James Ham: According to a source, Kings receive Iman Shumpert, Joe Johnson, Miami’s 2020 second round pick and $3+ million in cash in the deal.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland sends Iman Shumpert to Kings in deal, league source tells ESPN.
The Cavaliers continue to engage Sacramento on George Hill, sources told Yahoo Sports, and the Kings have quietly been looking for a third team to involve. The Cavs — who have little interest in taking on the $19 million Hill is owed next season — have pushed for J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to be part of the package, a source said, which the Kings have no interest in. Cleveland has shown a willingness to part with its own first-round pick in other deals, but thus far trading the coveted unprotected Brooklyn Nets pick has not been seriously considered.
The Kings seem to be closing in on a deal to move out guard George Hill, likely sending him to Cleveland in exchange for Cavs center Channing Frye and guard Iman Shumpert. There is the possibility that some second-round picks change hands, but this deal would be about getting Hill and his hefty salary next year off the books. Sources close to the Kings said they have been very open and receptive to helping move off the veteran players that have fallen out of the rotation in Sacramento.
Conceptually, at least, the Cavs would get Hill from the Kings and send Channing Frye and Iman Shumpert to Sacramento. Derrick Rose could also have been involved and perhaps a future second-round draft pick. The teams have until the Feb. 8 trade deadline to get something done. The Kings want to move on from Hill, so if a trade can’t be completed there is also the possibility of a buyout.
The Kings continue to work closer to a trade that would send guard George Hill to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a package that would include Channing Frye and guard Iman Shumpert and some form of draft compensation, league sources told The Bee on Tuesday. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the team.
Sam Amick: This possible deal between the Kings (George Hill) and Cavs (Iman Shumpert/Channing Frye) is not expected to go down today, I’m told. Very real though. ESPN first reported talks.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are progressing in conversations on a deal to acquire Sacramento Kings guard George Hill, league sources told ESPN. The Cavaliers and Kings are discussing a package centered on guard Iman Shumpert and forward Channing Frye, league sources said. The teams are discussing a second-round pick, too, sources said.
The Cavaliers have had some hesitancy about the guaranteed $19 million remaining on Hill’s contract in the 2018-19 season, league sources said, especially if LeBron James leaves in free agency and the Cavaliers move toward a rebuild. Only $1 million of the $18 million on his 2019-20 contract is guaranteed, making it easy to waive Hill.
Marc Stein: The Kings will extract some sort of draft compensation if they go ahead with the proposed trade of George Hill to Cleveland for Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye, according to league sources
ESPN Cleveland: Windhorst: I do think the George Hill trade will happen. I think Derrick Rose may be involved in this one, as well as Frye and Shump. #Cavs
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento and Cleveland continue to discuss a deal for guard George Hill, league sources tell ESPN. Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye are primary players in ongoing conversations.
The Cavs contacted Sacramento about a possible trade for guard George Hill, and the New York Times reported that Cleveland has also engaged the Los Angeles Clippers about DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams. The Times said the Cavs have floated J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, and Iman Shumpert in possible trades — all of them have been here for each of Cleveland’s last three Finals runs and have seen their roles diminish this season for one reason or another. The Cavs are 1-4 in their last five games and privately their marquee players have suggested the team needs a roster upgrade or two. “I like our group,”Tyronn Lue reiterated. “Until we figure out rotations and getting guys healthy and what we have … I like what we have.”
The Cavs have been linked in recent days to the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, another defensive big and who would help shore up that end of the floor. Like every other big man who’s name comes up in trade talks, they’ll be mentioned with Gasol. The trade pieces would revolve around Tristan Thompson, along with Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye. They own Brooklyn’s No. 1 pick in June’s draft, but aren’t expected to part with that because LeBron James could leave at season’s end and they’ll need the pick to rebuild.
Normally players are able to air their grievances, keep the frustration from building, during an end-of-season exit interview. But Lue doesn’t have those. “With all the rumors that came out and nobody on the organization side coming out to say, like, ‘Iman didn’t say that.’ I let him know,” Shumpert said. “I felt like I was in the dark about everything and I was like I don’t really know. All I can think about is where am I going to be next season? That was my concern.”
At one time the Cavs were searching for the right return for Iman Shumpert and his contract (he’s owed $10.3 million this year and has a player’s option for $11 million next). All summer and even now, they have been unable to find a taker.
A source told Basketball Insiders last week that the Pelicans were among the teams interested in Cleveland Cavaliers forward Iman Shumpert. Since acquiring Jae Crowder from the Boston Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade, many speculated that Shumpert could be expendable. There were conflicting reports last week that indicated Shumpert requested a trade from the Cavaliers, while some reported that he made no such request. Regardless, a source has maintained that the Cavaliers have been shopping Shumpert this summer.
The Cavs are still looking to trade Iman Shumpert, who has $10 million left on his contract. A deal with Houston fell apart, and then the Rockets traded for Chris Paul. That appeared to end all interest in Shumpert.
Alex Kennedy: I’m told Iman Shumpert didn’t request trade. He heard rumors, but he plans to be at player-organized mini-camp in Santa Barbara on Sept. 18.
Iman Shumpert: .@DaveMcMenamin since you speaking on me, you can find my number somehow. Get it and call me. I’ll be waitin on it. I’m done wit social.
Lost in the attention surrounding Irving’s trade request is that Iman Shumpert also requested a trade after the season, multiple sources told ESPN. Cleveland was in talks to trade Shumpert and his $10.3 million contract to Minnesota or Houston, but both deals fell apart. Logic would tell you that the Cavs will remain motivated to find a team to take Shumpert. A Cavs source told ESPN simply that the team is “not closing the door” on more trades before training camp opens in late September.
With Phil Jackson gone, it’s not as farfetched for the Knicks to consider taking back Iman Shumpert, who had been looking at a change of scenery, too. Shumpert was the Knicks’ first-round pick in 2011. Still, many league sources believe the salary-cap mathematics for an Anthony trade still will be tough to pull off with Cleveland.
ESPN Cleveland: Windhorst: I think the door on trading Shumpert has closed for now. The Rockets and Timberwolves have moved on. #Cavs
For now, Cavs/Rockets deal for Shumpert has significantly stalled, league sources say. Houston agreed with P.J. Tucker last night.
The Cavaliers are in discussions with the Houston Rockets to trade Iman Shumpert there to free up salary space, sources confirmed to cleveland.com.
It is not immediately clear who the Cavs would get in return for Shumpert, but the Rockets have cap space and non-guaranteed contracts to absorb his salary and give Cleveland the pieces to clear room and potentially make future trades.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland’s in talks with Houston on a deal to move Iman Shumpert to Rockets, league sources tell ESPN.
Shams Charania: Cleveland is in serious discussions to trade guard Iman Shumpert to the Houston Rockets, league sources tell The Vertical.
Alex Kennedy: Several teams have had discussions with the Cleveland Cavaliers regarding an Iman Shumpert trade, according to sources.
Joe Vardon: UPDATED: As far as Tyronn Lue knows, the Cavs are keeping Shumpert (stay tuned though, JUST in case) bit.ly/2md0CCS
The Cavs have drawn plenty of interest in guard Iman Shumpert has a potential trade piece, but the team is not interested in any offer its received.
Numerous teams have inquired about Shumpert, including the Houston Rockets, who now need a perimeter defender after trading Corey Brewer to the Lakers for Lou Williams Monday. But a league source said the Cavs didn’t like what the Rockets are offering for Shumpert. The trade deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday; the Cavs host the Knicks at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Iman Shumpert still on the team, working on his free throws to the right of Kyle Korver pic.twitter.com/BbiNMeg5Ld
Marc Stein: More on the Houston/Cleveland trade talks: The Cavs want Rockets G Patrick Beverley in an Iman Shumpert deal, according to league sources.
Marc Stein: Houston expressed interest in acquiring Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert in advance of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, according to league sources.
Brian Windshorst: The Cavs have definitely made Iman Shumpert available for talks.
Yes, the Mavs like Shumpert, who, counting this season, is owed $31 million over the next two seasons and has a player option for the 2018-19 campaign. And yes, the Cavs do need a veteran to back up All-Star point gyard Kyrie Irving.
Joe: Any word on Iman Shumpert trade. Or Cavs trade for a point guard? Alex Kennedy: I don’t think we’ll see the Cavs make any kind of move just yet. It’s possible that they’ll weight their options as the deadline gets closer, but trading Shumpert right now wouldn’t be too smart since his value is extremely low.
It is true, a few teams such as the Minnesota Timberwolves have inquired about Iman Shumpert, who has three years and $30 million left on his contract at age 26. The Cavs are answering the phone, as ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported. But they are not actively looking to deal him, a team source told cleveland.com.
Still: Keep an eye on Iman Shumpert. Several teams, including Minnesota, have inquired about his availability in the past few weeks and gotten the impression Cleveland is ready to talk, according to several league sources. The Cavs won’t salary-dump Shump for nothing, but given their tax situation, cutting payroll by a few million promises exponential savings.
League sources said the Kings tried to acquire Chicago center Pau Gasol and swingman Tony Snell for center Kosta Koufos and guard Ben McLemore. There also were discussions with Cleveland about receiving center Timofey Mozgov and guard Iman Shumpert for Koufos and McLemore, sources said. The sources wished to remain anonymous because they did not have authority to discuss the matter.
Jason Jones: Hearing Shumpert to Sac sounding less likely at the moment.
Sacramento is also interested in acquiring Cleveland shooting guard Iman Shumpert, a good defender, but that would be contingent upon the Kings’ willingness to part with third-year guard Ben McLemore and center Kosta Koufos. Cleveland would send center Timofey Mozgov to Sacramento as part of the deal.
Jason Jones: Trade chatter: Iman Shumpert is available if Kings want him. Divac might be reluctant to part with 1 of his faves: Koufos or Belinelli
Sources say that the Cavs, though, have been more and more active in recent days in pursuing upgrades to their bench, with center Timofey Mozgov and swingman Iman Shumpert — both in the midst of down seasons after their mid-season arrivals in 2014-15 — said to be available.
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March 16, 2018 | 10:03 pm EDT Update
With Steph Curry (ankle) and Klay Thompson (thumb) already out for an extended period, the defending champions announced on Friday that reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant is out at least two weeks after suffering an incomplete rib cartilage fracture against Minnesota on Sunday.
“(The injury) was in Minnesota,” Durant told reporters. “What happened (was), I’ve got hit in the ribs before, so I just thought it was a small contusion. Obviously I kept playing. It was a little sore the next couple of days, but not something I’d worry about. Then the last game (against the Lakers), I went out to close out on the wing and I felt something stretch and pull, and, you know, I felt some discomfort in the first half, so then the next day it got sore.”
Anthony Slater: This is the play Kevin Durant suffered the rib fracture — barrel drive into Karl-Anthony Towns (same game Klay Thompson suffered thumb fracture)
Mark Medina: Durant won’t travel with team on trip to Phoenix and San Antonio. Durant will do his treatment in Oakland
March 16, 2018 | 9:24 pm EDT Update
Anthony Slater: Kevin Durant’s MRI results: Incomplete rib cartilage fracture, re-evaluated in two weeks. More brutal injury news for the Warriors.