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Draft And Trade Rumours Update

25/06/13 11:04pm

Just a quick update on some of the rumblings around the NBA with regard to the upcoming draft and free agency.

- Cavaliers reportedly offered their 1st and 19th draft picks for LaMarcus Aldridge. Portland declined the offer.

- JR Smith unlikely to pick us $2.9 million option in favour of the Knicks being forced to sign him, should they wish to keep him, (which all sources allude to) via the “Early Bird Exception” which would likely see him get the league average salary, roughly $5 million per season.

- Chicago Bulls are exploring a trade which would involve Luol Deng for the Wizards third pick in the draft with Washington centre Emeka Okafor reportedly part of the deal. More rumours that the Cavs have an interest in Deng.

- Nets and Timberwolves reportedly talking about a trade involving Marshon Brooks.

- Patty Mills has exercised his player option with the San Antonio Spurs and will return to play for them next season.

- Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports that Minnesota president of basketball operations Flip Saunders has ruled out giving up Derrick Williams for the opportunity of moving up the draft. Wolves look set to keep their ninth pick.

- Sacramento Kings looking to trade Jimmer Fredette for a late first round draft pick.

Dan. A



Magic Guard JJ Redick Traded to Bucks in 6-Player Deal

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Orlando Magic guard JJ Redick has been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a 6 player deal before the 3PM trade deadline Thursday (USA). The trade sees the veteran head to the Bucks alongside Gustavo Ayon and fellow guard Ish Smith in exchange for Beno Udrih, Doron Lamb and Tobias Harris. Redick has been scoring a career-high 15 points per game since his minutes increased post-Dwight Howard, and is set to become a free agent this summer.

The Magic had no intention of signing him to a long term deal for the money he was asking therefor making a trade the likely outcome. Orlando also traded Josh McRoberts to Charlotte for Hakim Warwick making them the deadline’s most active team, considering Atlanta’s hesitation to move Josh Smith before his impending free agency and the Lakers refusing to trade Howard. Redick will serve as a back up guard to Milwaukee’s Monta Ellis as he too was not moved before the deadline.

Nick C.