Trade talk: Gay, Morris, Lakers, Grizzlies

Kings forward Rudy Gay was reportedly a strong candidate to be traded.

The Kings are willing to trade forward Rudy Gay, per ESPN. The Kings, however, rejected a trade that would have sent Gay to the Pelicans for guard Eric Gordon and forward Alonzo Gee, the website reports.

The Hawks are gauging the trade value of point guards Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroeder, per ESPN.

The Suns continue to look for potential trade partners for forward Markieff Morris, although their asking price is said to be high, per ESPN.

The Lakers have made center Roy Hibbert, power forward Brandon Bass, and guards Nick Young and Lou Williams available for trades, per ESPN.

According to one report, the Lakers are also open to trading rookie guard D’Angelo Russell.

The Timberwolves are seeking “more than a mere salary dump” in exchange for shooting guard Kevin Martin, per ESPN.

The Nuggets are shopping forward/center J.J. Hickson and hope to move him before the trading deadline, per ESPN.

Forward Jeff Green and guard Courtney Lee are potential Grizzlies trade chips, per ESPN.

Injuries to Bulls big men Joakim Noah and Nikola Mirotic have increased the likelihood of the team keeping power forward Taj Gibson beyond the trading deadline, per ESPN.

The Pistons are more likely to target Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson in free agency than in a trade prior to the Feb. 18 deadline, per ESPN. Anderson will be a free agent at season’s end.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has been aggressive in attempting to make a “splashy move” prior to the trade deadline, per ESPN.

Heat power forward Amare Stoudemire is not contemplating retirement, per the Palm Beach Post. “I’ve still got it,” he told the newspaper. “It’s just a matter of finding a nice balance where I can stay consistent.”

Former NBA guard Tyshawn Taylor has agreed to a contract with Venezuelan club Guaros de Lara, per Amico Hoops.

Ex-Wichita State guard Nick Wiggins has signed with the Canterbury Rams of Australia, per the team. Wiggins was cut in training camp by the Timberwolves and is the older brother of reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins.

The Warriors have assigned rookie forward Kevon Looney to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League, per the team.

Former NBA power forward Cedric Simmons has agreed to sign with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel, per Eurobasket News. Simmons, 30, spent seven games with the Cavaliers in 2007-08.

Former NBA and D-League forward Jermareo Davidson has agreed to sign with Al Manama of Bahrain, per AsiaBasket.

Ex-Notre Dame guard Eric Atkins has signed with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League, per the team. Atkins was cut by the Jazz in training camp.

— Sam Amico