Podcast: NBA trade talks on James Harden, Ben Simmons, Domantas Sabonis and more

https://open.spotify.com/embed/episode/3I9WiGat2I5Mx8UW7x6aMh HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan discuss the latest rumblings surrounding several stars including James Harden, Ben Simmons and Domantas Sabonis. Plus, updates on Robert …

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan discuss the latest rumblings surrounding several stars including James Harden, Ben Simmons and Domantas Sabonis. Plus, updates on Robert Covington, Eric Gordon, Dorian-Finney Smith, Jalen Brunson, Justin Holiday, and more on the latest edition of the HoopsHype podcast.

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NBA trade rumors: Jaylen Brown, Ben Simmons and more with Jake Fischer

https://open.spotify.com/embed/episode/2TurWlaJGMNdmH7sjSsFcI HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer discussed the latest rumors regarding Jaylen Brown, Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook, Jerami Grant, Terrence Ross, De’Aaron …

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer discussed the latest rumors regarding Jaylen Brown, Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook, Jerami Grant, Terrence Ross, De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Joe Harris, Nicolas Claxton, and more on the NBA trade market in the latest edition of the HoopsHype podcast.

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NBA execs on Kyrie Irving’s trade value: ‘Every front office is scared to death of him’

Kyrie Irving’s chances of playing for the Brooklyn Nets took another hit recently when New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams said the city wouldn’t change its vaccine mandate policy during a CNN interview. With Irving remaining inactive, rival NBA teams …

Kyrie Irving’s chances of playing for the Brooklyn Nets took another hit recently when New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams said the city wouldn’t change its vaccine mandate policy during a CNN interview.

With Irving remaining inactive, rival NBA teams have called the Nets regarding his trade availability, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Following Adams’ unchanged stance on the vaccine mandate, HoopsHype spoke with seven NBA executives to gauge Irving’s value on the trade market should the Nets decide to move him.

The top trade candidate on each NBA team this season

Ben Simmons and Marvin Bagley are the early trade rumors leaders, and there will be plenty more to come this season. The 2022 free agency market could be dry, as colleague Yossi Gozlan previously wrote on HoopsHype, meaning teams could look to …

Ben Simmons and Marvin Bagley are the early trade rumors leaders, and there will be plenty more to come this season.

The 2022 free agency market could be dry, as colleague Yossi Gozlan previously wrote on HoopsHype, meaning teams could look to improve via the trade market.

So with the regular season already underway,  HoopsHype spoke with four NBA executives to gauge potential trade candidates and listed the player(s) most likely to be traded on each team.

Kyrie Irving situation: His trade market and Nets’ options

When Kyrie Irving plays, he is arguably a Top 15 player who can occasionally raise his ceiling to that of a Top 10 player. Having to preface that sentence with “When Irving plays” is the issue as his availability has waned recently. Last season, …

When Kyrie Irving plays, he is arguably a Top 15 player who can occasionally raise his ceiling to that of a Top 10 player. Having to preface that sentence with “When Irving plays” is the issue as his availability has waned recently. Last season, Irving missed two stretches of multiple games that weren’t injury-related. This season he intended on becoming a part-time player for the Nets due to New York state’s vaccination requirement for professional sports home games despite the $17 million-plus he would lose.

The Nets front office pumped the brakes on that and made an unprecedented statement explaining that they will not permit Irving to play on a part-time basis. They do not want him back unless he’s all in, as they should demand. There remains the possibility that Irving does take the vaccine in the near future and rejoin the team. Still, one must wonder if there are people in the Nets organization tired of Irving’s absences and are thinking of moving on from him. To some, it may not be a matter of if Irving will unexpectedly miss time again, but when.

So now what?

Podcast: What’s next for Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving and rookie scale extension candidates?

Nets’ decision Kyrie Irving won’t play until he’s vaccinated, what’s next for Ben Simmons, and rookie-scale contract extension updates.

On the latest edition of the HoopsHype podcast, hosts Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan discuss Brooklyn’s decision that Kyrie Irving won’t play or practice with the Nets until he’s vaccinated and what’s next for Ben Simmons and rookie-scale contract extension candidates.

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Podcast: Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, Zion Williamson and Ja Morant

The futures of Ben Simmons and Zion Williamson, the vaccination statuses of Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins and Ja Morant’s All-Star chances

On the latest edition of the HoopsHype podcast, hosts Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan discuss the futures of Ben Simmons and Zion Williamson. The duo also broke down the vaccination statuses of Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins and whether Ja Morant will be an All-Star this season.

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Podcast: Twitter Q&A on Lakers, Celtics, Kevin Love, TJ Warren, Eric Gordon, Robert Covington, more

Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan predict what the future holds for Kevin Love, TJ Warren, Eric Gordon and Robert Covington on HoopsHype.

On the latest HoopsHype podcast, hosts Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan answered questions from fans via Twitter on various topics. What will the Pacers do after the TJ Warren and Edmond Sumner injuries? Could Eric Gordon be traded? Who are trade targets for the Celtics? What are the futures of Kevin Love and Robert Covington? Who will the Lakers add? 

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NBA roster spot battles with Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan

Which NBA players will earn spots on the Blazers, Timberwolves, Nets, Raptors, Bucks, Hornets, Spurs, Grizzlies, Warriors, Thunder, Pelicans

On the latest edition of the HoopsHype podcast, hosts Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan discussed which players could earn roster spots on the Blazers, Timberwolves, Nets, Raptors, Bucks, Hornets, Spurs, Grizzlies, Warriors, Thunder, Pelicans, and more.

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NBA offseason winners: Knicks, Lakers, Bulls, Heat, Wizards, more with Michael Scotto & Yossi Gozlan

Why the Knicks, Lakers, Bulls, Heat, Wizards, and others were winners of the 2021 NBA offseason and reporting on DeAndre Jordan trade talks.

On the latest edition of the HoopsHype podcast, hosts Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan discussed which teams came out as winners this offseason, including the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, and more.

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