NBA Trade Rumors: Drummond, Knicks, Mavs, Cousins, Celtics

DeMarcus Cousins - photo via Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks are “analyzing” whether to make a move for Cavs’ center Andre Drummond, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

New York has previously been identified as a potential suitor, as our own Sam Amico relayed. The Celtics, Blazers, Hornets, Clippers, Heat, and Raptors are among the other teams linked to Drummond.

Drummond continues to sit out for the Cavs with the organization viewing newcomer Jarrett Allen as the center of the future.

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  • The Mavericks have been linked to DeMarcus Cousins in the past, though it’s unlikely that they go after the big man at this time, per Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News. Dallas is in the market for a center they can pair with Kristaps Porzingis to help with the Latvian’s defensive woes.

  • In a full-length piece, Townsend writes Porzingis is reportedly off the table in trade talks and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson responds to inquiries by telling clubs that Porzingis and Luka Doncic are off the table in trade talks.

  • The Celtics have a hefty $28.5 million trade exception but team co-owner Wyc Grousbeck hinted that Boston will wait until the offseason to use it. “We are under a cap situation,” Grousbeck told Felger and Mazz on 98.5 the Sports Hub. “We are hard-capped at the moment and literally can’t spend more than ($138 million), which is why that TPE is probably going to be more useful — maybe we can use part of it within the hard cap at the trade deadline and if it’s available to us and we want to do it, we’ll do it if the right deal is there. Otherwise, it’s something we will look more to the offseason for.”

  • ICYMI: The Lakers might be eyeing Hassan Whiteside as they look to bring on a center.

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