Windhorst’s Latest: Beal, Teague, Dragic, Covington, More

After a star-studded group of free agents hit the open market this summer, 2020’s free agent class isn’t expected to nearly as impressive, so front offices expect trades to “take center stage” over the next year, writes ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

According to Windhorst, Bradley Beal‘s name is the one that keeps coming up when executives around the NBA discuss potential trade candidates, since the Wizards are facing a possible rebuilding – or at least retooling – process. However, sources tell Windhorst that Washington’s front office continues to resist inquiries on its All-Star shooting guard.

Here’s more from Windhorst’s article about possible trade targets from around the league:

  • Jeff Teague (Timberwolves) and Goran Dragic (Heat), two veteran point guards on expiring $19MM contracts, were recently discussed in possible deals, Windhorst confirms. Since Minnesota missed out on D’Angelo Russell and Miami found another way to complete its Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade, Teague and Dragic may end up staying put. Neither the Wolves nor the Heat are especially deep at the point guard spot, so if either club deals its veteran guard, it would need to line up another option at the position, Windhorst notes.
  • The Timberwolves were dangling Robert Covington in an effort to move up in the draft, but eventually dealt Dario Saric instead. Still, league executives wouldn’t be surprised if Covington is back on the trade market at some point in 2019/20, says Windhorst.
  • Windhorst is skeptical that the Grizzlies will be able to get a real asset in return for Andre Iguodala, suggesting that Memphis’ efforts to trade him may still eventually lead to a buyout.
  • The Cavaliers will likely try to move Tristan Thompson or John Henson by the trade deadline, according to Windhorst. Both big men are on expiring deals, with Thompson owed $18.5MM while Henson will make $10.5MM.
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13 thoughts on “Windhorst’s Latest: Beal, Teague, Dragic, Covington, More

  1. KnicksFanCavsFan

    I think right now Tristan is likely a desirable trade piece for a contender. He’s an easy double double guy who does the dirty work especially with offensive rebounds. sad part is the Cavs are week in the power forward dept considering Love isn’t a rim protector and Nance is still maturing. I wonder what the market is for him right now?

  2. Fbravo63

    Just because it sounds right Dragic should definitely be on the Mavs. Dragic, Doncic , Porzingis ,MARJANOVICHHHHH

  3. cjh815

    Wizards not trading beal or wall . This need to stop . Wizards not rebuilding ok, they will make the playoff next year . So I have what I think is very good trade idea

    Memphis would get
    Sg Shaun Livingston
    Sf Johnathan Simmons
    Warriors future 1round pick

    Warriors would get
    Sf Jae Crowder
    C Ian Mahimi
    Sg Avery Bradley

    Wizards would get
    Sf Solomon Hill
    C Demarcus Cousins
    24 round from warriors and grizzlies

    Memphis get Quality back up point guard to help mentor young pg , sf Simmons which could wave not lose and cap space and future 1 round pick
    Help there rebuild
    Warriors. Get two starters in sf Crowder and sg Bradley which help them mark play off next year
    And back up center

    Wizards get back up sf whcihbtrade off for Mahimi contract and since Cousins talked to wizzzards gm about going there and I’ve been say it since wall and cousin got into the league they want play together and wall mite be out now but he will be back mean while wizards resign Parker and dekker

    Pg Thomas , smith and Biojo
    Sg beal , McRae , dekker
    Sf brown , hill, , scofield
    Pf hacimuta , Wagner , Parker
    C Bryant , Howard and Cousins

    That is playoff team

    • Averagebro

      You know the Wizards can just sign Cousins with their $10M DPE or a trade exception, right?

    • Averagebro

      Nobody is taking Mahinmi’s contract without getting picks in return. Which is why the Wiz will just let him play out the season.

    • xtraflamy

      The math doesn’t work.

      19-20 salaries:
      crowder 7,815,533
      bradley 12,960,000
      mahinmi 15,450,051

      How does GSW get these three guys you suggest under their hard cap? On top of your proposed Livingston ($7.7MM salary/$2MM guaranteed), they’d have to also send out Draymond ($18.5MM) and Looney ($4.6MM)…and it still doesn’t fit because GSW is only a couple of million under the hard cap at the moment. Can only include Boogie as a sign & trade as he is a UFA and it doesn’t help the cap issue because as a Boogie’s salary doesn’t count on an already over the cap team that is hard capped.

      They’d have to include Thompson or Curry and that’s definitely not happening.

  4. Henson is a really solid defender who just added a 3-pt shot to his repertoire. Give the man a legit shot somewhere!

  5. nentwigs

    Can always replace John Henson with Jim Henson if they are willing to pull some strings !!

  6. x%sure

    Why can’t the Cavs utilize Henson? They need a shotblocker. He’s 28 not 38

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