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NBA Trade Rumors: Ranking the Top NBA Trade Rumors Based on How Likely They Are to Occur

Jason Radowitz is looking at the NBA Trade rumors and seeing which ones have the best chance of happening.
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NBA Trade Rumors: Ranking the Top NBA Trade Rumors Based on How Likely They Are to Occur

Now that the NBA Draft has concluded and free agency is about to open up, teams are going to really dive into their future plans.

Some teams will be looking to make the jump from non-contenders to contenders while other teams are going to look to rebuild their roster with the new talent coming in next season.

To continue on with their plans, many teams will look for trading partners to get what they're looking for.

Therefore, we've decided to rank the major trade rumors on how likely they are to occur. Here goes nothing!

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Ranking the Top NBA Trade Rumors Based on How Likely They Are to Occur

1. DeJounte Murray

The San Antonio Spurs are shopping DeJounte Murray. At this point, it seems likely that the Spurs will deal Murray to another team. Currently, the asking price is apparently four first-round picks.

It's a bit high. But Murray is only 25 years old and could be a walking triple-double in the right system. The Spurs already added a 2022 first-round pick for Derrick White and then drafted Blake Wesley, who has some comparisons to Murray, to begin with.

The Spurs are going to completely rebuild and will have a ton of picks to find talent. Usually, the Spurs do well in that department.

Murray is likely going to wind up in Atlanta but it seems like the New York Knicks are involved in trade talks too.

2. John Collins

If the Spurs were to trade with the Hawks, John Collins would likely be a part of the deal. That's why Collins gets the second spot in the rankings. The Hawks want to get Young more backcourt help via Murray and ship Collins to the Spurs as the Spurs start to rebuild with young talent.

Collins could be "the guy" in San Antonio while the other players start to develop.

3. Malcolm Brogdon & Myles Turner

The Pacers have a very high asking price on Malcolm Brogdon. But the team that doesn't trade for Murray might move on looking to add Brogdon. That could be the Knicks or a contending team that has trade chips and room for Brogdon. He's going to get traded along with his current teammate Myles Turner.

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4. Rudy Gobert

The Jazz is still shopping Rudy Gobert. I still think it's more likely that Gobert gets traded ahead of Donovan Mitchell at this point.

It's been reported that the Jazz is still engaging in trade talk for Gobert. Gobert is a defensive wizard and a massive piece for so many teams. But the Jazz still won't give up Gobert for pennies. They want a massive return that would entice Mitchell to want to stay in Utah.

5. Russell Westbrook

No other team wants Westbrook. He's staying put and will need to figure it out in Los Angeles with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. I still think Westbrook has something left in the tank.

6. Kyrie Irving

And no. The Nets and Lakers won't swap Westbrook for Irving. Kyrie is staying put as well. Let's see what the Nets are capable of with Ben Simmons, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving. I'm intrigued by that trio.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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