According to Comcast SportsNet basketball analyst Tim Welsh, doesn’t appear to be an issue when it comes to a potential trade for Minnesota’s Kevin Love who reportedly does not plan to sign an extension with the Timberwolves.
A source close to Love told Welsh that the three-time All-star, “wants to play for an organization that’s going to be a winning organization; not necessarily I have to go to a championship team now, but a team that’s going to be built to move in that direction. Maybe it’ll take a couple years. That’s OK. But he needs a change from Minnesota.”
Although the Celtics are coming off a 25-57 season, Boston has several draft picks in the coming years in addition to young talent such as Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk along with four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo.
Sources: CJ McCollum Out Four Weeks with Fractured Left Foot
Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum has a fractured left foot and will miss an extended period of time, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 19, 2021
Portland Trail Blazers say CJ McCollum will be re-evaluated in four weeks with a small hairline fracture to the lateral cuneiform in his left foot and a mid-foot sprain.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 19, 2021
Sources: Rockets Want Three Second-Round Picks for PJ Tucker in Trade
And how about P.J. Tucker? Numerous teams have already inquired about the stout versatile defender, and league sources say Houston is currently demanding three second-round draft picks for the upcoming unrestricted free agent.
Source: Kevin O’Conner of The Ringer
Sources: Cavaliers Expected to Trade or Release Kevin Porter Jr.
Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. is expected to be traded or released following an outburst Friday in the Cavs locker room, The Athletic has learned from several sources with direct knowledge of the events.
Porter, 20, who has not played this season due to personal issues, grew angry when he entered the locker room and realized the team gave his old locker to Taurean Prince, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade Wednesday.
Sources said Porter, whose locker was moved to the wall where the younger, end-of-bench players reside, began yelling and at one point threw food.