NBA News Today: Trade Rumors

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NBA News Today Trade Rumors – It has been two weeks since the 2020 NBA Finals concluded with the Los Angeles Lakers winning their 17th NBA Championship. The 2020 NBA Offseason is finally at full swing. Here are some of my takes and the most interesting trade rumors that will shake the NBA landscape as we head into Week 3:

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Imminent Future

Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The biggest storyline throughout the offseason thus far has been the future of 2x NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis is a tremendous athlete and a fun-loving person to be around with. On the court, he is a freak of nature. Hence, being called the “The Greek Freak”. His goal right now is to win a championship. So far, it has not happened yet because of the hasty playoff exits the Milwaukee Bucks had to endure.

In my opinion, Antetokounmpo surely wants to have another superstar to compliment his style of play. Say like Chris Paul or Kawhi Leonard, for example. Also, there are other teams like the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors who want to acquire his services. Giannis has not ruled out any possibility of joining either one of the two as he now enters the prime of his career. Surely, it is up to Giannis to decide his fate.

Holiday to Join KD and Kyrie on Potential Nets’ Big 3 Lineup

Jrue Holiday
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Jrue Holiday I believe is one heck of a two-way player. His versatility both offensively and defensively has been a huge asset in his skill set. Something that any other team would want to have. I think Holiday going to the Brooklyn Nets would make a lot of sense because of what they can bring to the table. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are the main weapons for the Nets. If you add Holiday into the mix, then this will alleviate some of KD’s and Uncle Drew’s responsibilities on the court. A possible super team in the works for Brooklyn.

Gordon Hayward to Indiana

Gordon Hayward
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Gordon Hayward has had a roller-coaster ride since joining the Boston Celtics back in 2017. In his very first Celtics game, Hayward broke his leg and missed the remainder of the ’17-’18 season. Since then, he has not been the same player during his Utah days that Boston was hoping for. His value had a significant effect.

On the bright side, he showed some flashes of brilliance that he once had and is an integral part of Boston’s successful half-court defense. I think this is where Indiana comes into the fore. They are a youthful, well-coached team that adds talent to back them up. Now that Hayward decides to opt out the remaining $32 M with Boston and would likely leave. This is the perfect opportunity for the Indiana Pacers to strike.

Drummond to Become Boston’s Rim Protector

Andre Drummond
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There is some good fortune that the Celtics do want. That is the size and length of Andre Drummond. I think Drummond is someone that the Celtics need in the paint. Him being both an enforcer and a leader in the locker room gives Boston an added boost to its team morale. The Celtics management needs to find ways on how to free up cap space to land Drummond. The Gordon Hayward situation will play a big part as Boston is working out deals with both the Cavs and the Pacers to see how it all plays out.

Bam Adebayo to Remain in South Beach

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The Miami Heat are likely to keep their young big, Bam Adebayo from being traded according to Heat President Pat Riley. Bam is likely to be a part of the Heat’s nucleus that also involve Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, and Duncan Robinson. This year Bam became an all-star. His 2019-20 season averages were 15.5 PPG, 10.2 RPG, and 5.1 APG on 55% FG shooting. If he can continue to steadily put in the work and improve on his game, then he is assured of a guaranteed lock to Miami’s long-term project.

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