That would be a fantastic addition, as his presence would provide some toughness and generate some easier baskets for a team that relies so much on isolation plays. But what is the price of acquiring a guard of his caliber? Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has the details on that below:
Here’s everything you need to know about last night’s action.
When the Los Angeles Clippers acquired J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley over the summer via trade, many around the league felt that the team surrounded Chris Paul and Blake Griffin with the perfect pieces: solid role players with exceptional touch from the outside to provide great spacing for both stars. Paul would pick defenses apart with so many options to choose from, while Griffin would have all the room he could ask for to operate in the low block.
For the most part, those things have come to fruition. Redick had been terrific for the team prior to his hand injury, while Paul and Griffin have averaged a double-double so far on the season. The one piece that has yet to pan out has been the play of Dudley, as the small forward has been less than stellar for the team. He has averaged 8.2 points on a career worst 43.3 percent from the field and just 32.1 percent from beyond the arc. He has also grabbed a career worst 1.7 rebounds despite playing nearly 29 minutes per game.
Trade rumors were flowing Thursday like water going over Niagara Falls as the day when the dam can burst — Dec. 15 — drew closer by the hour. (For those unfamiliar with NBA rules, the vast majority of players who signed contracts over the summer cannot be dealt until Dec. 15.)
Most years, Dec. 15 comes and goes with tons of trade speculation buildup and very, very little in terms of actual deals going down.
But this season, with 13 teams more or less out of the running in the East and 13 teams more or less competing for eight playoff spots in the West, things are different.
Season-long unhappiness and the recent addition of Greivis Vasquez—who came in the Rudy Gay trade with the Sacramento Kings—to the Toronto Raptors backcourt now have point guard Kyle Lowry’s name being discussed in trade talks with the New York Knicks, among other potential suitors.
The Knicks could use Lowry’s services with their leading point guard, Raymond Felton, having left hamstring problems that have lingered since the beginning of the season and now have him missing the next 2-3 weeks of action.
Twitter is all abuzz with insider information regarding the potential of a Lowry trade.