Pacers, Bulls join list of teams interested in J.J. Redick
J.J. Redick is one of the most coveted players around the league with less than two weeks left until the Feb. 21 trade deadline. According to Alex Kennedy, of Hoopsworld, more teams are looking into making a deal for Redick:
Source says the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls are among the teams pursuing Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 10, 2013
The Orlando Magic are still considering whether to move Redick before the deadline, but the market is wide open and the team would not struggle to find a potential suitor. He has great trade value at this point in time and would be a great addition to any team with immediate championship aspirations.
Suns want Iman Shumpert
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Phoenix Suns have shown interest in New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert.
Wojnarowski says that the Suns have come to regret the fact that the team didn’t draft Shumpert, and are thus trying to get a deal done.
The deal would include Jared Dudley, who would be a welcome addition to this New York Knicks roster. Shumpert has not quite found his form after suffering a season-ending injury in last year’s playoffs, by tearing his ACL. As the young guard is trying to get his groove back, he is currently averaging 18 minutes per game, 10 less than last year.
Dudley would offer the Knicks another offensive perimeter weapon, while Shumpert is a great talent and has made a name for himself for being an elite defender.
Eric Maynor to be dealt before the deadline?
Coming off an injury, Eric Maynor has not managed to break into Oklahoma City Thunder’s rotation this season. Instead, it is Reggie Jackson who has undertaken the backup point guard duties for the Thunder, thus making Maynor expendable:
Thunder has been getting numerous inquiries about guard Eric Maynor, sources tell Y! Sports. OKC inclined to keep Maynor but is open-minded.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 10, 2013
Maynor is still a capable point guard off the bench, but his market value is definitely not at its highest right now, and so he joins a long list of players who are tradeable, but could very well stay put after the trade deadline buzzer.
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