The 2017 NBA Draft is tomorrow and the rumors are flying around at a frenetic pace. There the buzz early this week was mostly around Jimmy Butler and Paul George trades, but potential deals for LaMarcus Aldridge, Kristaps Porzingis and more have taken over. Here are all the latest NBA rumors you need to know:
Latest On Kristaps Porzingis Trade
The Knicks are indeed open to trading Porzingis, with the Celtics and Suns among the top two teams trying to land him. However, as of right now, neither team has met the Knicks' demands.
Sources: Several teams engaging with NY on Kristaps Porzingis - including Boston - are unwilling to meet Knicks demands for deal. So far.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2017
Hearing from several sources that nothing close to imminent between Knicks, Suns on potential Porzingis deal. Things can obviously change.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 22, 2017
However, the Celtics aren't giving up yet (and likely neither are the Suns).
The Celtics remain in trade pursuit of Kristaps Porzingis, league sources say, trying to assemble a package to meet the Knicks' demands.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 22, 2017
The Knicks want a top-four pick so they can take Josh Jackson, plus more back for Porzingis. The top assets for each team, Devin Booker of the Suns and the 2018 Nets pick for the Celtics, are not likely to be dealt. The Knicks reportedly asked for the No. 3 pick, the 2018 Nets' pick, Jae Crowder and Jaylen Brown in return for Porzingis, a trade the Celtics rejected.
LaMarcus Aldridge Trade Latest
The Spurs are trying to move power forward LaMarcus Aldridge for a top 10 pick in this year's draft, but they might not find a taker.
Any team trading for LaMarcus Aldridge has to know it can re-sign him. Which surely hampers San Antonio's efforts to acquire a top-10 pick— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 22, 2017
The Spurs have talked with the Suns and Kings, but neither team appears all that interested right now. While Stein reports the Suns are likely the only team that feels confident they can get more than one year out of Aldridge, would they really give up the No. 4 overall pick? Aldridge is 32 years old and coming off a bad playoff stretch. The Spurs might be trying to move him, but that doesn't mean they'll find a taker.
Ricky Rubio On The Block, Again
In the seemingly never-ending Ricky Rubio trade saga, he's once again being shopped by the Timberwolves.
Once again, Ricky Rubio is an active name in Minnesota's trade discussions, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2017
The Timberwolves have also been connected to a Jimmy Butler trade, which could happen independent of a Rubio trade. The Timberwolves nearly flipped Rubio to the Knicks at the trade deadline.Back to the NBA Newsfeed
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