The Heat, Mavericks, and Hawks are among the many teams that have expressed trade interest in Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic, league sources tell Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. However, Scotto says Detroit has been “unwilling to engage” in discussions involving Bogdanovic.
According to Scotto, rival executives with interest in the 33-year-old forward are hoping that the Pistons’ stance will change before the February 9 trade deadline, especially now that franchise cornerstone Cade Cunningham will miss the rest of the season due to shin surgery.
Even if the Pistons eventually throw in the towel on this season though, there’s no guarantee they’ll make Bogdanovic available. James L. Edwards III of The Athletic observed earlier today that Detroit signed Bogdanovic to an extension beyond 2022/23 with an eye toward keeping him around as the team attempts to contend for the postseason, not to improve his trade value.
With Bogdanovic now locked up through the 2024/25 season (the final year of his deal has only a small partial guarantee), the Pistons would have opportunities to trade him down the road if they don’t do so at the 2023 deadline.
Here are a few more trade-related rumors from around the NBA:
- Following up on Shams Charania’s report about the Knicks and Lakers discussing Cam Reddish and Evan Fournier, Scotto says the Knicks initially engaged the Lakers to see if they’d have any interest in taking on Fournier in exchange for Patrick Beverley and Kendrick Nunn.
- Even though the Lakers like Reddish and have inquired on him multiple times within the past year, it’s unlikely that attaching him to Fournier would be enough to move the needle for L.A. in a Beverley/Nunn swap, Scotto writes. The Lakers can currently create approximately $30MM in cap room next summer, and Fournier’s contract (which includes an $18.9MM cap hit for 2023/24) would significantly compromise their flexibility.
- Although several teams have some level of interest in Reddish, he’s viewed as more of a flier than a hugely valuable trade chip, according to Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype. Given that Reddish will be a free agent in 2023 and is currently out of the Knicks‘ rotation, that doesn’t come as a surprise.
- In case you missed it, we rounded up several trade rumors on Monday and passed along a few Pistons-centric rumors earlier today.
17 thoughts on “Trade Rumors: Bogdanovic, Fournier, Reddish, Beverley, Nunn”
Why are teams interested in cam reddish his a bust and hasn’t improved much
Because he’s more talented than a lot of players in the league. The problem are very low BBIQ and selfish tendencies that sap any value he could have.
The fact that the Knicks were stupid enough to surrender a first just so they could not play him initially and with the hopes Thibodeau of all people would be able to fix him is laughable. Was never going to happen.
I doubt he ever puts it together, but I can understand teams with a good development system taking a flier on him in the hopes they can fix whatever is broken in his brain, although it doesn’t seem like many, if any, are interested in that. For win-now teams like the Lakers, he absolutely makes no sense.
Talk about a disconnect between front office and coach, reddish went to New York for a protected first all to just completely lose trade value and fall out of the rotation, and thibs has no idea how to use Hartenstein, which is weird considering he let Noah be a passer all the time
Mediocre front office, mediocre head coach. The Knicks fans who swore up and down that everything was going to change with these guys in charge were only fooling themselves.
The moment they decided to go with Thibs and draft Obi—a mistake on various levels—I knew their ceiling was going to be capped. Good front offices would never have gone with either.
“and thibs has no idea how to use Hartenstein”
Amen. They got Hartenstein because of his specific skill set, yet they run the 2nd unit offense through IQ who is a pass-first PG, which would seem to be a good fit for a passing big like Hartenstein.
Knicks should not talk Fournier to Lakers because Lakers need cap space to sign both Draymond and Irving next summer.
I knew there was a reason you were called Silly-van!
$30m will sign them both? Doubt it. Plus Irving is toxic. I’d send 2 seconds, Bev, Nunn & Jones to Knicks for Reddish and Fournier. Then a 1st & 2nd, Westbrook to Detroit for Bog, Burcs, Noel. Or maybe do nothing at all. If you think Reaves and Walker are worth keeping, you’ll need cap space to do that. Maybe you can do the trades above and keep Reaves on a mid level. I really like him.
So the Knicks shouldn’t trade Fournier because the Lakers need cap space? Why would the Knicks care? If they can find a taker for Fournier, he’s gone.
No, the Lakers won’t accept a trade for Fournier because they need cap space. Of course the Knicks want to trade him; the Lakers just don’t want to acquire him.
Win now teams ??????
What’s more laughable than that ……lol
Oh, I don’t know…the Knicks?
Mitch, Fournier, Quickley, Cam, Randle should all be moved. There’s a big trade coming. So get ready for me.
Going to make a haul of a big bag of nuts for that quintet…
Trust in thibs has now become trust in AL
There’s not enough teams tanking…
There’s just not enough teams tanking for the Lakers and Knicks to make significant positive strides forwards…
Those 2 teams with their exceptionalism that they deserve to win every trade just doesn’t work when the other front offices have more hope of a playoff run, even if it’s the play in and in general are run better than either the Lakers or Knicks…