“How the Hawks shape the roster around Young under general manager Landry Fields, the newly appointed front-office chief, will be monitored closely,” Haynes wrote. “A source told B/R that Young and Fields meet routinely and have a great relationship.”
- In case you missed it, the Hawks are continuing to make forward John Collins available in trades. You can read the full post here.
Instead, they want Beal to be the centerpiece of their “mid-build strategy,” Robbins wrote.
The Lakers have a reported interest in Beal, as we relayed here, but seem to know it would require Beal demanding a trade — as again, the Wizards have seemingly made it clear they don’t intend to move him.
Beal signed a five-year, $251 million contract with the Wizards this past offseason, and the deal includes a no-trade clause. That means he would “effectively have to request a trade and then approve the destination and terms to be moved,” RealGM wrote.
Beal also has a strong relationship with Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, per Robbins.
- The Raptors are receiving phone calls on their core players, but are not close to making any sort of trade, per Josh Lewenberg of TSN.
- With the exception of forward and reigning Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes, everyone on the roster could be available, Lewenberg suggested. Though it would take quite a package to land forward Pascal Siakam or guard Fred VanVleet, he added.
- In case you missed it, rival executives view shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. as the player most available for the Raptors. We have that full post here.