Drummond and KCP are both good young players, but Detroit is stuck in a strange situation. The Detroit Pistons are willing to move Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at this year’s trade deadline, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, something that they previously hadn’t been considering. The Pistons aren’t sure they will move either player, but are listening to offers before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET cutoff.
Only a few hours left until the trade deadline buzzer sounds and the Phoenix Suns roster is (largely) set for the rest of a season in which they either need to swap their 2017 pick for a star or lose enough games to draft their next star in June. Any deals that don’t either dramatically improve the top end of the roster’s talent base (Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Andre Drummond, or even Derrick Favors) or divest the roster of some veterans for a youth-filled and losing-filled 25 games, or BOTH, should be not only rejected but laughed at. Unfortunately, trade deadline day is not exactly trader-Ryan’s best day of the year. The Suns have a long history of trade deadline deals and no one covers it better than our own Scott Howard, who these days dishes his special brand of insights exclusively on Twitter.
Sheldon Mac, then McClellan, catches a pass. Washington Wizards rookie guard Sheldon McClellan, undrafted out of the University of Miami this season, takes his last name from a father with whom he has no relationship. Yes, the player formally known as Sheldon McClellan is now officially Sheldon Mac.