The Bulls have had an aggressive 48 hours to open free agency, pulling off separate sign-and-trade deals that brought in Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan. The team isn’t done with trades, as it’s likely Lauri Markkanen will find a home elsewhere and a sign-and-trade agreement sending him outbound could be on the horizon.
The Timberwolves are rumored to have had discussions with Chicago about bringing Markkanen to Minnesota, according to Legion Hoops.
Markkanen was originally draft by the Wolves with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 draft but never suited up for the franchise. Minnesota dealt his rights to Chicago in the Jimmy Butler deal that also saw Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn head to the Windy City.
More NBA Trade Rumors
- Rumors that the Wizards have come to an agreement with Spencer Dinwiddie surfaced on Monday night but there’s hasn’t been much follow-up since then. Washington and Brooklyn need to hash out the details of a potentially complex sign-and-trade, something that could be folded into the Russell Westbrook deal. Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson of Bally Sports hears that while no deal is in place as of now, the Wizards are not in a rush and are not worried. “It gets done when it gets done,” a source told the Robinson.
- Derrick Rose had interest from the Bulls, Heat, Pelicans, and Wizards before he inked a new deal with the Knicks, per Mark Medina of USA Today. Chicago landing Lonzo Ball and Miami adding Kyle Lowry set the wheels in motion for Rose to re-up with New York.
- Kendrick Nunn turned down significantly more money elsewhere to sign with the Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. Nunn will play in Los Angeles on a two-year, $10 million deal, as our Free Agent Signing Tracker shows.
- The Heat had interest in Rudy Gay before he signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Jazz. However, Miami was never going to be able to match that price point, per Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.