4 recent NBA trade rumors before next week’s trade deadline

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One week remains until the NBA trade deadline, so let’s take a look at the rumors that have been circulating.

The latest 4 NBA trade rumors ahead of trade deadline next week

  • Bulls’ Zach LaVine

NBA trade rumors Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine, a two-time All-Star for the Bulls who is in the first year of a five-year, $215 million maximum contract, would have no trouble finding a new team if the Bulls decided to trade the 27-year-old guard before next Thursday’s deadline, even though there is some worry about how quickly he will recover from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in the offseason.

People in the league have always said that the Lakers, Heat, Knicks, and Mavericks have reasons to want to sign LaVine when the time comes. Last off-season, Portland was also interested in signing LaVine.

Clarkson, 30, is in the midst of his ninth NBA season and fourth with the Jazz. Just two years after being named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, he’s having an even better season as a starter in 2022–23.

After All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, rookie Jordan Clarkson stepped up and has become Utah’s second-leading scorer this season, averaging 20.6 points per game.

In addition to his career-highs in points, rebounds, and three-pointers made (2.7), Clarkson is averaging a career-best 4.5 assists per game. His average game time of 32.6 minutes is also a new high for him.

Jordan Clarkson will reportedly become a free agent this summer after turning down a contract extension offered by the Jazz.

They shouldn’t let him go for nothing, especially since their front office has already been shown to be capable of securing assets for veterans.

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  • Bulls’ Andre Drummond

NBA trade rumors

With Andre Drummond apparently available in trade talks with Chicago, the 76ers could bring him back to serve as their second-best big man after Joel Embiid.

As an added bonus, Drummond is set to earn $3.2 million this year, making his acquisition via trade a relatively simple task.

The 29-year-limited old’s role with the Bulls makes him a prime trade candidate. In January, he played in fewer than eight games and saw action for a total of only fifteen minutes, all of which came today against Charlotte.

  • Raptors’ O.G. Anunoby

We still don’t know if O.G. Anunoby will be playing for a different team after the trade deadline, but we’re starting to get an idea of where he could go if the Raptors trade him.

A lot of teams in the NBA are interested in Anunoby, but The Toronto Star’s Doug Smith says it would take “at least two promising players on team-friendly deals and a pick” for the Raptors to let him go.