ESPN rumor king Adrian Wojnarowski and fellow great hoops reporter Zach Lowe held court for a half-hour on ESPN2 on Wednesday with the NBA’s trade deadline less than 24 hours away, and both well-sourced reporters made Markelle Fultz’s future in Philadelphia sound very, very shaky. Here’s a snapshot of what they had to say, captured by PhillyVoice’s Kyle Neubeck: You can (and should) read more from Kyle for context on the Fultz situation, including what he thinks the Sixers could do with the beleaguered guard, and what Brett Brown had to say about Fultz’s possible appearance in the team’s postseason run. Admittedly, this reporter was also watching the Woj/Lowe special at his desk, so here’s a little extra context to how they arrived at this talking point.The discussion obviously started with the Tobias Harris blockbuster deal from the wee hours of Wednesday morning, a high-risk, high-reward move from free-wheeling Sixers GM Elton Brand. By … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: There’s a ‘real possibility’ Markelle Fultz has played last game with Sixers
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The NBA Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching, with all trades needing to be finalized before February 7 at 3 p.m. And with the Sixers looking to contend for the Eastern Conference title this season, there's a chance first-year general manager Elton Brand becomes a buyer before the trade clock expires on Thursday.All winter, we've been keeping track of the latest free agency news and trade rumors surrounding the Phillies this offseason, and we decided it's a good time to start doing the same for the Sixers with the deadline so close. Our own Kyle Neubeck has already written extensively on the trade deadline, and you can read some of his work here:• Will Wilson Chandler's injury impact Sixers' approach to NBA trade deadline?• What should the Sixers do with Markelle Fultz at the NBA trade deadline?• The Sixers could benefit from Knicks trade of Kristaps Porzingis• Sixers can make NBA's best trade offer for Anthony Davis, but they probably … [Read more...] about Live NBA trade rumors: Latest Sixers news and more heading into the deadline
Jan 30, 6:55 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Joseph Patrick 01/29/19 AT 4:57 AM Trey Burke may not be a big name when it comes NBA guards today, but he can be of good use joining the right NBA team. Signed by the Knicks in 2018, he is one of the low-profile point guards who could shine with teams who are in need of players to fill in roster spots.Trey Burke signed a two-year deal with the Knicks after a stint in the G-League. The second season is partially guaranteed. New York head coach David Fizdale did try him out as a starter, but the stint only lasted five games, the Daily Knicks reported.The short-lived starting role is likely tied up to the youth movement the Knicks are currently implementing, with Fizdale giving younger players more playing time as part of their rebuilding process. Aside from 26-year-old Burke, other players who are likely to be traded before the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: Trey Burke May Solve Point Guard Problems Of Other Teams
We're still waiting for an update on Sixers guard Markelle Fultz, weeks after the second-year player was ruled out indefinitely with thoracic outlet syndrome. But while we wait for Fultz and his jumper to get right in the darkness, a fellow member of the 2017 NBA Draft class is reportedly on the market.According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Dallas Mavericks are in pursuit of a Dennis Smith Jr. trade, with Woj claiming the Mavericks are "escalating discussions" in advance of February's trade deadline. That makes a good deal of sense for the Mavericks, who have found themselves a wunderkind in Luka Doncic. Since they now have a player who is more effective with the ball in his hands than DSJ and could use it there as much as possible, exchanging Smith Jr. for better-fitting parts makes some sense. That goes double if Smith Jr. is bristling at playing second fiddle to Doncic.On first glance, the Mavericks' desire to move Smith Jr. doesn't have a whole lot to do with the Sixers or … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: Does Dennis Smith Jr.’s availability impact Markelle Fultz market?
There is perhaps no city more interested in backup quarterbacks and point guards than Philadelphia. At least in basketball, you don't have to bench Ben Simmons completely to get Bobby Hoying involved. The Markelle Fultz saga (I feel like saga is just attached to his name now, at this point) has thrust backup guard T.J. McConnell back into the spotlight for Philadelphia, with various rumors bubbling to the surface about his value around the league. Who better to turn to than Adrian Wojnarowski, who joined Ryen Russilo on last Thursday's episode of The Russilo Show, and had this to say about McConnell's value on the trade market: T.J. McConnell, who had been the source of some trade talks...think about this, T.J. McConnell probably could have gotten, in fact, I'm very confident T.J. could have gotten Philadelphia a first-round pick in the last few weeks. Markelle Fultz probably can't, think about that. There are so many teams who need a point guard, either a really strong backup or a … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: Can Sixers afford to turn down first-round pick for T.J. McConnell?