Top trade candidates on each NBA team this season

Reporting on the top trade candidates for all 30 NBA teams from HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto.

NBA executives are beginning their due diligence for the upcoming trade market with December 15th approaching, the first day players who signed offseason contracts can be traded.

Below is the latest intel HoopsHype has gathered on the top trade candidates for all 30 NBA teams.

NBA Intel: Cameron Johnson, PJ Washington, Grant Williams, Cam Reddish, Coby White

Reporting on contract extension talks for Cameron Johnson, PJ Washington, Grant Williams, Cam Reddish, and their free agency outlooks.

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan discuss why rookie-scale contract extension negotiations fizzled for Cameron Johnson, PJ Washington, Grant Williams, and others. Plus, a look ahead to restricted free agency for each player this summer on the latest HoopsHype podcast episode.

For more interviews with players, coaches, and media members, be sure to like and subscribe to the HoopsHype podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Listen to the podcast above or check out some snippets of the conversation in a transcribed version below.

Walt Frazier and his incredible suits over the years

Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier is known for many things – most notably, his legendary basketball career (which includes two NBA titles) and his color commentary for Knicks games… But there’s also his fashion style, which some (like us) may call impeccable and others may deem outrageous. There’s even a website, Clyde So Fly, that grades every suit he wears.

Take a look at some of the finest suits Frazier has worn over the years.

Behind the scenes: Shaq, Kobe, Karl Malone, Gary Payton era; Marbury, Larry Brown, Lin, Melo

Howard Beck shares behind the scenes stories from covering Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Carmelo Anthony, Jeremy Lin, Stephon Marbury, and more.

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Sports Illustrated’s Howard Beck discuss behind the scenes stories about Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant’s relationship, how Karl Malone tried to play peacemaker, Gary Payton’s gripe with the Triangle offense, and more. Beck also discussed how the power struggles between Larry Brown, Stephon Marbury and Isiah Thomas, along with Carmelo Anthony, Jeremy Lin, Amare Stoudemire and Mike D’Antoni unfolded behind the scenes on the latest HoopsHype podcast episode.

For more interviews with players, coaches, and media members, be sure to like and subscribe to the HoopsHype podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Listen to the podcast above or check out some snippets of the conversation in a transcribed version below.

NBA executives poll: Who are the top breakout candidates for the 2022-23 season?

NBA executives predict who will be the top breakout players of the 2022-23 season in a poll by HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto.

Which players will make the top leaps in their games this year?

HoopsHype polled 20 NBA executives to gauge who will be the top breakout candidates this season. Each executive was asked to list his Top 3 candidates for a breakout campaign.

Most of the talent evaluators prioritized young players who will see an increased role. Others selected younger players who could become All-Stars for the first time.

After receiving the feedback from the executives, the voting results were tabulated, with the top player receiving five points, the second receiving three points, and the third receiving one point for each ballot. Below are the results.

NBA offseason winners and losers; EuroBasket stars who can join NBA

HoopsHype’s winners and losers of the 2022 NBA offseason and potential overseas players to monitor following the EuroBasket tournament.

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, Yossi Gozlan, and Dionysis Aravantinos discuss the winners and losers of the 2022 NBA offseason and react to the end of the EuroBasket Tournament with potential overseas players to monitor on the latest edition of the HoopsHype podcast.

For more interviews with players, coaches, and media members, be sure to like and subscribe to the HoopsHype podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Listen to the podcast above or check out some snippets of the conversation in a transcribed version below.

Knicks rumors: Donovan Mitchell, RJ Barrett, Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle, more

Why Knicks didn’t trade for Donovan Mitchell, RJ Barrett’s extension, Jalen Brunson tampering concerns, Julius Randle and Tom Thibodeau news

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy share behind-the-scenes intel from the Donovan Mitchell trade talks. Plus, updates on RJ Barrett, Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle, Tom Thibodeau, and more on the latest edition of the HoopsHype podcast.

For more interviews with players, coaches, and media members, be sure to like and subscribe to the HoopsHype podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Listen to the podcast above or check out some snippets of the conversation in a transcribed version below.

Donovan Mitchell traded to Cleveland: What it means for the Cavaliers and Jazz

After nearly two months of reported trade discussions between the Jazz and Knicks over Donovan Mitchell, the Cavaliers swooped in and acquired the coveted guard. They will be sending back the Jazz a haul featuring three unprotected first-round …

After nearly two months of reported trade discussions between the Jazz and Knicks over Donovan Mitchell, the Cavaliers swooped in and acquired the coveted guard. They will be sending back the Jazz a haul featuring three unprotected first-round picks, two pick swaps, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, and Ochai Agbaji, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The acquisition of Mitchell, along with the expected continual development of Darius Garland and Evan Mobley, should elevate the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference.

Below is a breakdown of the trade and how it impacts the Cavaliers and Jazz going forward.

RJ Barrett extended: How it impacts the Knicks and Donovan Mitchell trade talks

Take a look at how RJ Barrett’s deal impacts Knicks’ flexibility going forward and how it may play into the Donovan Mitchell trade talks.

The Knicks have agreed to terms on a four-year, $120 million extension with RJ Barrett, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This commitment is somewhat momentous for the Knicks’ because it marks their first rookie-scale extension since Charlie Ward in 1999.

Below is a look at how this deal impacts the Knicks’ flexibility going forward and how it may play into Donovan Mitchell trade negotiations.

Knicks’ projected depth chart with Jalen Brunson

The Knicks had one nightmare of a season last year in Tom Thibodeau’s second campaign as coach in New York. After exceeding expectations and grabbing a first-round bye in 2020-21, the Knicks regressed and found themselves finishing in the basement …

The Knicks had one nightmare of a season last year in Tom Thibodeau’s second campaign as coach in New York. After exceeding expectations and grabbing a first-round bye in 2020-21, the Knicks regressed and found themselves finishing in the basement of their division last season.

The Knicks signed Jalen Brunson to a four-year, $104 million deal to be their starting point guard. Brunson comes in to improve their stagnant offense and could have more help in the way with the team aggressively trying to acquire Donovan Mitchell.

This third season for Thibodeau in New York will be crucial and should give the front office a good idea if he will be the coach of the future, or if they will need to make a change.

Let’s take a look at the likely rotation for the team.