The NBA preseason is a week old, and rosters around the league are starting to take shape. However, there are a few notable trade rumors floating around as well as questions surrounding the health of a few stars. Here are the latest NBA rumors you need to know:
Heyward out indefinitely
Many expect the Utah Jazz to have a breakout season this year, but they are already dealing with an injury to their best player. The team announced that forward Gordon Hayward is out indefinitely after breaking his finger:
After sustaining an apparent injury to his left hand during today’s practice at Zions Bank Basketball Center, Hayward underwent further examination this afternoon at University of Utah Health Care’s Orthopaedic Center. Following the examination,Jazz physicians Dr. Travis Maak and Dr. Douglas Hutchinson determined that Hayward suffered a fracture of the fourth finger on his left hand.
Hayward will undergo additional evaluation by the Jazz medical staff and further updates will be provided when appropriate.
Hayward averaged 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 36.2 minutes per game last season.
Carter-Williams not on trade block?
The Milwaukee Bucks have made no secret about their desire to trade big man Greg Monroe, and with their benching of point guard Michael Carter-Williams as well, he was reported to be on the trade block as well. However, head coach Jason Kidd said that's not the case.
"Rumors are just part of this business. We're happy with Michael (Carter-Williams). He's had a great summer and has worked extremely hard and it showed in the first game in Chicago. He came off the bench and I think he led us in rebounds. He can be one of the best wing defenders in this league. He helped us late in the game running the team at the point guard position. There's always speculation around different guys, but I think Michael is going to help us win."
Carter-Williams averaged 11.5 points, 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game last season.
Kings not looking to trade McLemore
The Sacramento Kings are another team that has been active on the trade market with their desire to trade Rudy Gay, but they are not interested in dealing shooting guard Ben McLemore, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee:
Re: McLemore, as I reported before training camp, Kings aren't looking to move him. A year ago, might have jumped at MC Williams deal. https://t.co/JAahcuN5lK— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) October 7, 2016
McLemore wanted to be traded at the deadline last season, but Sacramento didn't get an offer they liked for him. McLemore averaged 7.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game last season.Back to the NBA Newsfeed