Ford’s Latest: Magic, Cavs, Bobcats

Victor Oladipo may be the only Magic player unavailable for a trade, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, who adds that the team is looking for multiple first-round picks or young players for Arron Afflalo. Ford believes Orlando will indeed find a taker for Afflalo, but that’s in contrast to a report from Sam Amick of USA Today indicating the Magic aren’t that eager to trade him and aren’t hearing from any team with strong interest (Twitter link). The Magic’s price is much lower for Glen Davis and Jameer Nelson, Ford writes, and while Amick tweets that the Magic is focusing most of its trade attention on those two, Orlando hasn’t gotten anywhere with either of them yet, Amick says.

Ford has much more in his latest Insider-only piece, and we’ll hit the highlights here:

  • The Cavs and Bobcats appear to be the only teams capable of trading away a 2014 lottery pick that would actually do so, according to Ford. If the Cavs are determined to make a playoff push, they’ll offer Dion Waiters and their 2014 first-round pick in search of veteran help, Ford writes.
  • There’s nothing major happening on the Ersan Ilyasova front, Ford hears, naming Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour as the Bucks most likely to be traded. Milwaukee is reluctant to let go of Caron Butler, who’s a native of nearby Racine, Ford adds.
  • The Sixers want “significantly” more than just a first-round pick for Thaddeus Young, which has been dissuading some teams from trading for him, Ford writes.
  • Jeff Green and Brandon Bass are the names that come up most frequently in trade discussions involving the Celtics, according to Ford.
  • Several GMs tell Ford that the Lakers appear willing to discuss any player on their roster short of Kobe Bryant.
  • Everyone outside of DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas is available from the Kings, with Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson, Carl Landry and Jimmer Fredette the primary bait, Ford writes.
  • It’s unlikely the Jazz trade Gordon Hayward, Ford says, naming Marvin Williams as the team’s most likely trade candidate.
  • Teams are looking to acquire a package of both Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey, but the Pistons remain unwilling to deal Monroe, as multiple GMs tell Ford.

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21 Comments on "Ford’s Latest: Magic, Cavs, Bobcats"


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$67479336
1 year 4 months ago

I can’t wait for the trade deadline to pass so people will finally get it through their head THE CAVS ARE NOT TRADING WAITERS. How many more times does the team have to say this before Amick, Ford and the rest of these clowns get it.

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bobblehead
1 year 4 months ago

“Trading”

And Waiters will likely get traded. Not fitting in in Cleveland.

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$67479336
1 year 4 months ago

Way to add nothing to the conversation.

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bobblehead
1 year 4 months ago

Why, because you disagree with me? Should’ve known you were a crybaby -little love sick girly girl.

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$67479336
1 year 4 months ago

Guess it’s up to the admins to send you back to espn with the rest of the trolls, This sites for BASKETBALL.

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bobblehead
1 year 4 months ago

For what, disagreeing with you? Hah, go cry about it.

By the way, nice job on Bynum. Pfffft.

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$67479336
1 year 4 months ago

How many times are you going to edit your comments in an attempt to add previously lacking substance? Your failed baseless personal attacks are doing nothing to veil your lack of knowledge on the subject. Waiters plays for the Cavs not philly like you originally edited your comment to say that’s strike one. Thanking me a CAVS fan for Vucecic and Harkless a philly trade that’s strike two. Looks like your just one away from being out.

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bobblehead
1 year 4 months ago

What are you talking about. Think you’ve got me confused with another my friend. Good luck with the “traid” deadline. Might I suggest Hooked on Phonics as a solution to your little spelling issue?

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$67479336
1 year 4 months ago

First typo in the history of the internet. Lucky you I still had an old tab up. link to s10.postimg.org...

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