Signatures and transactions are considered “nuclear transactions.” Under NBA rules, if the accepting team invalidates the trade, the new contract signed with the original team will also be invalidated. This prevents the first team from being “stuck” with a player they do not want and/or cannot afford to stay under the terms of the signed contract. The player is also protected against the contractual obligation of a new team for which he may no longer want to work. Such an event occurred in 2005, when small forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim was picked up by the New Jersey Nets in a signing and trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. The trade was then halted by the Nets when a physical examination discovered scar tissue (which increases the likelihood of a future injury) in Abdur-Rahim`s knee. Following the cancellation, Abdur-Rahim became a free agent again; His new contract with the Trail Blazers (which had his “bird rights”) was cancelled and then signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings.  David Aldridge: Wizards` GM Tommy Sheppard: “There are no plans to act… It`s a new story with John and Brad. This is not a sequel. .@KevinOConnorNBA on #Celtics and trades title in the draft:Yesterday`s conversation was Gordon Hayward`s 1. pelicans for Jrue Holiday. “I heard that Chicago asked for Kemba” Portland acquires Enes Kanter from Boston in a three-way deal with Memphis, ESPN sources report.
Memphis gets Mario Hezonjia and 30th choice (Desmond Bane) of the night design agreement as part of the trade. The Celtics will receive a future reflection of Memphis project. John Wall and Russell Westbrook were traded either for each other or not all because there was no other player pay game that made sense to both teams. And since they both wanted to go out, the “not at all” option didn`t look particularly tasty for both parties. (A spy, in fact, says that the two actually waited to be exchanged for each other before the project). The NBA lifted its trade moratorium Monday by 12 percent.m. ET, a prelude to a busy week that includes the 2020 NBA Draft Wednesday night and the start of the free agency on Friday. There is a creeping feeling on Causeway Street that Gordon Hayward is not being traded tonight.
Rich Hoffman: Pick Protections going from the Sixers to OKC in the Al Horford-Danny Green trade, per source: – 2025: Protected 1-6 — If that doesn`t convey, 2026 and 2027 are protected 1-4 — if nothing is passed on (and we do the process again, I think) will be a 2027 second round pick after acquiring Robert Covington and Enes Kanter on trades and signing forward Rodney Hood and Carmelo Anthony, Olshey has agreed to a one-year contract with 22-year-old former Prep Phenom Harry Giles, according to ESPN`s Adrian Wojowskinar.