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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley's lawyer, Frederick Nance, says Oakley came to the Knicks-Cavs game tonight as his guest. "When the Cavs learned we were coming, Dan Gilbert invited us to sit with him," Nance said in a text message.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley is seated next to owner Dan Gilbert in Cleveland tonight for Knicks-Cavs. He said he's rooting for a good game tonight and also said he's rooting for the better team but didn't have much to say about his feud with Knicks owner James Dolan. When asked if things had cleared up between he and the Knicks, Oakley said, "How long would it take you to get over something?" Oakley's lawyer, Frederick Nance, said Oakley would have more to say at the appropriate time.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley sitting court side in Cleveland for the Cavs-Knicks game tonight.

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Ex-Knick Chris Smith, the younger brother of J.R., is ready for Charles Oakley's arrival at Knicks-Cavs tonight.

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Derrick Rose: "It's always a relief not getting traded." Says he's glad the trade deadline is over.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One source close to the Derrick Rose talks says some members of the Knicks organization were willing to come off of their demand of a second asset in a potential Rose for Ricky Rubio offer. But the Knicks' willingness to lower the demands came too late for a deal to come together, the source said. In general, team president Phil Jackson had been looking for picks in talks with opposing teams.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks had offers on the table for several players but have stood pat at the trade deadline. Minnesota ultimately would not agree to what the Knicks were offering in a potential Derrick Rose trade. The Knicks were looking for an addition asset in addition for Rubio and Minnesota was unwilling to acquiesce. The Knicks also talked to the Clippers about a deal for Courtney Lee but nothing materialized.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A half hour ago, Minnesota had been unwilling to give up an additional asset in its talks with the Knicks on a Derrick Rose trade, according to a source. NYK wanted a second piece. Will the Knicks or Wolves come off of their demands?

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One holdup in the Minnesota talks for Derrick Rose has been that the Knicks hadn't budged on their insistence that a second piece be added to the deal in a return for Ricky Rubio - a player or a draft pick, according to a source. With one hour to go, it will be interesting to see if the Knicks lower their demands or if Minnesota acquiesces.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks and Clippers have had recent talks about shooting guard Courtney Lee, sources tell Ramona Shelburne and I. The Knicks have been seeking draft picks back in most conversations they've had with teams, per sources. The Clippers don't have any immediate first-round picks to offer to New York may have to settle for a player or get a third team involved to push a deal through.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Knicks and Timberwolves remain engaged in trade talks toward a deal headlined by Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio, league sources tell ESPN.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley plans to attend tonight's Knicks-Cavs game in Cleveland, he confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. It's worth noting that Oakley, who has been feuding with Knicks owner James Dolan, is close with Cavs star LeBron James.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose was asked if he hopes nothing happens at the trade deadline. He's well aware that the Knicks are talking to Minnesota about a trade. "I just want to play. Like I said, it's not up to me," he said. "My job is to be a professional about it, no matter where I'm at. If they decide to do it, I'll go there. I feel like I'm prepared but we'll have to see."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he hasn't been in touch with his agent, B.J. Armstrong, to talk about trade rumors. He said he doesn't want to drive himself crazy.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's prepared for anything that happens at the deadline but isn't thinking about possibly being traded. "I'm just waiting," he said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose is also here at Knicks shootaround.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here at Knicks shootaround and Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings are on the court, shooting around.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Clippers had recently shown interest in Knicks SG Courtney Lee but one team that had been in touch with the Knicks didn't get the impression that Lee would be moved. Another team in contact with NYK said the club is looking for a first-round pick - just like every other team - and had discussed packaging Kyle O'Quinn and Brandon Jennings together in a deal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves and Knicks, by the way, remain in active discussions for a possible Derrick Rose deal, according to sources.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In talks with Minnesota on a potential Derrick Rose deal, the Knicks had been seeking multiple players or a player and a draft pick in return, sources said. Point guard Ricky Rubio is the obvious candidate because he and Rose could be traded in a one-for-one deal. The organization has also held Rubio in high regard for some time. It be interesting to see if Knicks pull back on their insistence for a multiple-player or player-and-a-pick return as the 3 pm deadline approaches.

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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