Chris Forsberg: Danny Ainge on trade rumors around the Celtics, including Porzingis chatter: “A little blown out of proportion. I’ll leave it at that.”
Frank Isola: There is talk of Boston trying to make a deal with Minnesota to acquire the No. 7 pick. That could be part of a bigger Porzingis trade.
One NBA executive said he could see a blockbuster deal between the Celtics and Knicks. His proposed trade: Porzingis to the Celtics for Boston's No. 3 pick, a future No. 1 pick and a player, perhaps Jaylen Brown. Can you imagine a Celtics' frontline of Porzingis, Al Horford and perhaps Gordon Hayward? One word: wow.
Gary Washburn: NBA source with knowledge of talks says 1) Phil's asking price is very high for Porzingis and 2) doesn't think anything happens w #Celtics
Dave McMenamin: Source familiar with the talks between Knicks and Celtics told ESPN that New York's demands for Kristaps Porzingis are "ridiculous." Also the source gives the sense that Boston will likely keep its No. 3 pick to draft a player and not trade down again.
Mark Murphy: NBA source confirms NYDN report that NY wants both Nets picks, Brown and Crowder for Porzingis. "(Phil Jackson) is just messing with things"
Marc Stein: The Celtics remain in trade pursuit of Kristaps Porzingis, league sources say, trying to assemble a package to meet the Knicks' demands.
As Phil Jackson's stated publicly, he's not ruling out dealing anybody — including Kristaps Porzingis. And the Celtics, who own the third overall pick in the NBA draft, want him. Now that trade season is in full swing ahead of the draft, the Knicks have been flooded with interest in their star, sources confirmed. And according to a source, the Celtics are among the teams interested.
May 9, 2021 | 1:03 pm EDT Update
“I’m not sure whether I will enter the Draft. I want to play in the NBA, if not this year, then at least next year,” Princepal told Firstpost from Ohio, where he is training with Elevate X. “My contract with Ignite ended when the season was done. Maybe I’ll play for another G League team next year. Maybe I’ll play in the Summer League.”
During an appearance on Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Curry’s wife, Ayesha, explained how the COVID-19 pandemic created some confusion for their son over what his dad does for a living. “For the longest time, he thought his dad was a golfer because of the pandemic and there was no basketball in season,” Ayesha said. “So, he’s just now realizing that his dad and his uncle play basketball. So, that’s been exciting for us.”
May 9, 2021 | 11:14 am EDT Update
Justin Kubatko: Russell Westbrook recorded both his 700th rebound and 700th assist of the season last night. It’s the fourth time Westbrook has reached both of those marks in a single season, breaking a tie with Oscar Robertson for the most such seasons in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/lgZHGPn2AU