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Conley Traded to Jazz, Kyrie Leaning Toward Nets and More

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News of the second major trade of the NBA offseason came down Wednesday morning: The Memphis Grizzlies have traded point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz in exchange for three players and the No. 23 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. The draft is causing all sorts of other rumored movement: The Knicks have rejected an offer from the Hawks to move up to No. 3, and the Pelicans are shopping No. 4. After the draft comes free agency, and that has plenty of rumors, too: Kyrie Irving might be headed to Brooklyn, and the Lakers continue to try to rustle up cap space to get help for LeBron James and Anthony Davis. And the drama in Houston continues.

Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen, along with the No. 23 pick, are headed to Memphis in exchange for Conley.

With Al Horford already opting out and news now that Irving might choose the Nets, the Celtics are going to look quite different next season.

The Lakers would like some second-round picks in the draft in order to create more cap space.

There will be plenty of wheeling and dealing before the draft is over, but the Knicks declined this deal for the Nos. 8 and 10 picks. Perhaps the Hawks will go after the Pelicans’ No. 4 pick with the same offer.

Some reports say Chris Paul and James Harden don’t want to play with each other, but the Rockets are adamant that Paul is sticking around. And we’re fairly certain Harden isn’t going anywhere, either. So what gives?


• Sources: Conley sent to Jazz for 3 players, picks |

• Reports: Kyrie Irving leaning toward signing with Nets | Yahoo Sports

• Sources: Lakers hustling to create max salary slot |

• Source: Knicks reject Hawks’ offer for No. 3 pick |

• Chris Paul will be a Rocket next season, Daryl Morey says | Houston Chronicle

Written by GMS staff report

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