It’s been just rumors, however, as no one has come through with any trades since the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic made a splash on Tuesday.
Rumors ultimately mean nothing if no trade occurs, but some still find certain rumors more bothersome than others, particularly if they feel there is no truth behind them. That was the case on Wednesday when Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison and senior vice president of basketball operations John Hollinger of the Memphis Grizzlies decided to use twitter to call out reporters for what they felt were inaccurate reports:
Alex Kennedy that’s false information bro, I’m good… pic.twitter.com/Z3yBtDv2aW
— Darren Collison (@Darren_Collison) February 17, 2016
As can be seen in the photo, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders had reported that Collison wanted out of Sacramento.
Re: Conley MEM/DET trade talks. Source tells https://t.co/aPhi5p6MSL that Reggie Jackson would go back to MEM in a potential deal
— Brian Geltzeiler (@hoopscritic) February 17, 2016
@hoopscritic lol keep trying bro you’ll get one of these by blind luck eventually.
— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) February 17, 2016
Hollinger was surprisingly less friendly about what was put out there about Mike Conley by Brian Geltzeiler of Hoopscritic. For what it’s worth, Marc Stein of ESPN had a report about Conley that completely contradicted what Geltzeiler had reported. Given that Stein has a relationship with his former colleague Hollinger, it’s likely that his source is coming straight from the front office of the Grizzlies. This isn’t to discredit Geltzeiler’s source, but something may be a miss given Hollinger’s strong reaction.
With different agendas from all sides, it’s hard to know for sure who’s telling the truth and who’s skewing it whether a trade happens or not. Certainly, we’ll know a bit more by the end of Thursday.
Jim Park is a blogger and Tweet of the Night author of Sheridan Hoops. Follow him on twitter @SheridanBlog.