Another busy day in the world of the NBA. Here are the news and notes on the rumor front from Monday, June 24…
According to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, the Blazers are interested in adding a proven big man. Gortat fits that role.
Stein reports “ most likely trade construction, if talks were to progress to the serious stage, would send Deng to the Wizards for the No. 3 pick and center Emeka Okafor, who would have to formally opt into his contract for next season ($14.5 million) this week for the trade to go through.”
According to Mark Heisler of Sports City, “Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler are expected to be packaged in a draft-day trade for Orlando’s Arron Aflallo, addressing the Clipper need for a shooting guard.”
According to Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe, the Cleveland Cavaliers have help preliminary talks with the Celtics regarding the 10-time All-Star.
Per sources, ESPN’s Chad Ford says “that if the Cavs pass on Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel, the Magic are leaning strongly toward selecting him with the No. 2 pick in the draft.”