Five Key Stories: 1/6/18 – 1/13/18

Hoops Rumors has you covered in the event you missed any of this past week’s headlines from around the NBA. Here are some of the most noteworthy stories from the last 7 days.

Monday is the last day for teams to sign players to two-way contracts for the remainder of the 2017/18 season. Below is a list of players who signed or agreed to sign a two-way contract this week:

Sunday was the last day for teams to waive players on non-guaranteed contracts before those players’ contracts become guaranteed for the remainder of the 2017/18 season. The following players were waived before the deadline:

Perhaps the most talked-about trade candidate so far this season, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has yet to garner any serious offers from opposing teams, with Adrian Wojnarowski calling the pursuit of Jordan “sluggish” and one anonymous GM being told that not many teams feel Jordan will put them over the top (i.e. able to beat the Warriors). Part of the issue also stems from teams’ unwillingness to part with draft picks as a result of Brooklyn’s infamous 2013 trade with Boston, with Woj being told that no club, including the Clippers, wants to end up “embarrassed like the Nets were.”

The Jazz and the Bulls are engaged in discussions about a potential trade involving Nikola MiroticMirotic, who is in the first season of a two-year deal that features a $12.5MM team option for 2018/19, becomes trade-eligible on Monday, and while any deal involving him would require his approval, that’s not expected to be a major roadblock considering Mirotic’s relationship with teammate Bobby PortisThe asking price for Mirotic is a first-round pick with no long-term contracts attached.

Multiple NBA teams have identified Tristan Thompson as a player the Cavaliers would be willing to move before the trade deadline, with one report indicating that Thompson would be a prime candidate to head to Los Angeles in exchange for Jordan. However, the Cavs are said to be reticent to trade away the Nets’ 2018 first-round pick.

Here are 10 more headlines from around the NBA last week.

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