Trade Rumors: Mavs, Holiday, Lakers, Celtics

The Mavericks have received some trade offers, but those proposals haven’t featured great draft-pick incentives, a league source tells Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News. Dallas is willing to use its leftover cap space to take on a contract or two, but the Mavs would require a draft pick valuable enough to make it worth their while.

According to Sefko, the Mavericks have also found that there’s a trade market for center Salah Mejri, who is facing restricted free agency this summer. However, teams haven’t been willing to offer more than a very low second-round pick.

Here are a few more trade rumors from across the NBA:

  • Sources tell Sean Deveney of The Sporting News that Bulls wing Justin Holiday has received serious interest. Holiday is one of several veterans Chicago will consider dealing, along with Robin Lopez and Jerian Grant.
  • The Lakers are using Larry Nance Jr. as a potential sweetener when they discuss Jordan Clarkson trade scenarios, tweets Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders initially suggested last month that Nance could be attached to another player to help L.A. clear salary. Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN examines how Nance and his Lakers teammates are handling the ongoing trade rumors.
  • The Celtics seem to be “on the periphery” of the Tyreke Evans trade discussions, according to Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald, who hears that the Grizzlies have better offers for Evans. However, one GM tells Bulpett that Boston appears to be “lying in wait” in the event that more active talks stall.
  • Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca looks like the Pelicans‘ primary trade candidates today, sources tell Scott Kushner of The Advocate (Twitter link). Cunningham has the ability to veto trades and Ajinca is out for the season, so neither player has a ton of value.
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3 thoughts on “Trade Rumors: Mavs, Holiday, Lakers, Celtics

  1. acarneglia

    I had this idea a week ago and I think it could work for the Lakers.

    Hornets get: Deng, Randle, Clarkson
    Lakers get: Carter-Williams, Williams, Kidd-Gilchrist

    MCW can be off the lakers books by the end of the year and Kidd Gilchrist and Williams can be flipped for picks.
    Charlotte gets a backup PG, a young talent, and Deng helps make salary match

    • Detlef kempf

      nice idea but nobody in the league is gonna want to trade draft picks for Kidd-gilchrist or Marvin Williams, unless lakers would wanna take bad contracts back. Great for hornets they would be happy to turn those guys into Clarkson and randle.
      Too many bad contracts out there, not enough cap space for most teams to trade picks for bad contracts

  2. Z-A

    Feels like a no brainer for the Sixers, two positions of need. Front Court Depth and Defense, and some scoring. Just give them Amir Johnson if it’s a straight salary dump.

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