Sources: Spurs and Hornets discuss trade of Jakob Poeltl for PJ Washington, more

Sources: Spurs and Hornets discuss trade of Jakob Poeltl for PJ Washington, more

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Sources: Spurs and Hornets discuss trade of Jakob Poeltl for PJ Washington, more

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The Charlotte Hornets and San Antonio Spurs have discussed a possible trade of PJ Washington, Kai Jones, and the inclusion of a first-round draft pick for Jakob Poeltl, league sources told HoopsHype. Currently, both sides are haggling over the potential inclusion of a first-round pick in the trade.

Charlotte has been seeking an upgrade at center and pursued Myles Turner, among other centers on the market.

Washington is owed $5.8 million next season before becoming eligible for restricted free agency in the summer of 2023. Poeltl is owed $9.4 million next season before entering unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2023.

Poeltl has also drawn interest from the Raptors, who have flirted with the idea of moving a first-round pick to acquire him, as previously reported on HoopsHype. The Mavericks also expressed interest in trading for Poeltl, league sources say. Marc Stein also mentioned the Bulls as a team that has attempted to trade for Poeltl.

Before selecting Josh Primo 12th overall in the 2021 draft, the Spurs considered Jones at that selection as well, HoopsHype has learned.

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