Trade rumor rankings: Russell Westbrook, Tyrese Maxey and more
With just four teams remaining in the race for the 2022 NBA Championship and both Conference Finals series over, an exciting offseason is upon us in the basketball world.
So we thought it was time for another installment of our trade rumor rankings, where we list the five players who have appeared the most on our trade rumor page over the past week, in order of appearance.
With such big names to discuss, let's jump straight into the action.
Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana)
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The Indiana Pacers are in the midst of a rebuild, as evidenced by Domantas Sabonis' trade for Tyrese Haliburton. That move could lead to another this offseason, as Malcolm Brogdon's name is one that's been spiking trade rumors lately after Haliburton's strength made him look like the team's future leading guard.
Two weeks ago, Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer reported that the Pacers are expected to look into Brogdon's trade value this offseason.
This was followed this week by The New York Post's Marc Berman, who reported that the New York Knicks are an interested party in Brogdon's services:
The Pacers are at a crossroads trying to figure out whether to completely rebuild next season or give it a try after trading Sabonis to Sacramento in a big package that landed young point guard Tyrese Haliburton, among others. Haliburton's addition has prompted the Pacers to evaluate the future of their acting point guard Malcom Brogdon, in whom the Knicks have some interest given he's a better defender and taller than free agent Jalen Brunson. Brogdon is 6-foot-5 but comes with a heavy contract. With the Knicks desperate for a point guard, the Pacers have two potential targets in Turner and Brogdon.
Despite injury woes, Brogdon is a very solid starting-level guard, averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 assists last season.
Click here for the latest on Malcolm Brogdon's Trade Front.
Donovan Mitchell (Utah)
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It shouldn't come as a surprise, not with Utah set to host next season's All-Star celebrations, that the latest reports on Donovan Mitchell's trade front suggest the Jazz have no plans to add their All-Star 2-guard To deceive .
The first report came from Deseret.com's Sarah Todd, who reported that if Utah had to choose between Deal Mitchell or Rudy Gobert, they would probably prefer to trade with the latter, but that the team is still trying to keep both players.
This was followed by Fischer, who stated that Mitchell is expected to remain in Utah since the guard is committed to the team that drafted him.
If things change on that front, look for teams like the Knicks and Miami Heat that have a keen interest in the 25-year-old goalscorer.
Click here for the latest on Donovan Mitchell's trade front.
Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia)
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In what should be a relief for Philadelphia 76ers fans, the franchise is reportedly keeping Tyrese Maxey untouchable in the trade market, or at least shutting it down.
That's according to a report by the Philly Voice's Kyle Neubeck, who wrote this week:
The story goes on
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