NBA Rumors: Potential Moves Before Playoff Rosters Are Set

Matt ShetlerCorrespondent IMarch 21, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 10:  Boris Diaw #32 of the Charlotte Bobcats against the Houston Rockets during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on January 10, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The trade deadline may have come and passed, but that doesn't mean that teams are finished trying to improve their clubs for the playoff stretch.

Several teams are out there trying to add that one extra piece that could give each team the depth that they may need to make a long postseason run. The deadline for signing free agents to be eligible for the postseason is Friday, so the next couple of days could be busy ones.

Here's a quick look at the latest rumors being talked about around the NBA.

 

Boris Diaw

Diaw was bought out by the Charlotte Bobcats and the San Antonio Spurs have quickly become the front-runners to sign him, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Diaw's a good passing big man, which would fit in nicely in the Spurs unselfish offensive attack.

 

Patty Mills

The Spurs are also waiting on Mills to clear up his visa issues so they can finalize their deal with the Australian point guard. San Antonio currently has two open roster spots, so they won't need to make a move to add both Mills and Diaw.

 

Derek Fisher

It looks as if Fisher will sign a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, just days after he was bought out by the Houston Rockets. To sign Fisher though, Oklahoma City will have to make a move to clear a roster spot.

 

Rasheed Wallace

He's been linked to both the Lakers and the Heat, and Fox Sports Chris Tomasson reports that Wallace will make his decision on Friday. But with Miami's signing of Ronny Turiaf today, the Heat are likely out of the Wallace sweepstakes.

 

Chris Douglas-Roberts

Douglas-Roberts yesterday hinted at the fact that he would sign with the Chicago Bulls, as the Bulls could definitely use an extra shooting guard as insurance for the often injured Richard Hamilton.

 

J.J. Hickson

SI.com's Sam Amick has reported that as long as Hickson clears waivers by 6 p.m. EST, he will sign with the Golden State Warriors. Hickson was recently bought out by the Sacramento Kings.