As All-Star Weekend in Houston winds down, the rumor mill is heating up as the trade deadline is fast approaching.
It comes as no surprise that Paul Millsap of the Utah Jazz is involved in this latest report by ESPN as Millsap’s name has been mentioned numerous times given the fact Utah has a logjam of bigs. This latest rumor involves Eric Bledsoe of the Los Angeles Clippers as a focal point of a trade.
Sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com late Saturday that there is a level of mutual interest between the Clippers and Utah Jazz in exploring a deal that would feature Bledsoe as the headliner in a trade package for Jazz forward Paul Millsap.
Although two sources with knowledge of the Clippers’ thinking insisted during All-Star Weekend that Bledsoe would not be moved in coming days and strongly predicted that L.A. would stand pat, two other sources indicated that the Clippers and Jazz will at least discuss the feasibility of a trade headlined by Bledsoe and Millsap before the deadline.
Bledsoe has been involved in several rumors as well, most notably the rumors that swirled around acDeAndre Jordan/Blefsoe for Kevin Garnett package, that KG ultimately put the brakes on.