What the Clippers can do is a sign-and-trade that could bring them Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. A league source told this newspaper shortly after Jordan’s team announced he was leaving that the Clippers could aim for a deal like this that would bring them Hibbert, send Jordan to Dallas with Dallas shooting guard Monta Ellis heading to Indiana. Ellis on Thursday agreed to a four-year deal with the Pacers.: 6 more rumors
Ken Berger: @Brian Windhorst cites benefits of LAC sign-and-trade with Dallas for Jordan. In fact, source tells me Clips have approached Mavs about it. Benefits for Clips obvious. Mavs could get an asset, maybe even a useful player, for their trouble.
Brian Windhorst: Just as Suns did w/Steve Nash & Cavs did with LeBron, Clippers need to put aside emotion & try to get Mavs to do sign & trade for exception. For example: double sign & trade with Monta Ellis that would land Roy Hibbert in LA & help Mavs pick up an asset or two plus Jordan. Or 3-way trade with Brendan Haywood’s contract that could enable Clips to make offer for Nene, Pekovic or Koufos. There are ways out for LAC
Calvin Watkins: Rockets believe odds of getting LaMarcus Aldridge are stronger after the Beverley and Brewer deals. Rockets can do a sign-trade for him.: 94 more rumors
Once the free-agent dust settles, the Pacers will engage teams in trade scenarios for Roy Hibbert, league sources said. They’re looking for teams with room who can absorb Hibbert’s $15.5 million salary.: 4 more rumors
Derek Bodner: For those paranoid about the Kings rescinding trade, can’t pay both Belinelli and Rondo without it. twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo…
Adrian Wojnarowski: Rockets still keep flexibility in LaMarcus Aldridge pursuit, via S-and-T scenarios. Houston hopes Brewer deal strengthens case w/ Aldridge.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Charlotte has shown a strong willingness to use its free agent guard Mo Williams in a sign-and-trade, league sources tell Yahoo.: 4 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis has shown a willingness on sign-and-trades with free agent center Kostas Koufos, an option the Clippers will need to investigate.: 3 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: The Wizards are not actively shopping center Nene, sources told Yahoo Sports.: 2 more rumors
Jake Fischer: NBA execs are definitely whispering about the Kings’ potential to withdraw from Stauskas-Sixers trade. None truly expect it to happen, tho.
Ryan Wolstat: With reports Nene being shopped for space add another option for Raptors. Masai knows him well, strengths and otherwise though. Lacks drive
Michael Grange: Raptors looking ahead; Matthews interest was mutual but concern over injury weighed heavily. Have chips/space to add via trade.
Marc Stein: Concurrent with their pursuit of David West, I’m told Wizards continue to shop Nene but clinging to hope they can trade him into cap space: 2 more rumors
Golden State has explored dealing ex-Knicks power forward David Lee, who wants to play in New York and has one year and $15.5 million left on his pact. According to a source, this scenario has been discussed among the parties. Pacers center Roy Hibbert, who opted in to the last year of his deal ($14 million) and shares an agent with Monroe, reportedly is available as well, and the Knicks have interest.: 9 more rumors
One other big man on the Knicks’ radar is Golden State’s David Lee. Sources say the Knicks have discussed internally the possibility of trading for Lee, who was drafted by New York in 2005 and played his first five seasons there. Lee, 32, is due to make $15.5 million next season and is looking for a new home. The Knicks have approximately $19 million in cap space and can absorb Lee’s contract in a trade. Lee’s deal would come off the books in 2016 and the expiring contract would give the Knicks an extra $15 million in cap space to spend in the summer of 2016, when the cap is expected to increase by $22 million.: 9 more rumors
Jared Dudley: Milwaukee!!! I know it’s was only there for 1 yr but what a yr!!! From 17 wins to 41 and the playoffs!! We started the foundation #goodluck
Steve Kyler: Hearing that while the Warriors would be open to trading David Lee, mainly for him to get a better role, not something required.
Charles F. Gardner: Dudley will be missed in Bucks locker room — and by reporters for his always candid comments. He helped change Bucks culture.
Jeff Zillgitt: Wizards will use trade exception from Andre Miller to Kings deal to acquire Jared Dudley from Bucks. Trade can’t be finalized until July 9.