With a quarter of the 2015-16 NBA season in the books, teams are solidifying their rotations and figuring out where they have holes in the roster. And that can only mean one thing — it’s time for NBA trade rumors to start heating up.
The first trade of the season is already in the books, of course, as the Memphis Grizzlies acquired Mario Chalmers from the Miami Heat back in November. According to several reports, though, another move might not be too far off.
Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears reports that the Los Angeles Clippers have "gauged trade interest" in offseason acquisitions Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith, although recent injuries have forced the Clippers to reassess their roster. Another problem? The market for both players is pretty weak:
The Suns and Pelicans have had preliminary contact about a potential trade, but Morris’ pending felony aggravated assault charges remain a possible obstacle for virtually every team interested in making a deal, sources told Yahoo.