Caris LeVert said he can see himself playing off Brook Lopez.
There are a couple things here. First, LeVert doesn't sound like he thinks Lopez could be dealt. More importantly, LeVert could be moving into the starting lineup. In Bojan Bogdanovic's only game out of the lineup, LeVert got the start with 30 minutes. While LeVert should be trending up, the annoying Nets rest will be a thorn in the side of his fantasy value. He's still a decent pickup to see if the new opportunity can get him going. Plus, the Nets may not be done dealing.
Shabazz Muhammad is another player on Houston's radar.
This report adds that it doesn't sound like anything is close. Muhammad's name has popped up before with some rumors tied to the Suns and he could be dealt as coach Tom Thibodeau tries to mold the team in his image. He doesn't have much fantasy value regardless.
A.J. Hammons was called up for the Mavs.
He has really just played in garbage time, but Hammons has showed some promise with outside shooting tough. If the Mavs do sell off their veterans, we could see Hammons in the rotation. There's no need to add him almost anywhere.
Jrue Holiday said he's going to give the ball to DeMarcus Cousins and just "let him go to work."
"Pairing him with AD should be really fun to watch," Holiday said. "It’s endless opportunity and possibility. I’m just excited to see what goes on tomorrow." While Holiday should get easier shots, he's almost certainly going to see both his scoring and assists drop. Cousins was flourishing as a passer this month with 7.6 assists per game with the Kings, and he's also unassisted 48.9 percent of the time this season. Holiday was red hot before the break, but his owners should expect him to be more of a mid-round guy now.
Justise Winslow (shoulder) was out of his sling on Wednesday.
He was taking some shots at practice and looks to be moving along fine. When he had surgery on Jan. 5, Winslow was expected to be in a sling for six weeks, so he's almost a week late on that target. He should be close to 100 percent for next season.
Oklahoma City no longer has Wilson Chandler on its radar, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
That leaves the Rockets and Clippers as the favorites to land the combo forward. The Nuggets are likely going to trade at least one of their veteran forwards, Chandler or Danilo Gallinari, so there could also be another mystery team after Chandler. A trade would likely hurt his fantasy value.
Coach Ty Lue said he's not expecting Iman Shumpert to be traded before the deadline.
"I like our team, I love our team, I love what Shump's done for us these last three years," Lue said. "For me, that's not going to happen, but we're just not going to talk about trades and all this stuff. That's not my expertise." The Cavs are not playing to make a big splash after they already picked up Kyle Korver earlier this season and they'll get J.R. Smith (thumb) back as soon as next month.
Greg Monroe's agent, David Falk, said it's unlikely his client will be dealt before the deadline.
This coincides with Adrian Wojnarowski saying a deal was unlikely due to little interest in acquiring the big man. Monroe ended his first half on a high note with back-to-back games of 25 points on Feb. 13 and 15. The loss of Jabari Parker should help his usage and the Bucks moving Thon Maker to the four gives him less competition, too.