Christian Wood talks trade to Dallas

Make no mistake, though: Much as Wood seemed to revel in the chance to take a breather and hang with young fans, he said he’s wholly focused on the possibilities that lie ahead with his tenure on the Mavs. “It’s a great opportunity for me and for …

Make no mistake, though: Much as Wood seemed to revel in the chance to take a breather and hang with young fans, he said he’s wholly focused on the possibilities that lie ahead with his tenure on the Mavs. “It’s a great opportunity for me and for this organization to try and take that next step,” Christian Wood said. “I just want to win games. My main objective is to try and get to the Finals.”

Source: Pete Freedman @ wfaa.com

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Christian Wood @Chriswood_5
motivated ..😤 – 2:39 PM

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“I’m still counting my blessings and happy to be here,” he said. Specifically, the 6-foot-9 center was speaking about being a Maverick. But on Thursday, that gratitude could also extend to his time with the kids he got to work out with in Plano.  “I was once that little kid that would look up to NBA players and hope that he would sign my shoe or hope that I would be able to meet him in person,” he said. “With kids, I can be myself and I can be a kid myself. So it’s fun.” -via wfaa.com / August 7, 2022
“I think (Wood is) going to surprise a lot of people,” Cuban told Mavs.com. “I think he’s a lot better than advertised. -via mavs.com / July 13, 2022

Knicks don’t want to trade Derrick Rose

Tony Jones: The Knicks don’t want to unload Derrick Rose. He’s long been a favorite of Tom Thibodeau. I know the Knicks want to hang onto him and Grimes. Those guys are priorities. Source: Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype More on this storyline The Lakers …

Tony Jones: The Knicks don’t want to unload Derrick Rose. He’s long been a favorite of Tom Thibodeau. I know the Knicks want to hang onto him and Grimes. Those guys are priorities.
Source: Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype

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The Lakers had conversations about joining the Jazz and Knicks a few weeks ago in a potential three-team trade, league sources told HoopsHype. The proposed three-team trade scenario included Russell Westbrook going to Utah and getting bought out. Utah would send Donovan Mitchell to the Knicks, a combination of two players, including Patrick Beverley and Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic or Malik Beasley to the Lakers, and the Jazz would receive significant draft pick compensation from the Knicks and Lakers. The Knicks also would’ve had to part with veteran salary filler(s), such as Derrick Rose to help make the salaries work. -via HoopsHype / August 5, 2022
“It’s always tough in a business when you play for so many years with the same guys,” Gibson, who played for three different teams with Thibodeau and Derrick Rose, told the Daily News. “A lot of blessings. A lot of ups and downs. Even when I made my decision, the phone call me and Thibs had, it was great.” -via New York Daily News / July 18, 2022
In order to complete a trade, the Jazz would need to acquire a larger salary back from the Knicks as well. Julius Randle, though, would likely not be that piece — Evan Fournier or Derrick Rose are more likely, a source said. -via Salt Lake Tribune / July 14, 2022

 

Jayson Tatum addresses trade rumors

How do you feel if you ever see your name in a trade rumor? Is that something you think of as a compliment? Does it ever get annoying? How do you deal with that? Jayson Tatum: That’s the world we live in, right? It always comes from an anonymous …

How do you feel if you ever see your name in a trade rumor? Is that something you think of as a compliment? Does it ever get annoying? How do you deal with that? Jayson Tatum: That’s the world we live in, right? It always comes from an anonymous source. But it always makes ESPN or Twitter or whatever, and everybody sees it. So you never know what is true and what’s not true, but it gets people to talk about it, and I guess that’s the idea. They got what they wanted out of the deal,  for people to talk about it and make speculations.
Source: Justin Quinn @ Celtics Wire

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Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Jayson Tatum shows no mercy to son Deuce at basketball camp nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/05/jay…10:01 AM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
NEW on BSJ: Random thoughts on big men, tampering, and Deuce Tatum’s growing star
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/08/04/kar…12:38 PM

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Jayson Tatum: If you pay attention to everything you see on Twitter or TV, you drive yourself crazy. I think that’s just something that you have to learn just to keep your own sanity and your own peace. They will literally say anything, and some of it might be true, and there are other things that just couldn’t be further from the truth. But, the average fan at home doesn’t know the difference, and they just might believe whatever they see. And it doesn’t help that people on the sports talk shows are talking about it every day and we don’t know who said it, so just control what you can control. That’s what I always live by. -via Celtics Wire / August 6, 2022
Jayson Tatum: Always first and foremost taking care of my body, in the weight room working on my legs and making sure my core (is good), changing my diet, trying to eat better. The basketball stuff is easier to figure out, I’ve been doing it so long. I think your body is what keeps you up here. Celtics Wire: How’s the shoulder injury from the Finals doing? Feeling any better? Jayson Tatum: Yeah, it feels a lot better, it got a lot of time to rest that it needed. So, it definitely felt a lot better. -via Celtics Wire / August 6, 2022
Jayson Tatum: Thank you for everything! R.I.P Legend 🙏🏽 -via Twitter @jaytatum0 / July 31, 2022

 

Kyle Kuzma: ‘Showtime Lakers would f****** dominate this era’

Dime Dropper: “The showtime lakers they would f– dominate this era” – Kuz. This was sick to see him give Magic props like this. Kyle Kuzma: Yes they would! Source: Twitter What’s the buzz on Twitter? Neil Dalal @ NeilDalal96 Kyle Kuzma still has …

Dime Dropper: “The showtime lakers they would f—— dominate this era” – Kuz. This was sick to see him give Magic props like this. Kyle Kuzma: Yes they would!
Source: Twitter

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Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kyle Kuzma still has another fashion level 😂
“If I’m an All-Star and a champion, what you going to tell me? You think I wear crazy shit now? Boy, do not let me be a fucking All-Star, I’m telling you right now.” pic.twitter.com/stmbwbL29C6:19 AM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kyle Kuzma on his goals for the upcoming season
“I just want to lead and make others better, make others happier. … I know I can make people feel good and also I can lead. So if I can do that, everything that I want is naturally going to happen organically.” – 6:15 AM

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Neil Dalal: Kyle Kuzma on the key for the Wizards going into the 2022-23 season on the Draymond Green Show “It’s all about chemistry. We’re starting that early. We’re having a minicamp, we’re getting together. That shit is important.” -via Twitter @NeilDalal96 / August 5, 2022
Neil Dalal: Kyle Kuzma: “We have an opportunity to do something. There should be a lot of motivation, we got a lot of hungry dudes. Brad just got paid and he wants to show the world that he’s a winner. You don’t think he’s sick and tired of everybody saying he’s just in DC for the money?” -via Twitter @NeilDalal96 / August 5, 2022
ClutchPoints: Draymond Green on Austin Reaves wanting to shed ‘Hillbilly Kobe’ and ‘AR15’ nicknames: “Brother, you should take those nicknames and try to run with them! Kyle Kuzma: “Hillbilly Kobe is lit… That sh*t is fire.” (via @Money23Green , @TheVolumeSports ) -via Twitter @ClutchPointsApp / August 5, 2022

 

LeBron James expected to extend with Lakers?

“All signs point toward both sides looking to extend their partnership together,” ESPN’s Dave McMenamin said of LeBron James. “It’s already led to one championship in 2020. It’s also led to two playoff appearances where they didn’t make it, but …

“All signs point toward both sides looking to extend their partnership together,” ESPN’s Dave McMenamin said of LeBron James. “It’s already led to one championship in 2020. It’s also led to two playoff appearances where they didn’t make it, but overall I think both sides recognize that they can help one another get to their mutual goal, which is to compete at a high level and stay relevant as both one of the best players in the NBA and one of the most marquee franchises in the NBA.”
Source: David Akerman @ Lakers Daily

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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
We’re 24 hours into LeBron James being extension-eligible and he hasn’t signed one yet. Time to panic in Los Angeles? Nah.
I explained why for @spotrac and broke down all of James’ options for his next deal which will start in his 21st year in the NBA:
spotrac.com/research/nba/n…5:21 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most PPG by a teenager (minimum 40 games):
21.9 — LeBron James
21.0 — Carmelo Anthony
20.9 — Luka Doncic
20.3 — Kevin Durant
19.3 — Anthony Edwards pic.twitter.com/SOQczlObRH3:01 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
🎂 Happy 21st birthday to Anthony Edwards!
📊 144 GP, 20.3 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.4 APG
🎯 42.9 FG%, 34.4 3P%, 78.1 FT%
Edwards has 2,925 career points. The only players in NBA history to score more points before their 21st birthday are LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Carmelo Anthony. pic.twitter.com/5FKQ12KJ9111:01 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James discussing future with Los Angeles Lakers #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…4:56 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron, Lakers reportedly have “productive” talks toward contract extension nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/04/leb…7:12 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: LeBron James and the Lakers discussed their future together on Thursday. Rich Paul, the CEO of Klutch Sports Group, told ESPN the talks were “productive” es.pn/3zW94hw6:50 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport How LeBron’s Extension Decision Impacts Potential Westbrook Trades, Lakers Future bleacherreport.com/articles/10044…2:20 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
How LeBron James playing alongside Bronny connects with Lakers extension — which they can offer today, ⁦@The Athletictheathletic.com/3468365/2022/0…11:42 AM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
LeBron James is eligible as of today for a two-year contract extension with the Lakers worth nearly $100 million.
Full preview: marcstein.substack.com/p/decision-tim…9:28 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Family at heart of decision for LeBron on Lakers’ contract extension nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/04/fam…8:50 AM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
LeBron James is now eligible to sign a 2 year $97.1M extension with the Lakers.
Here are the options for James and the financial implication in LA, with or without a new contract.
Via @YouTube
youtube.com/watch?v=QJtxDd…
Via @espn
espn.com/nba/insider/st…7:23 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
LeBron is dead set on playing with Bronny. Right now he’s a fringe NBA prospect at best. Needs at least 3 years at a mid-major. That would be the 2026 NBA Draft. LeBron will be 42. Best case scenario is to go undrafted. Then sign a two-way with the South Bay Lakers. – 11:35 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
LeBron James could sign an extension with the Lakers tomorrow. Or he could not. If he doesn’t, buckle up. It could fuel speculation about a third #Cavs go-around, something the organization would be open to — under the right terms.
cleveland.com/cavs/2022/08/l…6:40 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Could you see LeBron going back to Cleveland? 👀
@Bobby Marks on what could be a wild 2023 free agency ➡️ https://t.co/HDRpTfCDBd pic.twitter.com/WQNKfLr59L5:27 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
LeBron James to #Cavs for a third time? His looming extension decision could end all the speculation — or fuel it even more
cleveland.com/cavs/2022/08/l…1:13 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
NEW @TheCrossover Pod w/@Howard Beck: Remembering Bill Russell, a significant week for LeBron and the Lakers, the NBA’s tampering investigation into the Knicks, Sixers, more. Links: bit.ly/2w1G5e211:25 AM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Column: Will LeBron sign an extension this week? Unlikely, for several reasons. But if he doesn’t the speculation about an LA exit — and another reunion with Cleveland — will begin si.com/nba/2022/08/03…10:48 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
‘Lakers Talk’ starts at 7p tonight…
-Will Lebron extend for 2 more years?
-Can Lebron pressure the LakeShow to trade Russ?
-If Russ stays, would he come off the bench?
Guest: @Jovan Buha of the @The Athletic
@ESPNLosAngeles9:19 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The NFT of Bronny throwing down the first alley oop from LeBron is going to smash every sports collectible record.
The Honus Wagner T206 better enjoy its run while it can became the James gang is coming for it. – 9:16 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Magic Johnson calls for Bill Russell’s No. 6, currently worn by LeBron James, to be retired across NBA
cbssports.com/nba/news/magic…8:14 PM

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James had Durant, LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic in his list, but felt they are all capable of something that the reigning Finals MVP is not. James had Durant, LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic in his list, but felt they are all capable of something that the reigning Finals MVP is not. -via San Francisco Chronicle / August 5, 2022
Paul told ESPN he expects both sides to continue a dialogue moving forward. LeBron James is entering the final year of his contract, worth $44.5 million, and will be 38 years old when his current deal is up. The maximum length of a contract a player aged 38 or older can sign is two years, according to the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. James has until June 30 to sign the extension before becoming an unrestricted free agent. -via ESPN / August 4, 2022
Dave McMenamin: LeBron James and his representative Rich Paul of Klutch Sports met with Lakers VP of basketball ops and GM Rob Pelinka on Thursday regarding James’ eligible contract extension. Paul told ESPN the discussion was “productive” and both sides will continue a dialogue. -via Twitter @mcten / August 4, 2022

 

Lakers have interest in Cam Reddish

The Lakers also have had interest in trading for Knicks forward Cam Reddish, who could also become part of a trade. Last season, the Lakers nearly acquired Reddish as part of a blockbuster three-team trade talks between the Lakers, Knicks and …

The Lakers also have had interest in trading for Knicks forward Cam Reddish, who could also become part of a trade. Last season, the Lakers nearly acquired Reddish as part of a blockbuster three-team trade talks between the Lakers, Knicks and Raptors at the time.
Source: Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype

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New York’s recently re-signed center Mitchell Robinson is ineligible to be traded before Dec. 15, creating another hurdle, but the presence of Quentin Grimes, Miles McBride, Immanuel Quickley, Cam Reddish and Obi Toppin on its roster seemingly gives Rose optionality when it comes to packaging promising young players with his array of picks, with Grimes believed to be at the top of Utah’s wish list. The Knicks’ most pressing fear appears to be: Don’t outbid yourself and end up being second-guessed leaguewide like Minnesota after what the Wolves gave up for Gobert. -via marcstein.substack.com / July 15, 2022
In earlier talks, Utah had expressed interest in a package that included Quentin Grimes, per SNY sources. I don’t know if the Knicks’ thinking has changed, but I know members of the organization felt Utah was asking for too much at the time. On Grimes, specifically, the organization values the second-year guard and top decision-makers had been unwilling to move him in previous trade talks, including in the Cam Reddish trade. -via SportsNet New York / July 14, 2022
In those conversations and prior ones, according to a source, the Jazz asked for a huge, essentially unprecedented return for Donovan Mitchell. The Knicks can trade a maximum of eight first-round picks outright — the Jazz want a majority of those picks. They also asked for pick swaps down the road. Finally, they also asked for some combination of youngsters Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, Miles McBride, and Cam Reddish. Grimes is perhaps the lead target among those players for Utah. -via Salt Lake Tribune / July 14, 2022

 

Training camp a ‘soft deadline’ for Russell Westbrook trade?

Now, to the second question, there will come a time in which the Lakers have to decide if they’re willing to continue to play hardball and risk missing their window to trade Russell Westbrook. There is a sense among some that training camp is a soft …

Now, to the second question, there will come a time in which the Lakers have to decide if they’re willing to continue to play hardball and risk missing their window to trade Russell Westbrook. There is a sense among some that training camp is a soft deadline to move Westbrook. If he’s on the roster in late September, there will be a massive off-court distraction, with the media asking about his future, his relationship with James and the organization, Ham’s vision of his role and responsibilities.
Source: Jovan Buha @ The Athletic

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Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Part 2 of this week’s mailbag;
— Russell Westbrook trades
— Expectations for Darvin Ham
— The Lakers’ title odds
— Starting and bench lineups
— Roles for THT, Lonnie Walker IV, Mad Christie
— And more
theathletic.com/3476573/2022/0…3:17 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Lakers, Knicks, Jazz talked massive Westbrook, Mitchell trade nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/05/rep…12:43 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Sources: The Lakers, Knicks and Jazz discussed a three-team trade with Donovan Mitchell landing in New York, Patrick Beverley and another key Jazz player to the Lakers, Russell Westbrook on the move, and draft picks to Utah. More details on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo…9:04 AM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport How LeBron’s Extension Decision Impacts Potential Westbrook Trades, Lakers Future bleacherreport.com/articles/10044…2:20 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Darvin Ham reportedly will have okay to bench Westbrook at end of games nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/03/dar…7:34 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
New Lakers mailbag:
— Kyrie Irving
— The Pacers deal
— The best FA addition
— The projected closing lineup
— Darvin Ham’s power with Russell Westbrook
— And much more
theathletic.com/3468119/2022/0…1:09 PM

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The Lakers had conversations about joining the Jazz and Knicks a few weeks ago in a potential three-team trade, league sources told HoopsHype. The proposed three-team trade scenario included Russell Westbrook going to Utah and getting bought out. Utah would send Donovan Mitchell to the Knicks, a combination of two players, including Patrick Beverley and Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic or Malik Beasley to the Lakers, and the Jazz would receive significant draft pick compensation from the Knicks and Lakers. The Knicks also would’ve had to part with veteran salary filler(s), such as Derrick Rose to help make the salaries work. -via HoopsHype / August 5, 2022
There are few givens in the NBA, so I would hesitate to label it as such. But all indications are that the Lakers are Irving’s top destination if he leaves Brooklyn, whether it’s via a trade between now and the February 2023 trade deadline, or in free agency next summer, when Westbrook’s salary will be off the Lakers’ books. -via The Athletic / August 3, 2022
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham will have more power to bench Westbrook down the stretch of games, according to league sources. (Former head coach Frank Vogel did so a few times last season). That could eventually extend to removing Westbrook from the starting lineup as well. -via The Athletic / August 3, 2022

 

Goran Dragic to play in EuroBasket

Slovenia will feature Goran Dragic in the 2022 EuroBasket. The new point guard of the Chicago Bulls announced his participation via a post shared on social media Friday . Dragic, 36, was included in the preliminary list recently released by the …

Slovenia will feature Goran Dragic in the 2022 EuroBasket. The new point guard of the Chicago Bulls announced his participation via a post shared on social media Friday. Dragic, 36, was included in the preliminary list recently released by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia. “I’m back,” he wrote echoing Michael Jordan’s 1995 statement and removing the initial asterisk regarding his participation. Sharing the court once more with Luka Doncic is coming up for the Dragon.
Source: EuroHoops.net

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Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
BREAKING: Goran Dragic eager for more international action with Slovenia #EuroBasket #FIBA
eurohoops.net/en/eurobasket/…10:26 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
There is some exciting news for Slovenian basketball fans.
Goran Dragic’s decision has been announced 😎
basketnews.com/news-176101-go…10:20 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
With Dragic and Drummond on board, the Bulls have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster. + 1 2-way (Justin Lewis) and 1 Exhibit-10 (Javon Freeman-Liberty). Which means there’s 1 2-way open spot to fullfill the 2022-23 season roster. They added size and experience. #BullsNation5:11 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Chicago Bulls announced the signing of Goran Dragic
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…4:34 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Free agent Goran Dragic has officially signed his contract with the Bulls, per release. – 4:13 PM

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Lakers, Knicks and Jazz discussed three-team blockbuster deal involving Russell Westbrook

The Lakers had conversations about joining the Jazz and Knicks a few weeks ago in a potential three-team trade, league sources told HoopsHype. The proposed three-team trade scenario included Russell Westbrook going to Utah and getting bought out. …

The Lakers had conversations about joining the Jazz and Knicks a few weeks ago in a potential three-team trade, league sources told HoopsHype. The proposed three-team trade scenario included Russell Westbrook going to Utah and getting bought out. Utah would send Donovan Mitchell to the Knicks, a combination of two players, including Patrick Beverley and Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic or Malik Beasley to the Lakers, and the Jazz would receive significant draft pick compensation from the Knicks and Lakers. The Knicks also would’ve had to part with veteran salary filler(s), such as Derrick Rose to help make the salaries work.
Source: Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype

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Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Sources: The Lakers, Knicks and Jazz discussed a three-team trade with Donovan Mitchell landing in New York, Patrick Beverley and another key Jazz player to the Lakers, Russell Westbrook on the move, and draft picks to Utah. More details on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo…9:04 AM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport How LeBron’s Extension Decision Impacts Potential Westbrook Trades, Lakers Future bleacherreport.com/articles/10044…2:20 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Darvin Ham reportedly will have okay to bench Westbrook at end of games nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/03/dar…7:34 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
New Lakers mailbag:
— Kyrie Irving
— The Pacers deal
— The best FA addition
— The projected closing lineup
— Darvin Ham’s power with Russell Westbrook
— And much more
theathletic.com/3468119/2022/0…1:09 PM

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There are few givens in the NBA, so I would hesitate to label it as such. But all indications are that the Lakers are Irving’s top destination if he leaves Brooklyn, whether it’s via a trade between now and the February 2023 trade deadline, or in free agency next summer, when Westbrook’s salary will be off the Lakers’ books. -via The Athletic / August 3, 2022
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham will have more power to bench Westbrook down the stretch of games, according to league sources. (Former head coach Frank Vogel did so a few times last season). That could eventually extend to removing Westbrook from the starting lineup as well. -via The Athletic / August 3, 2022
Juan Toscano-Anderson has the projected edge over Stanley Johnson, but that could change in training camp, according to league sources. With the fifth spot, Westbrook may have the advantage considering his status, but he may end up rotating with Troy Brown, Kendrick Nunn or Lonnie Walker, depending on how they’re shooting that night. -via The Athletic / August 3, 2022

 

Jazz seeking bigger trade package than Rudy Gobert for Donovan Mitchell

According to multiple NBA executives who’ve spoken to the Jazz about trading for Donovan Mitchell, Utah is seeking as many draft picks as possible and isn’t prioritizing win-now players. Utah is looking to land a bigger haul for Mitchell than the …

According to multiple NBA executives who’ve spoken to the Jazz about trading for Donovan Mitchell, Utah is seeking as many draft picks as possible and isn’t prioritizing win-now players. Utah is looking to land a bigger haul for Mitchell than the Rudy Gobert trade that netted four first-round picks and 2022 first-rounder Walker Kessler from Minnesota, league sources told HoopsHype. There’s a belief it’ll take five or even six first-round draft picks to land Mitchell.
Source: Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype

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Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Sources: The Lakers, Knicks and Jazz discussed a three-team trade with Donovan Mitchell landing in New York, Patrick Beverley and another key Jazz player to the Lakers, Russell Westbrook on the move, and draft picks to Utah. More details on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo…9:04 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
New @FrontOfficeShow is up! @Trevor_Lane and I caught up on the latest news around the NBA including Donovan Mitchell, Kendrick Nunn and a slew of camp signings. Watch, like and subscribe below! 20K subscribers on the way!
youtu.be/MsQHJhWCV1U8:00 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
D’Angelo Russell joins me in-studio for an hour on today’s show
– The Rudy Gobert addition
– He and Ant next to KAT and Rudy
– Continuity + a contract year
– Playing for Chris Finch
– The West this year
– What they learned in the Memphis series
– Much more
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dan…7:15 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Rudy Gobert in 2022:
With Donovan Mitchell
— 15.1 PPG
— 14.8 RPG
— 70.8 FG%
Without Donovan Mitchell
— 18.6 PPG
— 13.6 RPG
— 73.5 FG%
Predict his 2022/23 statline. pic.twitter.com/hgJDrThgw93:28 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Why are Jazz trying to trade Donovan Mitchell? He reportedly was leaving anyway nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/04/why…3:25 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
From earlier: the Jazz have had interest in New York’s RJ Barrett. No, Barrett shouldn’t be included in a trade for Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, in my opinion. Knicks have ample draft capital, should be able to get a deal done without including Barrett: sny.tv/articles/knick…12:46 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Highlight Donovan Mitchell posted to his IG this morning: pic.twitter.com/OHpeoEf0yR10:15 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
This summer, Joel Embiid couldn’t make it to the French NT. But what about the next tournaments?
NBA players Evan Fournier, Rudy Gobert & coach Vincent Collet express their feelings about the All-Star center joining them in the near future 🤔
basketnews.com/news-175981-fr…12:54 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Been to a lot of barbecues, parades, and weddings recently. I have many casual Jazz fan friends and family who are confused.
Why did the Jazz trade Rudy Gobert? Why are they probably gonna trade Donovan Mitchell?
I wrote this article to send to them. sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…10:06 AM

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KAT said y’all are championship or bust team this year, you agree and why? Anthony Edwards: For sure. Adding Rudy puts that pressure on us. I agree with that. -via complex.com / August 2, 2022
Rudy Gobert, who could form a dream duo with the Sixers big man, is rather diplomatic. “He’s an incredible player. There are lots of things to think about. Joel is a unique player and we have a team that is already well-knit. A group that lives well together. You have to see how it might work for the group.” -via BasketNews / August 2, 2022
The Lakers had conversations about joining the Jazz and Knicks a few weeks ago in a potential three-team trade, league sources told HoopsHype. The proposed three-team trade scenario included Russell Westbrook going to Utah and getting bought out. Utah would send Donovan Mitchell to the Knicks, a combination of two players, including Patrick Beverley and Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic or Malik Beasley to the Lakers, and the Jazz would receive significant draft pick compensation from the Knicks and Lakers. The Knicks also would’ve had to part with veteran salary filler(s), such as Derrick Rose to help make the salaries work. -via HoopsHype / August 5, 2022
Well, let’s start with this: the overwhelming feeling among league insiders is that Mitchell is likely to sign outside of Utah at the first available opportunity in 2025. Mitchell considers New York home. Mitchell has spent the majority of this offseason in New York this year. His skills trainer, Chris Brickley, operates out of a gym in the city. It makes sense that he’d be interested in living there full time. -via Salt Lake Tribune / August 3, 2022
There are other places he’s reportedly interested in — Miami being a candidate as well. There’s a sense that many in Mitchell’s team would prefer he play in a larger market than Utah. Such a market would likely earn him a bigger profile, and perhaps more money, from sponsors. -via Salt Lake Tribune / August 3, 2022