While we wait for the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors to come to a merciful end, the rest of the NBA attempts to gauge opportunities for deals ahead of the NBA trade deadline this Thursday at 3 PM Easter. 'Melo may or may not be headed to the New Jersey Nets or New York Knicks, and the Nets may or may not take on some Knicks in an absurd mash-up of the reported offers. Wackadoo!
There was some non-'Melo chatter out there on Monday. Here are the highlights.
* Gerald Wallace could be on the move. The Charlotte Bobcats' small forward, a strong defender and rebounder, is available, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers are among the teams interested. Houston has been reluctant to extend any of the team's own players past this season; Aaron Brooks, Shane Battier and Chuck Hayes all learned that the hard way. Wallace is on the books beyond this year, but would add a top-flight inside player to team with Luis Scola and Kevin Martin.
* If the Denver Nuggets end up with Raymond Felton in an Anthony deal, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports, they will try to flip him. Felton is an above-average point guard on a short contract that only runs through next season. There should be a plethora of buyers if the Nuggets get him and look to trade him.
* Who's the most likely to be traded Phoenix Sun? That'd be Mickael Pietrus, according to Seth Pollack of SB Nation Arizona. The defender who helped the Orlando Magic get to the 2009 NBA Finals could be of interest to contending teams.