NBA Trade Deadline Buzz Heats Up for Rockets and Lakers

With less than two days left before the March 25 NBA trade deadline, rumors are heating up as contenders look to bolster their lineup for a championship run.

The Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell, the Rockets’ Victor Oladipo, Kyle Lowery with the Raptors, and Lonzo Ball in New Orleans all may finish this season wearing a different uniform.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston is confident they’ll trade Oladipo for young talent and some first-round picks.

The 28-year-old Oladipo, who’s in the final season of a four-year $85 million contract, will be a free agent this summer and has made it known that he would like to play in Miami or New York.

Oladipo is averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game.

Also in the Heat’s line of sight is Kyle Lowry.

Miami and the Sixers are eyeing the veteran point guard who has watched his team implode recently.

The Lakers need frontcourt help with Anthony Davis still sidelined, but the Brow will be back, and the purple and gold also have Marc Gasol and Markieff Morris on the roster.

If they land Andre Drummond from Cleveland, Harrell could be sent packing.

Plus, LA is in desperate need of some outside shooting and could use Harrell’s spot for some help behind the arc.

The Spurs are already saying goodbye to LaMarcus Aldridge, who could land in Miami, and they may also look to move on from DeMar DeRozan as the team heads in a younger direction.

The 31-year-old DeRozan is averaging 20.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists and picked up the player option for his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

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As for Lonzo Ball, after frenzied speculation that he was headed to the Clippers, the Hawks and Bulls have made it known that they are also interested in LaMelo’s older brother.

As the clock winds down, fans can only expect big moves in a season that turned the Brooklyn Nets into favorites to win their first title this year.

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