The trade deadline is almost here so that means a lot of players are going to be on the move rather sooner than later.
It’s actually hard keeping up with all the information coming back and forth every minute at this time of the season.
However, we’ve put together the most important rumors of the day so nobody misses a beat during one of the key weeks of the season. Let’s get to it:
Magic Quietly Shopping Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon has been a regular name on the trade block for several years. However, it feels like this could be the season when they finally move on from him and send him away.
However,HoopsHype reported the Magic could still hold on to him because of the season-ending injuries Al-Farouq Aminu and Jonathan Isaac suffered, so luring him out of Orlando could be ‘tricky’ for those teams interested in his services.
Last-Minute Trade Ideas For The Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics are having a great season, but they have a bit of an overlap at the wing positions and they clearly need some rim protection and rebounding, so they may be forced to make a move or two.
That’s why we suggested several trade scenarios where they pursue either one of Steven Adams, Marc Gasol, Myles Turner, Andre Drummond, or Montrezl Harrell, as any of those players would be a perfect fit for Brad Stevens’ system.
Also, they have a lot of assets on Memphis Grizzlies’ pick, Daniel Theis, Romeo Langford, Semi Ojeleye, their own 1st-round pick, and even Gordon Hayward.
Atlanta Hawks Interested In Clint Capela
The Houston Rockets have looked at their best when they’ve played small, so it looks like Mike D’Antoni is ready to move on from Clint Capela, who’s also struggled with injuries all year long.
So, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, several Eastern Conference teams – including the Atlanta Hawks – have already picked up the phone to try and trade for the Swiss big man, with the possibility of a three-team trade.
Sixers Targeting Three Players Ahead Of The Trade Deadline
The Philadelphia 76ers have been a bulldozer vs. contending teams, but they’ve mightily struggled with inconsistency when they have to face subpar opposition. Hence, they’re looking to add some firepower before the trade deadline.
And according to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, they’ve been linked with possible trades for Derrick Rose, Robert Covington, and Davis Bertans, as they’re looking to add some sharpshooting, playmaking, and a top-tier wing defender.
Clippers Could Trade Montrezl Harrell
Montrezl Harrell has been one of the most productive players coming off the bench this season, averaging roughly 20 points and 7 rebounds per game. However, he’s about to hit free agency and likely to demand a huge pay raise.
There are still a lot of questions regarding his ability to put up those numbers as a starter and the fact that he gives up a lot of inches below the rim is reportedly a concern for Doc Rivers, so Bleacher Report’s Ric Buchner reported that they may look to move him prior to the trade deadline as they don’t want to go over the luxury tax next season.
Warriors Listening To Offers For D’Angelo Russell
D’Angelo Russell has been linked with a move out of the Golden State Warriors even before he made his debut with the team, and there’s a growing concern about his fit next to the Splash Brothers once they’re all healthy.
So, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Warriors are finally listening to offers for their young star, as the Timberwolves are still determined to work on a deal for him. Also, the Warriors are likely to move Alec Burks and Glen Robinson III ahead of the Deadline