NBA rumors: Knicks, Lakers interested in Mo Bamba trade?

Noel and Gibson likely will also confront Orlando 7-foot center Mo Bamba, who could see action Wednesday against Gibson. Bamba could be a future trade target. The New York native and fifth pick of the 2018 NBA Draft has yet to make his mark in Orlando. Bamba is in and out of the rotation, playing in just 12 games this season. Bamba is 22 and the Knicks looked to trade up in that draft to get the former Texas Longhorns star. The Lakers also reportedly have interest.

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The long-term future of the franchise revolves around Isaac, Fultz, Bamba and 2019 first-round draft pick Chuma Okeke, who will join the team for the 2020-21 season. Given the cap on what the current team can accomplish, there’s little chance that the Magic would trade any prized long-term assets, including unprotected future first-round picks, for a short-term fix.
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