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Brook Lopez, Serge Ibaka, Danilo Gallinari Next Players To Likely Be Traded



With a rumored Jahlil Okafor trade close to completion, despite not know exactly what team is working to acquire the Phliadelphia 76ers big man, there appears to be even more trades in the works.

Here are the most likely big named players to be moved next and their likely destinations.

Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets

The Nets are determined to “net” (no pun intended) two 1st-round draft picks in return for their 28-year old center and most valuable trade asset. There are only a handful of teams that, theoretically, could offer an enticing enough package to Brooklyn to warrant moving Lopez.

The team to watch is the New Orleans Pelicans who seem intent on pairing another big-man alongside Anthony Davis. The question becomes whether or not the Pelicans can offer a trade package that the Nets would deem valuable.

The Pelicans are the most actively interested team in Lopez, but a darkhorse could be the Phoenix Suns.

Reports recently surfaced about the Suns interest in trading for Sacramento Kings superstar DeMarcus Cousins, but if that deal falls through and/or Cousins is truly not available for trade, the Suns may kick the tires on Lopez.

Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic

Orlando made a bold trade this past offseason when they traded for Ibaka, who was then with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Magic parted with Victor Oladipo and the rights to No. 11 pick Domantas Sabonis to complete the deal with the thinking that Ibaka would have a long-term future in Orlando.

It appears that those initial plans are being scrubbed as Orlando is making Ibaka available.

The Los Angeles Clippers could jump in the mix but it appears that the Toronto Raptors could be the more interested team.

Either way expect Ibaka’s name to surface plenty as we approach the NBA trade deadline.


Danilo Gallinari, Dever Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets are likely ready to deal Danilo Gallinari, due to the club’s belief that Gallinari is prepared to bypass the final season of his current contract, which is valued at $16.1 million, to hit free agency.

This makes moving Gallinari a necessity for Denver.

Watch the Raptors and the Clippers when it comes to Gallinari.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media and DiMoro Enterprises LLC. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony hosts the Anthony DiMoro Show podcast, and formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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Nets’ Kenneth Faried Arrested for Marijuana Possession



Brooklyn Nets forward Kenneth Faried was arrested on Sunday for unlawful possession of marijuana, according to the Southampton (New York) Town Police Department (h/t ESPN).

Police said they detected “a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle” when Faried, along with two other men, where pulled over at a DWI sobriety checkpoint in Bridgehampton, New York around 1:30 a.m.

Faried, 28, was transported to headquarters for processing, and released on $500 bail, according to authorities.

The two man with Faried, Taurean Knuckles, 33, and Atar Hajali, 25, were arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and given appearance tickets, eventually released at the scene.

Brooklyn released a statement on Tuesday saying that they are aware of the situation involving Faried and “are in the process of gathering more information at this time.

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NBA Trade Tracker



D'Angelo Russell

The NBA off-season is in full swing, and some teams have already began making moves.

The Lakers, Nets, Hawks, and Hornets are the teams that have made moves, so far.

This post will continue to track all of the moves that are made.

Here’s how it stacks up so far.

Lakers Send Russell to Nets

D'Angelo Russell

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski, via Twitter, the Los Angeles Lakers are sending D’Angelo Russell and Tim Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in the 2017 draft.

Dwight Howard to the Hornets

Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard and the Atlanta Hawks’ 31st pick in the 2017 draft will go to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli, and the 41st pick, according to Wojnarowski via Twitter.


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2017 NBA Trade Deadline Moves



Did you have trouble keeping up with all the action and rumors flying around the league on deadline day? Below is a comprehensive list of all the trades that went down within the last few days.


Toronto gets: Serge Ibaka

Orlando gets: Terrence Ross, 2017 first round pick


New Orleans gets: DeMarcus Cousins, Omri Casspi

Sacramento gets: Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, 2017 first round pick (top 3 protected), 2017 second round pick


Houston gets: Lou Williams

LA Lakers get: Corey Brewer, 2017 first round pick


Washington gets: Bojan Bogdanovic, Chris McCullough

Brooklyn gets: Andrew Nicholson, 2017 first round pick


Atlanta gets: Ersan Ilyasova

Philadelphia gets: Tiago Splitter, two 2017 second round picks (MIA & BKN)


Dallas gets: Nerlens Noel

Philadelphia gets: Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut, 2017 first round pick (top 18 protected)


Brooklyn gets: KJ McDaniels

Houston gets: 2017 second round pick (top 55 protected)


Oklahoma City gets: Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, 2018 second round pick

Chicago gets: Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne, Anthony Morrow


Denver gets: Roy Hibbert

Milwaukee gets: 2019 second round pick (top 55 protected)


LA Lakers get: Tyler Ennis

Houston gets: Marcelo Huertas


Phoenix gets: Mike Scott

Atlanta gets: Cash Considerations


Toronto gets: PJ Tucker

Phoenix gets: Jared Sullinger, 2017 & 2018 second round picks






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