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NBA Trade Rumors: Breaking Down Latest Whispers Throughout the Association
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As the NBA offseason continues to roll on, more trades will naturally be explored throughout the Association.

Whether it be a team attempting to clear cap space or a team looking to acquire talent, there are always several options to consider in the summer.

There is still some helpful talent out on the market that won't cost a fortune for interested teams. Here's a look at the latest trade buzz in the NBA.

 

Gerald Henderson Headed Out of Charlotte?

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Gerald Henderson and the Charlotte Bobcats are "far apart" in extension negotiations, and the Bobcats are exploring sign-and-trade possibilities with multiple teams.

Wojnarowski reports that Henderson's price tag could range from $7.5 million to $8 million, and the Bobcats aren't willing to meet the market value.

The 25-year-old shooting guard averaged 15.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals while shooting 45 percent from the floor and 82 percent from the free-throw line last season. He ranked fifth in PER (16.85) among all shooting guards who averaged at least 30 minutes per game in 2012-13, via Hoopdata.com.

 

Timberwolves Shopping J.J. Barea?

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have made a wealth of moves this season, including signing Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer.

They are also looking to add more cap space by dealing guard J.J. Barea.

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com tweeted this last week:

The 29-year-old guard averaged 11.3 points and 4.0 assists in 23 minutes per game last season while shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc. Among all guards who averaged at least 20 minutes per game, he ranked below the league average in PER, via Hoopdata.com.

 

Jimmer Fredette Headed Out of Sacramento?

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According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Sacramento Kings have been shopping Jimmer Fredette and Chuck Hayes to the Cleveland Cavaliers in hopes of clearing cap space to sign free-agent guard Monta Ellis.

Fredette averaged 7.2 points in 14 minutes per game while shooting 42 percent from the field and 42 percent from beyond the arc last season. Interestingly enough, among guards who played at least 10 minutes per game, Fredette's PER was higher than the league average, via Hoopdata.com. That was despite opposing point guards registering a PER of 21.1 against him, via 82games.com.

If you are looking for a three-point shooter to come off the bench and space the floor for you, Fredette can certainly do that. Expecting much else, though, is probably expecting too much.

 

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