With the opening of free agency doors on 30th June, things turn out quite chaotic. After a not-so-cheerful closing of 2018, with LeBron signing in with LA Lakers, and Chris Paul resigning from Houston Rockets, the situation seems a bit frenzied. As per the NBA update, the trading moves in 2019 will pacify the growing chaos. Let us see those trading moves that have made most of the NBA breaking news this season.
Warriors Signing With Dangelo Russell
As per the latest basketball news, it was not clear that Russell was interested in Warriors or vice versa until the opening free agency. Over the past few years, his performance in the NBA Finals was making it quite apparent that he will probably sign up with the best teams. Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers or probably Timberwolves were the possible takers. However, proving all assumptions wrong, Russell joined Warriors.
Warriors were never into impulsive trading, said a segment of veterans. However, trading in Russell makes sense as they already lost All-Star Kevin Durant following his sign up with the Brooklyn Nets. Signing in Russell is no less than a compensation. And considering, his performance in NBA’s latest games, it is a grand move, but unexpected. It is indeed a surprise, and like you, we cannot also believe this. As per the latest basketball news making rounds on the NBA website, Butler was all set to choose anyone between LA Lakers & 76ers. But, a few updates in nba.com point out that Butler was probably interested in being the center of attraction, which was otherwise not possible with other teams.
Kwahi Not Joining Any Team On Day 1 Of The Trading Event
In spite of being the most anticipated free agent, Kawhi Leonard has not been signed up with any team on the first day. According to ESPN Sports NBA updates, it was pretty clear that Kwahi would resign from Raptors. But, the decision of signing him up was absolutely on the Lakers and Clippers, and Raptors as well. It was still uncertain about Kwahi’s inclination towards any team. On the next day, Kwahi signed up with the Clippers on a 3-year deal. And it came off as a surprise, depicted NBA playoffs news.
Jimmy Butler Choosing Heat
While Jimmy Butler was on the verge of choosing between Lakers or the 76ers, he was signed up by Heat. It is pretty surprising indeed as according to the NBA website. Jimmy never preferred the idea of joining Heat, but he was probably interested in being the center of attraction, which was otherwise not possible with other teams.
Paul George Signing With The Clippers
The thunderous move indeed for the OKC Thunders as they traded their star player Paul George to the Clippers. It indeed came off as a surprise, but even more surprising was that the Thunders roped in Alexander- Gallinari duo among its top 5 picks. The combination is going to bring the team some significant success and amazing playoffs this season, as suggested by the NBA playoffs online updates.
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