NBA News: NBA Trade Rumors 2/6/16
NBA Trade Updates: Potential Moves and Hot Topic Players Involved in Trade Talks Right Now
February 6, 2016
We’ve got an enticing 10-game schedule coming up in the NBA today, which makes this morning a great time to take another look at some of the notable trade rumors out there in the league. We’ve got plenty of big names who continue to pop up in conversations about potential deals, so let’s check out some of the latest possibilities and see what might transpire before this month’s deadline.
With all the talk that goes on in the New York media, there’s not a trade deadline that goes by without a host of Carmelo Anthony rumors.
Anthony and coach Derek Fisher may be on different pages when it comes to the team’s “rebuilding” status. Fisher seems more interested in the long-term prospects of the Knicks, while Anthony would prefer to see the team focused on making the playoffs from year to year. Both ideals are valid, but they simply don’t mesh together.
For that reason, Anthony might be content with leaving New York, while the team might be best served to cut ties now while they can still get a pretty good trade value for him.
There’s no indication that anything is in the works right now, but it’s a situation that could come to a head over the next week or so if the Knicks continue to struggle. One extremely interesting scenario that has been tossed out there is a possible Anthony trade for the Clippers’ Blake Griffin. It’s something of a pipe dream at present, but anything could happen before the deadline.
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The Milwaukee Bucks picked up big man Greg Monroe this off-season, but he doesn’t seem to be matching up with the team’s style of play. Thus, they’ve reportedly put him on the trade block and would be willing to part ways for the right price.
It’s pretty easy to see that the Bucks have been struggling this year--mostly due to bad defense and sketchy on-court chemistry. They’ve got to do something to try and turn things around, so it’s highly likely that they’ll engage in at least a minor trade before February 18. There are only a few players on the roster who are not on the block.
A possible Dwight Howard trade from the Rockets to the Celtics made waves this week, but it appears that deal isn’t going to happen. Houston isn’t likely to move Howard, even though he can become a free agent on July 1.
The Rockets are pinning their hopes on a free agent pursuit of Kevin Durant (as are a lot of teams; take a number) and have room for both him and Howard. If they can pull that off, a trio of Howard, Durant and James Harden would be quite formidable.
In Markieff Morris news, the latest on him is that the Toronto Raptors have been kicking the tires, showing interest in both him and P.J. Tucker.
Phoenix will obviously be sellers at the deadline, and Morris seems the most likely move. A Toronto deal wouldn’t be a surprise.
Let’s finish up down in Orlando and check out Channing Frye. He’s in his second season of a four-year contract and hasn’t quite panned out the way the Magic thought he would.
The team has reportedly been getting a lot of calls about Frye, which isn’t surprising considering his ability to drain a shot from just about anywhere. He won’t fetch a huge price, but could be that missing piece to a contending team.
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