NBA trade rumors: Latest buzz on Zion Williamson, Chris Paul and more

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Zion Williamson could be on move before 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 has gone as far to say that it’s a near guarantee Williamson will be moved ahead of the NBA Draft.

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, Williamson is being linked mostly to teams picking at the top of the 2023 NBA Draft, including the Charlotte Hornets (No. 2) and Portland Trail Blazers (No. 3).

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Chris Paul to be rerouted from Washington Wizards

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The blockbuster trade that sent Bradley Beal from Washington to the Phoenix Suns will likely be expanded to a third team. According to Chris Haynes of Turner Sports, Paul is likely to be sent to his former Los Angeles Clippers squad as part of a broader three-team trade.

Paul, 38, played for the Clippers from 2011-17. He helped them to some of their most sustained success in franchise history despite failing to win a title. As for how a trade might work, Paul is slated to make $30.8 million in 2023-24. A combination of Eric Gordon, Norman Powell, Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum and Robert Covington would have to head to D.C. to make the finances work. We’d also expect draft compensation going to the Wizard.

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.

NBA trade rumors point to potential Kristaps Porzingis trade

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Coming off the best performance of his career, Porzingis has a $36.02 million player option for next season. While initial indications were that he’d opt out, we’re not too sure right now. Porzingis could play out the final year of his contract and hit free agency next summer.

It just likely won’t be with the Washington Wizards. They just dealt away fellow star Bradley Beal and are headed for a full-scale rebuild. One report indicates that Washington is talking to the Portland Trail Blazers about a deal that would send Porzingis to the Pacific Northwest for a package including the No. 3 pick in this week’s NBA Draft.

Atlanta Hawks placing Dejounte Murray on the trade block?

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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.

Damian Lillard linked to two Eastern Conference teams

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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 all depends on what Portland does in the 2023 NBA Draft. It boasts the No. 3 overall pick and has been talking to teams about moving said selection as part of a package for a proven star to team up with Lillard.

If Portland keeps that pick, there is a darn good chance that Dame will finally request a trade. If so, the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets have come up as potential landing spots. In particular, Lillard has been linked a lot to the reigning Eastern Conference champions. Either way, this situation should play out in real time with the draft getting going on June 22.

Denver Nuggets planning summertime move?

Now the reiging NBA champions, the Nuggets pulled off a surprising trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In said trade, Denver acquired a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month’s draft as well as a first and second rounder in 2024 for a protected 2029 first-round pick.

This gives Denver the 37th and 40th picks as well as future draft capital to pull off another trade. It’s rare that a team pulls off a move during the postseason. One now has to wonder whether Denver has a veteran in mind with these new-found selections.

Latest on the Los Angeles Lakers

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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.

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NBA trade rumors: Golden State Warriors receiving calls on young players

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With Bob Myers having stepped down from his role as GM and Mike Dunleavy having replaced him, their championship window is narrowing. It has led to NBA trade rumors pointing in the direction of young guard Jordan Poole potentially being on the move. He’s seen as a talented, but enigmatic youngster. Poole averaged north of 20 points per game during the 2022-23 regular season before struggles in the playoffs.

Meanwhile, rumors point in the direction of 20-year-old forward Jonathan Kuminga requesting a trade. He played exceedingly well during the end of the regular season but was surprisingly taken out of the rotation during the playoffs. Golden State has received interest in both youngsters with Kuminga’s name being floated about as a way to acquire a high first-round pick on Thursday.

Houston Rockets have star young guard Jalen Green on trade block

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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.

Keep tuned to this page for continued updates on our NBA trade rumors.

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