HoopsHype Trade rumors

September 26, 2014 Updates

The interesting thing about the Cavaliers-Celtics trade is that it positions Cleveland to do the exact same thing next summer, since after this season Haywood’s deal is non-guaranteed at $10,522,500 and Bogans’ deal is non-guaranteed at $5,513,435. That means that Hopson (and several other small pieces) allowed the Cavaliers to acquire over $16 million in attractive non-guaranteed deals for next summer. By stockpiling these non-guaranteed deals, Cleveland could trade for a star-level player and the team parting ways with the star wouldn’t have to take back a single dollar. Throw in some draft picks and maybe a young asset, and suddenly Cleveland has a very interesting package to offer as they try to further improve their star-studded core of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Basketball Insiders

September 25, 2014 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guard Keith Bogans and the rights to Sacramento’s 2015 and 2017 second round picks (both top-55 protected) from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard John Lucas III and forwards Erik Murphy, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas, along with the Cavs 2016 and 2017 second round picks General Manager David Griffin announced tonight from Cleveland Clinic Courts. NBA.com

"That's just not something we've considered," Presti said about the possibility of repeating a trade with Jackson. "I think with him in particular he's a guy we see being here for a long time. It may not be something we get solved in October, but the system is set up to try and give you an early opportunity to do that and we'll try to take advantage of that. We want to get things done in advance if possible, but if not, we'll pick it up next season and do it in earnest again." ESPN.com

September 23, 2014 Updates

Dragic emerged as a star last season, Rondo has been one in the past, and Bledsoe has the tools to be a two-way force. The Hornets should at least call Phoenix about a sign-and-trade for Bledsoe, though it would be a long shot. The Suns have shown little interest in any Bledsoe deal, per sources around the league, and unless Phoenix adores Vonleh, the Hornets don’t appear to have the goods. Grantland

They like Timofey Mozgov, but the Nuggets have shown no inclination to deal him. There doesn’t appear to be a trade available for any sort of rim protector right now, so the Cavs may look to bundle the trio of players they received from Utah (John Lucas III, Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas) in exchange for a trade exception to be used later. Akron Beacon Journal

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