Things are crazy in the NBA nowadays and with Free Agency just getting started, there are a lot of rumors going on, as fans and media try to determine which player will end where, and how are the teams going to pull the moves off.
Everything changes real fast during this time of the year in the Association, and with a lot of prominent talents set to become free agents either this summer or the next one, it’s kind of hard to keep track of every single move that’s about to take place in this upcoming days.
Nonetheless, some rumors have gained a lot of ground and made a lot of noise this past few hour, so we’re going to discuss the best 4 rumors that have come our way during the day, so you don’t miss anything of what goes on in the best competition in the world.
4. Ty Lawson And Nick Young To The Pelicans
Lawson has always been a very talented passer and he showed glances of his former self with the Sacramento Kings the past season, and he’s reportedly one of the main priorities in the Pelicans agenda for the summer, as the team has a huge question mark regarding Jrue Holiday and his situation.
On the other hand, “Swaggy P” has shown a lot of consistency as a scorer over the last few seasons, so he could definitely provide a lot of spark off the bench for a team that’s in desperate need of three-pointers and guys that can put points on the scoreboard to try and help Anthony Davis.
3. Danilo Gallinari To The Clippers
With Chris Paul already leaving Los Angeles to join James Harden in Houston and after Blake Griffin signs five-year, max deal with the Clippers, the future seems quite uncertain for Doc Rivers and his squad, so they’re definitely going to have to try and spend a lot during the summer.
And according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers are ready and willing to take a risk on Danilo Gallinari, an incredible scorer and very good player, but also one of the most injury prone guys in the Association, making him the ultimate high risk - high reward player of the summer.
2. Rajon Rondo To The Lakers
The Lakers make our list once again as they’re reportedly set to offer the former All-Star and talented two-way point guard a one-year contract, as they’re in desperate need of a second point guard with Jordan Clarkson probably being traded very soon as well.
The Los Angeles Lakers have spoken with Rajon Rondo on the opening night of free agency, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, a surprising move given that the Lakers don’t own their first round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and presumably do not want to tank.
Rondo hasn’t been the talented defender and outstanding passer he was during his first seasons in the NBA and it’s pretty safe to say that he’ll never go near his former level, but he’s still more than capable of running the team’s second offense and provide a lot of experience to help Lonzo Ball grow as a playmaker.
1. Kevin Love To The Denver Nuggets
The All-Star power forward has always been the odd man out in Cleveland, and there were several reports that stated that the Cavs actually tried to trade him to land both Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, but no team was willing to take Love’s contract.
The Pacers, Cavs, and Nuggets on Friday resuscitated a three-way deal that would have sent George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to Denver, according to several league sources. The Pacers could have had a package centered around Gary Harris, Trey Lyles, and a protected first-round pick, sources say. The Cavs, Nuggets, and Celtics were stunned when news of the trade broke on Twitter.
Love’s a very productive player that can score in bunches and rebound the ball with great ease, as well of providing a lot of spacing and a much needed 3 point boost for the Nuggets, that are keen to pairing Love with Jokic as one of the most dynamic frontcourts in the NBA, but they’d have to either send Gary Harris to Cleveland or at least offer a couple of 1st rounders in order to pull this move off.