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The NBA trade and free agency landscape is beginning to heat up with the advancement in negotiations surrounding Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving expected to unlock further deals around the league.

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Fresh details have emerged surrounding a potential move by Phoenix star Deandre Ayton to Indiana with in a move that would be a significant blow to the Sun’s plans to use the center as a trade chip for Kevin Durant.

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Pacers are interested in signing Ayton to an offer sheet.

“The Indiana Pacers are seriously considering giving him an offer sheet,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s “Get Up!” on Thursday.

“They’re also interested in negotiating a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns for Ayton, potentially involving Myles Turner to be his replacement at center.”

As a restricted free agent, if Ayton decides that he wants to join another team, then he can sign an offer sheet with that team.

Phoenix would then be presented with the terms of the deal and have two days to match the offer sheet.

If the Suns chose to match with an attempt to eventually trade him later, they cannot trade Ayton until December 15 at the earliest (two months into next season) and cannot trade him to the offering team for at least a year.

Phoenix, however, will be hoping that they can leverage Indiana’s interest in Ayton to help them secure a two-time NBA champion Durant in a potential three-team sign-and-trade deal with the Pacers and Nets.

While no offer sheet is expected to be signed until the Malcolm Brogdon trade to the Celtics becomes official on July 9th, the news significantly increases the pressure on the Suns to close on a deal for Kevin Durant soon, according to NBA reporter Evan Sidery.


While reports surfaced yesterday that the Utah Jazz could be open to trading cornerstone franchise Donovan Mitchell for the right price, new details have emerged revealing that the team have reportedly informed other NBA teams they “don’t intend to trade” their star, according to the Bleacher Report.

It comes after the Jazz dealt Royce O’Neale and French center Rudy Gobert

In further positive news for Jazz fans it was reported by Brian Windhorst on ESPN that the three-time All-Star also isn’t planning on requesting a trade following the team’s recent moves.

“On Mitchell’s side, he’s going to stand pat,” Windhorst said.

“He’s not going to force any action right now.”

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Embattled Portland Trail Blazers owner Jody Allen has reportedly refused to talk to star point guard Damian Lillard who wished to raise his issues with the way the team is being run, according to the new york post.

“Damian wanted to sit down and have a conversation with Jody about the team and she didn’t return his call. Then he tried to email her. Eventually she just never responded and put him in touch with [Blazers vice chair] Bert [Kolde],” a team source alleged.

“When you own a team, there are critical key decisions to make and you should be the one involved in making the decisions.”

Deciding to ignore your franchise player when he is already questioning your leadership is an interesting choice to say the least, but concerningly for Blazers fans this is merely just the latest incident in a string of controversies surrounding Allen, dating back to 2011.

This will likely only increase recent public pressure for Allen to sell the team, after it was reported she recently knocked back a written offer from Nike founder Phil Knight and Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Alan Smolinisky to acquire the Blazers for over $2 billion.

Jody Allen inherited ownership of both the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks when her brother, Microsoft Corporation co-founder Paul, died from cancer back in 2018.

This report follows an earlier statement released by Allen squashing rumors of a sale any time soon while also noting that both teams would be sold in the future on an undetermined timeline as part of her brother’s plan to “dedicate the vast majority of his wealth to philanthropy ”.

Chris Haynes of yahoo sports also recently reported that Lillard has been unhappy in Portland.

“The enormous backlash from the Portland Trail Blazers’ process to hire a new coach and his concerns on whether a championship contender can be built have become factors that may push the franchise player—Damian Lillard—out the door,” a league source said.

“Lillard has remained loyal to Portland in large part due to the tremendous fan base. But over the last few days, he’s seen some of those same fans attacking him on social media for a pending coaching hire he played no part in consummating.”

While Lillard remains in Portland for now and will likely see how the Blazers’ recent roster moves pan out next season, further incidents surrounding team management like this could eventually force him to want to leave.


Australian center Aron Baynes, 35, is on the verge of completing a remarkable comeback to the NBA, almost 12 months after suffering a neck injury which left him temporarily paralyzed, according to ESPN‘s Brian Windhorst.

The nine-year NBA veteran is set to work out for NBA teams Friday in Las Vegas with the hopes of reviving his career following a freak bathroom fall, while playing for the Boomers in the Tokyo Olympics last summer, which left him hospitalized for nearly two months and needing to learn to walk again.

Baynes’ agent, Daniel Moldovan, told ESPN that after spending grueling weeks regaining his strength through daily physical therapy, his client is now ready to show teams his progress.

“It’s a remarkable comeback and a testament to all the hard work he’s put in,” he said.


Sources have revealed that the Houston Rockets were on the verge of sending Eric Gordon to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night before talks ultimately fell apart, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

Iko also reported that the Rockets had received offers for Gordon from at least six teams prior to the draft, including the 76ers, Heat, Bucks and Suns, who all had packages which included first-round picks knocked back by Houston.

The Rockets are not desperate to offload the 33-year-old sharp shooter, and barring a team coming back with an improved offer prior to the upcoming trade deadline, will be happy to have him on the roster heading into camp and the regular season.


The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a three-year, $19 million contract extension with backup guard John Konchar, according to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Konchar, who was originally undrafted out of Purdue, has two seasons left on his current contract meaning that this extension will lock him up until the end of the 2026/27 season.

The 26-year-old is one of the league’s best development stories, having transformed himself into an important rotational piece in the Grizzlies exciting young core, following a season off a season where he posted career high averages in points, assists and minutes across 72 games while shooting 51% from the field and 41% from beyond the arc.


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