You know what they say: the NBA never sleeps, and neither do we. So, while all general managers are working overtime to try and fix the problems of their teams and save their jobs, we’re here gathering all the info.
It’s never easy to keep up with all of the things that are happening around the NBA, especially that time of the year, when no player is safe from being traded. Hence, we’ll let you know about this week’s most important trade rumors:
The Kings Could Trade For LaMarcus Aldridge
It’s not a secret that LaMarcus Aldridge hasn’t been at his best since joining the San Antonio Spurs, but he’s still one of the best power-forwards in the league and every team would be lucky to have him. Also, with the Spurs struggling so badly right now, it’s the best time to move on from him.
And, according to Frank Urbina of Hoops Hype, the Sacramento Kings would be more than willing to offering him a way out of Texas as they have enough cap space to absorb his contract, but they’ll likely have to send multiple picks and spare parts in return.
Bucks Could Swap Eric Bledsoe For Chris Paul
When the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to absorb Chris Paul’s massive deal, it became pretty clear that they had no intention whatsoever of keeping him for the long run. But still, he needed to prove that he wasn’t washed in order to have some trade value.
Now that he’s thrived at OKC, Brian Sampson of the Ringer thinks the Milwaukee Bucks could be tempted to swap him for Eric Bledsoe, a deal that would work for both ways, as the Thunder wouldn’t be forced to pay the 80 million that he’s still due, and the Bucks would have an upgrade at the point guard spot.
The Warriors Could Land A Star, The Rest Of The League Is Terrified
The league is enjoying the Golden State Warriors’ decline right now, as everybody was kind of tired of seeing them dominate so much over the last 5 seasons. However, the honeymoon may not last long enough, as the Dubs are in line for a top-3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft if they keep losing.
And, according to NBC Sports, rumor around the league is that most NBA teams are reportedly ‘terrified’ with the prospect of the Warriors landing a top-3 pick, as they could either add an All-Star or ‘the next Luka Doncic’ to an already intimidating core of D’Angelo Russell, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Eric Paschall.
The Best Targets For The Dallas Mavericks This Season
Luka Doncic’s stellar play has the Dallas Mavericks in line for a playoff push this season, as they’re currently holding on to the 4th seed in the Western Conference. Still, it looks like there’s some room for improvement on their roster right now.
Hence, with them being in control of their picks and having some salary cap to spare, the Mavericks could pursue another All-Star like Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge or even Goran Dragic, as we told you earlier.
Top 5 Best Destinations For DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan’s case is pretty similar to Aldridge’s. He’s a solid player, an All-Star, and a crafty scorer, but he’s just not cut off to lead a franchise to success, and he’s just not what the San Antonio Spurs need right now. Therefore, why not explore a trade?
There could definitely be a lot of market for DeMar DeRozan, with the Orlando Magic allegedly interested in acquiring him. So, as we reported before, he’d be a nice addition for the Pistons, Magic, Raptors, Hornets, and even the Knicks.