Jazz willing to break it down with ANOTHER big trade as Suns star meets rivals: Rumor Mill

The NBA trading and free agency market is expected to warm up in the coming days.

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The Utah Jazz are not actively the hub of retail franchise Donovan Mitchell, but are believed to be open to going for the right price from their superstar point guard, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

Windhorst also unveiled at the Hope Collective podcast that Mitchell had reportedly questioned the Utah front office about the team’s future plan in light of the organization that swapped All-Star center Rudy Gobert and started little forward Royce O’Neale last week, mainly in exchange for draft picks .

The NBA insider said Jazz decision makers, including basketball operations CEO Danny Ainge, responded to Mitchell’s concerns by revealing that their plan is to “do what’s right for the franchise” and felt the transactions were in the best interests of the franchise. were long term. the franchise.

Whether Utah’s preferred plan would be to put pieces around Donovan Mitchell, or trade the 25-year-old for a series of draft picks to kick off a full rebuild, remains to be seen.


While many across the league believe the Phoenix Suns want to use star Deandre Ayton as a potential trading vessel in a deal with the Brooklyn Nets for Kevin Durant, Ayton is now reported to be exploring other options, according to ESPN’s Brian. Windhorst via Tyler Conway from Bleacher report

Windhorst said on the Hope Collective podcast that while it’s unclear whether any formal contract offers have been made, it is confirmed that the limited free-agent center has held meetings with teams “not involved in potential Durant negotiations.”

The Indiana Pacers, as one of the few teams with the cap-room to offer Ayton the maximum or near-maximum contract he seeks, have been raised as potentially interested in acquiring the 23-year-old, with Windhorst even suggests a possible sign-and-trade in exchange for Myles Turner.

Toronto has also been reported as a potential landing spot for the talented Bahamian, but one team that now seems like an unlikely destination is the Utah Jazz, according to Jake Fischer from Bleacher report

With KD making it clear to sources across the league that his preference is for Phoenix next season, don’t expect Ayton’s future to be decided by the Suns until Durant’s next move is confirmed.


One player reportedly won’t be heading to Brooklyn as part of a potential Kevin Durant trade is reigning Kia rookie of the year Scottie Barnes, with multiple sources claiming the Toronto Raptors are unwilling to part with the former FSU. star, according to Jake Fischer from Bleacher report


Don’t expect Myles Turner to wear gold and navy in the 2022/23 NBA season, with Indiana reportedly looking for their 2015 first-round pick, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst via Tim Daniels from Bleacher report

Windhorst announced at the Hope Collective podcast that Turner could be on the move through the aforementioned blockbuster with the Suns or any other team in need of a big man.

Also Myles Turner is – he could be traded in a sign-and-trade for” [Deandre] Ayton to Phoenix, or I’m told he can go elsewhere,” Windhorst said. “…There’s a good chance he won’t be a Pacer next year.”


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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has become the only active player in the league with a full non-trade clause after details of his recently signed five-year $251 million contract were released, according to a report from Rob Goldberg from Bleacher report

The contract, which includes a 15% trade kicker and player option in year five, makes Beal just the 10th player in NBA history to have a no-trade clause, following in the footsteps of LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, Tim Duncan, David Robinson and John Stockton.

A player cannot qualify for a no-trade clause until he has been in the league for a minimum of eight years and has been on the signing team’s roster for a minimum of four years.


According to SNY’s Ian Begley, the New York Knicks Taj Gibson could leave the Knicks this off-season with “multiple teams” showing interest in acquiring the veteran forward during the off-season if he is fired by the Knicks.

Since Gibson’s $5.2 million salary for next season is completely unguaranteed, New York considers the 37-year-old expendable and is expected to forgo the former first-round roster to make room for Jaylen Brunson , among other predicted roster changes to improve enough to compete against the elite teams in the Eastern Conference.


The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to waive guard Eric Bledsoe with the veteran who hasn’t played with Achilles tendon pain since he was traded from the Clippers to Portland in February as part of Norman Powell and Robert Covington’s trade, according to Shams Charania of the athletic

Sources claim the Blazers plan to bail the 32-year-old before July 10 to ensure his $19.375 million contract is fully guaranteed for 2022-23.

The smart move would free up more than $15 million for the Blazers to reshape the roster around star point guard Damian Lillard, with only Bledsoe’s partial $3.9 million guarantee that is on the Blazers’ books for next year. season.

The former 18th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft is expected to be pursued by multiple teams in free agency.

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