NBA rumors

Warriors likely to host 2025 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA is likely to award the 2025 All-Star Game to the Golden State Warriors, reports The Athletic’s Shams Charania. 

Warriors last hosted the All-Star Game in 2000 when they had recently renovated Oracle Arena, and would host the event in San Francisco’s Chase Center.

Dame Lillard traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, will form a super duo with Giannis Antetokounmpo

The day has finally come for the long-awaited trade of Dame Lillard, who moves to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The point guard was traded from the Portland Trail Blazers in a three-team deal that also includes the Phoenix Suns.

The details of the deal, from Adrian Wojnarowski: Lillard to the Bucks, while Portland gets Jrue Holiday, Deandre Ayton, Toumani Camara, an unprotected pick, and two swap rights from Milwaukee.

The Suns improve the supporting cast around 3 stars with the arrivals of Jusuf Nurkic, Grayson Allen, Nassir Little and Keon Johnson.

The Bucks send a loud and clear message to the rest of the league by forming the Lillard-Antetokounmpo super pair.


Rudy Gay to join Warriors

Rudy Gay has reached an agreement with the Golden State Warriors on a one-year contract.

The veteran forward spent last year with the Utah Jazz (5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds per game), but during the offseason he was traded first to Atlanta and then to Oklahoma City, where he was released.

Gay will have the opportunity to earn a roster spot during training camp.

Knicks promote Gersson Rosas to Senior VP of Basketball Ops

The New York Knicks promoted Gersson Rosas to Senior VP of Basketball Operations, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Rosas — who had been a team consultant for past year — will be among organization’s elder decision-makers now. He was previously Timberwolves’ president, Mavericks’ GM and a Rockets executive.

Official: Usman Garuba joins Warriors on Two-Way deal

The Golden State Warriors have announced the arrival of Usman Garuba on a Two-Way Contract.

The big man was without a team after being cut by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Garuba was the No.23 pick of the 2021 NBA Draft.




Dallas Mavericks Express Interest in Buddy Hield Trade, Pacers Seek First-Round Pick

The Dallas Mavericks are among the teams interested in acquiring Buddy Hield from the Indiana Pacers, as reported by The Stein Line. However, there are some points to consider:

Firstly, despite the interest, there haven’t been significant developments in discussions between the Mavericks and the Pacers at this time. Indiana doesn’t appear willing to consider a trade that includes Tim Hardaway Jr. but would like a first-round pick as part of the exchange.

Jordan Bell to join Pacers

Jordan Bell has agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Indiana Pacers, Michael Scotto reports.

The Oregon product will most likely play the season in the G League with the Mad Ants (Pacers’ affiliated team).

The No.28 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, Bell spent last season in CBA with the Guangzhou Loong Lions (10.8 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 3.3 APG, 2 SPG, 2 BPG).


Bulls, Raptors discuss Damian Lillard trade with Blazers

The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have emerged as teams who are believed to have engaged with the Portland Trail Blazers on trade talks for Damian Lillard, sources tell Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz could participate in a multi-team scenario.

The Blazers have strongly considered acquiring Deandre Ayton as part of a multi-team trade for Lillard. The Blazers have registered interest in Ayton in the past with the current scenario involving Jusuf Nurkic going to the Suns.

Lamar Stevens agrees to deal with Boston Celtics

Free agent G/F Lamar Stevens has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Stevens appeared in 62 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season, averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per game. The Cavaliers traded Stevens to the San Antonio Spurs as part of the Max Strus sign-and-trade.

Cassius Stanley joins Hapoel Alufa B.C.

Hapoel Alufa B.C. strengthens the roster on the perimeter with the arrival of Cassius Stanley.

The explosive former Duke guard arrives in Europe for the first time after three seasons spent between NBA and G League (15.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG and 2.4 APG last year with Rio Grande).

Stanley was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the No. 54 pick of the 2020 NBA Draft.

MVP Candidates Hitting Trade Market In Next 12 Months?

Teams have started making preparations for the potential that Giannis Antetokounmpo would become available through trade as he has publicly questioned his future with the Milwaukee Bucks. The futures of Luka Doncic with the Dallas Mavericks and Joel Embiid with the Philadelphia 76ers have made it possible for other MVP candidates to become available in trades during the course of the upcoming season.

This circumstance is one of the elements that has also decreased Damian Lillard’s trading market.

What the NBA portal and trade market will look like in the next summer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. “Trades with significant talent may be possible for the next season. maybe at trade deadline. Possibly next year. First-team All-NBA caliber players who may be in that market are being considered by teams as they assess their options for trading for Damian Lillard against other players who might be available.

Malcolm Brogdon reportedly dissatisfied with Celtics for how elbow injury has been handled

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN’s NBA Today stated that Malcolm Brogdon is reportedly dissatisfied with the Boston Celtics. Shelburne clarified that Brogdon’s annoyance was not related to the trade negotiations.

Shelburne remarked, “I don’t think the negative sentiments are gone involving him in any trade conversations. “I believe his elbow issue has a lot to do with this,” the author said.

Shelburne claimed that Brogdon is knowledgeable about the trading procedure and will manage it competently. Her belief is that the veteran guard is concerned about the condition of his elbow and how it has been treated since he was hurt during the playoffs the previous season.

Austin Rivers interested in signing with Heat and Celtics

Austin Rivers spoke with Bill Simmons in-depth about his career, the NBA, and basketball in general while he was a guest on The Bill Simmons Podcast. When the subject of his unsigned status came up, Rivers acknowledged his surprise but mentioned the two organizations he had his sights set on.

The seasoned guard expressed his desire to join the Miami Heat. Rivers said he is waiting and keeping an eye on the issue because if Miami trades for Damian Lillard, they would probably need to fill a number of roster positions.

Rivers added that the Boston Celtics are a team he’d like to play for. He mentioned that he got in touch with Brad Stevens, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, immediately.

Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers in talks to find potential trade

After contract extension negotiations fell through, Buddy Hield and the Indiana Pacers have begun discussing a potential trade.

While there are no concrete trade talks with other teams at the moment, Hield is open to a move. The Pacers had offered the player a contract extension in recent weeks, but Hield reportedly didn’t feel valued enough.

Hield is in the final year of his contract with a salary of $19.2 million and will be one of the key free agents next summer. He has been the NBA’s leader in three-pointers made over the past five years.


Reyer Venezia president Casarin: Bruno Caboclo is under contract with us

Federico Casarin, president of Reyer Venezia, spoke about the case of Bruno Caboclo who has not yet appeared in Laguna to join the team.

These are the words of Casarin in Il Corriere del Veneto.

“We do not know if he really joined a team in Israel, there are also some voices that give it to the Partizan. However, we have sent through our lawyers an official communication to all basketball leagues to discourage any club from hiring him, since Caboclo is under contract with us” said Casarin.

There are rumors of Bruno Caboclo engaging with an Israeli company for a NBA tour.

Kelly Oubre to sign one-year deal with 76ers

Kelly Oubre Jr. and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a one-year contract.

Oubre played with the Charlotte Hornets over the previous two seasons, averaging 20.3 points per game.

After losing Shake Milton, Jalen McDaniels, and Georges Niang, the Sixers now have depth on the wings in Oubre.

Seth Millner reportedly signing Two-Way deal with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a two-way contract with forward Seth Millner, reports Michael Scotto.

The rookie closed his last season at Toledo with 16.1 points and 6 rebounds per game.

Millner played both the Sacramento and Las Vegas Summer League with the Spurs.


Luka Dončić on the Verge of Making NBA History with Supermax Contract

Luka Dončić, the star of the Dallas Mavericks, is on the brink of becoming eligible for a Supermax contract, as reported by ESPN. Should the Slovenian player meet one of the necessary criteria, such as being selected to one of the All-NBA Teams for the third time or winning the regular-season MVP award, he could sign a contract extension worth up to $235 million.

Notably, Dončić could become the first player in NBA history to earn $70 million in a single season, thereby setting a historic record. This would not only represent a significant investment for the Mavericks but also a long-term commitment to one of the league’s brightest talents.

This potential Supermax contract raises questions about the Mavericks’ future. With such a large investment in a single player, will they have the financial resources needed to build a competitive team around him?

The signing of a Supermax contract by Dončić would be a historic moment for the Mavericks franchise and could have long-term implications for the entire NBA.

Source: ESPN

Wizards sign Dejan Vasiljevic

The Washington Wizards announced the signing of guard Dejan Vasiljevic to an Exhibit 10 contract.

The 26-year-old Australian shooter spent three seasons in NBL with the Sydney Kings (13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game last year.

Markieff Morris re-signs with Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed Markieff Morris. The Mavericks acquired Morris as part of the Kyrie Irving trade with the Brooklyn Nets in February. Morris played in just nine minutes per game with the Mavericks.

Blazers reportedly ramp up talks on Damian Lillard trade

The Portland Trail Blazers have ramped up discussions on a Damian Lillard trade over the past few weeks, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Lillard requested a trade from the Blazers to the Miami Heat on July 1st and talks have been slow to develop.

The Blazers are prepared to bring Lillard into camp if he’s not traded before then.

Jarred Vanderbilt reportedly signing 4-year $48 million extension with Lakers

According to Shams Charania, the Los Angeles Lakers and Jarred Vanderbilt have agreed to a four-year $48 million contract extension, with a player option for the final season.

The former Kentucky forward, who was traded from the Jazz to the Lakers just before the last deadline, produced 7.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 24 minutes per game.