NBA Rumors: Trades, Doumbouya, Pacers, Avdija, Cavaliers, Giannis

Brad Wanamaker (photo via USA Today)

The Nets made a pair of trades on Tuesday night.

Sekou Doumbouya (and his $3,613,680 salary) was sent to Houston along with an unprotected 2024 second-round pick in exchange for cash considerations ($110K), as Tim MacMahon of ESPN tweets. Houston subsequently waived the former first-round pick.

In the second move, the Pacers sent Edmond Sumner and a 2025 second-round pick to the Nets (and the Brooklyn subsequently waived the guard). Brooklyn received draft rights to Juan Pablo Vaulet from Brooklyn (via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype).

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The Pacers are signing Brad Wanamaker to contract for training camp, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Wanamaker spent last season with the Warriors.


Deni Avdija didn’t play in the Wizards’ first preseason game but the forward is participating in 5-on-5 drills and is expected to play in Saturday’s tilt, as our own Chris Crouse relayed.


The Cavaliers continue to have interest in Ben Simmons and that’s unlikely to change as long the All-Star is still available, as Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com relays. The Sixers reportedly have a high asking price for Simmons and Cleveland isn’t alone in their pursuit. The Pistons, Raptors, Pacers, and Wolves are all eyeing the disgruntled Philadelphia star.


Giannis Antetokounmpo is reportedly still nursing a knee injury stemming from last year’s NBA playoffs. The former MVP suffered a hyperextended left knee injury during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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