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NBA Trade Rumors: Nikola Vucevic, Nick Young and Brandon Knight are on the trade block?

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We heard about many trade rumors in the last few days, but we will write only about one with the trustful sources.

Danny Ainge will be very active until the trade deadline and we all read NBA rumors about Boston Celtics. Also, Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks will try to improve their rosters because they want to play in the NBA Playoffs this season.

Nick Young - Tony Allen

The Memphis Grizzlies wants to add a little more offensive weapon and maybe Nick Young will be their choice.

According to Ron Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Memphis Grizzlies are listening to potential suitors for the services of Tony Allen via trade.

Los Angeles Lakers want to have a better defensive player and who will be a better than Tony Allen? Nick Young plays really good this season, but Luke Walton wants to use more D'Angello Russell and Brandon Ingram in the new Lakers fast-paced offense

Brandon Knight with the young Bucks?

The Suns came into this season with loads of young talent and a log jam in the backcourt. Devin Booker really impressed everyone last season, earning him a starting role and moving Brandon Knight to the bench. Knight has struggled this season averaging 13.0 points per game on 39% shooting and 2.8 assists.

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This awful start to the season is coming off a season where he played 52 games, averaged 19.6 points per game on 42% shooting and 5.1 assists. With a 9-21 start to the season it has come apparent that Knight will be available for trade offers until the trade deadline. Knight is still a very serviceable combo guard despite his poor start and could be a great addition to another team.

Milwaukee Bucks never really had a talented top 10 point guard in the league since Oscar Robertson, Sidney Moncrief, and Sam Cassell. Yes, those names are very old. But it’s clear that Matthew Dellavedova is not the answer, with his numbers at 7.8 PPG, 5.6 Ast, shooting 38.6%.

Brandon Knight is the underrated player and he can help immediately Jason Kidd and the Bucks to have a better role in the NBA Playoffs 2016-17.

Nikola Vucevic to Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics have been great recently and with 18-13, they are at the 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are looking for a big man, and after they signed Al Horford, they want to combine with another center or power forward.

The solid center is averaging 12.8 points with 10.6 rebounds, but Orlando Magic already have Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo.

As Forbes reports, it would make sense for the Celtics to inquire about trading for Vucevic.

“Having Vucevic in the middle would allow the Celtics to move Al Horford back to his more natural power forward spot. Vucevic would be a clear offensive upgrade over Amir Johnson in the middle for the Celtics. Boston has been depending heavily on Isaiah Thomas’ offense in the fourth quarter to close out games. That’s a formula that doesn’t figure to be as effective in the postseason. If the team had a low-post presence like Vucevic to work high-low with Horford, it could make their offense more deadly down the stretch.”

“Vucevic could be even more valuable to the Celtics because he’s not scheduled to be a free agent until 2019. He still has the remainder of this season and two years left on his contract at an affordable average salary of $12,250,000.”

With Nikola Vucevic and Al Horford, the Celtics can have a very good frontcourt and maybe they can maintain the 3rd positions in the Eastern Conference. Of course, that will not be enough against Cleveland Cavaliers, but at least they can try to play against Toronto Raptors.


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