all the rumors and trades

The 2022 Draft is already tonight, starting at 1:30 a.m. on the New York side. No need to wait so late to follow with us all that is going on and what is announced around this always highly anticipated and exciting event. As of this morning, you can find in this thread all the rumours, formalizations and trends on the trade front and of course the Draft.

10:57 a.m.: Myles Turner is one of the most obvious candidates for a trade around the draft and before the start of the season. According to Bleacher Report, the Hornets, Raptors, Wolves and Knicks would be the most interested and willing to be generous with the Pacers to convince them to let go of their interior. We’ve heard so much that Turner was going to move in recent seasons that we only believe it when we see him…

10:02 a.m.: Luke Kennard might not make old bones in Los Angeles. Despite a 45% 3-point season, the Clippers shooter would be on the market according to Signed for 64 million over 4 years in 2020, the rear has never fully established himself in LA, in any case not up to his salary. The former Dukie remains relatively young (25) and under contract until 2024, which should please several franchises.

09:47: The folder Deandre Ayton is one of the hottest of the offseason. The Suns would not be willing to offer him what he is asking for and would opt, according to Woj, for a sign and trade. In pole position in case this situation presents itself well: the Detroit Pistons, freshly endowed with 41 million for free agency thanks to their move to trader Jerami Grant in Portland. As crazy as it may seem, Detroit could also not match the offers that will come in for their pivot as a restricted free agent and let him leave without consideration…

Deandre Ayton, main target of the Pistons?

09:23: Sam Presti is a virtuoso when it comes to picks to deal or players to draft. The GM of the Thunder would have a rather crazy idea in mind: to associate two of the biggest prospects of this Draft 2022. In addition to Chet Holmgren, his number one target with pick n ° 2, Presti would like to “trade-up” from here tonight using his war chest (first 16 draft rounds until 2027). The project: recover another young talent from the top 5 or 10, a priori Jaden Iveythe back of Purdue, or Shaedon Sharpethe mystery man of Kentucky.

09:06: Don’t think the 1st pick is already guaranteed to be used for Jabari Smith. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, who placed Paolo Banchero at the top of his Big Board, the Duke player is now a favorite of the bookmakers to be chosen by Orlando in first position. It’s not a guarantee at all, but it illustrates the uncertainty surrounding this pick and the possibility of negotiations for a trade at the top of this Draft, in the manner of what could have taken place in 1993 (Chris Webber vs Penny Hardaway on picks 1 and 3) or in 2017 (Markelle Fultz vs Jayson Tatum).

08:45: Rumors are swirling around Kyrie Irving these last hours. After the impasse mentioned between the Nets and him for an extension, the supposed interest of the Lakers for a meeting with LeBron James, now the name of Kevin Durant is involved in the file. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, a doomsday scenario could materialize should Kyrie not be extended: Kevin Durant would be likely to request his trade. Difficult to see clearly since the day before, he thought that KD was not that close to Kyrie and could consider the adventure without him. We should be set soon…

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07:17: Dejounte Murray is coming off a superb individual season with the Spurs and Atlanta clearly wants to partner him with Trae Young for an All-Star backcourt. According to Chris Kirschner of The Athletic, negotiations are taking place between the Spurs and the Hawks for a deal centered around Murray and John Collins, who would join San Antonio in addition to additional assets of course. Murray himself does not seem to believe it too much, but we will watch it closely, especially since San Antonio has weapons in this 1st round of the 2022 Draft.

06:54: The night was lively on the Portland side, where a trade took place around Jerami Grantdislodged from Detroit against the 36th pick of the 2022 Draft, the 1st round 2025 of the Bucks, a 2nd round 2025 and a choice (the best between that of Portland and New Orleans, in the 2nd round of the 2026 Draft. The Pistons stack assets and offer 43 million margin for free agency 2022.

Shortly after, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports announced that discussions were underway between the Blazers and the Raptors around a trade involving pick #7 of 2022 and OG Anunoby. Portland badly want to strengthen on the wing, there is no doubt, even if it means sacrificing a lottery pick.

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