ESPN.com's Marc Stein brings us up to date on the trade rumors surrounding the Wizards, Mavericks and Celtics.
Ninety percent of the column is devoted to the negotiations between the Wizards and Mavericks. The rumors involve multiple scenarios including Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, Antawn Jamison, Josh Howard and a bunch of expiring deals.
At the end, Stein drops this nugget:
on that one," another source close to the situation insisted to
ESPN.com that a Boston-Washington swap looks "very doubtful" because of
the considerable long-term expense Boston would be taking on — for
players who play the same positions as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett — and because of Washington's reluctance to part with Jamison.
Caron Butler is on the books for $10 million this year and next year. Antawn Jamison is making $11 million this year, $13 million next year, and $15 million in 2011-12.