HoopsHype Trade rumors

July 20, 2014 Updates

Before the Lakers decided to make an amnesty claim for Carlos Boozer, occupying more than $3.2 million on their salary cap to ensure more space next summer, NBA sources said they considered making a bid for Phoenix restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. Although the Lakers already acquired former Harvard standout Jeremy Lin and his $14 million salary for this upcoming season, it was only to create more space next summer. Bledsoe could have been the team’s point guard of the future. Teams such as Houston and Milwaukee are considering bids for Bledsoe, who remains the biggest free agent on the market. Boston Globe

Bloom is not in the business of posting rumors, so this one caught my eye. In followup with Bloom, he is skeptical that a deal will get done but confirms that a person close to the situation is pushing for it. There is no indication that the source is a decision maker and I have been told by a league source that nothing is cooking there at all between the teams. This means that the idea has not gone as far as the Suns entertaining it. Bright Side of the Sun

Don't hold your breath, and don't scream at your monitor. This one's not cooking in any way, shape or form at this time. Just wait till something actually breaks before investing any kind emotion into it. You will hear a lot of rumors, but almost none of them will come true. Bright Side of the Sun

Wiggins finally addressed the rumors on Friday night, shyly smiling as he tiptoed through the minefields. "I let my agent and my support system really handle that," he said. "I love playing the game of basketball, I know the NBA is a business. ... If it's someone important [asking me about the rumors], like your family or friends, you tell them what you know. If it's not, it goes through one ear and out the other. ... I just know what you know. I just see what you see on TV. That's about it." Sports Illustrated

July 19, 2014 Updates

The Washington Wizards have acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick. Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston. In 10 seasons with the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. USA Today Sports

There is no clear indication yet of the Cavs’ plans. It was only a week ago that James announced his return to the Cavaliers through his first-person essay as told Sports Illustrated. That very day was Wiggins’ debut at Summer League. Since then, Wiggins has been at the center of a constant trade rumors. “It’s been crazy, but it’s all positive stuff,” Wiggins said. “With LeBron coming back, there’s nothing negative about that; the best player in the world coming to your team. The organization is on the rise right now.” NBA.com

July 18, 2014 Updates

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