Multiple reports suggest that the Rockets have expressed interest in Nets small forward Mikal Bridges, but they can probably forget it. The Nets are telling teams that Bridges is off-limits, per Marc Stein of The Stein Line.
“Word is that Brooklyn won’t yield on Bridges’ off-limits status even if the Rockets made Jalen Green part of the trade package,” Stein wrote.
- The Rockets have trade interest in multiple big men, per The Athletic. The list includes the Hawks’ Clint Capela, Trail Blazers’ Robert Williams, Jazz’s Kelly Olynyk and Bulls’ Andre Drummond.
- Rockets small forward Jae’Sean Tate is drawing interest from the Celtics and Suns, per that same report from The Athletic.
“Sexton’s play as a starter has been among the keys to Utah’s 17-9 rebound from a 7-16 start,” Stein wrote. “League sources have this week described Sexton as more unlikely than likely to be moved; he’s averaging 21.6 points and 5.5 assists in 26 starts while shooting 50.4% from the field and 41.7% from 3-point range.”
- Along with Hawks guard Dejounte Murray, the Lakers continue to express strong interest in Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forwards Royce O’Neale and Dorian Finney-Smith, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
- In fact, the Nets could send all three players to Los Angeles, Charania relayed on FanDuel TV’s Run It Back. But it would take guard D’Angelo Russell and forward Rui Hachimura.
- Of course, some wonder if such a deal would even move the needle for a Lakers team that’s very average at the moment.