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-The Golden State Warriors made two separate deals, sending former Hofstra standout Charles Jenkins to the Philadelphia 76ers and Jeremy Tyler to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for second-round picks, according to CBSSports.com's Ken Berg.
- According to an ESPN report, J.J. Redick has been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a six-player deal. The Bucks will also acquire Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith from the Orlando Magic. In return, the Magic will get former Half Hollow Hills West star Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb.
- Brooklyn native Sebastian Telfair has been dealt by the Phoenix Suns to the Toronto Raptors for Hamed Haddadi and a protected second-round pick, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
- According to reports, the Boston Celtics have acquired Jordan Crawford from the Wizards for injured Leandro Barbosa, who is out for the season with a torn ACL.
- The Miami Heat traded center Dexter Pittman and their 2013 second-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for the rights to center Ricky Sanchez in order to clear a roster spot, according to reports. Sanchez is currently playing in Argentina.
- The Sacramento Kings traded their No. 5 overall pick from the 2012 draft, Thomas Robinson, and forwards Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas on Wednesday.
With the NBA trade deadline steadily approaching, there are a number of big names rumored to move before 3 p.m. Thursday. Who will stay put, and who will be on the move? Let's see:
The Lakers' center made it clear he wanted to be in Brooklyn all along before the Orlando Magic traded him to Los Angeles prior to the start of the season. Will he end up there after all? Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has said Howard won't be traded, and Nets owner Billy King has said there's only about a 10 percent chance his team makes a trade. The 27-year-old becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. But with his current contract at $19.5 million, it is going to be tough for the Lakers to find a match. If he were to go to the Nets, King would need to deal Brook Lopez along with a couple of other players in order to clear the cap. Other teams who have reportedly shown interest in Howard include the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets, but the same money problems exist. It sounds like Howard will be unwillingly stay in L.A.
After Howard, Smith has been arguably the most talked-about player when it comes to trade rumors. The Hawks seem to be pushing hard to move their star forward, who will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. The Knicks and Nets as well as a number of other teams have been linked to showing interest in Smith. But the Washington Wizards could be the closest to landing a deal. They have been in serious talks with the Hawks and have made anyone available except John Wall, Bradley Beal and Nene, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
The Utah Jazz forward has come up in trade rumors for a few years, but now that he'll be an unrestricted free agent at season's end, talks are a bit more serious. The Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly shown interest in dealing their young point guard Eric Bledsoe as part of a trade for Millsap. The Clippers say they are adamant about keeping Bledsoe, but with him behind Chris Paul on the depth chart, it makes sense for them to fill another hole.
Mike Woodson said the Knicks are going to stay put with the roster they have as they try to make a run at the NBA title. But the Knicks have reportedly shown interest in Josh Smith, J.J. Redick, Luke Ridnour, Jared Dudley, Jermaine O'Neal and Timofey Mozgov, according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone. If the Knicks were going to make a move for any of those players, the 22-year-old Shumpert would likely be a piece in a deal.
After spending the past six years in Boston and winning a title with the Celtics, Garnett doesn't seem eager to leave. The Celtics had been pushing to make a deal with the Clippers to get Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan in return for Garnett, according to reports. But KG has a no-trade clause in his contract, and it sounds like he'll be using it to block any move.
With Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby still out, the Knicks could be in the hunt for a big man. Mozgov, a former Knick and current third-string center for the Denver Nuggets, could be reacquired by New York to fill the void left behind by Wallace and Camby.
As mentioned, Bledsoe could be a piece in a potential trade with either the Celtics or the Jazz. Though the Clippers want to hold onto the 23-year-old point guard, moving him for a big man could help them make a title run now.