With the trade deadline rapidly approaching this Thursday, 3 p.m. Eastern, here is the latest news around the NBA.
1.) The New Orleans Pelicans are shopping Alexis Ajinca, per league sources.
2.) With DeMarcus Cousins on the team, Ajinca’s role with the Pelicans has diminished, leaving him expendable, according to league sources.
3.) It is not known what teams are interested in Ajinca. It was rumored before the Cousins trade, he was in a deal that would’ve sent him to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jahlil Okafor.
4.) Lance Stephenson will not be getting a second ten-day contract from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to league sources.
5.) With Lance Stephenson injured, league sources state that Stephenson is focused on getting healthy and should be ready within a week. Cavs 365 reported that earlier in the week.
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