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West Rumors: Rockets, Jalen Green, Warriors, Jonathan Kuminga, Kings


The Rockets may be open to trading guard Jalen Green, according to several reports.Jalen Green

Green is generating “some trade buzz” ahead of next week’s deadline, per Zach Lowe of ESPN. It’s not yet been determined which teams are expressing an interest, though.

Green is averaging 18.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists this season — but his role has decreased a bit after Houston reshaped its roster.

  • Of course, the Rockets already made one trade, acquiring center Steven Adams from the Grizzlies. We have a look inside the deal right here.


The Warriors have pulled forward Jonathan Kuminga from any trade discussions, per Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. Several teams recently expressed interest, including the Pacers before they acquired Pascal Siakam from the Raptors.

  • That said, the Warriors very well could explore trades involving point guard Chris Paul and small forward Andrew Wiggins, as we relayed here. Problem is, they may not receive much in return for either player. 
  • Golden State is also not making shooting guard Klay Thompson and forward Draymond Green available, as we relayed here. Frankly, it’s hard to know what the Warriors can do to save their season if they are truly keeping Kuminga, Thompson and several others off limits.


Coach Mike Brown was clearly upset after center Domantas Sabonis and point guard De’Aaron Fox were both left out of the All-Star Game. Meanwhile, the Lakers, who have struggled mightily all season, have two players on the West squad.

“It’s clear to anyone who watches the NBA and Kings basketball that De’Aaron and Domantas should have been selected for this year’s All-Star game,” Brown told Marc J. Spears of Andscape. “They are playing at an unbelievably elite level, Domantas establishing historic numbers with his double-doubles and De’Aaron setting a new career mark for 3-point field goals.

“Every year, there are deserving players left off the team but, to me, this is truly a glaring wrongdoing.”

  • The Kings continue to be linked to Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma, though one source told Hoops Wire he doesn’t envision Sacramento making a “splashy” move before the deadline. Some moves “around the edges” of the roster seem more likely.

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