At this moment, Kristaps Porzingis name is being connected to the Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics, the San Antonio Spurs are eagerly looking to offload LaMarcus Aldridge and the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t seem any closer to making either Paul George or Jimmy Butler a reality.
More relevant to our discussion here in New Orleans: the Minnesota Timberwolves have made Ricky Rubio available for the umpteenth time in the history of mankind and George Hill may be interested in returning to the Spurs — thus possibly increasing the level of interest by the Utah Jazz in Jrue Holiday.
Personally, I expect few trades to materialize, even fewer regarding the better players in the league. There is no doubt a lot of teams are interested in moving up or just even into certain parts of the 2017 NBA Draft, but the question is: Will they agree to what are sure to be incredibly high trade demands?
We’ll do our best to post new updates as they happen, but don’t hesitate to point us in the right direction in the comments below if any major news breaks.
Phil Jackson apparently IS asking for the moon.
NBA source confirms NYDN report that NY wants both Nets picks, Brown and Crowder for Porzingis. "(Phil Jackson) is just messing with things"— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) June 22, 2017
Bet the Wolves are far from being the select few in monitoring/keeping an interest in Butler/George.
Minnesota continues to show interest in landing Paul George or Jimmy Butler, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2017
Could Josh Jackson be the prime reason Ainge lands a Butler or DeAndre Jordan through trade?
Clippers, Spurs, Bulls all have interest in him and big name veteran players (DeAndre, LaMarcus, Jimmy) who would really help Boston.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 22, 2017
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George together? #PopsDream
Same source said Paul George would have serious interest in Spurs but would not commit to stay beyond the season.— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) June 22, 2017
Pelicans interested in trading for Jared Dudley?
Suns have talked to New Orleans about a Jared Dudley trade likely for second round picks— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) June 22, 2017
Oh look at him playing!
Don't worry I have a no trade clause https://t.co/CN6dAYRiVk— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) June 22, 2017
Jimmy Butler to the Denver Nuggets? Chicago obviously wants Nikola Jokic and pick, but that’s not happening.
Would cross off a potential Jrue Holiday landing spot.
ESPN Sources: Phoenix, Denver discussed trade that would feature Eric Bledsoe in exchange for Emmanuel Mudiay and No. 13 pick. Talks fluid.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 22, 2017
Ugh. Let’s hope this one remains a rumor!
The Houston Rockets, according to league sources, remain in trade pursuit of Indiana's Paul George ...— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 22, 2017
Jonas Valanciunas and Toronto’s late first round pick can be had.
A couple of league sources have told me that Raps are looking into moving Jonas Valanciunas and the No.23 pick.— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) June 22, 2017
FIRST MAJOR BOMB OF THE NIGHT: Jimmy Butler is going to the Minnesota Timberwolves!