NBA trade rumors: Latest buzz on New York Knicks, James Harden and more

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We saw some massive blockbuster trades during the summer with the likes of Bradley Beal, Chris Paul and Kristaps Porzingis switching teams.

As training camps opened around the Association, the likes of Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday were also moved. Meanwhile, former NBA MVP James Harden is on the block.

Below, we provide you with updated NBA trade rumors as the 2023-24 season starts here soon.

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Latest on James Harden as Philadelphia 76ers prepare for season

NBA trade rumors: Latest buzz on New York Knicks, James Harden and more
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We already know that Harden requested a trade from Philadelphia during the summer. He even went as far as to go after 76ers front office head Daryl Morey in a less-than-subtle manner.

“Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of. Let me say that again: Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of,” Harden said on Aug. 14.

The Philadelphia 76ers received multiple inquiries into James Harden since the All-Star guard requested a trade, with the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks emerging as suitors. As of right now, it appears that Los Angeles is Harden’s most-likely destination. Though, Philadelphia has a specific ask in trade talks that have stalled things with roughly a week to go before the regular season.

NBA trade rumors continue to link Karl-Anthony Towns to the Knicks

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The New York Knicks were pretty darn quiet during the summer despite being linked to big-name players on the NBA trade block. In no way does this mean that New York won’t be active leading up to the in-season trade deadline.

According to Stefan Bondy of the NY Post, New York continues to monitor Towns’ situation with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team has long been linked to Minnesota’s high-scoring big man. However, it’s all about whether the Wolves put Towns on the block. Right now, the fit between Towns and fellow star big man Rudy Gobert is not great in the Twin Cities. With Gobert unlikely to draw much interest, moving KAT might be Minnesota’s best option.

Utah Jazz in the market for a point guard

Prior to Jrue Holiday being dealt to the Boston Celtics, Utah was reportedly in on the All-Star guard. This seems to suggest that front office head Danny Ainge and Co. are not sold on current starting point guard Collin Sexton.

Whether something comes to fruition on this end remains to be seen. Utah is still in rebuild mode, making its interest in Holiday surprising. The team could potentially kick the tires on Markelle Fultz (Orlando Magic), Terry Rozier (Charlotte Hornets) and Spencer Dinwiddie (Brooklyn Nets) should one of them be made available.

New Orleans Pelicans in market for All-Star center

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The Pelicans were involved in NBA trade rumors this past summer with suggestions that injury-plagued star forward Zion Williamson could be had. Nothing has come to fruition on this front. Instead, it looks like New Orleans is targeting an All-Star center to pair up with Williamson.

According to According to John Hollinger of The Athletic, New Orleans is interested in 25-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers big man Jarrett Allen. It’s highly unlikely that Cleveland would trade Allen (14.3 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 1.2 BPG in 2022-23). However, this is a clear indication that the Pelicans are in the market for a long-term solution with Jonas Valanciunas holding down the fort. Perhaps, Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers could be an option.

Indiana Pacers in discussions to trade Buddy Hield

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Shams Charania of The Athletic reported in September that the Pacers are in talks with other teams to move this high-scoring guard ahead of the start of the regular season. Hield failed to come to terms on an extension with Indiana during the summer and is set to play out the final year of his current contract at $19.2 million.

Seen as a one-dimensional player, Hield could be valued by teams looking for some added scoring in the backcourt. Dating back to 2018-19 with the Sacramento Kings, he’s averaging 17.8 points on 40% shooting from distance.

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NBA trade rumors: Chicago Bulls asking price for Zach LaVine revealed

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The 28-year-old LaVine was a surprise inclusion in summertime NBA trade rumors. Chicago inked him to a five-year, $215.2 million contract the summer before. 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 for 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. Any deal of this ilk likely wouldn’t happen before the February NBA trade deadline. Chicago still thinks it can contend with the current core in place.

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