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February 18, 2015 Updates

Backup center Kevin Seraphin is in demand (see the Minnesota Timberwolves who have tried to get him already) and their best asset to execute a trade but he's doubtful to go anywhere. First, he signed a qualifying offer which means he can veto any move for one year. Second, Seraphin is their best back-to-the-basket big man on the second unit and moving him, even with his consent, for a perimeter player makes little sense unless there's another move on the table to fill that void. CSNWashington.com

February 17, 2015 Updates

The Wizards are looking for a play-making guard to join Andre Miller on the second unit, league sources say. But Washington is more likely to scour the buyout and overseas markets to fill that role rather than give up an asset to get one in a trade. CBSSports.com

February 16, 2015 Updates
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February 9, 2015 Updates

The trade deadline is Feb. 19 and as of this week there still aren't any serious possibilities because the Wizards, who are just under the luxury tax, are hesitant to take on long-term salary commitments if they can get a player who can provide comparable production on a pro-rated deal with no future money on the books. Of course, as the trade deadline gets closer the offers could get sweeter and they could shift gears. CSNWashington.com

February 7, 2015 Updates
February 6, 2015 Updates

Darren Wolfson:.@Chris Mannix has the #Wizards as a team to watch on the Kevin Martin trade front. Told his name hasn't come up there yet. #twolves Twitter @DarrenWolfson

Player to keep an eye on before the trade deadline: Minnesota’s Kevin Martin. Martin is owed $14 million over the next two seasons but could be a valuable asset to a team looking for scoring punch off the bench. Dallas, Washington among the possibilities. Sports Illustrated

January 5, 2015 Updates

With a gluttony of wing players and limited roster flexibility, the Washington Wizards are looking to trade Glen Rice Jr. before his contract is guaranteed on Jan. 10, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Washington has already spoken to other teams about Rice, who was shipped to the D-League in late November and hasn’t played in the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ last four games despite no reported injury. Washington Post

If a trade partner cannot be found, the Wizards will likely waive the second-year guard to vacate a roster spot and create salary-cap flexibility as postseason draws near and players become available via trade and late-season buyouts. If they are forced to waive Rice, the move will likely be made by Wednesday so he could clear waivers before Jan. 10, when all NBA contracts become guaranteed for the remainder of the season. Washington Post

January 4, 2015 Updates

Shams Charania: Barring an unlikely trade, Washington deciding to release Glen Rice Jr. on Wednesday, sources tell RealGM. Wizards prefer open roster spot. Twitter @ShamsCharania

With a gluttony of wing players and limited financial flexibility, the Washington Wizards intend to trade Glen Rice Jr. before his contract becomes guaranteed on Jan. 10, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Washington has already spoken to other teams about Rice, who was shipped to the D-League in late November and hasn’t played in the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ last four games despite no reported injury. Washington Post

If a trade partner cannot be found, the team could waive the second-year guard or keep him, though the latter option is not preferred because the Wizards seek roster and salary-cap flexibility as the postseason draws near and players become available via trades and buyouts. Washington Post

The Wizards have been trying to move second-year guard Glen Rice Jr. in a trade before Jan. 10 when all contracts become fully guaranteed, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with persons with knowledge of the situation. A 48-hour window when a deal might have been struck has passed, however, which makes a trade unlikely and means he'd be released instead. CSNWashington.com

December 28, 2014 Updates

The timing of Rondo’s Dec. 18 trade to Dallas caught Pierce off-guard, but he knew this was a strong possibility once the Celts didn’t get in the running on Kevin Love and couldn’t find another impact player to pair with Rondo. “I was a little bit surprised, especially because trade season starts close to All-Star or after All-Star break,” Pierce said. “Not a lot of trades happen in mid-December. You know, teams are trying to find their stride. Boston Herald

 

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