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?
The Sixers rather infamously struck out in their quest to go "star hunting" this offseason, but another opportunity to bring in a big-name player may have just risen from nothing. Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler has reportedly requested a trade following a meeting with head coach/GM Tom Thibodeau, following an offseason of speculation about his satisfaction with the organization.The reasons for Butler's request seem to center around his relationship with the young players Minnesota has chosen to build their future around, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns and Butler have been at the center of rampant reports and rumors this summer, with insiders painting a picture of discontent between the two best players on the Wolves.As part of a video interview conducted earlier this week, The Athletic's Shams Charania suggested Towns had gone as far as to delay a decision on signing a max extension until the Butler situation was resolved. Other reporters, including Wolves … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: Should Sixers explore a deal for Wolves forward Jimmy Butler?