NBA Chatter

   

Atlanta moving Josh Smith to Boston is not likely. Players that could get moved at the deadline are Kirk Hinrich and Wing Marvin Williams. Atlanta may amnesty Joe Johnson after the season though.

Lakers have discussed trading Point Guard Steve Blake for Combo-Guard Raymond Felton of the Blazers. Los Angeles would need to include more to get this deal done.

Sacramento Kings Coach Keith smart will return next season.

Minnesota is trying to ship Swingman Michael Beasley out of town, as are the Kings with Power Forward J.J. Hickson. The same goes for Andray Blatche in Washington.

   

The Clippers and Timberwolves are interest in Portland Shooting Guard Jamal Crawford.

Lob City is also interested in Ray Allen (Boston) and Ronnie Brewer (Chicago).

Philadelphia has spoken to Chicago about a possible Kyle Korver and Omer Asik.

The Bulls have inquired about Forward Lamar Odom (Dallas).

Miami is calling around the league, looking for a backup big man.

New Jersey Nets big man Brooke Lopez is on crutches after rolling his ankle. He has not played much this season, despite being mentioned in trade rumors.

Knicks Forward Bill Walker had elbow surgery and will miss the next 4-6 weeks.

   

Center DeMarcus Cousins denies that he wants out of Sacramento.

Swingman Wilson chandler is still in talks with Denver to return to the NBA. He played in China during the lockout.

Point Guards Steve Nash and Rajon Rondo are not expected to get traded, but Cleveland’s Ramon Sessions is widely believed to be on the move.