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July 23, 2014 Updates
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Executives from multiple teams have been offered these players in trade talks and know that they could be had, according to league sources: O.J. Mayo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Tayshaun Prince of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets and Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Pelicans. It’s not a big surprise that these players are available, as their names have surfaced in trade rumors repeatedly over the last year. But executives from multiple teams confirm that they are still on the block and may be traded at some point this offseason, if their respective teams can find a taker. Basketball Insiders

July 1, 2014 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Not a surprise, but Tayshaun Prince is on the block. The Memphis Grizzlies discussed a number of trades involving him, according to source. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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The Griz reacquired a 2015 second-round draft pick they dealt in a three-team trade on Dec. 10, 2008. Terms of a transaction that sent former Griz guard Javaris Crittenton to Washington and the 2015 second-round pick to New Orleans allowed Memphis to buy back the 2015 second-round selection. The Griz recently purchased the 2015 second-round pick for an undisclosed amount. Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 18, 2014 Updates

The Grizzlies have exercised an option to keep their 2015 second-round pick and instead send an undisclosed amount of cash to the Nuggets as part of the terms of a trade that took place in 2008, reports Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal (subscription required). The original deal was a three-team swap involving Memphis, New Orleans and Washington. The Memphis pick went to New Orleans, which sent it to the Clippers in the Chris Paul trade before the Clippers shipped it to the Nuggets in the JaVale McGee trade. Hoops Rumors

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Marc Stein: Should be noted, of course, that Wolves might have to manufacture compensation to get Joerger away from MEM while he remains under contract. As a refresher: NBA teams can only offer cash or future draft picks for coaches under contract. CAN'T offer players in "trade" for coaches Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

May 19, 2014 Updates
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Hollins was against the trade of Gay, an important piece to the Grizzlies’ success. “But I didn’t speak out on the trade,” Hollins contends. “I was asked a question. I said I hated to trade Rudy. We were winning, and it was the best team we’ve had, with him on the floor. With (Pera and Levien), it was economics. I understand small-market economics. Champagne taste, bare budget. They chose to go that way because it saved a lot of money. “If you want to make a decision, be up-front and tell everybody why. That’s fine. But don’t try to say it’s because of a young player’s inefficiency. That’s not why you traded him.” Portland Tribune

“Again, that’s OK,” Hollins says. “But don’t put out there that they got rid of the coach because he doesn’t communicate well, he’s too hard on players, that they want to create a friendly culture. That’s all propaganda. Just say, ‘His numbers were too high for what we wanted to pay.’ “ Hollins is reluctant to speak on the subject. Only with prodding from a reporter he has known since 1977 is he willing to reveal such thoughts. “For a while, it was very hard to accept,” he says. “For a while, I was in a depressed state. When something like that happens, you blame yourself. You wonder what you could have done differently. “At some point, you come to grips with it. It had nothing to do with me. They made that decision because that’s the decision they wanted to make.” Portland Tribune

 

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