3:10 P.M. UPDATE
- Per Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Bucks-Magic trade for J.J. Redick breaks down as follows: Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb to the Magic for Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith.
3:03 P.M. UPDATE
- ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski both report that Josh Smith will not be leaving the Hawks via a trade.
2:59 P.M. UPDATE
- J.J. Redick heard his name tossed about all day and now he’s found a home, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski: the Bucks have picked him the Orlando sharpshooter.
2:52 P.M. UPDATE
- ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears report the Thunder are sending Eric Maynor to Portland with OKC getting a pick in return.
2:25 P.M. UPDATE
- David Aldridge tweets that the Nets are still in the mix for Josh Smith and, in a separate deal, three teams are interested in landing J.J. Redick.
1:50 P.M. UPDATE
- Per our man David Aldridge, sources say the Wizards have agreed to trade Jordan Crawford to the Celtics. The deal will not include Celtics rookie big man Fab Melo.Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Celtics will send Leandro Barbosa’s expiring contract to the Wizards.
- ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard reports the Suns have sent veteran guard Sebastian Telfair to the Raptors for big man Hamed Haddadi.
- As mentioned in earlier updates, the Grizzlies were interested in adding some big man depth and have apparently done so. Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal and Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com report that Memphis has added Heat reserve Dexter Pittman and a second-round pick.
1:22 P.M. UPDATE
- Following the Hawks’ practice at Philips Arena today, forward Josh Smith tells our Sekou Smith, “Atlanta will be on my list in free agency.”
1:14 P.M. UPDATE
- Via a report with NBA TV, our own Steve Aschburner says the Bucks are hitching their wagons more to Brandon Jennings than Monta Ellis.
12:57 P.M. UPDATE
- Quick note from Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal that the Grizzlies are working on two trade scenarios – each one for a big man.
12:40 P.M. UPDATE
Spurs miss out on Redick? — As of trade deadline day, the Spurs were one of several teams hot on the trail of Magic guard J.J. Redick. But despite a push to acquire him, it looks like San Antonio can forget about adding another shooter to the league’s best team, writes Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
11:55 A.M. UPDATE
A couple more quick hits from the world of Twitter …
- Our main man David Aldridge says don’t expect new Rockets forward Thomas Robinson to be traded again. He’s staying in Houston.
- Depending on who you listen to, the Kings are either interested in trading former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans … or they’re not.
- Our main man Sekou Smith clarifies that despite what you might have read elsewhere, Josh Smith is perfectly happy remaining as a Hawk and entering free agency. Read more here.
- Tax issues have the Bulls cooling off in their interest in J.J. Redick, so says Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
- Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group reports that the Warriors are open to moving little-used reserves Jeremy Tyler and Charles Jenkins.
10:44 A.M. UPDATE
A few quick hits from around the world of Twitter (which you can keep up with via our Twitter Reacts post, BTW)
- Full story coming on this soon, but our main man Sekou Smith reports the Hawks are exhausting all options to send Josh Smith to the West before they explore anything else.
- Our main man David Aldridge reports that the Bucks, Pacers, Spurs and 76ers are hot on the trail of J.J. Redick.
- Magic guard Jameer Nelson likely isn’t going anywhere, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel
And a quick note from Memphis, too …
Small move — or no move at all — likely for Grizz – Unless someone pulls off a major blockbuster between now and the 3 p.m. finish line, the Memphis Grizzlies will be the team on record in 2012-13 for pulling off the biggest trade after they shipped out Rudy Gay on Jan. 30. That said, it doesn’t look likely that Memphis will pull off another big deal, but a minor one may be in the cards. Ronald Tillery of the The Commercial-Appeal has more on what the Grizz may do:
The reality is that Griz brass is trying to be opportunistic today in hopes of getting something for nothing at the 11th hour (Orlando has made it clear J.J. Redick can’t be had for anything less than a first-round pick). As of this morning, the Griz were looking at their exceptions one of three ways: 1) acquiring a guard/swingman they like from the end of another team’s bench 2) grabbing an established big man only if he’s accompanied by a second-round pick 3) not using the exception at all.
The Griz need more size and could always use more shooting. However, they don’t want to acquire a guard who has no shot at cracking the rotation. It’s been difficult enough for Austin Daye to get minutes now that Quincy Pondexter is healthy.
So don’t be too surprised if the Griz did something minor today or nothing at all. But as is the case at the trade deadline, you can always expect the unexpected. Doing nothing would mean the team would likely pick up a D-League player they like to occupy the 13th roster spot. (more…)