Trade Rumors

Now, with Rondo and Butler gone, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on The Jump that if the Bulls were considering dealing Wade, the Lakers were interested: “Well, after Dwyane Wade opted back into his contract for this year and then Jimmy Butler got traded, Dwyane was trying to figure out, “Are we going to go forward here in Chicago?”. He’s going to get his money, he’s going to get that 20-plus million, but the Lakers had interest if Chicago was A. Willing to potentially trade him or if Dwyane had gotten a buyout in Chicago the Lakers absolutely had interest in signing him, but once that space got filled up by Caldwell-Pope that wasn’t on the board.”
Through a series of cryptic and vague comments on Wednesday at Lillard’s youth basketball camp, both Lillard and McCollum said they have been in contact with Anthony in attempts to lure him to Portland via a trade. “I spoke to him,’’ Lillard said. “Because obviously he makes us a better team. So obviously with that being out there and being a real possibility, I don’t see why I wouldn’t reach out to him and let him know the interest is mutual if he is interested in us.’’
Storyline: Carmelo Anthony to Blazers?