It’s been a long week in the NBA, as a lot of things are going on as we head towards the trade deadline. So, obviously, that means there are a lot of trade rumors looming around.
We know several players are about to be moved, so it’s only a matter of when that’ll happen. Thus, let’s skip all the talking and go straight to what matters, this week’s most important NBA rumors:
Brian Shaw: GM LeBron James Will Trade Kyle Kuzma
Kyle Kuzma hasn’t been playing at the level of the expectations. Also, his trainer called out LeBron James on social media and then rumors about him being in the Sacramento Kings’ radar came around.
Every time LeBron James is on a team, you know someone’s going to be on the move. And according to Bryan Shaw, the King has already given Kuzma ‘the kiss of death’. “To every other young Lakers player out there, don’t make the mistake that Kuzma’s team did and have your trainer say anything about GM LeBron James,” Shaw claimed.
Celtics Need A Big Man If They Want To Stop Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the best player in the Eastern Conference and the Bucks have been on a roll since the start of the season, so the Boston Celtics are actively pursuing players that could help them come playoff time.
Apparently, Danny Ainge wants to trade for a big man that can help defend Giannis in the paint, so we suggested they could pursue Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, Andre Drummond, Myles Turner, or Steven Adams.
Chris Haynes Reveals What Steph Curry Told Giannis Antetokounmpo
Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo stole all the headlines after the Bucks beat the Warriors, as Steph was seen telling him that ‘they could do some damage together’.
So, Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that Curry was actively trying to recruit Giannis to join him on PUBG online. However, that may be just a way to lay the ground and start his recruiting pitch to get him to the bay without being fined for tampering.
Kevin Durant And Kendrick Perkins Beef On Twitter
Kevin Durant didn’t hold back after Kendrick Perkins called Russell Westbrook the greatest player in Oklahoma City Thunder history, calling him out for his lack of production during their time together.
Perkins went on to call him a coward for joining the 73-9 Warriors, but Durant clapped back by telling him he should’ve worked on his skills the same way he did. Round 1: KD.
The Perfect Trade: Ben Simmons For D’Angelo Russell
D’Angelo Russell made it to the bay to help Stephen Curry carry the load this season, but he’s been involved in several trade rumors since the start of the year. Ben Simmons, on the other hand, doesn’t look like the perfect fit for the Sixers going forward.
Thus, Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reported that the word around the league is that both parties are inquiring about the possibility of trading Simmons for Russell, a win-win scenario in terms of fit.
The Warriors’ Dream: Giannis Antetokounmpo
According to Monte Poole of Yahoo! Sports, the Golden State Warriors have made Giannis Antetokounpmo their biggest priority ahead of the possibility of him testing free agency in 2021.
Giannis will be eligible for a supermax contract extension worthy of 250 million dollars, but the Warriors will be ready to make him an offer of their own in case he decides to decline it.
Top 5 Best Destinations For Kyle Kuzma
It’s never easy to coexist with LeBron James on the roster as a young player, as he’s not going to wait for you to catch on. The Lakers are trying to win a Championship, so perhaps they need more experience and could use Kuzma as a trade chip.
Even though Kuzma has struggled with injuries this season, he’s got enough upside to gauge some interest in the market. So, as per our previous report, he’d be a great fit for the Magic, Kings, Wizards, Pistons, and Spurs.
NBA All-Time Records And The Current Players Who Can Break It
Throughout the course of history, there have been a handful of players that have left their blueprints on the NBA. However, even the most impressive records are meant to be broken.
So, crazy as it may seem, LeBron James and Chris Paul are the only active players that could become the league’s all-time leaders in several categories, as we reported before.
The Best Destinations For Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, DeMar DeRozan, Chris Paul, And Andre Drummond
We could see more than one All-Star changing jerseys this season, and it’s just a matter of who’s willing to give up more to lure one of these talented players to a Championship contender.
So, as per our previous report, we think that Kevin Love would be perfect for the Portland Trail Blazers as a scoring big man.
Derrick Rose, on the other hand, could help the Los Angeles Lakers as they’re looking to add another scorer and ball-handler to their roster.
DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs aren’t talking about a contract extension. The Orlando Magic are looking to build on their last playoff run, and they’re reportedly interested in signing him.
Chris Paul is balling like if he was still in his 20s. The Oklahoma City Thunder are a pleasant surprise, but they’d still be wise to try and move him and his contract. Thus, the Philadelphia 76ers are a perfect fit here.
And last, but not least, we think the Detroit Pistons need to get back to the drawing board and set Andre Drummond free. The Boston Celtics are in win-now mode and he looks like the missing piece for Brad Stevens’ team.