We're done until the last few days before the NBA closes.
With the upcoming February 6, GMs around the league are now officially ready to either do anything to prepare their teams for the off-season or sell assets before they lose the chance.
While the association's rumor mill appears to be constantly on the move, talks around the corner have increased with the deadline just around the corner, with more than a few marquee names in the game and many competitors looking for the play that pushes it in the elite of the league.
Let's look at the last chatter:
Iguodala could suspend the rest of the season if the preferred trade doesn't work.
Although it was a bit tense right from the start, it became extremely uncomfortable between Memphis and Andre Iguodala, since the club has not yet found a deal for the former Warriors veteran.
The 36-year-old was switched to the Grizzlies in July after a dynastic run with Golden State. Then it was mutually agreed between him and his new club that he would not report back to the team as long as they found a trading partner.
It never came and Iguodala hasn't played a game this season. It is no less annoying for the Grizzlies players, according to Memphis & # 39; Dillon Brooks, who said he was looking forward to continuing the debacle. "I can't wait to find a way to trade him over to play and show him what Memphis is all about," he said Monday.
It appears that a new applicant for Iguodala has appeared. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Miami Heat is in the thick of things.
However, others have reported that Iguodala will suspend the rest of the season if there is no acceptable trade.
Timberwolves try to get multi-team trade to land D’Angelo Russell
Minnesota is still leaning heavily on the persecution of D’Angelo Russell and hopes to bring the Warriors into town to mate with long-time friend Karl-Anthony Towns.
It appears that the Timberwolves have now stepped up their efforts and are involving several teams in negotiations to pursue a four-way trade that Russell lands in Minnesota.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Timberwolves are in talks with Houston and Atlanta, with league sources telling Wojnarowski that it could slip out as such: Robert Covington to Houston, Clint Capela to Atlanta and possibly two picks in the first round plus an expiring contract to Minnesota.
These designs could then be used by the Timberwolves in a potential deal with Golden State for Russell.
Minnesota has been persecuting Russell for some time, but talks between them and Golden State were less productive, according to Wojnarowski.
"A possible agreement between the warriors and the Timberwolves has remained," he wrote. "Golden State has an interest in losing a salary in a potential Russell trade, and Minnesota may need to give warriors flexibility in which year or years they prefer draft picks."
"Golden State is already on the way to a high lottery in the 2020 NBA draft, which is not considered strong. Minnesota Andrew Wiggins should be included in almost every Russell retail package."
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Tristan Thompson-Handel changes from the possibility to "priority" for Cavs
One of the last two members of the Cleveland Championship squad 2016 could soon be on the way out of town.
According to previous reports that Tristan Thompson would be welcome to depart from the Cavaliers, Toronto-born native reports that, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, is now actively interested in finding a different landscape.
“The 28-year-old appeared to be conditioned, not just the manner of being the older statesman who would hold the hands of the Cavs teenagers and much younger 20-year-olds in the second year of reconstruction. He was also interested in a contract extension that might keep him there much longer. That has changed, ”wrote Vardon.
"Thompson's camp wants it to be traded by Thursday. The people around him call it a 'priority'."
The financial implications of Thompson's treatment are also reported to be a key factor in his camp's desire to get him moving.
“Thompson signed a five-year, $ 82 million contract last year. Everyone who acts for him now gets his "bird rights", which means that the team can exceed the salary limit this summer to sign again, "Vardon wrote.
> Yahoo Sports ’Chris Haynes confirmed that the Canadian striker is available and added that the Cavs are in Asset Accumulation Mode after a recent loss to Golden State.
Kevin Love expects to stay with the Cavaliers
After all that Kevin Love had done in Cleveland and the subsequent talk about a situation that is sure to end, Love now says he doesn't expect to be traded.
"I've been in these conversations since I've been here – it's easy for me. I decided on who I am as a basketball player and as a person. So I'm very simple," he told reporters on Monday.
"… I just don't know what's going to happen, but yes, I mean, we'll just drop the chips. I said that. But I'm assuming that I'll probably end the season out here and continue will play extremely hard. "
It remains to be seen whether this expectation will become a reality – the Clippers are reported to have "kicked" the veteran's deal – but the hours that have passed until February 6 will not wait for Cavs believers need to find out long.