Well, we finally got our deal, The Lakers have traded D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick. The Lakers made this move in order clear cap space to pursue a possible Paul George trade and pursue LeBron, + draft UCLA PG Lonzo Ball (Woj).
BREAKING: the Charlotte Hornets have traded for Dwight Howard and the 31st pick for Marco Bellinelli, Miles Plumlee, and the 41st pick. (Via Woj)
Today, the Lakers have also reportedly offered Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson and picks 27/28 to the Pacers for Paul George. According to BR, the Pacers also attempted to create a bidding war between Cleveland & Golden State.
The Knicks have also been rumored to be open to trading Kristaps Porzingis. The Suns, and Celtics have been rumored to be interested among a “frenzy of teams” Phil Jackson also met with KPorze clone Lauri Markkanen. (Via Woj)
Jimmy Butler was apparently all but gone to Cleveland or Boston according to CSN Chicago. Then, there was rumors Boston turned down an offer from the Bulls that was Butler for the #3 pick straight up, Chicago was rumored to be interested in Josh Jackson. Now apparently Butler does not want to leave Chicago and would be reluctant to commit to Cleveland long term (ESPN).
Kevin Love was also rumored to be offered to the Suns for the #4 pick hours before the firing of GM David Griffin.
We also have reports that the Houston Rockets are actively shopping G Patrick Beverley according to Sporting News.