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May 27, 2015 Updates

Of course, the Clippers would prefer to keep DeAndre Jordan, the third-team All-NBA big man who ranks right up there with perennial All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge as the Mavs’ top targets in free agency. However, Jordan intends to consider all of his options and has privately made it clear that he’s highly intrigued by the possibility of coming to Dallas as a featured attraction for the Mavs. A sign-and-trade swap of the centers (Tyson Chandler-DeAndre Jordan), which has been mentioned in Mavs front-office offseason brainstorming sessions, would make a lot of sense for all of the involved parties. Jordan has all the leverage in this situation. If he decides to leave Lob City, Clippers coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers would be crazy not to cooperate in this scenario. It’s the only way the Clippers could get a legitimate replacement for Jordan next season. ESPN.com

Dallas would insist that the Clippers also take reserve point guard Raymond Felton, who was the Tyson Tax in last summer’s trade with the New York Knicks. Felton earned a lot of respect from the Mavs with his approach last season, when the longtime starter stayed ready despite playing sparingly, but they’d still like to dump his $3.9 million salary after he officially exercises his player option for next season. ESPN.com

The Suns also have the rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic, 22, a Serbian guard who has won the Euroleague Rising Star Trophy the past two years and has a NBA out in his contract for next summer. The prevalence in youth makes trading out of the first round a possibility for the Suns. "At some point, there is a saturation point for young players as you try to put together a team that is capable of competing and making the playoffs in the Western Conference," McDonough said after making five first-round picks in two years. "I think it (trading the pick) is something we're more open to than in the past but, at the same time, we like the players that we think will be there at 13." Arizona Republic

But amid all those phone conversations in the past week, Kupchak said on Tuesday he has not heard anything enticing that would convince him to trade the Lakers’ No. 2 pick of the 2015 NBA draft. Said Kupchak: “It would have to be a heck of an opportunity for us to consider doing something like that.” What would it take for Kupchak to find an offer too good to pass up? “You have to weigh it against who you would get as the second pick. We’re a little bit impatient,” said Kupchak, mindful the Lakers missed the playoffs for two consecutive seasons. “So if you came across something that made your team better quicker, that would probably be a veteran. That’s something you would consider.” Los Angeles Daily News

May 26, 2015 Updates

Sources close to the process say Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried have kept no secret of their discontent and unless the Nuggets can pull off something major on the coaching front or make a significant trade, both have indicated they’d rather see a trade instead of sticking around for a long rebuild. When Lawson is at the top of his game, he is among the best point guards in the NBA. Faried, at times, has shown glimpses of being a star-caliber frontcourt player. Both could be very attractive trade chips if Denver decides to pull the trigger. Basketball Insiders

Sources close to the process say Denver has had no shortage of inquiring calls, but the Nuggets have not indicated one way or the other if they’re ready to pull the trigger. The Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings are both said be high on Lawson. Basketball Insiders

It is widely assumed the Nets will explore the trade markets for both Joe Johnson (with his expiring $24.9 million deal) and Jarrett Jack (due $12.6 million over the next two seasons but only partially guaranteed in 2016-17) to try to get away from tax territory that way, instead of waiving and stretching Williams. Neither of those ideas is as complicated as trying to trade D-Will himself, with $21 million next season and $22.3 million in 2016-17 owed to the 30-year-old, but you wouldn't describe trading Johnson or Jack for purely financial motivations as easy, either. ESPN.com

Some rival executives think the Nets might go ahead and explore the Plumlee marketplace anyway, in hopes teams remember his dogged play for Team USA the past summer more than his struggles to get on the floor under first-year Nets coach Lionel Hollins. Now, though, would not appear to be the ideal time to see what shopping him might fetch. ESPN.com

May 25, 2015 Updates

Q: Any chance the Lakers trade for Ty Lawson maybe that other 1st round pick? Steve Kyler: From my understanding Lawson has eyes for the Mavs and its mutual. We'll see what Denver does. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

May 22, 2015 Updates

“We never tried to get away from playing fast,” Kroenke said. “We just weren’t playing very efficient. I think that was painfully obvious to anyone who watched. When I talk about the organizational fabric, the situations had gotten to a point where our fans… our fans deserve the best. They’ve been subject to a lot of things over the years — a couple of different styles of play, different players — we made it through the Carmelo (Anthony) saga. Now, we’re at a point where we really want to build a team that they are going to be proud of going forward, that can truly try to compete for something.” Denver Post

"I think I was traded because I played so well," Knight said. "My value increased so quickly. That's the reason I was traded." Knight said "our entire team was shocked" by the trade, especially after the Bucks had won eight of their past nine games entering the All-Star break. Arizona Republic

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