Mike Conley, Russell Westbrook and more

As the NBA offseason continues to stagnate, the fates of two of the biggest names in the commercial market have been decided this summer, with Kevin Durant agree to cancel his trade order and remain with the Brooklyn Nets and Donovan Mitchell Somewhat surprising to get a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a venture capital with Colin SextonAnd the Laurie Markanen and other assets.

However, there are still a few big names in the trading markets and they have been mentioned in the scuttle recently, so we decided to come back for another edition of the Trade Rumor Rankings series where we rank the 5 players who appeared the most on our site. trade page over the past week.

Let’s go ahead and jump right in.

Mike Conley (Utah)

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with Mitchell and Rudy Gobert Left, it’s clear the Utah Jazz is about to begin a complete rebuild, one that will be in its early stages in 2022-23. As such, the team does not use like veterans Mike Conleywho is now 34 and coming off a very poor campaign to his previously high standards.

Last season, Conley averaged 13.7 points, his lowest since 2011-12, averaging 5.3 assists and 1.3 shots on 43.5 percent of shots, and 40.8 percent of threes. These shooting percentages suggest Conley may have something left in the tank, and the question is: Do the teams think he has enough in his prime to justify his contract, which will pay him $22.7 million next season and $24.4 million the following year?

That’s not clear yet, but one report this week said the Los Angeles Lakers are interested in several jazz veterans, including Conley:

Athletic Tony Jones I also mentioned that jazz will now center in Connelly’s entertainment business talksamong other veterans:

According to sources, the Jazz band has also been engaged in commercial talks over the remaining pieces, veteran forward Bojan Bogdanovic, goalkeeper Mike Conley and goalkeeper Jordan Clarkson.

We’ll see where those talks go, but it would be amazing to see Conley on the Utah roster by the time training camp starts. It simply doesn’t fit into the team’s schedule anymore and competitors will be interested in getting it to help boost their chances of a deep playoff.

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Cam Reddish (New York)

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It wasn’t easy Cam Reddish To find the right role to show his full game since arriving in the NBA, with the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks unable to deliver a large enough usage rate to prove why he so strongly believes it to be a potential project.

This has led to a new report this week from New York suggesting that Reddish may want to exit the Big Apple in order to find a bigger role elsewhere (Across New York Post):

With the Knicks entering their third month negotiating with the Jazz over the Donovan Mitchell package, they may want to consider making sure Cam Reddish is part of the September deal. The Post has learned that Reddish wants a change of scenery from New York after he traded there in January and didn’t initially break the rotation to build confidence. An NBA source said Reddish is looking for a bigger role.

The same report stated that the Lakers have an interest in Reddish (because any decent halfway player is the Lakers Not Interested these days?) Noting also that Reddish was wary about moving to the Knicks at first, knowing the team already had a young star to build around RJ Barretta former college classmate of Reddish at Duke.

For what it’s worth, Reddish rejected the trade request on Instagram this week:

Regardless, it’s hard to see how Reddish finds a way to more minutes and use in a Knicks team that already has a strong young talent playing the same positions as the previous Blue Devil.

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Jordan Clarkson (Utah)

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One of the jazz veterans who will undoubtedly gain a foothold in the commercial market is the former 6th man of the year Jordan Clarksona ball player certified in having a bucket can save a lot of scoring from the bench in teams at the level of competitors.

in ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski Clarkson already mentioned as one of the players who would be considered a desirable business asset in Utah:

Could Laker’s reunion with Clarkson be in the cards this off season? It certainly seems possible, as Los Angeles has already been mentioned as being interested in the former Mizzou feature.

Clarkson averaged 16.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 2021-22 and is spending a solid summer representing the Philippines in the FIBA ​​competition.

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Bojan Bogdanovic (Utah)

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The third jazz veteran who could see himself dealing with this summer – and who may be the strongest player in the group – is the replacement veteran. Bojan Bogdanovicwho could fit in nicely with any team that has a championship in 2022-23.

Bogdanovic may be a defensive blocker and is approaching the end of his prime at the age of 33 with plenty of miles on him from his summers with Croatia, but he will no doubt provide a positive impact on a number of strong teams. next season.

One of Bogdanovic’s potential landing points is the Phoenix Suns, Mentioned by a local radio host in Phoenix as being interested in the veteran shooter:

Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro reported Thursday night that the Phoenix Suns are interested in trading for Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic. Phoenix reportedly contacted the Jazz about the 33-year-old after trading Utah All-Star Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

The Lakers have also been mentioned as a potential interested party for Bogdanovic.

Bogdanovic may not have the same level of star hider as some of the other players he’s tackled this summer, but his pickup could be a great sneaky move for a rival who needs scoring, shooting and volume on the wing.

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Russell Westbrook (Los Angeles Lakers)

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The only player who has remained consistent in the trade rumors this entire summer without actually making a move is Russell Westbrookwhich scored #1 in today’s trade rumors rankings again.

There have been back-to-back reports of Westbrook’s future with the Lakers throughout the summer.

On the one hand, team acquisition Patrick Beverly Making it seem more likely that Westbrook will be traded this season.

On the other hand, a report from Los Angeles Times .this week He mentioned that the Lakers are comfortable heading to a training camp with Westbrook Still on the list:

Sources say the Lakers are comfortable heading into training camp with Westbrook on their roster, hoping new coach Darvin Hamm can ramp up the intensity of the defense while another season with James and Davis makes life easier in attack. The argument for that, of course, is that if the Lakers can’t build a real competitor via the trade this month, wait and deal with him down the road either through free agency or future deals. A bad deal now that forcing them to get rid of the first one or two in the future isn’t going to raise the bar significantly on this year’s team and constrain them further down the road, which is kind of a worst-case scenario for the organization.

Another report this week came from Athletic Jovan Pohawho spoke to our own Michael Scott on me podcast hoops And the He said Utah and Indiana Pacers are the most likely landing spots in Westbrook If the double triple machine goes into circulation this summer:

Jovan Boha: In terms of Westbrook Mall, I’ve heard Indiana and Utah are the two most likely destinations. I think Utah, from what I’m told, is more likely than Indiana. There are several substitutions with Indiana where Myles Turner and Buddy Hield could be together or one of them. I’ve heard that the Lakers are still hesitant to include a second first-round pick. Maybe that’s something that’s changing near the training camp. I know it would have changed if Kyrie Irving had been available. This was the only scenario in which the two options would have been on the table. Regardless, they look at it like this, can we do one pick from the first round and a few seconds or one pick and a protected pick or a selection swap?

Poha also said the Lakers plan to intensify business talks for Westbrook as we approach training camp, although it remains unclear whether they are prepared to be aggressive enough to include their first-round picks in the future just to clear public murky ground.

Either way, it looks like Westbrook will be Laker for the foreseeable future at least.

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