Now this is what the NBA trade deadline is all about! Forget Jahlil Okafor, Lou Williams and Derrick Favors -- let’s talk about the big boys. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Celtics and Clippers have engaged in trade talks involving All-Star forward Blake Griffin. “[The Celtics] have talked intermittently with the Clippers about Blake Griffin in recent weeks, per several league sources, but a deal is extremely unlikely. Griffin will be a free agent this summer, and Boston would probably need official permission to talk to him about his future -- a concession Minnesota allowed Cleveland before the Kevin Love trade. The Clips would ask for a bounty, starting with Jae Crowder and one of the Avery
Cousins learned shortly after Sunday's All Star Game that he had been shipped to New Orleans in a five-player blockbuster deal that left many scratching their heads at Sacramento's decision. The combustible big man had an up-and-down relationship with Kings management but the franchise had vowed not to trade Cousins in recent days before changing course. "When I realized this was going to be the best offer now moving forward I had to pull the trigger," Divac said.
As Denver looks to make a move to keep up with the New Orleans Pelicans and their newly-added star DeMarcus Cousins (as well as simply to upgrade its own lineup for the future), more rumors are dropping about teams checking in on Denver’s trade assets. Wilson Chandler’s name has come up in other February trade rumors already, with the Clippers and Thunder both being suggested. Now the Houston Rockets can apparently be added to that pile of interested teams. Hoopshype expanded on that idea here, stating: Keep in mind, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has coached Chandler before in New York and is very familiar with him and how his skillset would fit in with Houston. So what would a trade of Wilson