trade deadline

No surprise, the Wizards are open for firesale business. Everything but Wall must go.

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That the Wizards are terrible should not surprise you. A terrible team looking to change its personnel should not surprise you. But when any team declares itself completely open for business outside of one player, yeah, that’s worth at least a look. From the Washington Post’s Michael Lee:   Source just told me #wizards have [more]

Report: Jazz “open” to trading Devin Harris

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Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake City Tribune has the report: The Jazz remain open to moving starting point guard Devin Harris, league sources said, and reserve small forward C.J. Miles could be made available in the right situation. But Utah continues to take a long-term approach in building its team after the Deron [more]

Don’t expect Dallas to make a trade deadline deal. Unless…

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The defending NBA champions started slow — we’ll call it a championship/lockout hangover — but have found their footing of late. Despite all the roster changes this summer they look good — Dirk Nowitzki is healthy again and their offense is clicking. But the Mavs don’t as good as Oklahoma City in the West. Or [more]

Are NBA trades as much about relationships as players?

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Last month you pulled up the old trade machine and found a way for your team to finally move that bloated contract that’s an anchor on your rebuilding efforts and move him a team that could actually use him. A win-win. It’s brilliant. Why isn’t your GM talking about this deal with the other team’s [more]

Well, that’s awkward — O.J. Mayo stays with Memphis

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Hey, we traded you to Indiana as part of a… hold on a sec….. oh, never mind. It has to be a little weird for O.J. Mayo. It’s one thing to hear your name circulated in trade rumors for months, it’s another to hear about a done deal and have the owner telling the Commercial [more]