NBA Trades: Tyson Chandler To The Mavs; Astik To Pelicans


The NBA draft takes place later this evening but the Association has a lot going on with trades. The Houston Rockets are trying to open up cap space to make a run at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. They’ve traded away Omer Astik – whose been asking for a trade since the team acquired Dwight Howard last summer.  Asik was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future first-round draft pick. Astik joins Anthony Davis in the front court.

One rumor says the Rockets would be willing to trade James harden – with Jermey Lin’s  attached,

The New York Knicks have traded center Tyson Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks. Chandler won a ring with the Mavs in 2011 an then signed a $60-million deal with Knicks in free agency that summer. Do you think he changes how he dresses now that he’s going back to Dallas?


Felton gets a fresh start after a dismal season highlighted by gun charges and a divorce.  The Knicks will receive Sam Dalembert plus guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington and the Mavericks’ two second-round picks in Thursday’s NBA draft – the 34th and 51st overall selections, sources said.

JR Smith and Iman Shumpert you’re on notice.