HoopsHype Trade rumors

September 30, 2014 Updates
September 29, 2014 Updates

Warriors forward David Lee heard the offseason trade rumors involving Kevin Love and said they didn't leave him feeling unwanted by the team. "There was no hard feelings," Lee said Monday. "There can't be. Our front office is trying to improve the team, and Kevin Love is a great player. "It happened, and I'm not mad at anybody. I don't feel bad. It's just this is a business." Contra Costa Times

Stan Van Gundy: Josh has heard a million trade rumors. I don't think they bothered him a whole lot anyways. You hear them all the time and 99 percent of them don't come true. The rumors with Josh were so persistent, and there were some things that were way off from the truth that I had to make sure he heard from us. Detroit News

"Our teams have had great chemistry, and it's something we believe in. Hey, if Mark believed so much in chemistry, he wouldn't have busted up a title team for cap room. He's trying to reunite a lot of those people now, bringing back the center [Tyson Chandler] from that title team. Maybe he's got some chemistry religion recently. "He's tripled his analytics staff. If he's equating analytics with not caring about chemistry, well, he's tripling down on it. I think he's smart to paint a competitor in a negative light, but none of those statements are lining up. He says that we're the team that you sign with and then we will trade you, when that's what he said he would've done with Dwight. "We don't care about chemistry, but he busted up a championship team for what he hoped cap room could do." Yahoo! Sports

September 28, 2014 Updates

Contrary to rumor, the Wolves were not seriously interested in restricted free-agent point guard Eric Bledsoe, who re-signed with Phoenix, because a deal would have had to have been a sign-and-trade and simply too complicated. Bledsoe, though, was willing to consider Minnesota, pending Rubio's status with the Wolves. St. Paul Pioneer Press

September 27, 2014 Updates

Speculation will continue about whether the Celtics will move him, and, if so, at what point. Rondo will be an unrestricted free agent next summer and has stated he would like to stay in Boston but that he’s also intrigued by the prospects of being wooed during free agency. Rondo was asked this summer if he might tour the country to be wined and dined by teams next summer, as Knicks star Carmelo Anthony did. “It just depends,” Rondo said. “I don’t know if I’m going to do 10 teams. I may do a lot. I don’t know. It’s kind of like college all over again, with recruiting, only times 50 because they have a ton of money to throw at the guys and they don’t have any restrictions on what they can do. No [NCAA] rules.” Boston Globe

But the Celtics have maintained they plan to keep Rondo, the last remaining member of the 2008 championship team. “It’s my goal to keep Rondo here,” Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said recently. “I think we all want that. And I actually honestly think — he should speak for himself — I think Rajon wants to stay, or would be very happy to stay. “And we’ll see how this season goes, and how the negotiations go, but he’s proud to be a Celtic. I know that. He’s proud to wear that [2008 title] ring and he deserved it.” Boston Globe

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

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