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As the NBA trade deadline gets down to the wire, my "miscellaneous" slide will encompass any relevant goings-on throughout the league. The following will provide a rapid-fire account of various rumblings throughout the NBA to take note of moving closer to the deadline.
Starting alphabetically with the Boston Celtics, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports has reported that Kevin Garnett does not intend to waive his no-trade clause for any reason. This is important to take note of because it will completely alter what the Celtics organization plans to do at the deadline.
With KG intending to stick around and bleed green, the Celts may look to improve the team rather than gut it. A tweet by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports gives insight as to who could be on the move from Boston:
Now that Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa are both out for the remainder of the season with torn ACLs, adding depth at the guard spot for a playoff run is vital for Boston moving forward.
Moving on to another east coast contender, New York Knicks' head coach Mike Woodson said the Knicks will "sit tight" at the trade deadline, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.
Woodson is reportedly in favor of keeping guard Iman Shumpert, who has been the key Knick dangled in rumors moving toward the deadline.
Meanwhile, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio tweeted that Jordan Crawford of the Washington Wizards wants to be traded.
Amico also weighed in via Twitter, saying a potential Eric Gordon to Golden State trade, which was first reported by John Reid of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, has some truth behind it.
Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld reported via Twitter that the Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger could be moved and Chris Broussard of ESPN listed Philadelphia's Evan Turner and both Ben Gordon/Gerald Henderson of Charlotte as possible trade chips.
Well, the NBA trade rumor realm is a surreal and aggressive place to be. I'd assume that there isn't enough wiggle room available before the trade deadline for big names like Granger, Eric Gordon or Turner to get moved, but names like Ben Gordon and Jordan Crawford could be shipped out of town.
The NBA community may well be poised for a disappointing trade deadline following a gargantuan amount of rumors and speculation. But that doesn't mean the next few hours won't be eventful.
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