NBA Draft Rumors: Pistons turned down offer of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, sixth pick for No. 1

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Pistons Still Mulling Options With No. 1 Pick

hoopsrumors.com 26 July, 2021 - 10:10pm

After posting a 20-52 regular season record in the 2020/21 season, the worst in the East (and the second-worst in the league), the Pistons were rewarded with the No. 1 pick in what looks to be a loaded upcoming draft. There are several promising prospects from which Detroit may choose.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link), the Pistons haven’t yet made a final decision on what they’ll do with the No. 1 pick, but internal front office conversations have boiled down to the three players widely thought to be the cream of the crop: 6’8″ Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham, 6’6″ NBAGL Ignite shooting guard Jalen Green, and 7’0″ USC center Evan Mobley.

The Pistons’ interest in Green and Mobley has been repeatedly reported since they landed the top overall pick in the lottery last month. However, Woj noted on Sunday that Cunningham, widely viewed as the “safe” selection, remains the most likely candidate to be chosen by Detroit in the draft on Thursday.

This lack of certainty surrounding the pick has apparently prompted other teams to attempt to pry away the selection from the Pistons. Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report tweets that the Thunder, who have six selections in this year’s draft (including three within the top 20), made a serious trade proposal for the top pick that was summarily rejected.

The Thunder have several intriguing young players on their current roster, including guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luguentz Dort, and would no doubt love to add a marquee young player with an All-NBA ceiling along the lines of Cunningham, Green or Mobley.

Cade Cunningham will be a Detroit Piston

Yep 110%. They do this every year

They didn’t do it Zion’s year. I don’t remember even a semblance of a trade rumor for #1 or #2 that year.

Yeah I guess there’s profit in throwing out scenarios that suggest the pick can be had. Maybe if someone offers something crazy?

Would the Pistons want Ben Simmons and a boatload of cash?

No, former #1’s with massive contracts are never near as valuable as a 19 year old number 1. Besides, Detroit needs to score points. I don’t see Simmons helping them at this point in that regard

‘Cash’ as in like $200 million?

No chance the thunder trade sga

Probably only trade is with Rockets if Pistons prefer Green. They can take Rockets 2, 23, and 24. Or perhaps Rockets flip Gordon and 23rd to Indians and Rockets flip 2, 13,& 24 or Rockets trade Wood/Gordon/#23 to Warriors for Wiseman and #7 or #14 and Rockets flip back to Detroit.

Fugazi. Cade is a lock a 101.

And the Colts are still mulling over whether to draft Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf with the number one pick …

Apples and oranges. Jalen Green is nothing like Ryan Leaf.

Besides, look at Tom Brady who was taken two years after and 198 picks later than Peyton.

Well yeah Greens a much better passer.

Ryan Leaf was highly touted as a draft prospect, he just blew it as a pro.

You can’t say apples to oranges, more like Fugi’s to Gala’s.

NBA Draft: Pistons not ‘fully there yet on committing’ to Cade Cunningham at No. 1, per report

Detroit Bad Boys 26 July, 2021 - 02:53pm

Cunningham, Jalen Green and Evan Mobley all in the running for first overall pick, ESPN reports

It is with that context in mind that we share with you the following report from Adrian Wojanrowski of ESPN — the Pistons are not fully committed to selecting Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick, and Cade, as well as Jalen Green and Evan Mobley, are all in the running for No. 1, according to Wojnarowski.

Detroit’s internal meetings are still revolving around three players for the No. 1 pick on Thursday night — Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green and Evan Mobley, sources tell ESPN. Detroit isn’t fully there yet on committing to Cunningham with their first overall choice.

This story is as inevitable as it is likely to be inconsequential when it is all said and done. Around this time in every draft process, stories begin to emerge that maybe the guy everyone is reporting is likely to be selected No. 1 isn’t really going to be selected No. 1.

That is because there is no real reason for the team with the top pick to show their cards or to make any final decisions until they are on the clock. Do I believe that the Pistons are 100% committed to picking Cade first overall? No.

But I think at this point they are 90% positive who they are going to select and will simply let all their options play out over time. And I believe that the far most likely selection is Cunningham.

It could be Green. It could be Mobley. We literally won’t know for sure until the name is called at the podium. But don’t take this report as any sort of waffling on Troy Weaver’s part or a lack of confidence from the scouting department in Cunningham’s game.

The Pistons haven’t fully committed yet, because there is zero upside to committing until the last possible moment. Between now and draft night a lot can happen. The myriad things that could happen are all extremely unlikely, but, hey, just in case ... best to keep their mouths shut and their options open.

The NBA Draft is on July 29, and it can not get here fast enough.

Bradley Beal Trade Rumors: Warriors, 76ers, Heat, Hawks 'Could All Get in on the Mix'

Bleacher Report 26 July, 2021 - 01:21pm

The Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks are all among the teams that could target Bradley Beal if he becomes available via trade.

Fred Katz of The Athletic identified those teams as "in the mix" in the event Beal requests a trade, which remains a distinct possibility this offseason. Beal can become a free agent next summer and may desire a change of location that would better allow him to compete for a championship.

It's fair to question whether the Wizards would be better off moving Beal and beginning a full-scale rebuild. Washington hasn't gotten past the second round in Beal's career and has three straight below-.500 seasons.

There is no obvious path toward an improvement, either, with Russell Westbrook, Davis Bertans and Beal eating up nearly all of the Wizards' cap space. The contracts of Westbrook and Bertans make them difficult to trade, and Washington certainly wouldn't add any difference-makers that would improve the outlook for next season.

By contrast, moving on from Beal and beginning what's seemed like an inevitable rebuild for years may be the prudent call. The Wizards would command multiple draft picks and young players in trade talks, the type of haul that could catapult a rebuilding effort.

The Sixers and Warriors have the strongest trade packages of the teams listed. Philadelphia's package would begin with Ben Simmons, the best young star available on the trade market, and may include promising young pieces like Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle, along with picks.

The Warriors have picks Nos. 7 and 14 in Thursday's draft, along with 2020 No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman and Andrew Wiggins to offer in a trade package. While Wiseman's star isn't as bright after a difficult rookie season, that type of deal could be intriguing given the depth of talent in Thursday's draft.

It's hard to find a trade package the Heat or Hawks could offer that matches up with Philly or Golden State.

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Bradley Beal Trade Rumors: Warriors, 76ers, Heat, Hawks 'Could All Get in on the Mix'

Yahoo Sports 26 July, 2021 - 01:21pm

The Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks are all among the teams that could target Bradley Beal if he becomes available via trade.

Fred Katz of The Athletic identified those teams as "in the mix" in the event Beal requests a trade, which remains a distinct possibility this offseason. Beal can become a free agent next summer and may desire a change of location that would better allow him to compete for a championship.

It's fair to question whether the Wizards would be better off moving Beal and beginning a full-scale rebuild. Washington hasn't gotten past the second round in Beal's career and has three straight below-.500 seasons.

There is no obvious path toward an improvement, either, with Russell Westbrook, Davis Bertans and Beal eating up nearly all of the Wizards' cap space. The contracts of Westbrook and Bertans make them difficult to trade, and Washington certainly wouldn't add any difference-makers that would improve the outlook for next season.

By contrast, moving on from Beal and beginning what's seemed like an inevitable rebuild for years may be the prudent call. The Wizards would command multiple draft picks and young players in trade talks, the type of haul that could catapult a rebuilding effort.

The Sixers and Warriors have the strongest trade packages of the teams listed. Philadelphia's package would begin with Ben Simmons, the best young star available on the trade market, and may include promising young pieces like Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle, along with picks.

The Warriors have picks Nos. 7 and 14 in Thursday's draft, along with 2020 No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman and Andrew Wiggins to offer in a trade package. While Wiseman's star isn't as bright after a difficult rookie season, that type of deal could be intriguing given the depth of talent in Thursday's draft.

It's hard to find a trade package the Heat or Hawks could offer that matches up with Philly or Golden State.

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Bradley Beal Trade Rumors: Warriors, 76ers, Heat, Hawks 'Could All Get in on the Mix'

ESPN 26 July, 2021 - 01:21pm

The Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks are all among the teams that could target Bradley Beal if he becomes available via trade.

Fred Katz of The Athletic identified those teams as "in the mix" in the event Beal requests a trade, which remains a distinct possibility this offseason. Beal can become a free agent next summer and may desire a change of location that would better allow him to compete for a championship.

It's fair to question whether the Wizards would be better off moving Beal and beginning a full-scale rebuild. Washington hasn't gotten past the second round in Beal's career and has three straight below-.500 seasons.

There is no obvious path toward an improvement, either, with Russell Westbrook, Davis Bertans and Beal eating up nearly all of the Wizards' cap space. The contracts of Westbrook and Bertans make them difficult to trade, and Washington certainly wouldn't add any difference-makers that would improve the outlook for next season.

By contrast, moving on from Beal and beginning what's seemed like an inevitable rebuild for years may be the prudent call. The Wizards would command multiple draft picks and young players in trade talks, the type of haul that could catapult a rebuilding effort.

The Sixers and Warriors have the strongest trade packages of the teams listed. Philadelphia's package would begin with Ben Simmons, the best young star available on the trade market, and may include promising young pieces like Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle, along with picks.

The Warriors have picks Nos. 7 and 14 in Thursday's draft, along with 2020 No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman and Andrew Wiggins to offer in a trade package. While Wiseman's star isn't as bright after a difficult rookie season, that type of deal could be intriguing given the depth of talent in Thursday's draft.

It's hard to find a trade package the Heat or Hawks could offer that matches up with Philly or Golden State.

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