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A Breakdown of Every Trade Rumor Before Tomorrow’s Trade Deadline

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Are general managers, Twitter and ‘sources’ playing with our emotions?

Yesterday, we witnessed two trades go down. However, there wasn’t any big names involved.

As we fast forward to the now, there are several brand name guys being shopped around, but nothing has actually went down yet.

Kevin Love and Ryan Anderson

The most intriguing team to follow right now has to be Cleveland.

We’ve been hearing rumblings of a potential Kevin Love trade for a while now, but it actually feels real now.

Who’s that third team you ask?

Jul 5, 2013; Waltham, MA, USA; New Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, right, shares a laugh with General Manager Danny Ainge during a news conference announcing Stevens new position. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Ainge has had a man-crush on Love for quite some time now, so it’ll only be fitting for him to land the three-time all-star.

Cleveland has also been linked to other rumors. Orlando’s stretch four Channing Frye is on LeBron’s radar, but general manager Rob Hennigan isn’t budging.

What about Iman Shumpert?

Rockets looking to trade Howard and Lawson

Houston, we have multiple problems.

First of all, reports came out today stating James Harden and Dwight Howard were trying to get one another traded after Damian Lillard sent them home two years ago.

Now, the Rockets are actively shopping Howard.

It still remains unclear where Howard will end up, but he’s been linked to Miami, Charlotte and Boston.

On the other hand, Houston and Utah reportedly have a proposal on the table.

When Houston traded for Lawson, many thought he would’ve been the third piece to a ‘big 3’ in H-Town. Unfortunately, it’s been anything but that.

Lawson is averaging a career-low 6.3 points per game in 23.4 points per game.

Meanwhile, Burke is averaging 11.8 points per game in 23.6 minutes a night.

Mike Conley

Sure, the Pistons won yesterday after stealing Tobias Harris from Orlando.

But, general manger Jeff Bower isn’t done just yet.

Earlier in the day, it was rumored that a Mike Conley for Reggie Jackson deal was on the table, but it’s been shot down.

Bulls trade rumors

At one point, Chicago was the two seed in the east, which feels like centuries ago now.

Now, rookie head coach Fred Hoiberg sees his team all the way down at the seventh seed. With the trade deadline less than 24 hours away, there’s tons of rumors coming out of Chicago.

Taj Gibson?

Collison and Gay want out

Of course, I couldn’t do an article about trades and not mention the Sacramento Kings.

According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, both Darren Collison and Rudy Gay want out.

Okafor trade rumors

Nothing the Sixers do should surprise anyone at this point, but trading Jahlil Okafor within the next 12 hours would break the internet.

Tom Moore of Calkins Media broke the news first.

“Unless it’s a deal that is a no-brainer and makes absolute sense, they’ll wait and see how (injured center Joel) Embiid comes along and what happens in the draft,” a source said, per Moore.

We’ll be paying very close attention to this situation.



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