The teams checked in on Mavericks effronté Dorian Finney-Smith, although it is not known if he is available, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News tweets. His recent uptick in the game, along with his very affordable contract ($ 4 million this season and next), has increased interest in him. Finney-Smith should probably be included in any deal involving Aaron Gordon, Norman Powell or John Collins, as well as Jalen Brunson and the draft picks. However, Dallas can’t offer a first round until 2025, making it difficult for them to make a major move, Towsend adds (Lien Twitter).
We have more on the commercial front:
- The Celtics are seen as the pioneers for acquiring Gordon, multiple sources told The Action Network’s Matt Moore. The the magic are expected to continue accepting offers until Thursday’s deadline. The Nuggets, Trail Blazers and Mavericks are also up for grabs, but Boston offered two first-round picks and Gordon’s other contenders didn’t. It is assumed that there will be protections on these choices. Evan Fournier could also go to Boston as part of a separate deal. Celtics would send a player – Magic prefer Marcus Smart – the two picks and their player exception traded for $ 28.5 million in those trades.
- Richaun Holmes has become the commercial target of several teams, Jordan Schultz of ESPN tweets. It would take a considerable supply to move it away from the rois, Adds Schultz. H0lmes expressed his satisfaction with his current team. He had 17 points and 16 rebounds against Cleveland on Monday.
- While the Heat could make a major move, they don’t want to go their separate ways Tyler Herro, according to another Schultz tweeter. Miami sees Herro as an essential part of the future and is a GM favorite Pat Riley.