Much has been made in NBA circles in the past week about ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst feeding NBA trade rumors that Karl Anthony Towns is unhappy with the Timberwolves. Windhorst said on ESPN TV that NBA teams are “definitely sniffing around as if maybe there’s something here.” Obviously the Timberwolves would ask for the moon when it comes to landing Towns. Maybe “the moon” is the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. The Suns have great potential to shake things up this summer, given that they own draft picks No. 1, No. 16, No. 31 and No. 59. Suns GM Ryan McDonough has already flat-out said that a trade prior to or on draft night is likely and that they won’t keep all of their picks. The top pick is the least likely to go in a trade, but McDonough is leaving his options open. “It’s very unlikely that we trade [the pick],” McDonough said. “The only scenario in which I could envision us trading the pick is if we … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors Karl Anthony Towns Suns Timberwolves
Could the Trail Blazers be willing to trade CJ McCollum to the Pistons or Wizards? Portland, Detroit and Washington are all stuck in neutral right now on the NBA landscape and change for sake of change may now be an option for all three NBA teams this summer. McCollum has been the subject of NBA trade rumors for quite a while, but this summer may be the time Neil Olshey finally strikes. “It’s been reported that Olshey has previously rejected offers for Lillard and McCollum,” The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor wrote last month. “Even before this series (a sweep at the hands of the Pelicans), league executives had assumed that Olshey would break up the duo if they failed again.” That said, blowing it up entirely is not an option for Olshey and the Blazers. Their goal is to compete now, not to tumble back down into the NBA Draft Lottery. Having a chance, however, of leaping into the upper-echelon of the Western Conference will not happen unless they take … [Read more...] about CJ McCollum Blazers NBA Trade Rumors Pistons Wizards in mix?
A Kyle Lowry Sixers NBA trade has been rumored about for years considering Lowry’s Philadelphia ties, but when the 76ers made their trade with the Celtics just ahead of last year’s draft – it put a quick halt to those rumors. Expect them to crank up again very soon. Lowry could immediately provide the Sixers with the scoring boost in the backcourt that Markelle Fultz could not – and he could more than shoulder the load at the point when Ben Simmons needs a breather. The two-point guard system was tremendously effective for the Rockets this season, and the Sixers should be modeling themselves more like Houston than like Golden State – which is loaded with elite shooters. Lowry, despite signing a three-year, $100 million extension with the Raptors last summer, is now resigned to the fact that the Raptors NBA title contention status is over. The Lowry – DeMar DeRozan combo could never solve LeBron James and the Cavs, and even if LeBron bolts for the NBA … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors Kyle Lowry Sixers Raptors: Move coming?
The future looks less than ideal for the San Antonio Spurs. Down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs, the dark cloud that is the Kawhi Leonard situation continues to loom over the organization. Leonard has appeared in just nine games this season as he was initially sidelined with a thigh injury that hampered him during last year's playoffs. In the process, fault lines in his relationship with the Spurs have become full-blown chasms. The 26-year-old has been cleared to play by team doctors, but he's instead opted to go to New York where he would continue rehabilitating. RelatedArticlesKnicks unsure Kristaps Porzingis will play next season 04/19/18Kemba Walker Knicks NBA trade rumors: Hornets to rebuild 04/18/18 Given where the team has been over the last couple months, whether it was competing for a not-so-safe spot in the postseason to facing the juggernaut Warriors in the first round, Leonard's actions have … [Read more...] about NBA trade rumors: Kawhi Leonard, Knicks, Lakers, 76ers
The Knicks are seeking the Ben Simmons to Philly’s Joel Embiid to place next to Kristaps Porzingis over the next decade and as of right now there is only one player on the NBA trade market that makes sense – that being Hornets playmaker Kemba Walker. Charlotte has a new GM in Mitch Kupchak, who was brought in to get the Hornets out of the “middle of the road” rut they’ve been stuck in for the better part of this decade. The old NBA adage of “you can’t get good until you’ve been bad” definitely applies here for the Hornets, who could potentially get two lottery picks in a loaded draft if they find the right trade partner in the next two months. Here is what the Associated Press had to say about Walker’s situation at the end of the regular season: “If Kupchak decides a massive rebuilding project is in order, Walker could be the first one out the door given he’s the team’s biggest bargaining chip and has a … [Read more...] about Kemba Walker Knicks NBA trade rumors: Hornets to rebuild