The Lakers are seeking shooters in their trade talks with rival teams and have discussed a potential deal with the Pistons involving Bojan Bogdanovic, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Along with players to match Bogdanovic’s $19.343MM salary, the trade could include a protected first-round pick from L.A. in either 2027 or 2029, sources tell Charania.
Bogdanovic has been enjoying a career-best season since Detroit acquired him from the Jazz in September, averaging 21.0 points per game while shooting 50.8% from the field and 43.7% on three-pointers. He signed a two-year, $39.1MM extension in October that will keep him under team control through the 2024/25 season.
Charania hears there are about a dozen teams that have expressed interest in Bogdanovic, with all offering first- or second-round picks in return. Charania’s sources say the Pistons aren’t committed to moving Bogdanovic and have expressed a “significant reluctance” to some of the teams that have inquired.
The Athletic insider passes along a few more rumors:
- The Suns were trying to work out a three-team deal to send Jae Crowder to the Bucks, multiple sources told Charania. Phoenix would have received Eric Gordon and Kenyon Martin Jr. from the Rockets in the proposed trade, while four of Milwaukee’s second-round picks would have gone to Houston, along with unidentified players. The Rockets have nixed the deal so far and are hoping to get a first-round pick for Gordon and “a very good first-rounder” if they decide to move Martin. Charania hears that Houston has gotten interest in Gordon from several contenders, but is less willing to talk about parting with Martin. The Bucks may search for another team to help complete the deal for Crowder.
- The Hawks and Heat have also expressed interest in Crowder, Charania adds, and Miami will have more assets to offer when Dewayne Dedmon, Victor Oladipo and other players become trade-eligible on Thursday.
- The Hawks have talked to several teams about John Collins, including the Jazz, Nets and Mavericks, according to Charania, who adds that Atlanta hasn’t shown interest in a Brooklyn deal that would include Joe Harris. The Suns also like Collins, but they aren’t willing to take on his pricey contract. The Hawks would like to acquire Kyle Kuzma from the Wizards, but Charania hears there’s not much traction on a potential deal with Washington.
7 thoughts on “Charania’s Latest: Bogdanovic, Crowder, Gordon, Martin, Collins”
Collins is playing horrible this year
The pistons have a good nucleus and can surely keep Bogan for another year. They won’t get a good offer for him.
They would get a good return for him hence the point of this article….
I know it’ll eventually happen, but I hate to see the Rockets trade Gordon. I saw a locker room video of him after last night’s game and you can see the younger players respect his leadership.
Gordon and Martin to the Suns
Crowder to the bucks
And trash cans to the rockets….
Good on Houston
They should get back a first round pick, considering the suns would be taking back 20 mil in salaries and only giving away 10 in Crowder you’d have to assume that the rockets would be getting offered Saric or Shamet along with maybe a George Hill or something from the Bucks plus the 4 second round picks. Sounds like a terrible return for them.
Allen has also been mentioned as a guy MKE would be willing to unload. I can’t see either he or Hill having much value individually, and maybe less if packaged together.
Hill is maybe more expendable from the Bucks standpoint with Carter taking on a much bigger role IMO.
I for one is Grateful for the Rockets to turn down that deal. 4 second round picks seems like a waste to me. Rockets need a veteran who can play defense and show these kids how to play defense. A second veteran with pretty good defense would be nice to lock down the final minutes when the Rockets have the lead. Too many blown leads late in games because of poor defensive breakdowns. Majority of these young kids can score points, but defense seems to be their downfall for half of those kids. Green, KPJ, Sengun, (at times) Christopher, and some others seem to struggle getting into position to defend. Martin Jr does add defense but lacks the scoring ability that the others above have. Tate Jr seems to be good at times playing defense. Jabari Smith has a lot of potential but I think he is undersized right now. He can D, but needs more muscle to challenge a bit more. This team has a lot of potential to be good. Just missing a few defensive players to turn around this ship. And maybe a new head coach