HoopsHype Ryan Anderson + Trade rumors

July 3, 2014 Updates

There is a sense around the league that the Pelicans would be open to moving Eric Gordon and possibly Austin Rivers; however, deals involving Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans or Jrue Holiday are not of much interest to the Pelicans and without question former top pick Anthony Davis is off the board. Basketball Insiders

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According to sources within the team, they are not currently exploring any deals involving Anderson, although he has been the subject of trade rumors in the past week. Team sources said there’s no truth to the speculation and that Anderson remains critical in their plans. After this season, Anderson has two years remaining on his contract that totals $16.9 million. New Orleans Times-Picayune

New Orleans still likes Asik, and they've toyed with the idea of having Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph while envisioning Anthony Davis at the 5. But two sources said the Pelicans are adamant about keeping Ryan Anderson, their star stretch-4 who's been the key centerpiece in a potential trade. Bleacher Report

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Several sources said the Grizzlies are currently shopping power forward Zach Randolph, and two of them are hearing there's a destination and main trade piece involved: New Orleans and stretch 4 Ryan Anderson, who's averaging a team-high 21.7 points per game on 47.7 percent shooting from three-point range. "A trade centered around Randolph and Anderson should happen down the line this season," one source said. Bleacher Report

Because of Randolph's $18.2 million current salary, the Pelicans' incoming aggregate salaries would have to be within $5 million of the of the aggregate outgoing salaries going to the Grizzlies. Therefore, in addition to Anderson ($8.3 million), the Pelicans could consider including Al-Farouq Aminu ($3.7 million) and Austin Rivers ($2.3 million) in the deal. According to two sources, Rivers is unhappy with his playing time and would be open to a trade. Bleacher Report

November 23, 2013 Updates

Houston wants a power forward who can shoot threes to pair next to Dwight Howard. That led them, predictably, to the New Orleans Pelicans, home of Ryan Anderson. But the Pelicans refused to part with Anderson, even though putting Asik in the middle and moving Anthony Davis to power forward makes a lot of sense. New York Daily News

November 20, 2013 Updates

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