NBA Rumors: Hottest Gossip Ahead of 2016 Trade Deadline

February 16th, 2016 by Brian Mazique Leave a reply »

The NBA trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 18, and the rumors are plentiful.

The biggest names are being dragged through the rumor mill, but is there any truth to the banter? Let's start in Los Angeles, where a team's controversial superstar has been the subject of trade speculation.


Blake Isn't Moving, but What About Paul?

Blake Griffin is nursing a hand injury, which he suffered while punching a Los Angeles Clippers equipment manager. Once he's healthy enough to play, Griffin will have to serve a four-game suspension for his actions.

Even with that hanging over him, Griffin is a hot commodity on the NBA trade market.

It's understandable. Despite the incident, Griffin hasn't been a lightning rod for controversy throughout his career, and when he's healthy, the 26-year-old is an MVP candidate.

Teams appear to be willing to look past Griffin's recent issues and are reportedly calling the Clippers about his availability. Per Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, Los Angeles is rebuffing those overtures:

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