NBA trade intel: Myles Turner, Caris LeVert, Eric Gordon, Bryn Forbes

With the NBA trade deadline approaching, executives are working the phones more diligently to learn the price tags of several available players who could be difference-makers for playoff-caliber teams. Below is the latest intel gathered by HoopsHype …

With the NBA trade deadline approaching, executives are working the phones more diligently to learn the price tags of several available players who could be difference-makers for playoff-caliber teams.

Below is the latest intel gathered by HoopsHype on some of the top names mentioned on the trade market.

NBA trade deadline preview: A look at the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Hawks and more

https://open.spotify.com/embed/episode/2v7UsffZhT1vLs2fSGtXGV HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan previewed the NBA trade deadline a month away, including potential trades for the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Hawks, Rockets, Clippers, Thunder, …

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan previewed the NBA trade deadline a month away, including potential trades for the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Hawks, Rockets, Clippers, Thunder, and Mavericks 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.

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.

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.

Potential trade targets starting on December 15

Trade discussions should pick up soon as most players that were free agents in the 2021 offseason will become trade-eligible on December 15.

With the NBA season more than a quarter of the way complete, teams are finally starting to understand their rosters and if changes are required. There hasn’t been a trade in two months but discussions should begin to pick up soon as most players that were free agents in the offseason will become trade-eligible on December 15. The trade deadline is also two months away, so transactions should start occurring soon. Here are some players that are set to become eligible next week:

Rockets teammates comically cleared out for Kevin Porter to record first career triple-double

Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter needed another rebound to secure his first career triple-double and his teammates made sure he got it.

Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter needed another rebound to secure his first career triple-double and his teammates made sure he got it.

Porter, who is playing point guard for the Rockets this season, finished the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Needless to say, it was a close call on whether or not he would actually notch the accomplishment and he may not have gotten it without help from his teammates.

With just over a minute left in the game, following a miss from the Thunder, Houston’s Jae’Sean Tate and Josh Christopher cleared out for Porter to get the board. Christopher even jumped up and down to try to communicate to Porter that he had full clearance to steal the stat.

In fact, once Porter was finally able to secure the board and the triple-double, no one seemed happier than Christopher.

Much like when teammates encouraged Bob Sura to miss a layup and get a rebound for what would have been his third straight triple-double in 2004, it was a brilliant moment to build team chemistry for the lowly Rockets. Plus, it assuredly helped boost confidence for Porter in the process.

The main reason why John Wall is on the sidelines is to develop Houston’s young talent, and with Porter playing the same position, he is the person who most greatly benefits from Wall’s absence.

Porter became the youngest player in Rockets history to record a triple-double. He joins Steve Francis and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players in franchise history to record a triple-double before turning 23 years old.

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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.

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? 

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.

Why John Wall’s future might not find a resolution soon

A lack of trade suitors and a potentially massive buy-out requirement could keep John Wall in Houston until next season.

John Wall and the Houston Rockets have mutually agreed to work on a separation, according to Shams Charania. Wall will still remain with the team but won’t play in games in order to preserve his trade value. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Wall isn’t in Houston’s plans since they are in a full-scale rebuild. His services are best suited on a contender.

This decision will allow the Rockets to dedicate all their minutes to their young guards, a promising group which includes Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. Both are now set to start at the guard positions with Wall out of the picture, which should also guarantee minutes to other young guards such as Josh Christopher and Anthony Lamb.

Although both sides are in agreement that a separation is for the best, one might not come anytime soon. The lack of trade suitors for Wall, as well as a potentially punitive buy-out amount, could keep him shelved in Houston throughout the 2021-22 season.

NBA intel: Goran Dragic, Evan Fournier, Daniel Theis, Aron Baynes and Reggie Bullock

The latest free agent reporting on Goran Dragic, Evan Fournier, Daniel Theis, Reggie Bullock and Aron Baynes from HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto

NBA free agency is upon us, here’s the latest intel gathered by HoopsHype on some of the notable free agents entering the market.

NBA trade deadline recap and buyout market preview with Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan

NBA trade deadline recap and a buyout market preview with HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan.

On the Locker Room app, HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto and Yossi Gozlan recap the biggest NBA trade deadline moves including the Bulls acquiring All-Star Nikola VucevicAaron Gordon and JaVale McGee heading to the Nuggets, Victor Oladipo joining the Miami Heat, Norman Powell going to the Trail Blazers, and the Celtics trading for Evan Fournier. Plus, a preview of the buyout market for Andre DrummondLaMarcus Aldridge, and more. Click this link to download the Locker Room app for future HoopsHype conversations with fans. Listen to the podcast above or check out some snippets of the conversation in a transcribed version below.