Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little are their two most valuable young players, but teams aren’t all that high on them. Moving a veteran like Nurkic or Covington could net multiple valuable players in return as opposed to one better individual.
Rival teams are continuing to monitor the growth of Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons. The young guard is playing behind All-NBA star Damian Lillard, but has shown flashes of scoring ability and playmaking in his career. He’s currently averaging 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.
September 28, 2021 | 3:46 pm EDT Update
Sean Highkin: Damian Lillard says he feels better physically to start this training camp than he has going into other seasons because he took 20 days completely off training after the Olympics. “I need to prioritize. I’m not 24 no more.”
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams said the biggest difference from a continuity perspective this year is having the same point guard. Makes things a whole lot easier. Cam Johnson agreed from a player’s perspective.
James Ham: Alex Len spoke to the media today. He said he tried to come back last season and it didn’t work out. He’s excited to be in Sac. Good depth. Physical player that can help add some personality and possibly some 3-point shooting.
September 28, 2021 | 3:30 pm EDT Update
Jeff Zillgitt: Within this story is obviously the Ben Simmons situation, and while the Sixers said yesterday they want him on the court, they’re also targeting the Western Conference for potential trade partners, I’m told.