The Mavs and Celtics are expected to discuss a deal that would send Andrew Bogut to Boston in exchange for one of the Celtics first-round picks, according to Mike Fisher of Scout.com.
This rumor has not been confirmed by any other national outlets, so it's unknown how accurate it is. The report states that such a trade is dependant on Boston first making another, larger move. The deal with Dallas would purportedly center around Bogut and his expiring contract in exchange for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's less valuable future first-round picks.
If Langston Galloway is waived by the Kings, the Cavs would "love to have him," according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
There have been conflicting reports as to whether Sacramento intends to waive the recently-acquired Galloway. Adrian Wojnarowski initially reported that Galloway would be waived, but Kings GM Vlade Divac said on Monday that the Kings did not have any plans to release him. Galloway is unlikely to have much fantasy value, whether he stays in Sacramento or ends up in Cleveland.
Basketball Insiders is reporting that the Pelicans are willing to offer Jrue Holiday a "max or near max deal" when he hits free agency this summer.
Holiday has played extremely well this season, especially of late. Over the Pels last 13 games, Holiday is averaging 21.8 points, 8.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.0 treys, while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 42.6 percent from 3-point territory. Heading into this season, it was unknown what kind of salary Holiday would be able to demand when he hit free agency, but his strong play may force New Orleans' hand, especially after they just committed to a "win now" approach by trading for DeMarcus Cousins.
The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that the Suns have expressed interest in potentially trading for Derrick Favors.
Favors has had a disappointing season due largely to a nagging knee injury he has been battling since training camp. He is averaging just 9.2 points (while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 63.5 percent from the free throw line) and 6.1 rebounds in the 40 games he has appeared in. Still, when healthy, he has shown star potential and he's locked into an affordable contract through 2018. According to the report, "Utah has been willing to listen" to offers for Favors.
The Pacers continue to reject any calls about Paul George, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.
Per Lowe, Indiana is banking on the new CBA increasing their odds to retain PG13. George is under contract for at least one more season after this. Furthermore, the Pacers will be able to pay him far more than any other team even if he doesn't sign an extension and ultimately becomes an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018.
Some members of the Utah Jazz front office have expressed interest in trading for Lou Williams, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.
The Lakers are in the early stages of a rebuild, so flipping the 30-year old Williams for a draft pick certainly makes sense. Earlier this week it was reported by multiple outlets that the Wizards had discussions with the Lakers regarding Williams. L.A. surely hopes a bidding war drives up the asking price. If Lou Will does get dealt, D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson would see a boost in playing time and fantasy value over the final two months of the season.
The Pelicans are looking to add a guard and will host Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson for a tryout this week.
After trading away Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and Langston Galloway in the DeMarcus Cousins deal, the Pelicans roster is a bit unbalanced. Thus, they are looking to add depth to their backcourt. Chalmers recently auditioned for the Cavs but did not sign with Cleveland. He has plenty of NBA experience but is still working his way back from a torn Achilles injury that he suffered last March.
According to the New York Porst, the Nets are not "actively shopping" Brook Lopez, as they have found other teams are unwilling to meet their asking price.
Brooklyn was willing to trade Lopez if they got two first-round picks in return. However, with DeMarcus Cousins netting relatively little in return for Sacramento, Brooklyn saw that the market had been set. In addition, New Orleans was one of the teams that the Nets were discussing a deal with. Also, the Nets don't own the rights to their first-round pick this year or next, so they have no motivation to dump Lopez simply to secure a higher draft pick. It now seems likely Lopez will remain with the Nets past the trade deadline.