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  • Source: Nuggets Have Inquired on Bulls’ Jimmy Butler

    Denver has spoken to the Bulls about Jimmy Butler, source told ESPN. Would include multiple young players, not Nikola Jokic, and picks.

    Source: Jeff Goodman of ESPN
  • Sources: Cavs, Spurs Talking Danny Green Deal

    The Cavs and Spurs have been in trade talks involving Danny Green, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The Spurs' asking price has been high, though, Windhorst reports.

    Source: Brian Windhorst via Twitter
  • Blazers, Spurs Join Paul George Trade Discussions

    League sources peg Portland and San Antonio as the newest serious players in the Paul George race. Spurs said to have a real shot at him.



    Source: Steve Kyler on Twitter
  • Timberwolves Actively Shopping Ricky Rubio

    Once again, Ricky Rubio is an active name in Minnesota's trade discussions, league sources tell @TheVertical.



    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
  • Celtics Inquiring on Timberwolves No. 7 Overall Pick

    Boston Celtics have spoken to the Minnesota Timberwolves about acquiring the 7th pick in the draft, league sources told Basketball Insiders.



    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter
  • Sources: Minnesota Still Trying to Trade for Jimmy Butler

    Opposing executives believe Minnesota is considering using its No. 7 pick as part of a package to try to re-engage the Chicago Bulls on a trade for Jimmy Butler, ESPN has learned. The Cavs had previously tried to trade for Butler but were unsuccessful. Sources told ESPN's Marc Stein that Butler earlier this week expressed a desire to remain in Chicago and lead the Bulls back to prominence. The Vertical reported earlier this week that Minnesota had preliminary talks with Chicago about Butler.

    Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
  • Spurs Interested in Signing Derrick Rose

    Question is, who would Spurs target in FA if they can clear space? CP3? Or Derrick Rose? They have strong interest in both.


    Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN
  • Sources: Spurs Looking to Move LaMarcus Aldridge

    Multiple league sources have informed the San Antonio Express-News the Spurs are exploring the trade market, hoping to find a deal to unload Aldridge, who will turn 32 next month.

    “They feel it’s time to move on,” a source told the Express-News.

    Source: San Antonio Express News
  • Knicks Looking to Move Up in Draft?

    Knicks are looking to package the No. 44 and 58 picks to move up in the second round of the draft.

    Source: Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders
  • Cavs Offer Billups Front Office Job

    Owner Dan Gilbert has offered Chauncey Billups a five-year contract to head up the Cavaliers front office, but Billups has yet to accept, sources with knowledge of the talks told The Athletic.

    The two spent all day Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, where Billups was introduced to a number of the executives who would be working under him, one source with knowledge of the meeting told The Athletic. It was the second consecutive day of meetings between Gilbert and Billups.

    Source: Jason Lloyd of The Athletic
  • Kerr Wants Warriors to Consider White House Visit

    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that although the NBA champions have not received an invitation to visit the White House, he would urge his players to consider going as a gesture of goodwill.

    "I would want to make sure the players gave this really a lot of thought," Kerr told "The TK Show" podcast. "And everybody knows I've been a very outspoken critic of [President Donald] Trump, and as a result, maybe we won't even get the invitation. But I do think it's very important to consider a potential invitation because I think it could have really positive ramifications if we did go."

    Source: ESPN
  • Sixers Sell Franchise-Record 14,000 Season Tix

    With visions of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz playing together, Philadelphia 76ers fans are lining up to buy tickets.

    Sales have spiked since Saturday, since news of their trade with the Boston Celtics to acquire the No. 1 pick in Thursday's draft. The Sixers have sold a franchise-record 14,000 season tickets for 2017-18 and expect to sell out all of their home games.

    Source: ESPN
  • Sources: Rockets Targeting CP3, Blake, and Others

    The Houston Rockets are aggressively trying to make trades in conjunction with Thursday's NBA draft to create the needed financial flexibility this summer to pursue a marquee free agent, according to league sources.

    Sources told ESPN on Wednesday that the Rockets have at least four top-tier free agents in their summer sights: Atlanta's Paul Millsap, Toronto's Kyle Lowry and the LA Clippers duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. One source close to the situation told ESPN to expect the Rockets to go "hard" after Paul in July.

    Source: Marc Stein of ESPN
  • Jackson Confirms Knicks Fielding Calls on Porzingis

    New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson confirmed Wednesday night that he has received calls in recent days from teams interested in trading for Kristaps Porzingis.

    "We're getting calls. As much as we value Kristaps and what he's done for us, when a guy doesn't show up for an exit meeting, everybody starts speculating on the duration or movability from a club," Jackson said in an interview on MSG Network. "So we've been getting calls and we're listening, but we're not intrigued yet at this level. But as much as we love this guy, we have to do what's good for our club."

    Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
  • Source: Pelicans Trade Tim Frazier to Wizards

    The New Orleans Pelicans have traded point guard Tim Frazier to the Washington Wizards in exchange for the No. 52 overall pick in the draft, a league source told Basketball Insiders.

    Frazier is coming off his best season as a pro last season and averaged a career-high 7.1 points and 23.5 minutes per game. The 26-year-old guard filled in admirably for Jrue Holiday starting 35 games and averaging 8.9 points and 6.9 assists in 29.1 minutes per game.

    Frazier has a $2 million salary for next season and will become a free agent in the summer of 2018.

    Washington adds a backup point guard in Frazier with Brandon Jennings entering unrestricted free agency this summer. Trey Burke is eligible for a qualifying offer but is unlikely to receive one.

    New Orleans will now have two second-round draft picks (40 and 52) entering the draft. The Pelicans are now the 10th team with multiple picks second-round picks. They join the Magic (2), Hawks (2), Knicks (2), Rockets (2), Nuggets (2), Suns (2), Jazz (2), Celtics (3) and 76ers (4) as noted in our previous mock draft.

    For more on the draft and other potential trade to keep an eye on, check out our latest and final Basketball Insiders mock draft.