The World Famous Lay-up Drill Rumor Mill
Jan. 5, 2009
The first Monday morning is not a slow one when it comes to trade rumors in the league. The first big rumor comes from The New York Daily News, team executives have thrown around a potential three-way trade involving the Knicks, Clippers, and Blazers over the last few days.
Coach Mike D’Antoni is in love with Camby's playing, and in favor of putting him as his center to play alongside Al Harrington and Wilson Chandler in the front court. The Blazers have been interested in David Lee for a while now, and the trade would include the Clippers receiving Quentin Richardson, the Knicks getting Camby and Channing Frye, and the Blazers getting Lee.
Another player who could find himself on the move is Bulls' forward, Joakim Noah. The Chicago Tribune reports today that Noah and Bulls' coach, Vinny Del Negro, have not seen eye-to-eye most of this season, and even though Chicago did spend a lottery pick on the former University of Florida two-time national champion, his transition into the pro game has not been as smooth as expected.
Noah will join Larry Hughes and Tyrus Thomas with other Bulls on the trading block by the All-Star break.
As the Celtics continue to struggle as of late, losing four of their last six, the Marbury to Boston talks start to pick up steam. Over the weekend, Ray Allen said he would welcome Marbury in Boston. Then last night, after a surprising loss to the Knicks, Kevin Garnett seemed to pave the way for Marbury to come to Boston as well.
When asked by reporters about GM Danny Ainge possibly signing Marbury, Garnett replied, “Anything that is going to help us get better." Garnett and Marbury started their careers together in Minnesota, however, when Marbury was moved to the Nets, he was not on the best of terms with Garnett.
The Toronto Raptors, who we reported over the weekend to possibly be unloading talent, may actually be interested in bringing a former Raptor back. GM Bryan Colangelo stated during the Raptors—Magic game Sunday that the Raptors were interested in bringing back Carlos Delfino.
Delfino is currently playing in Russia and averaged nine points and four rebounds as a key reserve off the bench for Toronto.