Things are heating up around the 2019 NBA trade deadline which closes at noon PT/3 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 7, as teams try to tear down, or build up their rosters for the second half of the season.Sitting at No. 4 in the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers look like they will be buyers at the deadline. After swinging a smaller deal to land veteran wing Rodney Hood in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, the Blazers are also being mentioned in several news reports linking them to other players across the league. Is Rodney Hood enough for Portland, or do Trail Blazers need to make another trade? The Trail Blazers added a veteran win in Rodney Hood, but is that the only move they should make? Here’s a look at the latest NBA trade deadline rumors involving the Trail Blazers, which we will keep updated through Thursday’s deadline:Kevin O’Connor notes that the Blazers are in hunt to land New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic in The … [Read more...] about Trail Blazers trade rumors: Portland pursuing Nikola Mirotic, Taurean Prince at the deadline, per reports
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The NBA trade rumor mill is cranking up again now that the Suns have canned GM Ryan McDonough just a week before the start of the season. There is a great sense of urgency from Suns owner Robert Sarver to get the Phoenix franchise back to the winning ways it enjoyed last decade, and it starts with the team securing a veteran All-Star talent to lead a team of young studs like Devin Booker, Josh Jackson and DeAndre Ayton. Here are NBA Trade Rumors Kemba Walker Suns Lakers Spurs as well as more buzz ahead of the NBA season. The Suns don’t care that Booker is technically a point guard as in this era of position-less basketball, talent always wins out. It was curious that ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted out the following on Monday. “McDonough’s tenure was met with immediate success but difficulties with trades and draft picks short-circuited his tenure,” Wojnarowski wrote regarding NBA Trade Rumors Kemba Walker Suns Lakers Spurs. “McDonough … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors Kemba Walker Suns Lakers Spurs buzz
If a Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving union comes to fruition in the next 12 months, do not expect it to occur in Boston. All indications are that if the Celtics give up any of their big-time assets in a trade for a superstar player in the next year or two, it will be to land Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Butler is set to be a free agent next summer as well, like Irving. But salary cap restrictions would make it damn near impossible for the Celtics to bring back Irving and take on Butler’s salary. It is why Wolves Jimmy Butler Celtics NBA Trade Rumors Mavericks are heating up. To do so the Celtics would have to trade away either Al Horford or Gordon Hayward in a separate deal to clear cap space and it appears highly unlikely that that would happen.The Celtics’ best chance at landing Butler was last year when the swingman was still a member of the Chicago Bulls. Around the time of the 2017 NBA Draft, CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill reported that the Celtics rejected … [Read more...] about Wolves Jimmy Butler Celtics NBA Trade Rumors Mavericks too?
While they've had difficulties moving out of the shadows of the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers have one of the most talented backcourts in the NBA with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. While Lillard has become one of the top point guards in the game, McCollum has developed into a dangerous scorer, averaging 21.7 per games over the past three seasons. Yet in the loaded West, the Blazers have been unable to attain any sort of postseason success despite making the playoffs in each of the last five seasons. In each of the last two years, McCollum, Lillard and Co. were swept in the first round, first by the Warriors in 2017 before a surprisingly poor outing against the New Orleans Pelicans this year. Portland's lack of success has presented the idea of breaking the team up over the past few months, with McCollum's name becoming a regular in trade rumors. There is no question that … [Read more...] about CJ McCollum NBA trade rumors: Blazers breaking up?
The NBA trade rumor mill has quieted down a bit following last week’s monster Raptors and Spurs swap. That doesn’t mean, however, that there won’t be moves made between now and the start of the season. There have been plenty of blockbuster trades made in August over the past few years, including the Kevin Love to Cleveland deal and the Kyrie Irving to the Celtics trade. Kyle Korver Lakers Celtics NBA Trade Rumors may be heating up soon.The past two times that LeBron James has changed locations he immediately brought a boatload of “LeBron guys” with him (think James Jones and Mike Miller with the Cavs and Zydrunas Ilgauskas with the Heat). That hasn’t really transpired yet with the Lakers as the team is avoiding multi-year contracts like the plague with the thought of making another giant splash next summer. That said, one “LeBron guy” that is seemingly available via trade right now is Kyle Korver. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith … [Read more...] about Kyle Korver Lakers Celtics NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs ready?