Ford: So, I handed him the phone. I get my phone and I'…

Ford: So, I handed him the phone. I get my phone and I’ve got a bunch of missed calls from my mom. So I called my mom and she’s like, ‘Your agent has been trying to call you. He’s been saying something about a trade?’ I was like, ‘I know! The GM just told me that he traded me, so it must be a joke or something. I don’t know. I’ll call you right back.’ I called my agent right away. But before I was able to do that, they got a TV at the bar in the restaurant. And, remember, the GM just told me that nobody knew about it. But it had just hit the news. Not ESPN, I’m talking about the local news at 10. I’m like, ‘Ah man!’ It was the worst day, man. Worst day. I was hurt. That was a tough one.”
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September 25, 2021 | 12:12 pm EDT Update

Wizards would like to add a center

But Len and Lopez are gone, leaving Unseld with new arrival Montrezl Harrell, from the Lakers, and slightly-less-new arrival Gafford, who joined the Wizards from the Chicago Bulls at the trade deadline last season and made an immediate impact with his energy, athleticism and ability to slam lobs. Sheppard told The Washington Post in an interview this week that the Wizards would like to add a third center to shore up the spot with Bryant not expected back until winter, but for now, Gafford is Washington’s starter.
The Heat are among the least flexible teams in the league in terms of being able to make in-season moves. After rehauling their roster to sign Lowry and Tucker, extending Butler and signing many players to minimum contracts, they only have three players on the roster that can currently be traded. Theirtrade flexibility will open up in December and January once free agents that were signed become eligible to be traded, but they severely lack tradeable salaries. After their starters, most of whom seem very likely not to be moved, their next highest salary is Tyler Herro at $4.0 million. His salary combined with several of their minimum players will heavily limit the type of return they can get in a trade. They are also just $6.6 million below the hard cap, which is another factor that could hold them back from adding significant money to the payroll.