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NBA trade rumors: Ben Simmons rumors pick up, Myles Turner could be moved

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Philadelphia 76ers expand Ben Simmons trade talks

With now less than a month to go before the NBA trade deadline, 76ers front office head Daryl Morey has expanded the scope of trade talks surrounding this enigmatic three-time All-Star. Following an off-season filled with trade requests and a rift between the two sides, it seems something might get done here at some point within the next few weeks.

Philadelphia sits at 23-16 on the season and is in the midst of a great stretch. It might want to add to the team’s core. However, recent rumors that the 76ers’ are looking to attach Tobias Harris to any Simmons trade seems to be far-fetched.

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Myles Turner drawing interest from multiple teams

It was noted earlier in the season that a struggling Pacers squad might look to part ways with Turner. Still only 25, Turner would draw a nice amount of interest on the trade block. He’s averaging 12.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and an NBA-best 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 51% from the field. According to Shams Charania , the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are among the teams interested in Turner. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been known to have interest as well.

Los Angeles Lakers interested in Gary Trent Jr.

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Looking to improve their team, the Los Angeles Lakers have been making calls around the league. One of the players they’ve expressed interest in is Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. While they only appear to be rumors at this point, many are skeptical about their ability to swing a trade thanks to their limited assets on hand.

Houston Rockets drama could lead to sweeping changes

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It was just earlier this month that Houston suspended leading scorer Chrstian Wood and talented wing Kevin Porter for conduct detrimental to the team. The two were involved in heated conflicts with members of Houston’s coaching staff earlier in the week and are not with the team right now.

For Wood, this is the continuation of NBA trade rumors linking him to other teams ahead of the deadline next month. He’s the Rockets leading scorer at 17.1 points per game. As for Porter Jr., there’s a chance he’ll simply be waived if these issues continue. Remember, the former Cleveland Cavaliers first-round pick saw his career end with the team in similar fashion.

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Atlanta Hawks to be active at NBA trade deadline

At 17-22 on the season, Atlanta finds itself as one of the biggest disappointments in the NBA. It has dealt with both injuries and a widespead COVID-19 outbreak.

This could potentially lead to Atlanta being active as a way to find Trae Young more help at the trade deadline.

Yeah, I don’t think there’s any reason for us not to be at this point,” general manager Travis Schlenk said recently . “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I just stuck my head in the sand and said things are great. I don’t think that’s doing my job.”

Any move would likely be to clear out some wings. Cam Reddish was previously mentioned as a possibility. The Hawks could also include De’Andre Hunter or the salary of Danilo Gallinari in order to get more help in the low-post.

Gallo is believed to be available for a first-round pick and could be part of a bigger trade package.

Cleveland Cavaliers key team in Ben Simmons sweepstakes

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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the Cleveland Cavaliers are a team to watch in the Ben Simmons trade sweepstakes. With the team off to a hot start, they may be hesitant to part with key pieces of their core, but should they change their mind, the Cavs have plenty of ammo to make a deal happen.

Sacramento Kings expected to move Harrison Barnes

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This has pretty much been the case over the past couple years. Rumors persisting that the underrated wing could be traded. Now that general manager Monte McNair is expected to retool the Kings under-performing roster, that might be the case.

According to Matt Moore of the Action Network, Sacramento is expected to listen to offers for the 29-year-old Barnes. If so, there’s going to be a solid market for his services . Barnes is averaging 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds on 42% shooting from distance this season.

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All Portland Trail Blazers on the table, except Damian Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers aren’t having their best season. Injuries have been tough to overcome, which likely adds to the built-up frustration. Still not looking to move on from franchise star Damian Lillard, every other Blazer on the roster is theoretically up for grabs, according to an NBA exec Brian Windhorst recently spoke with . That includes C.J. McCollum, Robert Covington, Norman Powell, Jusuf Nurkic and Robert Covington.

De’Aaron Fox reportedly available for trade

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Leading into the season, it was believed Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox was completely off the table in any potential trade circumstances. Not anymore. Tim Bontemps of ESPN was speaking on the Brian Windhorst & the Hoop Collective sports podcast when he mentioned some recent chatter suggesting Fox may be available for the right price.

Brooklyn Nets open to trading Joe Harris

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Sharpshooting Nets wing Joe Harris has been sidelined since the middle of November after suffering an ankle injury. There’s no telling when Harris will return to the floor. However, there’s now a report surfacing that Brooklyn could look to move him ahead of the February NBA trade deadline.

According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report , teams believe that the Nets have a willingness to move Harris for the right price. The is a surprising development given that Harris inked a four-year, $75 million extension with Brooklyn a year ago last month. The 30-year-old 3-and-D wing is a career 44% three-point shooter.

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