Blazers, Knicks, Spurs, Grizzlies, Hornets expected to be active on trade market
With the trade deadline a couple months away, we could start to see some moves finally happen.
It’s not a shock to see Kevin Love wanting out of Cleveland, considering his money is secured for the next three seasons and the Cavaliers are going nowhere. Sources say he’d like to get to Portland, and it’s believed the Trail Blazers will be active in the trade market.
Here are a few other teams, sources told Yahoo Sports, that are expected to explore the trade market: New York, San Antonio, Memphis and Charlotte.
There’s been conflicting reports regarding Love’s interest in preferring to get traded to the Blazers. Because the All-Star played his high school ball in Oregon, Love is seemingly always going to be linked to the Blazers.
The Knicks are once again a walking disaster. They could look to move Marcus Morris since he’s been playing well and could fetch a late first round pick possibly.
The Spurs could either look to acquire another scorer to pair with DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge, or just tear the roster down and move the All-Stars and embark on a rebuild.
The Grizzlies and Hornets aren’t expected to compete for a playoff spot, although Charlotte is in the 10th spot in the East and just 1.5 games back of the Orlando Magic for the 8th and final playoff spot. Memphis is still looking to get something in return for Andre Iguodala.