Trade Rumors

Does the team need to make a trade before the deadline to get back into the playoff hunt? Hennigan: The simple answer to that is we need to explore every and all options to improve the team, and so we’re going to be aggressive. We’re going to be active in our discussions and in the opportunities we seek out. So we’re going to look to be active. I’m not sure it’s a “necessity,” but it’s certainly something that’s in our best interests to explore.
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To quell the concerns of Jackson’s agent, Aaron Mintz, Van Gundy even sent his starting point guard, in the second of season of a five-year, $80 million contract, a text message reassuring him that no deal was imminent. “That’s what I’m saying – this stuff is crazy,” Van Gundy said of media reports. “And I’m not going to be the guy to step up and say, ‘No, no, no. None of these guys are available.’ Because I’m not lying to anybody.
Storyline: Reggie Jackson Trade?
In fact, it’s relevant with the Detroit Pistons, with a report earlier this month from ESPN’s Marc Stein indicating Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has joined Andre Drummond on the Pistons’ “short list of untouchables” ahead of the Feb. 23 deadline. “Look, these discussions happen all the time, and this idea when teams say somebody’s off limits … see, I won’t lie to my guys,” Van Gundy said Saturday. “There’s no one in this league that’s off limits. “LeBron? What if the Warriors offered Kevin Durant and Steph Curry? They wouldn’t consider that, the Cavaliers? They wouldn’t consider that? There’s no deal? Come on, man. Everybody is available.”
“That’s what I’m saying – this stuff is crazy,” Van Gundy said of media reports. “And I’m not going to be the guy to step up and say, ‘No, no, no. None of these guys are available.’ Because I’m not lying to anybody. “Here’s the thing: who do you think people call about? Are interested in? Your best players? Yeah. That’s who people call about. Yes, there’s always discussions about Reggie and Andre (Drummond) and Marcus (Morris) and Tobias (Harris) and Stanley (Johnson) and Jon Leuer. Always, yes. People call about them. There’s discussions about those guys on a daily basis. That’s who people call about. They are interested in those guys. So yes, those discussions take place all the time.”