Jason Fleming of HoopsWorld provides a primer on how the trade market works as of right now through the end of June, asserting that teams currently out of the playoffs can make trades. He also covers a list of players who can't be traded, distinguishes teams that can absorb contracts in exchange for picks as well as those that have Traded Player's Exceptions, and adds that players with partially guaranteed contracts can still be dealt. Either Boston or Miami will join the 27 other teams on the trade eligibility list tonight, and while we wait for tip off, here's more from around the league…
- There have been several reports over the last two weeks that Lou Williams will opt-out of his contract this summer, and 76ers team president Rod Thorn echoed the same sentiments today, according to John Finger of CSN Philly.
- Jared Sullinger happily quelled concerns about his height when the draft combine measurements showed that he stands at 6'9'' in shoes, according to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. Some NBA executives had been convinced that Sullinger was shorter than his listed height in college. We wrote more about the draft combine and the measurements yesterday.
- Earlier, we reported about the Trail Blazers draft targets. Another thing we made note of was that former Florida guard Bradley Beal will not work out for the team, as his agent, Mark Bartelstein, says that Beal will only work out for teams at the top of the draft.
- Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld tweets that Jermaine Taylor will play for the Bulls in the Las Vegas Summer League and hopes to play for the Magic in the Orlando Summer League.
- Former Kentucky guard Marquis Teague insists that his jumpshot has significantly improved and added that he has been getting good feedback from his workouts, says Stephen Brotherston of HoopsWorld.