Charania’s Latest: Wizards, Hornets, Grizzlies, DSJ

As Shams Charania of The Athletic details in his latest round-up of trade rumors from around the NBA, there still aren’t many clear-cut sellers out there, which may limit activity leading up to the February 7 deadline. However, clubs like the Wizards and Magic still haven’t made any decisions one way or the other and could end up being sellers if they’re trending downward a couple weeks from now, says Charania.

The Wizards have made it “adamantly clear” the Bradley Beal isn’t going anywhere, league sources tell Charania. Otto Porter could be more available though, according to Charania, who hears that the Jazz are among the clubs to show interest in Porter.

The Hornets are another team competing for one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots and – like the Wizards – have made it clear that they don’t intend to move their star guard. Nonetheless, teams have tested the Hornets on Kemba Walker, says Charania, citing sources who say that the Mavericks recently inquired on Walker and were told Charlotte wants to keep him.

Charania’s article includes many more rumors on the trade market, so let’s round up some of the highlights…

  • Despite indicating they’re willing to listen to inquiries on Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, Grizzlies officials told players on Tuesday that the team remains committed to winning and to tune out any trade noise, writes Charania. Elsewhere on the Memphis front, JaMychal Green is expected to attract significant trade interest and the Grizzlies have attempted to engage the Hawks about a Chandler Parsons deal, Charania reports.
  • Charania adds the Knicks and Lakers to the list of teams that discussed a possible Dennis Smith Jr. trade with the Mavericks. The Magic are also on that list.
  • In addition to discussing deals involving veterans like Kent Bazemore and Dewayne Dedmon, the Hawks may also consider moving younger players such as Taurean Prince and Tyler Dorsey, says Charania.
  • According to Charania, the Thunder plan to explore ways to use their traded player exception, which is worth nearly $11MM. Oklahoma City is reportedly seeking a forward who can shoot, though acquiring a player without sending out any salary would increase the club’s tax bill exponentially.
  • The Sixers are seeking a wing shooter and a center, sources tell Charania.
  • Cavaliers swingman Rodney Hood has emerged as a “targeted” trade asset, according to Charania, who identifies the Pelicans, Thunder, and Bucks as some of the teams that have scoured the market for wing help.
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9 thoughts on “Charania’s Latest: Wizards, Hornets, Grizzlies, DSJ

  1. For me a trade between Wizards and Utah would make a lot of sense.
    Utah could send Rubio (15M expiring)+Crowder (7,3M + 7,8 next season) in exchange for Porter (26,27,28M the next seasons)+Satoransky (3M expiring.

    The deal would be good for both parts.
    The Wizards could get more air regarding their critical financial situation, and at the same time they would get a Guard that would fit very well alongside Bradley Beal, now that Wall is injured.

    On the other hand, the Jazz would recieve a Top defensive SF with excellent 3p shoot to play alongside Gobert, and an experienced guard with excellent outside shooting for their team.

    • 123Redsox

      Satoransky is a mediocre player. Porter is overrated and overpaid. Rubio is a solid starting pg and crowder is a solid 3D wing. Trading Rubio means they don’t have a point guard. Mitchell is not a true PG. AND Porter isn’t that much of an upgrade over Crowder if at all.

      • x%sure

        Utah does better with Mitchell at PG. I doubt they replace expiring Rubio, who still cannot shoot. Satoransky has better numbers.
        However Utah will need to send more for matching probably.

    • GabeOfThrones

      Couple protected 2nd rounders or one second and a draft and stash player?

  2. x%sure

    Beal needs to force his way out. He shouldn’t have to spend his whole career with bossy Wall. He would have to be a bad boy in the press though & get mean posts in places like HR & maybe he can’t go there.

  3. Lee would work for the Thunder basketball-wise (assuming Lee, who hasn’t played much, can play like he almost always has). But it won’t work financially, even if they could find matching contracts, because of the tax.

    Hood is a great target for OKC. There aren’t a lot of 2 way players available at this salary level. Only downside is he’d likely be a true rental, since he’d come without BRs or EBRs. Not sure what OKC would have left to trade back that would make it worth the exercise.

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