NBA Trade, Draft, and Free Agency Rumors (June 25th)

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There have been a large amount of NBA trade, draft, and free agency rumors in the past few days. We have decided to compile the latest chatter in one post for your viewing. As soon as a rumor is confirmed as official, expect a separate post for that piece of news. Enjoy!

Blazers Reject Trade Of LaMarcus Aldridge For Nos. 1, 19 Picks

The Cleveland Cavaliers reached out to the Portland Trail Blazers and offered their No. 1 and 19 draft picks in this upcoming draft for LaMarcus Aldridge. The Trail Blazers rejected the trade proposal.

Metta World Peace Won’t Opt For Free Agency and Will Return to the Lakers

Metta World Peace has decided to not use his early termination option and will stay with the Los Angeles Lakers next season for $7.7 million. Many Lakers fans figured he would have opted out due to all the uncertainty in the upcoming season. The Los Angeles Lakers could still use their amnesty on World Peace.

Luol Deng and Chicago Bulls Discuss Contract Extension

The Chicago Bulls have begun talking contract extension small forward Luol Deng. Deng has one season and $14.3 million remaining on his contract with the Bulls.

Knicks Extend Qualifying Offer To Chris Copeland

The New York Knicks have extended a qualifying offer to Chris Copeland. Copeland will become a restricted free agent this offseason. This means the Knicks can match any offer that another teams makes for Copeland and keep him in NY. 

Thunder, Wolves, Blazers Most Proactive In Trying To Trade For 1st Overall Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers are engaged in trade talks with multiple teams regarding their No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers have been very interested in trading for the top draft pick. No one has persuaded the Cavaliers to part with the number one overall pick though.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trying To Move Up To Select Victor Oladipo

The Minnesota Timberwolves are attempting to move up in the draft to select Victor Oladipo. The Wolves are believed to be offering Derrick Williams along with their No. 9 and No. 26 picks to put themselves into a position to select Oladipo.

Orlando Magic Prepared To Select Nerlens Noel At No. 2 If Cavaliers Pass On Him

The Orlando Magic are prepared to select Nerlens Noel with their second overall pick if the Cleveland Cavaliers pass on him with the No. 1 overall draft pick. The Cavaliers are reportedly undecided on whether to select Noel and are leaning towards selecting Alex Len. ”If the draft was held today, Noel would be our first choice,” one source from the Magic told ESPN.

Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves Discuss MarShon Brooks Trade

The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing a trade involving MarShon Brooks. The Nets desire a solid backup point guard, and the Wolves have several available in JJ Barea and Luke Ridnour. The Wolves are believed to be targeting perimeter shooters.

Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics Discussing Paul Pierce Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have held discussions about a trade involving Paul Pierce. The Cavaliers have offered multiple second round picks in exchange for Pierce. Nothing has taken place yet though. Sources say Pierce’s overall interest around the NBA is growing high. The Clippers have already attempted to include him in a trade for Doc Rivers, but that would not be allowed by the NBA.

 

VIA Sam Amick/USA TodayChad Ford, Marc Stein/ESPNAdrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! SportsAl Iannazzone/NewsdayChad Ford/ESPNStefan Bondy/New York Daily News, RealGM.com, and Baxter Holmes/Boston Globe

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