NBA trade rumors 2015 roundup: Nuggets willing to deal Ty Lawson? – SB Nation
Nearly Denver’s entire roster is available, Larry Sanders is being bought out and the latest on Amar’e Stoudemire and the Mavericks.
With the All-Star Game over and the trade deadline now just days away, it’s time for the league’s sellers to start selling. The team with the most to give is the Nuggets, and according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, Denver is willing to listen to offers for everyone on the team aside from 20-year-old Jusuf Nurkic.
That includes Ty Lawson. The Nuggets, according to Lowe, aren’t actively shopping their 27-year-old point guard, but “the sense around the league is that you could land Lawson or [forward Kenneth] Faried with a Godfather offer,” Lowe writes. The Celtics have reportedly engaged Denver on exploratory talks for Lawson.
Faried is the less interesting player here. He’s athletic and has a good motor, but is still an undersized power forward who can’t shoot or protect the rim.
Lawson, however, remains one of the better point guards in the league. He’s averaging 17 points and 10 assists per game this year and is a career 37-percent three-point shooter. There might not be a faster player in the NBA. He’s also signed for two seasons after this one; he’ll make $12.4 million next season and $13.2 million in 2016-17. In the new CBA, that’s an affordable contract for an All-Star caliber player still in his prime. It’s why Boston is interested, though Lowe reports the Celtics will not include Marcus Smart in any deal for Lawson.
Lowe also mentions the Rockets and Kings as other possible Lawson fits.
For more on the active Nuggets, check out Denver Stiffs
Bucks and Larry Sanders discussing buyout
The writing for this one has been on the wall for a while. Buyout discussions between the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders have begun, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Sanders still has three full seasons and more than $33 million left on the four-year, $44 million contract extension he signed with the Bucks in August 2013, per ShamSports.
Sanders, however, hasn’t played since Dec. 23. The Bucks initially said he wasn’t playing due to an “illness,” but reports began to … – Click Here To Visit Article Source