Pelicans acquire veteran 6-foot-6 F John Salmons (Yahoo Sports)

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract.

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Bucks acquire Jared Dudley from Clippers (Yahoo Sports)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Small forward Jared Dudley is going to the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Cavaliers acquire Kevin Love from Timberwolves

The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially acquired forward Kevin Love in a three-team trade that sends guard Andrew Wiggins and forward Anthony Bennett to Minnesota and a protected 2015 first round pick (via Miami) to Philadelphia. As part of the three-team trade, Minnesota will also acquire forward Thaddeus Young from the 76ers, while Philadelphia receives forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Timberwolves. OFFICIAL: #Cavs acquire Kevin Love – [MORE]: http://t.co/u7NgYmsnyr RT to show the love & welcome @kevinlove to #CLE! pic.twitter.com/piQMHnPqP0 — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) August 23, 2014 “Kevin joining the Cavaliers represents a very special and unique opportunity for our team. At only 25, Kevin has already firmly established himself as one the NBA’s elite players and his talent, versatility and fit are major parts of our team’s vision for success,” said 

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NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves To Acquire Thaddeus Young

It’s not Aug. 23 yet, but the details of the three-team Kevin Love trade are already starting to trickle down. According to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, the Minnesota Timberwolves will likely acquire Thaddeus Young in their blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers when the deal can be made on Saturday. […]
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Knicks acquire Quincy Acy, Travis Outlaw from Kings

The New York Knicks announced Thursday that they have acquired forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for guard Wayne Ellington and forward Jeremy Tyler. In addition, the Knicks have reduced the protection on the 2016 second-round draft selection that was traded to Portland and subsequently dealt to Sacramento. Knicks general manager Steve Mills said part of the reason for the trade was to balance the roster and provide depth at forward. Mills hopes that Outlaw can provide depth at small forward behind Carmelo Anthony. “We were clearly heavier at (shooting guard) and needed to strengthen our situation at (small forward). So this clearly helps us there,” Mills said, via ESPN.com. Acy, 6-7, 225-pounds, averaged 2.7 points and 3.4 rebounds over 13.4 minutes in 63 games last season for the Raptors and Kings. Outlaw, 6-9, 210-pounds averaged 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds over 16.9 minutes in 63 games with the Kings this past season. Ellington, 6-4, 200-pounds, holds career a

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Bulls acquire Doug McDermott from Nuggets

The Chicago Bulls traded their first-round picks to the Denver Nuggets for shooting forward Doug McDermott. The Bulls sent the Nuggets the 16th and 19th picks to shave money off next year’s salary cap. McDermott, who the Nuggets drafted No. 11 overall, averaged 26.7 points, shooting 52.6 percent from the field and 45 percent from 3-point ranger for Creighton last season. McDermott is the fifth-highest scorer in Division I history with 3,150 points and has a career .458 3-point shooter. The Bulls shot 42 percent from the field and 33.3 percent on 3-pointers last year.   The post Bulls acquire Doug McDermott from Nuggets appeared first on Sports Glory.

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Toronto Raptors Looking to Acquire the No. 22 Pick in Upcoming NBA Draft

The Toronto Raptors are in talks to acquire another first-round pick in the upcoming NBA draft on Thursday.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein (via Twitter), Toronto is engaging in trade dialogue with the Memphis Grizzlies that would see the Raptors acquire the Grizzlies’ 22nd overall pick.

Going back the other way would be Raptors swingman John Salmons and the 37th pick. Stein reports that Toronto would also have to take back Grizzlies small forward Tayshaun Prince in the trade.

Trading the 34-year-old Prince—who has one year left on a contract that will pay him $7.7 million next season—would be a salary dump for Memphis. He averaged 6.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 76 games for the Grizzlies last season.

Salmons, also 34, averaged 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 60 games with the Raptors last season. He was acquired by Toronto last December as part of the Rudy Gay trade.

Memphis would be interested in Salmons because the contract that would pay him $7 million next season can be bought out for $1 million if he is waived before July 30, 2014. This gives the Grizzlies a chance to create significant salary space on their roster in order to make other moves.

If this trade goes through, it would give the Raptors the No. 20 and No. 22 picks in the draft.

Toronto has been linked to Canadian point guard Tyler Ennis in the past, and Ennis has already gone on record saying that he “would love to play in Toronto,” per Doug Smith of thestar.com.

Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez were the two main point guards for the Raptors last season, but both are currently free agents. This means that drafting Ennis would give Toronto some insurance if one of Lowry or Vasquez leave town.

Aside from Ennis, the Raptors also have interest in Swiss big man Clint Capela, according to Holly MacKenzie of Raptors.com. Toronto was impressed with Capela during his predraft workout with the team and likes his length and agility.

According to SLAM Magazine’s Jake Fischer (via Twitter), Capela’s camp already believes that the Raptors will be selecting him with the No. 20 pick.

Having two first-round draft picks would give Toronto the flexibility to make some other moves as well. It’s even possible that Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri could try to move up in the draft by using those two picks in another trade.

 

*All stats are from basketball-reference.com

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AP Source: Nuggets acquire Afflalo from Magic (Yahoo Sports)

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 13: Arron Afflalo #4 of the Orlando Magic drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets on April 13, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Denver Nuggets have acquired guard Arron Afflalo from the Orlando Magic for point guard Evan Fournier and the No. 56 pick in the draft.


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NBA Trade: Cavaliers acquire Spencer Hawes from 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Hawes, 25, is averaging 13 points and 8.5 rebounds this season, and gives the Cavaliers an inside weapon. Hawes will become a free agent this summer. The post NBA Trade: Cavaliers acquire Spencer Hawes from 76ers appeared first on Sports Glory.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers looking to acquire Jordan Hill?

Late Wednesday afternoon ESPN’s Marc Stein dropped a twitter NBA rumor involving the Cavaliers.
Hearing now that Cavs have strongly emerged as team trying to trump BKN and acquire Jordan Hill from Lakers. Looks like Cavs & Nets for Hill
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2014

According to Stein, the Cavs are looking to acquire PF Jordan Hill from the Lakers. Hill is 26 years old and averages 8.5 points and 7 rebounds per game this season. He makes $3.5 million dollar contract expires at the end of the season.
Apparently the Cavaliers, Nets, Mavericks and Suns have all inquired about trading for Hill.
The Cavaliers seemingly have a logjam at power forward, unless Anderson Varejao is (gulp) injured worse than the Cavaliers are saying (again).
[Related: Trade Rumor, Cavaliers shopping Deng?]

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