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NBA trade rumors: Latest buzz on Andrew Wiggins, Dejounte Murray, Lakers and more

Bookmark. Save. Do your thing. We will be providing constant updates on this page as it relates to the biggest NBA trade rumors throughout the 2023-24 NBA season and leading up to the February 8 NBA trade deadline.

Immediately ahead of the start of the season, the Milwaukee Bucks acquired Damian Lillard in a blockbuster trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. About one week in, James Harden was sent from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Los Angeles Clippers in yet another blockbuster.

In no way does this mean we won’t see some other major moves over the next several hours. While things are somewhat quiet in the days leading up to the deadline, there are rumors out there. Let’s check in on the latest below.

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Latest on New York Knicks trade rumors

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Even after acquiring OG Anunoby in a blockbuster trade with the Toronto Raptors in late December, the Knicks have been involved in a ton of rumors around the NBA watercooler. Most recently, they have been linked to Charlotte Hornets big man P.J. Washington.

Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports reports that New York’s interest in Washington is “legitimate.” Though, the team doesn’t appear to be willing to part with young guard Quentin Grimes in any trade. To a lesser extent, New York is said to be in on Bruce Brown (Toronto Raptors) as well as Kelly Olynyk and Jordan Clarkson (Utah Jazz).

NBA trade rumors: More on Dejounte Murray

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It does not seem as if the market for Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Dejounte Murray has expanded leading up to the NBA trade deadline. A recent report indicates that the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz are the only two teams who have put in a real offer for Murray.

Los Angeles’ interest in Murray is by now well known. The major complication here is that general manager Rob Pelinka wants a package surrounding D’Angelo Russell to head back to Atlanta. The Hawks are eyeing young guard Austin Reaves and picks.

Philadelphia 76ers’ plans after Joel Embiid injury

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It remains to be seen if 76ers front office head Daryl Morey will make a move ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The torn meniscus reigning MVP Joel Embiid suffered in his knee could play a role in the decision-making process. It’s not yet known whether Embiid will be able to return this season.

If Embiid is out for the duration, Philadelphia’s championship aspirations will take a major hit. Why would Morey move off young players and/or future assets without a realistic opportunity to hoist the Larry O’Brien? It’s a question he’ll be asking himself in the coming day. For now, they are said to be active on the trade front.

Latest on Los Angeles Lakers trade rumors and drama

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Lakers star LeBron James made waves last week with a cryptic post on social media following an ugly loss to the aforementioned Hawks. Since then, reports indicate that the Lakers’ brass has no intention of caving to James “passive aggressive threats.”

There is a lot to look at here. James put pressure on Los Angeles to make moves at last season’s NBA trade deadline. They did. It resulted in a trip to the Western Conference Finals. This time around, it doesn’t seem like a whole lot is going to come to fruition. Los Angeles finds itself at a mediocre 26-25 on the season. Its brass does not want to move draft assets for a trade that won’t make it legitimate title contender. What this means for the Lakers’ relationship with James remains to be seen.

Other NBA trade rumors

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  • The Golden State Warriors could be both buyers and sellers ahead of the NBA trade deadline. A recent report links them to Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso. It’s also being noted that forward Andrew Wiggins could be Golden State’s most-valuable asset. We’d also keep an eye on Chris Paul and his expiring contract.
  • D’Angelo Russell could potentially be headed back to the Brooklyn Nets should the Lakers land Dejounte Murray. Atlanta is not interested in Russell, leading to a report from The Athletic’s Sam Amick indicating that Brooklyn could get involved as a third team to absorb Russell’s contract while adding other assets.
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