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James Harden opts in, demands trade
In a shocking move, former MVP James Harden opted into his contract for next season and will not hit free agency. Equally as shocking, he has technically requested to be sent to another team this summer. It’s the third time in less than three years that Harden has “requested” a trade.
NBA trade rumors point to Harden potentially joining the New York Knicks or Los Angeles Clippers. Although, other teams are going to be in the mix for the veteran guard.
Zion Williamson not moved during 2023 NBA Draft
Things have spiraled out of control between Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans’ organization. At this point, there is said to be no relationship between the two sides. One report went as far as far to say that it’s a near guarantee Williamson would be moved ahead of the NBA Draft. That did not happen.
Williamson, 22, has played in all of 114 games in four NBA seasons. That includes just 29 over the past two seasons. And while he’s elite when on the court (25.8 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 3.6 APG), these injuries are concerning. Williamson also inked a five-year, $194.3 million extension last summer. As of right now, things seem to be in a holding pattern on this front.
Chicago Bulls asking price for Zach LaVine revealed
The 28-year-old LaVine is a surprise inclusion in summertime NBA trade rumors. Chicago inked him to a five-year, $215.2 million contract last summer. The idea was to team LaVine up with DeMar DeRozan and compete or a conference title. Instead, the Bulls fell in the Play-In Tournament.
With Chicago actively engaging other teams in LaVine trade talks, we’re hearing what it might take or another squad to land the All-Star. According to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, that includes a young player and multiple future first-round picks. LaVine has been brilliant over the past four seasons, averaging 25.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG and 4.5 APG on 48% shooting during that span.
Sacramento Kings chasing after Toronto Raptors stars
Fresh off their best season in a quarter-century, the Kings are not sitting idly by. They were linked to Bradley Beal in NBA trade rumors before he was sent to the Phoenix Suns. Now, Sacramento is chasing after Toronto Raptors forwards Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.
Neither player should be a surprise in that the Kings are looking for frontcourt help to team up with Domantas Sabonis and Keegan Murray. Perhaps, the Kings could offer up a package surrounding guard Davion Mitchell and future draft picks to get this done.
NBA trade rumors: Damian Lillard no longer on trade block, met with team
This seven-time All-Star went on record recently indicating that he believes he’ll be back with the Portland Trail Blazers for a 12th season. That was taken to a whole new level after Portland selected Scoot Henderson with the third pick in the 2023 NBA Draft rather than trade it for a proven veteran. A recent meeting between Dame and the Blazers’ brass could clear the air.
Atlanta Hawks placing Dejounte Murray on the trade block?
Bleacher Report revealed in June that the Atlanta Hawks could consider trading one-time All-Star Dejounte Murray. The veteran guard was acquired in a blockbuster trade last year, however, the team is concerned about an impending $17 million luxury tax bill if they don’t shed some payroll and he is an interesting trade chip.
Furthermore, Murray could be available because there is a belief he may opt out of his current deal next summer and be out of their price range on the free agent market.
NBA trade rumors involving Tobias Harris
We’ve read reports about the Philadelphia 76ers looking to trade Tobias Harris for well over a year. It might now come to fruition. One report indicates that there’s an expectation Harris will not be in Philadelphia next season.
However, it also might be hard for the 76ers to find a trade partner given his $38.2 million salary for the 2023-24 season. A team like the San Antonio Spurs that could be seeking salary relief for next summer makes sense. In this scenario, the likes of Doug McDermott, Zach Collins and Devonte’ Graham head to Philadelphia. Though, that’s unlikely to be much of a needle mover for Philly.
Latest on the Los Angeles Lakers
The odds are that LeBron James will return to the Lakers for a sixth season after leading them to the Western Conference Finals. However, there are a ton of other questions relating to this roster heading into the free agency.
Among them is the future of impending free agent guard D’Angelo Russell. Recent reports indicate that the Lakers could be looking to use Russell in a sign-and-trade as part of a package for a star guard. However, the Dallas Mavericks have no interest in Russell in a deal involving Kyrie Irving.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles has to worry about retaining breakout star Austin Reaves. He’s set to become a restricted free agent and could be priced out of the Lakers’ market. That could, too, lead to sign-and-trade discussions.
Houston Rockets have star young guard Jalen Green on trade block
It’s not a secret that Rockets general manager Rafael Stone is going big-game hunting this coming summer. Houston has already been linked to its former star, James Harden, on a never-ending loop.
We’re now hearing NBA trade rumors surrounding 2021 No. 2 overall pick, guard Jalen Green. Said rumors suggest that Houston would be willing to part with Green if it is able to get a true star in return. The youngster averaged a solid 22.1 points per game this past season but shot just 42% from the field. It remains to be seen whether another team will view Green as a central component in a potential blockbuster.
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This article was originally published on Sportsnaut.com and is republished here with permission.