Trade Rumors

The Brooklyn Nets are expected to continue to reshape their roster around Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. “I believe they have telegraphed they intend to use some of their young talent to acquire a third star along with Kyrie and Durant,” said Brian Windhorst. “Now, we can get enter a healthy debate here about whether Caris LeVert is that third star and they make the decision that he is. But my feel reading the tea leaves, paying attention to what Sean Marks has said and also being aware of some conversations they had at the trade deadline, which was sticking the toe in the water on some things, I think they’re going to swing for the fences whenever the season comes. They’re going to have to potentially hire a coach that is going to help them do that.”
Connelly said that the hiatus has sped up the NBA calendar. Conversations generally saved for May and June are currently ongoing among the top NBA decision-makers. โ€œThe bulk of your energy is spent towards the draft, but you also have an eye on the offseason, free agency, any potential trades,โ€ Connelly said. โ€œThereโ€™s no shortage of video. Weโ€™re going to have a pick at No. 21, so youโ€™re going to have to know a lot of players and know them as well as you possibly can.โ€