Even though most of us are still pretty much caught up with the excitement of the NBA Finals, that doesn’t mean there aren’t many other things going on in the league right now.
General Managers are always working around the clock to try and get some moves done and strengthen their teams, and they won’t take any days off and neither are we.
So, while everyone’s focused on what’s going on between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors, we’re going to let you know about the hottest trade rumors right now:
The Lakers Could Trade Lonzo Ball For Bradley Beal
Bradley Beal is one of the main stars that could be traded next season, with several Wizards players set to test free agency and John Wall bound to miss the entire season while healing an injury. This team could enter rebuild mode right now, and the Lakers have been interested in Beal for quite some time.
However, NBCS Washington claims that the team is not going to be able to lure him out of the nation’s capital unless they add Lonzo Ball on any possible trade. Ball still has a lot of upsides and the Lakers could try and hold on to him, but if they land Kemba or Kyrie in free agency, they could spare to let him go.
The Rockets Could Trade Anyone But James Harden
Daryl Morey has admitted that he’s obsessed with the idea of beating the Golden State Warriors, and his bound to take as many risks as necessary to get the job done, so every single player on the Rockets’ roster is now up for grabs, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Notably, that means even Chris Paul and Clint Capela could be on their way out of the team, even though other players like PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon are likely to draw a lot of interest thanks to their contracts. It’s still quite early, but the Rockets could be a very different team next year.
Dallas Mavericks Intrigued About Clint Capela
Following the previous report, with Capela reportedly in the trade block, the Dallas Mavericks might as well try and make a move for him, according to 247sports, as they’ve been looking for a starting caliber center for quite some years now and that hasn’t changed even with Kristaps Porzingis in town.
The Mavericks want to have a rim-running big man that can hold his own on the perimeter and protect the paint as well, and that pretty much sums up Capela’s expertise. With Porzingis and Doncic on board, they have a promising future, and Clint is only 25 years old, so he’d be a great gamble for their future.
Portland Trail Blazers To Enter Anthony Davis’ Sweepstakes
Anthony Davis recently met with David Griffin to discuss his future with the New Orleans Pelicans, but his stance regarding a trade seems unlikely to change, and with Zion Williamson now on board, the Pelicans could entertain trade talks with pretty much every single team in the league.
Moreover, the Portland Trail Blazers could put together a nice package centered around CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic to land the All-Star big man, according to Bleacher Report. This trade could really both for everybody involved, even though Davis may still want to leave to join a bigger market in the summer.
The Sixers Could Trade Ben Simmons For Jayson Tatum
There’s been a lot of talk and controversy regarding Ben Simmons lately. While some think he’s the second coming of Magic Johnson, others believe the Sixers would be better off with a point guard that could actually shoot, and Elton Brand allegedly entertained the possibility of moving earlier this season.
That’s why Bill Simmons suggested the Sixers and Celtics could work a deal out and swap Jayson Tatum with Simmons. Tatum would get the shots he needs to become a superstar, and the Celtics would have a starting point guard and switchable defender with superstar upside if Kyrie Irving decides to leave as expected.