Charania also reported that the Pelicans are shopping guards Lonzo Ball and JJ Redick, so you can put two-and-two together on that one. Yes, it's fair to point out that nothing is imminent in terms of Oubre leaving town. But when tapped-in reporters like Charania — who don't generally like to annoy NBA front offices — write about specific players, it usually means those guys are really on the trading block.
Oklahoma City Thunder big Mike Muscala has been playing New Orleans center Steven Adams in online chess during the OKC road trip.
The 23-year old is averaging 12 points, 4.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds this season (he recorded averaged 11.8 points, seven assists and 6.1 rebounds from similar minutes last season). Meanwhile, Reddick’s veteran presence would make him a valuable asset to offer up along with his shooting from deep, although that has dropped from 45.3 per cent to 30 this season.