The latest trade intel column from Matt Moore of Action Network is packed full of tidbits about the upcoming deadline, including some details on which players a handful of Western Conference teams have made available.
According to Moore, the Pelicans – in the market for another shooter – have made players like Jaxson Hayes, Devonte’ Graham, and Naji Marshall available, while the Spurs are discussing Isaiah Roby in addition to previously reported trade candidates like Josh Richardson and Doug McDermott. Perhaps most interestingly, Moore says the Warriors consider Jonathan Kuminga “off limits,” but have been willing to discuss youngsters James Wiseman and Moses Moody.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets – who have put second-year guard Bones Hyland on the trade block – are seeking another wing and have their eye on players like Bulls guard Alex Caruso, Clippers guard Terance Mann, and Pacers swingman Chris Duarte, Moore writes.
- The Magic, who have previously been cited as a possible free agency suitor for Fred VanVleet, have “real” interest in the Raptors point guard, reports Moore. While VanVleet is thought to be available at the trade deadline due to his uncertain contract status beyond this season, one executive told Moore that trying to get a deal done with Toronto is “like blood from stone.”
- There’s a growing belief that forward Jarred Vanderbilt will be on the move this week even if the Jazz don’t get the first-round pick they’re seeking for him, according to Moore, who suggest the Trail Blazers may be the frontrunner to land Vanderbilt.
- Two league sources tell Moore that the Cavaliers have contacted the Hawks to inquire about Bogdan Bogdanovic. While there’s no indication those talks went anywhere, it’s worth noting Caris LeVert‘s $18.8MM salary is a near-perfect match for Bogdanovic’s $18MM cap hit.
- Recent strong play from Knicks center Isaiah Hartenstein has reduced the odds that he’ll be traded before Thursday’s deadline — the belief is that he’ll remain in New York, per Moore.
37 thoughts on “Moore’s Latest: Pelicans, Spurs, Warriors, Nuggets, VanVleet, Vanderbilt, More”
Portland should go @ Naji and Hayes instead of Vando but i still think that Nurk cannot be moved for that kind of move
If Nurk is part of the deal it’s a tanking team that is getting him…
Three team deal but even, Nurk makes $55M after this season so nobody will take that much money … Maybe a 3 team deal with Josh Hart but that is me dreaming of a 2nd Blazers retooling
Bol, Cole, TRoss, JIsaac, Chi’s 2023 1st, Orl’s 2023 1st & Den’s 2025 1st to Atl for Trae… Orl get a all-nba pg to add to their strong young core. They have Trae/Markelle/Paolo/Franz/Suggs/Wendell/Bamba to build with & still have all of their own 1sts after this yr… Atl gets a lot better defensively & adds a lot more depth on the wing. Sets us up to make a strong impression on a deep draft this summer as well
wow i have never thought that you will come up with any idea about trading Trae Young.
That’s way too much for Orl.
What would you consider fair comp for Trae from Orl?… they give away zero starters in this deal
The players are fine. I’d probably swap Isaac for Hampton. It’s the picks that are too much IMO. Both 2023 1st should be top 10 picks which is more than enough without having to include a 3rd first rounder. I do like Trae though.
Hawks do this in a millisecond…
Magic would have to be on day 5 of a bender to even consider it…
It’s an interesting thought process to what any Trae trade would look like from both perspectives
Difficult to say any direction but I did find this post interesting as I do see Orl as possibly one of ( the few) teams that would be interested
Can’t say if this is high or low tho, hard to gauge
LeVert wouldn’t be enough for Bogdan
I don’t think it’s good for the Nuggets to trade Bones for any of the players mentioned…Caruso, Mann, Duarte. The Nuggets already have KCP, Brown, Braun, Gordon, and Nnaji as wing defenders that can shoot the 3. What they need is consistent offense off the bench. If they could somehow get Kyle Anderson for Bones, I’d take that trade. Otherwise, I’m keeping Bones and seeking a trade for an upgrade at backup center. Can they get someone like Drummond or Enes Kanter for a second round pick plus Davon Reed or off the waiver wire? Adding a real pick and role threat could give the bench offense consistency.
Boston dealt Enes to the Rockets at last year’s deadline and days lated he was waived. Hasn’t played in the NBA since and he thinks that he was blackballed from the league because of comments he made against the Chinese government.
Being allergic to defense had nothing to do with it lol
Kanter sucks. Why would any team want him?
They could have Kanter if they wanted Kanter…
Bones for Kyle Anderson hey… Dealing with the Wolves seems to pay off atm…
But Minnesota needs to get out from under DLo’s bloated contract more than anything… And I’d hate to see him in a Nuggets uniform…
Kanter sucks. Why would anyone want him?
Pelicans and Lakers have talked to Raptors for acquiring OG
Beverley, Walker and 2 Firsts are enough?
It’s too much
OG value is overrated
Not even close
Lakers don’t have enough to offer Toronto for OG, but they do for Fred or GARY t
Lakers are not going to trade their future 1st round picks.
3 & D wings will always seem over rated because defence isn’t as glamorous…
OG is properly rated appropriately as a rare and valued player in the league…
3 & D wings are the backbone of any title team…
The Lakers do not have enough to get a deal done…
Picks are too distant. That package is not enough
If I’m the Nuggets, I’m not trading Bones for a wing defender. The Nuggets already have KCP, Brown, Braun, Gordon, Nnaji who are solid wing defenders and NBA level rotation players. Adding a Caruso might be a slight upgrade at the position of wing defender, but who is going to run offense for the backup team. And, who is going to do it next year? Bones has the physical tools to be a solid defender at the pg position. If he were playing with a real pick and role threat that would be enough offensive firepower for the Nuggets bench team…fill out the bench with 3 effort players Braun, Nnaji, Cancar. That would be a solid bench.
Bulls are not trading Alex Caruso without a significant return that includes a 1st rounder.
Teams are not going to give up anything significant for Alex Caruso because he is always injured.
Really talented defensively. If healthy would help a contender in a big way. Bulls love him, and are not looking to shop him.
Caruso can certainly help a contender. I think a first would ve todo much to give up for him. Maybe a 1-15 protected pick and that might be a reach.
Lakers continue to talk to Ainge
Ainge hint that “without rushing” is the key to success
Do you know how to hook the big fish?
Without rushing this week
Ainge has been eyeing those Lakers picks since he got to Utah. He is going to get them somehow.
Ainge understands that trade deadline is a breaking point for Lakers. Very few teams will take Westbrook contract
As a result, Lakers will make overpaid offer to those Jazz role players
The Nuggets only have 2 bigs that can catch a lob pass and finish. Jokic and Gordon. Their bench guys don’t have good hands…below average if you ask me. They are good wing defenders and shooters and they’re very active and good at getting offensive rebounds. But the Nuggets need another big who can put pressure on the basket by rolling to the hoop and finishing. Nnaji, Cancar, Green, Jordan, are not good at catching and finishing. MPjr is only mediocre but has been improving.
Pelicans should be smart with dealing young talent. It is more valuable than you think. Hard to say if they can really compete this year without seeing the whole lineup together but I’d lean towards no.
Then again this is probably the last great year you get from CJ, but chemistry is important and if dealing Jrue taught them anything it is patience pays cents (clever play on words by me…hit like if you agree)
The Lakers should sign Enes Freedom Cantor. Especially since he gets along so well with Lebron!
GSW needs to shop Wiseman on a BRB offer basis, and see if anything is worth discussing. The “we’ll discuss” thing is OK for Moody.
I don’t think DEN gets the player they want for Hyland alone. Not sure that guy is available at the deadline at all. If he’s out there, I trust Booth to find him. If not, I wonder if he moves Hyland anyway. Problem is even if he gets a FRP, it can be seen as a bad look for one of the title favorites. Future is now.
Hartenstein is fine. Probably overkill when Mitch is healthy, but Mitch gets hurt a bunch. The position trades at a discount. Whatever they might get for him right now won’t be worth it.
That tidbit about Golden State is hardly shocking. Of course they want to keep the young player who has shown they are an NBA player while the other two who haven’t yet are available.
Is any of this really even news…?
Seems like a lot of regurgitated stuff from the past week compiled onto one…
Hoops rumors all about the green. Don’t dare say something negative about China or they’ll ban you
What are you babbling about? The “rumors” in the name is there for a reason. The site is all about rumors. What does any of that have to do with China?