So many rumors!
Yesterday’s Rumor Roundup (Must read)
9:20 PM – Alex Kennedy (Basketball Insiders) is back for some more.
Source close to the situation says that Jeremy Lin being traded back to the New York Knicks is “very unlikely.”
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 20, 2014
4:26 PM – Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) says the Rockets are looking for a “home run deal” which by definition are less likely. Feigen also notes that Francisco Garcia and Aaron Brooks have yet to have been asked if they’d accept a trade elsewhere.
4:02 PM – Gery Woelfel is a respected journalist, connected usually with the Milwaukee Bucks but he has sources across the NBA. Here’s his update.
Hearing Mavs are seriously pursuing backup big and Rockets honing in on perimeter player to bolster playoff run. — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) February 19, 2014
2:22 PM – Marc Stein (ESPN_ destroys all Rockets fans workdays as they head to Twitter to talk about this latest Rockets rumor.
Sources familiar w/Rockets’ thinking say HOU has absolute interest in trading for Rajon Rondo. But that alone doesn’t mean we’ll see a deal — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2014
There’s a lot more where that came from and we have all things Rondo-Rockets covered here.
2:09 PM – Alex Kennedy (Basketball Insiders) stops by to tell us what we have heard every single season since Morey has taken over as GM.
The Houston Rockets have been very active in trade talks. Keep in mind, Rockets GM Daryl Morey has made a trade at the last six deadlines. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 19, 2014
Earlier this afternoon – According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets have had discussions:
I heard the Celtics might deal Rajon Rondo to the Houston Rockets, have you heard anything about that? FOX Sports Ohio: I have heard the sides have talked. About what specifically, I have not been told. My guess, yes, is Rondo. Rockets think they can get him, sources have told me. Anything going on with Mike Dunleavy to the Rockets? FOX Sports Ohio: I haven’t heard much on that front, other than what’s been reported.
This source says that Houston’s general manager Daryl Morey is willing to offer two first round draft picks and other players to make the deal work. However, Danny Ainge has remained steadfast and insisted that 25-year-old forward Chandler Parsons is included into the deal. Understandably, Morey has decided to bide his time and wait to see what other types of offers Boston received before giving in and offering Parsons. Other young players Houston can offer include point guard Patrick Beverley, power forward Donatas Motiejunas, and combo-forward Terrence Jones.
I’m no expert, but Morey knows the value in keeping Parsons. I don’t see this move happening.
Houston women can go about their day.
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