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The trade deadline has passed and the dust has settled, but for about an hour, NBA trades were coming in fast and furious. When it was over, the Boston Celtics had a brand new roster, Nate Robinson had a new home that irritates Seattle fans and Aaron Brooks was heading west. Even the Portland Trail Blazers got into the action, securing Gerald Wallace after a full day of negotiations with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Here’s a quick rundown of the moves with Northwest ties.
Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Portland for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and a first-round draft pick. Robinson was surprised by the move and the Celtics veterans were upset at losing Perkins. Whatever Danny Ainge’s plan was, it isn’t clear, but the Celtics have a new look after making a flurry of deadline moves.
Aaron Brooks to Phoenix for Goran Dragic and a first-round pick. Brooks had been a trade rumor that kept popping up, with even the Blazers reportedly in the mix at one point. In the end, the Phoenix Suns swooped in to make a deal with Houston at the wire.
Gerald Wallace to Portland for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks and two first-round draft picks. It was on, then it was off, and finally it was back on again just as the deadline was about to pass. The draft picks heading to Charlotte are both conditionals, one in 2011, acquired from New Orleans, and one in 2013. Marks was also added to the deal late.
Looking for more on the trade deadline moves? SB Nation’s Andrew Sharp put together an impressive list, recapping all the wild action from Thursday and the days leading up to the deadline. Check it out to get all caught up on which players were swapped.
It hasn’t been a good day for guards from the Seattle area. First, Nate Robinson was traded from the Boston Celtics to the Oklahoma City Thunder, a blow straight to the heart of Seattle fans. Aaron Brooks was next, heading to Phoenix to join the Suns, according to a report. In the trade, Phoenix sent Goran Dragic and a first-round pick to Houston for Brooks just as the trade deadline was passing.
Brooks had been rumored to be on the block as Houston shopped his services with the trade deadline looming. At one point, Brooks was rumored to be part of the Rockets talks with the Portland Trail Blazers, centered around Marcus Camby. In the end, though, it was the Phoenix Suns that pulled off the deal, enticing Houston and getting the trade in at the wire.
While it’s better than Robinson’s situation, Brooks still has to uproot and head west, leaving a place he’s set up shop. Brooks is in the final year of his contract, making him vulnerable to a trade situation as the Rockets tried to get some kind of value out of him before he became a free agent. In Phoenix, he gets a fresh start while also joining a potential contender.
For the latest trades and rumblings, check out our NBA trade rumors StoryStream
The rumored Gerald Wallace deal with Portland finally went through just as the NBA trade deadline was approaching, according to Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Portland will send Joel Przybilla and two first-round draft picks to the Charlotte Bobcats, with Wallace coming to Portland in return. The trade ends a ridiculous saga that spanned the last two days, with the trade going from on to off and back on again. At one point, Nicolas Batum, Andre Miller, Rudy Fernandez and Przybilla were all mentioned in the deal.
Update: Blazers Edge has the details. It's Wallace for Przybilla, Dante Cunningham and two first-round draft picks. It all makes a bit more sense now.
The price tag appeared to be higher for Wallace in the days leading up to the trade, but Portland got away relatively easy giving up just Przybilla and a second-round pick. At one point, Michael Jordan was asking for some combination of the four listed above, even requesting Batum, who the Bobcats knew was untouchable. With all the moving parts, and a lack of cooperation from Fernandez’s agent, it looked like the deal was destined to die.
Even just a few hours ago, reports indicated talks were dead and the deal wasn’t happening. What changed ahead of the trade deadline? Well, nobody appears to know, but Portland got the guy they were targeting all along.
Nate Robinson was thrown into a last-minute trade on Thursday as the Boston Celtics sent Robinson and Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. Robinson is Seattle basketball in many ways, representing his city both as a Washington Husky and while in the NBA. So seeing Robinson head to Oklahoma City, the franchise stolen away from Seattle, has to be a bit of a shock for Seattlites, and probably isn't sitting well with Robinson.
He didn't say much, but Robinson took to Twitter to give his reaction to the trade.
That about sums it up.
Robinson saw his name floated in other rumors ahead of the trade deadline, but Oklahoma City? Sure, the NBA is a business, but this can't sit well with Robinson, who's spent his entire career playing in either New York or Boston. He loved it in Boston, getting along well with his teammates while providing a spark.
Yet now, Robinson heads to Oklahoma City, the team he watched growing up in Seattle under a different name. It's unlikely he cares about the name on the jersey now, but fans in Seattle do. It's a dilemma, and a hard one at that. Root for Nate or root against that name across the front of his jersey?
Just another reason to hate the NBA.
Nate Robinson is has been traded as the Boston Celtics make moves right at the NBA trade deadline. Boston dealt Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green and others already, and Robinson will join Perkins in Oklahoma City, according to a report. The deal sends Perkins and Robinson to the Thunder, with Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic headed to Boston. No further details were available.
For the second year in a row, Robinson found himself on the block as the Celtics looked to make a trade ahead of the deadline. Robinson’s inclusion in the deal doesn’t come as a shock, though Perkins being traded did send shockwaves through the NBA landscape. The deal came down just before noon, right as the NBA trade deadline was passing.
For Seattle fans, this deal has to sting a bit. Robinson, a hometown hero here, will now head to the Thunder, the team formerly known as our Seattle Sonics. Fans of the Sonics are still upset over having the team snatched away, and this deal has to make Seattle fans even more mad. If we’re playing the “what if” game, Robinson could’ve been headed to Seattle at the trade deadline, but instead will play for the team Clay Bennett and company stole away.
For the latest trades and rumblings, check out our NBA trade rumors StoryStream.
We’re just minutes away from the NBA trade deadline, but the rumors are flowing fast. The latest involves the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers, countering earlier reports that a deal that would send Marcus Camby to Houston for Aaron Brooks and others was dead. According to Ken Berger, the deal is still being worked, and may happen ahead of the trade deadline.
It may not just be the Rockets and Blazers, though, according to Berger. The Minnesota Timberwolves, looking to offload Jonny Flynn, may be a third team in the deal, sending Flynn to Houston for an unknown haul. The Blazers, happy with Brooks as part of the deal, are also looking for more pieces to the puzzle, needing a bigger haul to part ways with Camby.
Houston would be a homecoming for Camby, who takes up residence there in the offseason. At the same time, Camby has said he loves Portland and doesn't want to leave, with only a few options, including Houston and Portland, attractive to him. Because of that, it's quite possible this deal happens, should the pieces fall into place.
After an earlier deal for Gerald Wallace fell through, the Blazers may not be done yet, looking to make a last-second deal ahead of the trade deadline. For the latest, check out our NBA trade rumors StoryStream. For more on the Blazers, check out SB Nation’s Blazers Edge.
The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets discussed a trade that would send Aaron Brooks and Shane Battier to Portland for Marcus Camby with the trade deadline looming. According to a report from Marc Stein, the two teams were involved in trade talks, though it appears the deal is unlikely to happen. Brooks has seen his name show up in more than one trade rumor ahead of the deadline as the guard from Seattle was also linked to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Blazers have been busy this week, exploring trade options with both the Rockets and Charlotte Bobcats ahead of Thursday’s noon trade deadline. The deal with the Bobcats, which would have brought Gerald Wallace to Portland, stalled on Thursday after the Bobcats asked for Nicolas Batum. Andre Miller and Joel Przybilla were also involved in the Charlotte-Portland trade talks.
We’re half an hour away from the trade deadline and teams are exploring last-minute deals. Trade talks and rumors are continuing to heat up as the deadline approaches, though it appears the Blazers have hit a dead end in every attempt to make a deal.
The Charlotte Bobcats found the quickest way to kill any potential deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, reportedly asking for Nicolas Batum as the two sides discussed a trade that would send Gerald Wallace to Portland. After the rumors initially centered on Andre Miller or Joel Przybilla from the Portland side, Rudy Fernandez saw his name pop-up later on Wednesday night. With a host of players floated, it’s unknown who the Blazers and Bobcats were discussing, but the deal reportedly died sometime on Thursday morning.
If Charlotte did ask for Batum, they must have done so knowing he was off-limits. Portland has maintained it has no interest in moving Batum, telling teams he’s untouchable. If the Bobcats asked for Batum, it’s no wonder the talks died and a deal for Wallace never came to fruition.
With the Gerald Wallace talks dead, and just over an hour until the trade deadline, it looks the Blazers are content to stand-still. The rumored Gerald Wallace trade was the Blazers big splash, but with it stalled and done with, no other players have been linked to Portland on Wednesday morning.
After the speculation on Wednesday that a deal to send Gerald Wallace to Portland was nearly done, Michael Jordan reportedly had cold feet, backing out of the trade at the last moment. On Wednesday morning, a report out of Charlotte confirmed the talks between the Blazers and Bobcats were dead, ending any hopes of picking up Wallace at the trade deadlines for Blazers’ fans.
The deal, which reportedly involved either Andre Miller or Joel Przybilla on the Blazers side, had been in the works for over two months, with talks reportedly beginning all the way back in December. It’s unclear whether the Blazers and Bobcats cut talks off earlier, with conflicting reports emerging on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
At one point on Tuesday night, it was reported the Bobcats were continuing to ask for more, with Rudy Fernandez’s agent telling a reporter Michael Jordan was being difficult. For whatever reason, the trade pieces never came together, whether it was because Jordan wanted too much, Portland wasn’t sold on Wallace or because a deal simply couldn’t be worked out.
With just about two hours until the trade deadline, it’s looking like the Blazers are standing pat, but keep an eye on our NBA trade rumors StoryStream for the latest. For more on the Blazers, check out SB Nation’s Blazers Edge.
The Houston Rockets want Jonny Flynn, according to reports, and appear to be prepared to dangle Seattle native Aaron Brooks in front of the Minnesota Timberwolves in an effort to get Flynn. The Rockets are reportedly close to a deal for Flynn, with either Brooks or Jared Jeffries going to Minnesota in exchange. Draft picks may also be involved, according to earlier reports.
Brooks is in the final year of his contract with the Rockets and no progress has been made towards an extension. Instead of letting him walk for free, it appears the Rockets are trying to get something of value for him, dangling him out at the trade deadline as teams scramble to make moves. Trading freezes at noon on Thursday, giving teams just a few more hours to make a move.
Flynn, on the other hand, hasn’t done much with Minnesota, making Houston’s interest surprising. On the surface, it looks like a swap of problems, with Houston getting rid of Brook’s with free agency pending, or Jeffries contract, and the Timberwolves cutting ties with Flynn, their former first round pick.
For the latest on players from the Northwest, keep an eye on our NBA trade rumors StoryStream. Check back for the latest ahead of the noon trade deadline.
The Charlotte Bobcats and Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly still talking, despite earlier news that trade discussions centered around Gerald Wallace had settled after Michael Jordan had second thoughts. This time around, though, the Bobcats appear to be looking for more, asking the Blazers for Rudy Fernandez to be included in a potential trade. Andre Miller, Joel Przybilla and a draft pick were also rumored to be in the mix, though no specifics were given earlier on Tuesday.
According to Fernandez’s agent, the Portland guard has no interest in heading to Charlotte, perhaps throwing a wrench into the trade talks. His agent, Andy Miller, told The Oregonian’s Jason Quick that Jordan was informed Fernandez would ask for a buyout and return to Spain should the Blazers trade him away to Charlotte. Miller added a parting shot, saying Jordan was being argumentative for no reason.
As it stands now, the Blazers aren’t commenting, but are apparently looking for a way to bring Wallace to Portland. Talks are still at a standstill, but the line of communication is open, with Jordan haggling over players in the trade package. The two sides have until noon on Thursday to work out a deal before the trade window closes.
The Gerald Wallace to Portland rumors appear to be cooling as the NBA trade deadline approaches and it may be due to Michael Jordan. The Trail Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats were reportedly discussing a deal for Wallace, centered around either Joel Przybilla or Andre Miller, with a draft pick also in the mix. At one point, the deal was reportedly close to official, but now it looks like the two sides are backing off.
According to a report by Yahoo!‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, talks between Portland and Charlotte have stalled and Michael Jordan is getting cold feet. Without Jordan’s approval, the deal is doomed, making him a key sell in the situation. The Trail Blazers aren’t the only party interesting in Wallace, either, with the Cleveland Cavaliers also rumored to be discussing a deal with the Bobcats. With multiple options, Jordan, and the Bobcats, sit in the driver’s sit and can start a bidding war, if they so choose.
With plenty of time until the noon deadline on Thursday, plenty of NBA trade rumors continue to float as teams scramble to make a late deal. For the latest on players from the Northwest, keep an eye on our NBA trade rumors StoryStream . For more on the Blazers, check out SB Nation’s Blazers Edge.
The Portland Trail Blazers are keeping tight lips with regards to the swirling trade rumors, with general manager Rich Cho keeping everyone, including the players and agents involved, in the dark. Gerald Wallce, of the Charlotte Bobcats, has seen his name connected to the Blazers on Wednesday afternoon, though nothing is official yet. With fans wondering aloud whether or not Wallace is about to be on the move, the Blazers would rather keep tight lips, focusing on Wednesday night's game instead.
But on Twitter, the official Portland Trail Blazers account had some fun with the rumor, answering a question from a follower. The question, pertaining to the status of Brandon Roy and Gerald Wallace, was simple enough, but the answer was perfectly executed.
Perfect use of a Twitter account by the Blazers.
On the rumors front, Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski reports a deal for Wallace between the Blazers and Bobcats may be close, but nothing is final yet. It's still unknown which players are involved from the Portland side of things, as well. Additionally, the Cleveland Cavaliers are also a player that Wojnarowski says shouldn't be counted out.
The NBA trade deadline is just under a day away, but business is heating up, especially in the Northwest. The Portland Trailblazers are wheeling and dealing, looking to make at least one move ahead of the draft deadline. The latest trade rumor involves the Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats, with Gerald Wallace the centerpiece in a potential deal.
According to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger, sources are indicating two different packages for Wallace. One package would send Joel Przybilla and a draft pick to Charlotte for Wallace while the other is centered around Andre Miller. Berger added if it’s Przybilla, the deal would seem to indicate the Bobcats are punting, looking to just offload Wallace for any price. Charlotte was also in discussions with the Cleveland Cavaliers about Wallace, but it appears those talks have broken down, leaving Portland as the likely destination should a trade happen.
The trade deadline is set for 12 p.m. Pacific, making for a long night for NBA owners everywhere. Rumors are continuing to fly around as teams scramble to get the right pieces in place for either a playoff run this year, room offseason acquisitions or for a roster rebuild.
Talks between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics broke down on Wednesday after initial rumors linked Nate Robinson to Golden State. According to Sam Amick, who originally reported the Robinson to the Warriors rumor, Golden State couldn’t come up with the pieces to make a trade with the Celtics work and everything fell through. There was no word on what other players were involved in the talks, but Robinson’s name surfaced as NBA trade rumors swirled with the trade deadline looming.
Robinson is currently in a reserve role with the Celtics, playing second fiddle to Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen at the guard spot. Since being draft in 2005, Robinson has spent time with both the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics, floating between the two teams in the last two years. A trade with the Warriors would’ve brought Robinson closer to home and back on the West Coast after growing up in Seattle and playing his college ball at the University of Washington.
Robinson is under contract with the Celtics for the remainder of the year after signing a one year, $8.7 million contract prior to the season after a few moments of uncertainty. Because of the short-term deal, Robinson will be able to peruse his options following the season, though he may still be on the trading block this year ahead of the deadline. With his name linked to the Warriors already, it’s clear Boston is quietly, or perhaps not so quietly, shopping his services around.
For the latest, check out our NBA trade rumors StoryStream.
With the NBA trade deadline looming, former Washington Huskies standout Nate Robinson has found himself in the thick of the latest NBA trade rumors, linked to the Golden State Warriors. According to a report on Wednesday morning, the Boston Celtics are in talks with the Warriors and Robinson is at the center of a potential trade. So far, Robinson is the only name mentioned, and there's been no word on the other pieces involved.
This season, Robinson is averaging 7.1 points and 1.9 assists in 17.1 minutes per game for the Celtics. Though he's primarily been a reserve guard for Boston, with Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen handling the bulk of the minutes at the guard spots, Robinson has made 11 starts and appeared in 55 games.
Robinson signed a one-year, $8.7 million contract with the Celtics prior to the season after splitting time between Boston and New York during the 2009-2010 season. After an outstanding career at Washington, Robinson was drafted by the Knicks with the 21st pick in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. For more NBA trade rumors, check out SB Nation's StoryStream.
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