With another hard-fought, yet ultimately fake comeback in the books, it’s time for the Toronto Raptors to attempt to regain some footing in the standings versus the Charlotte Hornets. Toronto has fallen to . on the season, currently sitting in 9th in the Eastern Conference, two spots behind the Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets Receive: C Richaun Holmes F/C Marvin Bagley III Sacramento Kings Receive: F Kelly Oubre Jr. F/C P.J. Washington C Vernon Carey Jr. It's no secret the Hornets could use an upgrade at center, and adding a player like Holmes would stabilize the position for the next four years (or more). The 28-year-old is averaging 12.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and converting 70.5 percent of his shots from the field, the second-highest number in the NBA behind Rudy Gobert.
Puzzling East team joins Ben Simmons trade talk race originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia A "new" report emerged Monday morning of the Sixers' reaffirmed interest in trading Ben Simmons for James Harden, essentially the same information we've all had for a week now. It's that time of the NBA year: until something actually happens, you're going to see a lot of incremental updates to the same storylines.