NBA Draft week is here, and the free agency period soon to follow. Here are Monday morning’s hottest rumors.
With the NBA Draft and free agency coming up, the league is full of rumors. Here’s everything to know on Monday morning.
NBA draft rumors: Trail Blazers may move Jusuf Nurkic
The Trailblazers are heading with an off-season with tons of questions after another season where they did not make the playoffs.
According to Matt Moore of Action Network, the Portland Trail Blazers may move Jusuf Nurkic this off-season. It will be a bit tough to move Nurkic due to the fact that he has a long-term contract. Yes, he is a solid rotational player in this league on a contract and is not over-paid but teams don’t always like long-term deals.
With that in mind, they may be able to swap Nurkic for a different type of starting center with a different skill set. The production may end up being the same in terms but they could be able to change the fit around Damian Lillard. If the Trailblazers end up trading Lillard, they may opt for an expiring contract and a couple of second-round picks in a deal.
The Blazers are in a very interesting situation where they could end up rebuilding or trading for all-NBA talent with the third overall pick in this year’s draft. It seems like they are more likely to commit to trading the pick to keep Lillard but anything is possible.