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NBA trade rumors: Latest buzz on Kevin Durant, Lakers and more

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The likes of Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell and Trae Young will continue to be brought up in potential blockbuster trades this summer.

We see it every year. Star players requesting to be moved. While the process could be drawn out for some, we could also see a bit of early action. Here are our updated NBA trade rumors for the 2024 offseason.

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Could Kevin Durant be headed back to the Golden State Warriors?

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Ian Begley of SNY added more fodder to Durant trade rumors recently be indicating that “something is amiss” between the star and his Phoenix Suns. There is also an expectation of exploratory talks between the Suns and Warriors regarding KD this summer.

Fresh off a sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Suns replaced Frank Vogel with Mike Budenholzer as head coach. The team has said publicly that it wants to run things back with Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal. Though, these rumors just won’t die down.

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Jimmy Butler linked to Philadelphia 76ers in NBA trade rumors

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Ever since Miami and Philadelphia both saw their season comes to an end in the first round of the playoffs, NBA trade rumors continue to pop up surrounding the two. Heat front office head Pat Riley fanned the flames of a potential Jimmy Butler trade by criticizing him after losing to the Celtics.

All the while, Philadelphia has been linked to wings heading into the offseason. Daryl Morey and Co. want to find a third star to team up with Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. If the 76ers are unable to land Paul George in free agency, Butler becomes a real option in a trade with Miami. Butler suited up with Philadelphia back in 2018-19.

A new report now suggests that Butler prefers to stay with the Miami Heat and wants a two-year extension.

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A look in on Donovan Mitchell trade rumors

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ESPN’s NBA insider Brian Windhorst noted after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ exit in the Eastern Conference Semifinals that Mitchell has as much control over his organization than any star player in the NBA. All of this comes amid growing rumors that the Cavs will look to move Mitchell this offseason rather than face the possibility of losing him for nothing in free agency during the summer of 2025.

Mitchell, 27, continues to act as one of the better guards in the NBA. This past regular season saw him average 26.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists on 37% shooting from three-point range. Mitchell has primarily been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers on the trade block. But teams such as the New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors will likely put in a call if he’s actually put on the market.

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Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and Atlanta Hawks trade rumors

Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, NBA trade rumors
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It is somewhat surprising how the mighty have fallen. Just a couple years ago, Trae Young was considered one of the top young guards in the NBA. Now, he might not even be as valuable as an Atlanta Hawks teammate. NBA trade rumors suggest that teams value Dejounte Murray over Young when it comes to a potential trade.

A lot of this is financial. Young is playing under a five-year, $215.16 million contract while Murray is locked in at $114.07 million over four years. In today’s NBA salary cap era, finances certainly play a role for teams.

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Updated New York Knicks trade rumors

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Fresh off a 50-win season, the Knicks are likely going to run it back with their core group. Julius Randle is unlikely to be traded. The goal is to re-sign OG Anunoby and Isaiah Hartenstein while building more depth. It’s going to be easier said than done with OG likely receiving a ton of interest in NBA free agency.

ESPN NBA insider Chris Herring offered up a reasonable solution that would enable New York to retain both Anunoby and Hartenstein. That could include moving center Mitchell Robinson in what would amount as a salary dump. The Memphis Grizzlies were bandied about as a potential landing spot.

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Los Angeles Lakers trade rumors

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With LeBron James likely to opt out of his contract, the Lakers are facing a critical summer. Sure, he’ll re-sign with the team this summer (that’s common logic). But after a first-round exit in the NBA Playoffs, Los Angeles’ brass must prove it to King James that the team is willing to compete.

It’s in this that we’ve read several NBA trade rumors pertaining to the Lakers. The Athletic’s Jovan Buha reports that the Lakers will target three All-Star guards this summer. Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and Donovan Mitchell are the three biggest names being linked to Los Angeles. Darius Garland is also an underrated possibility.

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Brandon Ingram contract situation with the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans' Brandon Ingram
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We continue to hear NBA trade rumors relating to this underrated three-and-D wing. Ingram and his Pelicans are coming off a first-round exit in the playoffs. Front office head David Griffin has noted that the roster will change this summer. Meanwhile, New Orleans is pushing back against offering up the max to Ingram heading into the summer. All of this seems to suggest that he’ll be dealt. Among the teams bandied about, the Philadelphia 76ers make sense as a logical landing spot.

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Other NBA trade rumors

Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly willing to trade four players. That includes D’Angelo Russell should he opt into his contract. Though, Los Angeles is not looking to move on from guard Austin Reaves. The team’s brass seemingly values him as a core piece moving forward.
  • The Chicago Bulls asking price in a Zach LaVine trade has been greatly reduced after an injury-plagued 2023-24 season. Bulls insider K.C. Johnson went as far to indicate that he senses both sides are motivated to get a deal done this summer. LaVine’s contract ($137 million over next three seasons) leads many to believe that Chicago will have to sell him off for pennies on the dollar.
  • The Golden State Warriors continue to be linked to wings after missing out on the playoffs for the third time in five seasons. Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat has been bandied about. Here, we check in on how a deal might look.
  • The Houston Rockets are reportedly auctioning off the No. 3 pick in this year’s NBA Draft to the highest bidder. The up-and-coming team wants to add an All-Star caliber player to its core group. One report suggests that Mikal Bridges of the Brooklyn Nets is a likely target.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers could very well target Chicago Bulls wing DeMar DeRozan in a sign-and-trade if they lose Paul George in NBA free agency. How a deal might look.
  • Things seem to be cooling when it comes to trade interest in Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland. Comments made by front office head Koby Altman just recently adds another layer to this belief.
  • It’s looking more and more like the Utah Jazz will be big-game hunting on the NBA trade block. Owner Ryan Smith is pushing for the brass to add an All-Star to the mix. Here, we look at three options.
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