In an interview on NBATV Tuesday night, NBA.com reporter David Aldridge asserted that Sixers center Jahlil Okafor “will be moved” before Thursday’s trade deadline. “He will get moved, I can tell you that,” Aldridge said on NBATV’s Game Time Tuesday night. “They’re not going to go into next season with him on the roster and they’re not going to finish out this season with him on the roster.” Aldridge referenced the newly-Magical Los Angeles Lakers as a team that has been interested in Okafor previously and may still be interested, and also said other teams may emerge as possible landing spots, including the Sacramento Kings. “I’m not ruling out other teams like Sacramento, maybe, as well, who
When DeMarcus Cousins was traded, the speculation surrounding the deal typically started with ‘wait, the Sacramento Kings only got what?’, and for good reason. Buddy Hield is an okay young-ish player. Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway are nothing to write home about. Yes, they’re getting a top-three protected first-rounder, but any pick coming from the team DeMarcus Cousins with Anthony Davis is not going to turn a franchise around, especially given the Kings’ poor drafting habits. Still, the question begged asking: Why was the return so low on a player of Cousins’ extraordinary talent, even with the questions that remained about his character, per the Kings themselves. Quick side note: Kicking
It is crazy-rumor season in the NBA as we approach Thursday's trade deadline, and with two big names already being dealt, at least one NBA executive apparently believes the Boston Celtics will land an All-Star this week — Paul George. ESPN Insider Marc Stein was a guest on Zach Lowe's "The Lowe Post" podcast to discuss the big rumors floating around. While Stein does not believe George will be traded, he spoke to one anonymous NBA executive who believes the three-time, third-team, All-NBA player will be in a Celtics uniform later this week.