Pre-Draft Whispers: Porzingis, Butler + more 

  • Phil Jackson has been shopping Kristaps Porzingis to try and move into the top 4 of the draft. Looks as though Phil has fully lost it and the move could send the Knicks to dizzying heights of dysfunctional. Other reports sugget Porzingis and management are spreading these rumours to force Jackson out of the hot seat 👀
  • Spurs All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge may be set to find a new home with San Antonio shopping the big man. Spurs after a top 10 pick, Sacramento & Phoenix likely suitors. Watch this space.
  • Boston continue search for star talent. Could offer #3 pick, player and future lottery choice for Porzingis
  • Nuggets and Suns in talks for a #13 pick + Mudiay for Bledsoe trade. Could be a hint that Phoenix look to take De’Aaron Fox in the draft by moving Bledsoe.
  • Minnesota trying to land Jimmy Butler from the Bulls. Rubio and multiple picks to be involved should Buckets find his way back to being coached by Thibs
  • Danny Green linked to a move back to Cleveland. Spurs asking price is reportedly too high, with Phoenix also showing interest
  • Houston dangling Pat Beverly, Ryan Anderson and Lou Williams on the trade block. Actively seeking to add Paul George to contending roster.
  • Teams around the league very high on Josh Jackson. Multiple teams trying to move into the top 4 to nab him. Boston leaning towards Duke’s Jayson Tatum at #3 should they keep the pick
  • As expected Chauncey Billups has been offered a 5yr deal to become the Cavs new GM
  • Donovan Mitchell has been a major draft bolter in recent weeks. Starting on big boards in the late teens he has shot up to #12 on most boards. Expect him to be taken a little higher as teams look for a ready made, defensive beast with offensive upside.
  • Knicks been linked to Malik Monk at #8 but sources say that Phil Jackson is big on stretch 5 Lauri Markkanen to either replace Porzingis or play alongside him. One to watch 👀
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