Stan Van Gundy said that while Andre Drummond's name may come up in trade discussions, he hasn't had any "serious" talks with opposing teams regarding his starting center.
The Pistons would reportedly be open to parting ways with Drummond should the right deal come along, but it sounds like Van Gundy's asking price is up there, making a trade unlikely. Reggie Jackson seems like the most likely Pistons' player to be dealt should a deal be struck.
C.J. Watson (sore right Achilles) was not able to practice on Tuesday and he's expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
This is concerning given that Watson had the entire All-Star break to rest up, but we'll wait for the MRI results before making any speculation on a timetable. Orlando's first game after the break comes Thursday vs. Portland, and if Watson can't give it a go, we could see Elfrid Payton back in the starting five with D.J. Augustin logging extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned.
Mike D'Antoni said that Patrick Beverley (groin) is "fine" and he expects him to be good to go for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.
Beverley suffered the minor groin strain during Houston's final game heading into the break, but he's had plenty of time to rest up and his owners can plan on having him available on Thursday night. Check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround.
Tom Thibodeau is reportedly making a push to strike a deal for Derrick Rose.
Thibs reported infatuation with Rose is a bit strange, but it does sound like a three-way trade between New York, Minnesota and Detroit involving Rose, Ricky Rubio and Reggie Jackson is brewing. This is a situation we'll be monitoring closely as the deadline approaches.
The Hornets are reportedly "aggressively pursuing" Lou Williams.
The Hornets are lacking a real scoring punch off the bench, so it'll be interesting to see if Magic Johnson's first trade as the Lakers' President of Basketball Operations ends up being with a team owned by Michael Jordan. Williams wouldn't have much trouble finding quality minutes in Charlotte, so his value would be relatively safe there. On the Lakers side of things, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell would benefit most if Sweet Lou gets traded.
The Pelicans are not expected to deal Jrue Holiday at the deadline, according to sources of Justin Verrier.
The Pelicans already made their major move, and the only thing that the front office has spoken about regarding Holiday this season is how they're committed to re-signing him as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so it would be shocking to see them send him away in a deadline deal. Holiday's usage will likely be taking a hit with both Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins on the roster, but the positive is he's way less likely to be shut down with New Orleans trying to get that No. 8 spot out West.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has reportedly received a lot of interest around the league.
KCP is one of Stan Van Gundy's favorites, so it's unlikely that another team out there will be able to match the asking price. Reggie Jackson or Andre Drummond could be moved, though.
Teams pursuing Bojan Bogdanovic have reportedly been ramping up their offers, and it's getting to the point where Brooklyn will be choosing the best deal available.
Thus far we've only heard that the Wizards were interested in acquiring Bogdanovic, but Woj is reporting that multiple teams have been involved. It seems likely that Bogdanovic will be dealt at the deadline, and his value would likely take a bit of a hit playing outside of Brooklyn. A Bogdanovic departure could clear the way for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to flirt with minutes in the 30s, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deep leagues ahead of the deadline.