According to a trusted league source the New York Knicks intend to target Bradley Beal as a January or trade deadline acquisition. The Wizards currently aren't open to moving Beal but if the season goes as poorly as most of us expect their stance could soften. The Knicks love the idea of a big 3 of Julius Randle, Rj Barrett and Beal.
Other teams with confirmed trade interest are the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat. The Knicks however according to our source will likely be the most aggressive suitor. More to come as we get updates.
It's looking promising for Miami Heat fan's as they are currently the clear frontrunners.
One executive with knowledge of the situation went as far as to say " if Russell Westbrook is not a part of Miami Heat within a week I will be shocked."*
*Note this executive does not work for Miami Heat and was offering third party opinion.
However the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves and Houston Rockets are still in pursuit.
The following teams have rejected or said not interested in regards to trading for Russell Westbrook:
San Antonio Spurs
New York Knicks
It appears the rebuild is starting in OKC. Paul George is gone and the Thunder have made everyone available.
Thus far several teams have had at least a conversation regarding a Russell Westbrook trade:
New York Knicks
Our sources confirm the 3 most interested teams thus far are Bucks, Heat, Pistons
Steven Adams being packaged in deal was among scenarios discussed.
More to come as we hear it.
Blake Griffin and Trae Young both recently posted cryptic tweets. Griffin with the eyes emoji and Young saying how quickly things change. The internet went wild with speculation of an upcoming trade. We here at Basketball Rehab can confirm a Blake Griffin trade is in the works. The Pistons finally realizing it is time to rebuild and the Hawks, Knicks, Lakers and Hornets among interested suitors.
Nothing is currently close but keep an eye on draft day as Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond might both be on their way out of the motor city. A trade by August is very likely. More trade details to come as we have them.
Here is a summary of the latest NBA trade chatter and rumors
The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies are discussing a Ricky Rubio and Mike Conley trade.
The Detroit Pistons inquired about Lakers PG Lonzo Ball via trade. The Lakers have no interest in moving ball unless it lands star or better level talent.
The Portland Trailblazers have expressed trade interest in SF Otto Porter Jr And PF Kevin Love.
The Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies have discussed a Brandon Knight trade. Grizzlies would recieve Knight, Hou 2019 1st and Marquese Chriss, players going to Houston are not concrete. Some names discussed: Garrett Temple, Jamychal Green and Justin Holliday.
The Sacramento Kings are listening to trade offers on C Willie Cauley Stein.
The Pistons also inquired about a Mike Conley trade but talks went nowhere.
There are whispers LA Clippers PG Milos Teosdic will be moved by the trade deadline. He is not currently a key part of their rotation.
The Portland Trailblazers are aggressively searching for a 3rd star to pair with Damian Lillard and CJ Mcollum. Marc Gasol and Anthony Davis have both been targeted via trade. Jusuf Nurkic would likely be the centerpiece of a deal.