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  • 3 post-draft trade targets for the New York Knicks

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks were one of the most active teams during the 2021 NBA Draft. They entered with picks No. 19, 21, 32 and 58. They made three separate deals on the night as they moved back multiple times. New York traded the 19th pick to the Charlotte Hornets for a future..." July 30

  • 7 Best 3PT Shooters That Can Help LeBron James And Russell Westbrook Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have recently acquired Russell Westbrook to fill their void at point guard and to add star power to the roster. He'll certainly be a great addition: Russell Westbrook is a triple-double machine, and he will be a capable second ballhandler behind LeBron James. Russell..." July 30

  • 5 NBA stars next to move following Russell Westbrook trade

    NBA Analysis "The 2021 NBA Offseason officially got underway with the 2021 NBA Draft. The draft class is one of the deeper ones in recent memory, as multiple players with first-round grades slipped into the second round, providing teams with a ton of depth. There were also a ton of trades that went..." July 30

  • 3 intriguing Ben Simmons trade destinations after 2021 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers have one big question looming as the offseason officially got underway with the Milwaukee Bucks defeating the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals; what will they do with Ben Simmons? The 76ers’ season ended prematurely when they were eliminated by the Atlanta..." July 30

  • Carmelo Anthony and Rudy Gay ‘loudest names’ linked to Lakers

    Lakers Daily "The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t done working on their roster. Two veterans whose names have been linked to the Lakers are Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony and San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay, according to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer. July 30

  • Is Minnesota An Attraction Destination For Damian Lillard?

    NBA Analysis "Damian Lillard could be getting fed up with the situation in Portland and this is bad news for the Trail Blazers. It could lead to the NBA All-Star point guard requesting a trade out of town. If this happens, the Blazers might have no choice but to grant his request and take advantage of the..." July 30

  • 4 dark-horse sign-and-trade destinations to watch for Lonzo Ball

    NBA Analysis "The New Orleans Pelicans were mulling over whether or not they should proceed with Stan Van Gundy as their head coach, ultimately deciding to fire him after one NBA season at the helm. After making a decision on Van Gundy, the Pelicans are now tasked with figuring out what they want..." July 30

  • 3 trade packages for Sacramento Kings to consider involving Buddy Hield

    NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings have been in NBA purgatory for quite some time, and nothing suggests they have gotten out of it after the 2020-21 campaign. At the least, the Kings do have De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton to build around in their back court. But the presence of Haliburton..." July 30

  • 3 teams who could consider trade for Kings’ Marvin Bagley III

    NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings are a team that could be open for business this NBA offseason, given the current state of the franchise. We’ve seen the likes of Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes mentioned in NBA trade rumors this offseason when speaking about the Kings. Besides Hield and..." July 30

  • 2021 NBA Draft results: Picks 1-60 "Below you can find the list of every Draft pick from the 2021 NBA Draft, which aired Thursday on ABC/ESPN. This page will be updated. First Round 1. Pistons draft Cade Cunningham 2. Rockets draft Jalen..." July 30

  • 3 draft prospects teams could be targeting with trade up in 2021 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "Plenty of teams will be searching for ways to add high-level, impactful prospects to their roster in this year’s NBA Draft and while the draft is on Thursday night, this will not stop teams from looking to trade up!  Given the interest in several of this year’s top..." July 29

  • 5 best trade destinations for Myles Turner

    Clutch Points "Now that the Pacers want to have Domantas Sabonis play more minutes at the center spot, it seems Myles Turner may no longer have a place in the rotation. Considering the lack of big men that will be available in this year’s free agent class, it can definitely be..." July 29

  • Bam Adebayo's ‘Connection’ With Damian Lillard Stirs Trade Rumors

    Heavy "Bam Adebayo is making a lot of new friends while competing for Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in particular, the Miami Heat star has quickly grown close with Damian Lillard. Lillard has been very outspoken about his issues with the Portland Trail Blazers, and..." July 29

  • 3 potential Myles Turner trade destinations we’d like to see

    NBA Analysis "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is one of the more popular names on NBA rumors this offseason. The Pacers sound like they are ready to split up their frontcourt pairing of him and Domantas Sabonis, and Turner is the one that will be on the move. The market for Turner is a strong..." July 29

  • Damian Lillard puts reporter on blast for trade rumors

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has been in the media constantly over the last couple of months, with trade rumors continuing to swirl around him. The latest rumblings came from Henry Abbott of True Hoops, who even said that Lillard would be willing to forgo paychecks..." July 29

  • 3 highly ranked NBA draft prospects with legitimate bust potential

    NBA Analysis "In each draft class, there are some highly-rated prospects that do not succeed at the next level. The 2021 NBA Draft class, while it is deep, is no different. Heading into draft night, there are some prospects that could turn into busts once they begin their work at the next..." July 29

  • Perfect Kyle Kuzma trade for Lakers to get LeBron James his 5th NBA Championship

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have been shipping Kyle Kuzma around with hopes of getting that final piece (or pieces) that could give them their 18th title which would make them the winningest franchise in NBA history. Apart from this, we all know that James is on the hunt for his fifth..." July 29

  • 10 Best NBA Prospects Who Will Immediately Help Teams In The 2021-22 Season

    Fadeaway World "The day has finally arrived. The NBA Draft is one of the most exciting times of the offseason because it gives struggling franchises hope and fans the potential to see a blockbuster trade. For now, we aren’t worried about transactions, just prospects. The Detroit Pistons own the No. 1..." July 29

  • 3 intriguing trade scenarios we’d like to see during 2021 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "The NBA Draft is not just a time to introduce new faces into the league, but it is also a time in which we see plenty of high-level talents on the move to new teams. Whether they look to move up or down in the draft, teams are always looking to move some players around and this year..." July 29

  • Damian Lillard's Associate Dismisses Recent Trade Rumor While Revealing His Approach To Financial Activity

    Fadeaway World "Damian Lillard has been doing his best to shut down trade rumors linking him with an exit from Portland. The All-Star is currently in Tokyo with Team USA, trying to help lead them to another Olympic Gold Medal. But that hasn't stopped NBA insiders and analysts from trying to get a scoop on..." July 29

  • NBA Draft Rumors: Last-Minute 2021 Draft Whispers Around All 30 Teams

    Bleacher Report "The rumor mill is reaching a fever pitch ahead of Thursday's 2021 NBA draft. Draft plans are being finalized. Draft dreams are being explored. Draft deals are being discussed. July 29

  • Blazers’ Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum cook drastic plan to stop fake trade news

    Uproxx "Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers are in something of a basketball cold war at the moment, with Lillard not pleased with the current construction of the roster and wanting changes to come this offseason to build a real contender around him. To this point, though, there has been..." July 29

  • The unrealistic 2021 NBA Draft trade the Lakers should actually try to make

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers are willing to trade their first-round (and only current) pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. As is the case with Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers have aggressively shopped their best trade asset — the No. 22 pick — around..." July 29

  • 3 teams who could look into trade for Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon

    NBA Analysis "There have been numerous rumors already this NBA offseason about the Indiana Pacers looking to shake up their roster. Myles Turner has been mentioned the most, but he is not the only player Indiana has that could be on the move. Aaron Holiday and Jeremy Lamb are two more players that..." July 29

  • 10 Biggest NBA Draft Night Trades Of All Time

    Fadeaway World "A draft pick is an asset and we will get to these teams to try and replenish their assets this Thursday at the 2021 NBA Draft. Teams will utilize their picks to try and find the next star. There might be other teams that bump up the excitement by pulling off trades on draft..." July 29

  • The Miami Heat Could Go All-In For Damian Lillard

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat are a team that made the NBA Finals during the 2019-20 season behind the performances of their two All-Stars, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. While the duo had a great run to the Finals during the NBA bubble, they were quickly eliminated in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks..." July 28

  • Justin Patton, Others Commit To Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "Former Rockets center Justin Patton will play with the Jazz during the Salt Lake City Summer League and Knicks during the Las Vegas Summer League next month, a source told Hoops Rumors. Throughout his career, Patton, 24, has made stops with the Wolves, Sixers,..." July 28

  • The 4 most interesting NBA teams of the offseason

    The Score "With the Bucks' championship in the rearview, and the NBA set to return to its regularly scheduled programming in 2021-22, it's time to look ahead to another condensed offseason. With the draft and free agency on deck, here's a look at four teams that have huge decisions to make in..." July 28

  • 3 trade scenarios for Ben Simmons for Philadelphia 76ers to consider

    NBA Analysis "Ben Simmons has been a main talking point so far this NBA offseason and for all of the wrong reasons. After being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016, a lot of heavy expectations were placed on the shoulders of the young 7-footer. While he did not play his first..." July 28

  • 3 likeliest Ben Simmons trade destinations, revealed

    Clutch Points "After a disappointing playoff run by Ben Simmons and the Philadephia 76ers, the young star has constantly seen his name swirling in NBA trade rumors this offseason. Multiple teams have been rumored to be interested in Ben Simmons, with the Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors,..." July 28

  • What Would A Damian Lillard Trade To The Knicks Look Like?

    NBA Analysis "There were trade rumors circulating around the NBA recently about where Damian Lillard would prefer to go if he requests a trade. The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks were among those who entered the conversation. Lillard has denied his intention of requesting a trade but that might not..." July 28

  • 3 trade scenarios for Minnesota Timberwolves to consider for D’Angelo Russell

    NBA Analysis "Yet another season in the NBA and yet another year of seeing the Minnesota Timberwolves at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. At full strength, the T-Wolves actually do not have that bad of a roster, but that is the thing, they are never at full..." July 28

  • The ‘most promising’ Lakers trade scenario as 2021 NBA Draft approaches

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers really want to make roster upgrades after losing in the first round of the playoffs this year. With LeBron James getting up there in age and Anthony Davis’ health often a question mark, having more reinforcements would be helpful. The Lakers have been..." July 28

  • 3 teams most likely to make an NBA Draft night trade

    NBA Analysis "Trades are inevitably going to take place during the NBA Draft and this year’s event shouldn’t be any different. Some teams prioritize building for the future, putting an emphasis on adding young prospects in the draft. On the other hand, there are teams that want to use..." July 28

  • Damian Lillard’s 1-emoji response to report he’s willing to forgo paychecks to force trade

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard recently shot down the notion that he was going to demand a trade this offseason, though he didn’t really make a firm long-term commitment to the franchise. It’s clear he wants some changes to be made, otherwise he might..." July 28

  • 3 dark-horse landing spots for Kyle Lowry this offseason

    NBA Analysis "Kyle Lowry was one of the biggest names “available” in trade talks at the NBA trade deadline this past season and while there were multiple deals in place between the Raptors and the 76ers, Heat and Lakers, no trade was ever made including the 6x All-Star point..." July 28

  • BS Meter on Latest NBA Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Rumors are flying inside 48 hours of the 2021 NBA draft and less than a week before the start of free agency, and that can mean only one thing: It's B.S. Meter time! Escaping trade talks is impossible right now. Rumblings are ubiquitous. Some of them are actual..." July 28

  • 3 trade packages Thunder could actually consider for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    NBA Analysis "The Oklahoma City Thunder own the rights to three first-round picks in the 2021 NBA Draft, as well as three second-round picks, and are a team that are expected to be aggressive in their pursuit for more talent. Gathering draft picks throughout the years has been a goal of GM Sam Presti and the..." July 28

  • 3 teams who could look to trade for Eric Bledsoe from Memphis

    NBA Analysis "Monday afternoon, the Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans agreed to what should be one of many trades to be made in the NBA over the next week or so. New Orelans agreed to ship Eric Bledsoe, Steven Adams, their No. 10 pick and No. 40 picks in this year’s draft, along..." July 28

  • 4 buy-low young players who could be moved via trade this offseason

    NBA Analysis "Trades are a big part of every single NBA offseason and this summer could feature a ton of trades and there are already so many rumors out there about what could take place. With the NBA Draft being just days away, plenty of big name players could wind up being on the move, but so..." July 28

  • Evaluating best & worst trade destinations for Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "What a disheartening end to the season it was for the Philadelphia 76ers this season. Everything was shaping up for Philadelphia to make a deep push in the NBA postseason. The 76ers were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and their trio of Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, and Joel..." July 28

  • Sixers Shopping No. 28 Pick: Possible Trade Targets

    Heavy "That trade smoke is quickly turning into flames after two separate reports suggested that the Philadelphia 76ers intend to move the No. 28 pick. With the NBA draft less than two days away, it’s time to start bracing for the real possibility of an impact veteran coming to..." July 28

  • NBA Implementing Rules to Prevent Non-Basketball Moves to Draw Fouls

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has reportedly finalized a rule that will limit the number of non-basketball moves players use to generate foul calls. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the new rule will be implemented for the 2021-22 season. July 28

  • 3 teams who could pursue a trade for Hawks’ Danilo Gallinari

    NBA Analysis "The Atlanta Hawks went on a spending spree last year during the NBA offseason. They brought aboard a ton of veterans, hoping to help their young team turn into winners. The strategy eventually paid off, as the Hawks were one of the bigger surprises during the 2020-21 season. Atlanta..." July 28

  • 2 reasons Grizzlies must sign Norman Powell after Pelicans trade

    Clutch Points "After making a trade for Steven Adams with the New Orleans Pelicans to add more depth to their frontcourt, the Grizzlies could look to add an athletic scoring guard to pair with franchise superstar Ja Morant. An ideal signing for them this offseason would be adding Norman..." July 28

  • 4 buy-low trade targets Thunder could strongly consider

    NBA Analysis "The Oklahoma City Thunder are the most stocked team in the NBA when it comes to draft capital. Oklahoma City has 36 total draft picks at their disposal over the next seven years, 16 in each round. With that many assets, the franchise is set up well for its rebuild. They will have a..." July 28

  • 3 stars the Toronto Raptors could pursue in trade with No. 4 pick

    NBA Analysis "The Toronto Raptors were one of the biggest winners during the NBA Draft Lottery. The team went into the lottery in the seventh spot but moved up to No. 4 in the draft. Now, Toronto has a lot of avenues they could explore this offseason. Masai Ujiri has not shown his hand, as the team..." July 27

  • 4 ideal Russell Westbrook trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "There’s a decent chance that the Washington Wizards will look to trade former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook this summer. All of this is dependent on whether Bradley Beal requests a trade. If so, Washington’s brass will have to blow it all up and start anew with a rebuild...." July 27

  • Blazers’ Damian Lillard willing to use nuclear option to force trade to title team

    Clutch Points "The situation surrounding Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has been a wild one all offseason long. Reports came that Lillard was getting tired of the franchise, then the firing of Terry Stotts and hiring of Chauncey Billups brought up questions about..." July 27

  • Golden State Warriors draft picks 2021 preview: Options with No. 7, 14 picks, trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors draft picks in the annual 2021 NBA Draft consist of the seventh and 14th selections. They acquired that top pick in the now-lopsided deal that sent D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Andrew Wiggins. How Golden State navigates through..." July 27