NBA trade rumors: Latest buzz on O.G. Anunoby, Zach LaVine and more

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Memphis Grizzlies could make a play for Toronto Raptors star

Flush with an excess of picks and two All-Stars in Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr., there’s no reason to believe that the contending Grizzlies won’t be active ahead of next week’s deadline. It’s led to NBA trade rumors linking them to Toronto Raptors wing O.G. Anunoby.

According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, NBA executives believe that Memphis could be preparing to trade for Anunoby. The price could be three first-round picks and change. At just 25, Anunoby is averaging 17.0 points and 5.5 rebounds on 45% shooting from the field since the start of last season. He’s also an elite-level defender.

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Four teams in on Zach LaVine

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“The Lakers, Heat, Knicks and Mavericks have consistently been mentioned by league personnel as holding motivations to land LaVine if the time does arrive,” Yahoo! Sports Jake Fischer on Zach LaVine trade rumors.

At this point, it’s highly unlikely that the Bulls will put LaVine on the market ahead of the deadline. Despite their struggles, they have been wanting to build around LaVine and DeMar DeRozan. Averaging 23.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season, LaVine would cost a whole heck of a lot. That pretty much eliminates three of the four teams mentioned above outside of the New York Knicks. With that said, this is one of the biggest NBA trade rumors to watch over the next few days.

Portland Trail Blazers frontrunners for Jarred Vanderbilt

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz
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The Utah Jazz are performing better than expected after trading away Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, but they’re not afraid to continue making moves. According to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, the Jazz may be willing to part with power forward Jarred Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt, who averages 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in just 24 minutes per game, is under contract for the 2023-24 season for a mere $4.7 million and is still just 23 years old. Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Portland Trail Blazers are frontrunners to land Vanderbilt. At this rate, it will likely cost a first-round pick and change.

Golden State Warriors interested in Philadelphia 76ers defender

According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Golden State is interested in acquiring two-time All-NBA Defensive Team performer Matisse Thybulle from Philadephia. The idea would be for Steve Kerr’s squad to get a defensive stopper late in game and off the bench.

The former Washington standout is averaging a mere 2.7 points on 44% shooting in 12.1 minutes of action this season. In no way does this mean Thybulle can’t be a valuable contributor to another team. He earned All-Defensive Team honors each of the past two seasons.

NBA trade rumors point to Brooklyn Nets making a move

We’ve read the reports of Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks being in the market for frontcourt help to assist the surprising Nic Claxton. Fresh off a disastrous showing against the Boston Celtics, one has to wonder whether the Nets will set their sights hire.

What we do know is that the conference title contender have in the past been linked to Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins. Brooklyn has youngster Cam Thomas to offer up while the likes of Patty Mills, Joe Harris and Seth Curry could be used as cap fillers.

Jakob Poeltl generating plenty of interest

NBA: Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs
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As the Feb. 9 NBA trade deadline draws closer, one name to keep an eye on is San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl. According to Shams Charania, Poeltl has attracted attention from teams such as the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics thus far. He’s in the final year of a contract paying him $9.3 million this season. Now 27, Poeltl offers low-post scoring, while also being an above-average rebounder and rim protector.

While Poeltl has enjoyed his time in San Antonio, the Austrian native wants to win, and the Spurs just aren’t competitive at this point. It could come down to the Spurs not wanting to risk losing him as a free agent, opting to try and get some value for the big man now.

Charlotte Hornets could make several players available

NBA: Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets
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A team that’s greatly struggled due to injuries and off-court trouble, the Charlotte Hornets aren’t headed anywhere this season and could soon begin a firesale. If so, players like Terry Rozier, Mason Plumlee, Jalen McDaniels, and Kelly Oubre Jr. could all be up for grabs, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Rozier is the biggest name of the group, but he still has three years and $97 million remaining on his contract, which could deter some potential buyers. Either way, the Hornets are expected to be trade deadline sellers, meaning several players could receive a ticket out of town.

Bojan Bogdanovic drawing interest from several NBA teams

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons
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With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, teams are ramping up their efforts to secure sharpshooters. That apparently includes Detroit Pistons sniper Bojan Bogdanovic, who’s averaging 21.4 points per game on a tanking team headed nowhere this season.

According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Phoenix Suns are just four teams who have looked into landing the rangy scorer. The Pistons are said to be looking for a first-round pick, plus a young player with potential.

Latest on Jae Crowder trade from the Phoenix Suns

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This veteran forward has not played a single game during the 2022-23 season after requesting trade from Phoenix during the summer. Crowder is not happy about his role with the Suns and wants out of dodge.

  • Jae Crowder stats (2021-22): 9.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 40% shooting, 35% 3-point

Unfortunately for the veteran, nothing has come to fruition on this end. It was noted back in November that at least eight teams were interested in him. Prior to that, the Milwaukee Bucks were seen as a potential landing spot. Meanwhile, NBA insider Marc Stein reported during the fall that Washington offered up Rui Hachimura in a deal for Crowder. It was ultimately turned down with the former now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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