time I’ve been in (rumors), it’s never happened. “You look at as a compliment. It means someone wants you. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It goes both ways, to have value. At one point in time, I didn’t know if I had value.” Orange County Register

February 5, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Trade rumble: Clippers "itchy" to make a deal and Jared Dudley, with PT harder to come by and logjam at wing spots, is unexpectedly in play. Dudley only just arrived from PHX via J.J. Redick sign-and-trade in summer but hearing now he could be on move before Feb. 20 trade buzzer Twitter

December 29, 2013 Updates

In the last two games, at Golden State and Portland, Dudley had a total of four points. He didn't score against the Trail Blazers, missing three shots. In those two games, Dudley was two for eight from the field, 0 for 3 from the three-point line. "I don't know why he's not playing well, but we need him to play well," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. "That [small forward] spot right now, it's been hurting us a little bit. But Jared is still not healthy. He's getting healthy. We've got to get him in better shape." Los Angeles Times

December 16, 2013 Updates

The logic made sense: Let Dudley get cozy with a shot he doesn’t take often, but misses even less often, and then let him build from there. Confidence means something for a guy who insinuated after Thursday’s loss in Brooklyn that if he were a coach, he would bench himself. But less than five minutes into the Saturday’s game, Dudley was 3-for-3 from the field, sinking two elbow jumpers and a layup. Confidence: acquired. “You know you’re struggling when you’ve got family friends texting you and stuff like that,” Dudley explained. “You try to block it out, but it’s tough to block out. I mean, it’s not like it’s Jordan where I’m taking tough shots. These are open shots, regular shots I’ve been making in my six, seven years.” ClipperBlog.com

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Jared Dudley: Shout out to @Jamal Crawford man that n______ nice!!! (Kanye west voice) Gutsy win tonight.. No CP No JJ, but guys stuck together and got the W Twitter @JaredDudley619

November 15, 2013 Updates
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Starting small forward Jared Dudley played with tendinitis in his right knee, limiting him to 27 minutes because of the pain. He had two points on one-for-five shooting. "It's nothing major," Dudley said. "It's stuff that I've been going through since training camp. I think it's more of a strengthening thing." Los Angeles Times

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