New York Teams

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets' and Wizards' trade of Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough for Andrew Nicholson, guard Marcus Thornton and 2017 protected first round draft pick officially goes through. Wizards add much-needed bench scoring and unload Nicholson's salary. Nets gain a first-round pick and veteran stretch scoring forward in Nicholson. "Bojan is a very good shooter and a talented overall scorer whose versatility gives us an added dimension as we gear up for the stretch run," said Washington president Ernie Grunfeld. "He is a proven starter that will provide us an added boost off the bench and allow us to be creative with our lineups."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

I don't know if this has anything to do with Minnesota's trade talks with the Knicks for Derrick Rose, but it will fuel conspiracy theories: Ricky Rubio started following Kristaps Porzingis on Instagram recently. Also, Knicks rookie Willy Hernangomez bacatipned with Rubio, a friend of his, over the All-Star break.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Discussions surrounding a potential trade of Derrick Rose continued between the Knicks and the Timberwolves on Wednesday, according to a source. It is unclear what, specifically, Minnesota would offer the Knicks in a potential swap for Rose. Although according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Timberwolves are motivated to move Ricky Rubio because team president and coach Tom Thibodeau sees rookie Kris Dunn as the franchise's point guard of the future.

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Adding Bojan Bogdanovic from the Nets could bolster the Wizards' bench. The Wizards average 23.4 points per game from bench players, second-fewest in the NBA to the Timberwolves' 22.1.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose isn't the only player to draw interest from opposing teams looking to make a trade. Kyle O'Quinn and Brandon Jennings both being asked about in recent days, sources say. O'Quinn has played well this season and is on a team-friendly contract. Jennings is in the final year of his contract and has proved durable this season after missing nearly 12 months with an Achilles injury.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Knicks management: "Those guys understand and know how I'm feeling, what's on my mind, and what I would like to see happen." Anthony has said in the past that he's dedicated to New York and said Wednesday that he doesn't feel the need to keep talking about his devotion to the Knicks and the city.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose sat out the final portion of a scrimmage today but he participated in all of practice prior to that, per the Knicks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said he was feeling relaxed as the trade deadline approached: "If something is going to happen it's going to happen. I haven't heard anything as of right now, so that's not something that I'm concerned about."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says he still hasn't heard from Knicks management about any possible trades and reiterates that he expects to be with the team for their first game after the deadline.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings said he took a break from social media over the past few days, in part, because of some crazy responses from Knicks fans. (I'm thinking of doing the same.)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said yesterday that Courtney Lee was too ill to fly to NY in time for Tuesday's practice but he's expected to play Thursday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah (hamstring) and Courtney Lee (illness) did not practice today. Carmelo Anthony is practicing today.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose answers a coupe of questions about being the subject of trade talk:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose was reminded on Tuesday that he's talked about how much he loves playing in NY: "It doesn't matter if you're on the trading block," Rose said. "I love it (here). But it's not up to me. It's up to the front office. I don't have a problem with the coaching staff. I don't have a problem with my teammates."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on the possibility of being traded: "You never know what's going to happen. You've got to be a professional about it. Whatever it is, I'll be prepared."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah is out for Thursday's game against the Cavs. Jeff Hornacek said Noah tweaked a hamstring injury during a practice prior to the All-Star break. Willy Hernangomez will start in his place against Cleveland.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks' Derrick Rose says he's heard about reports of Minnesota's interest in him but he's not distracted by the possibility of being traded. Says he's going "with the flow" at this point.

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