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February 20, 2015 Updates
February 19, 2015 Updates

Miami HEAT President Pat Riley announced today that they have acquired brothers Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns in part of a three-team trade involving the New Orleans Pelicans. Phoenix received Danny Granger and two future first round draft picks from Miami and John Salmons from New Orleans while the Pelicans received Norris Cole, Justin Hamilton and Shawne Williams from the HEAT. NBA.com

The Phoenix Suns today completed a deal to acquire two future first-round draft picks from the Miami Heat. The Suns also received forward/guard Danny Granger from Miami and forward John Salmons, who will be waived, from the New Orleans Pelicans in the three-team trade. As part of the deal, the Suns send guards Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic to the Heat and the Pelicans receive guard Norris Cole, center Justin Hamilton and forward Shawne Williams from Miami. The Suns received Miami’s 2017 first-round pick (protected to seven) and Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick as part of the deal. NBA.com

Ken Berger: Pelicans indeed will waive Shawne Williams, acquired in massive Goran Dragic trade. Norris Cole to New Orleans and John Salmons to Phoenix. Twitter @KBergCBS

Alex Kennedy: I'm hearing the Pelicans made a last minute deal, still waiting on details. They may have acquired Norris Cole. Trying to confirm. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

While the Orlando Magic have a number of names being kicked around the trade rumor mill, there doesn’t seem to be much going on as the deadline approaches. The Magic have a normally scheduled practice today and will continue to prepare for their game tomorrow versus the Pelicans. Basketball Insiders

February 18, 2015 Updates

When asked if his team could use a veteran point guard before the trade deadline passes, Pelicans coach Monty Williams appeared to endorse the need. ''You can always use one (veteran point guard), we have a young team, certainly as it relates to making a playoff run, but that's how you grow up,'' Williams said. ''You get into these situations, understand what it feels like and you deal with that pressure and you grow that way.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 17, 2015 Updates

"The second I walked in to watch Chris Paul play, there was no doubt in my mind he was ridiculously special,'' Ainge says. "I saw him play at Duke, as a freshman for Wake Forest, and he did not have a good game. It was just his talent level -- athletic, smart, tough, physical. He was just confident in what he was doing, in spite of the fact that he wasn't making shots and everything else. There was just something about him, that he put a smile on my face as I watched them play.'' In 2005, Ainge tried to trade Pierce to Portland for the No. 3 pick in order to draft Paul. The trade fell apart and Paul went No. 4 to New Orleans, behind Andrew Bogut, Marvin Williams and Deron Williams. "Chris Paul was clearly the No. 1 pick in the draft that year, in my mind,'' says Ainge. "I was very confident in spite of my own staff, in spite of my own coaches and my own people not sharing that opinion.'' NBA.com

February 16, 2015 Updates

The Pelicans will look for a small forward, but they’re not trading Ryan Anderson for some run-of-the-mill wing player — especially with Quincy Pondexter giving them solid minutes. The Clips and Heat will try to turn nothing into something. The Hawks have freaking $4.9 million in cap room, which seems unfair. They could sign a free agent or absorb extra salary in a lopsided trade. Grantland

 

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