After the news broke that Paul George wants to become a Laker, the NBA trade rumors have exploded.
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The two biggest names circulating in all the trade rumors: Paul George and Jimmy Butler.
According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add Butler.
After falling in the Finals to the star-powered Golden State Warriors, it seems as if the Cavaliers are trying to create a super team of their own.
The Boston Celtics have also been linked to Butler for quite some time now.
It could be the top teams in the Eastern Conference competing off the court for one of the best players in the league.
Bradley Beal loves representing his hometown of St. Louis-, Mo., so on Thursday night when fellow St. Louis-native Jayson Tatum was picked third overall in the NBA Draft, he had to send a shoutout via Twitter. Unfortunately for Beal, however, Tatum got picked by the Boston Celtics, a team his Wizards have a budding rivalry with.
Here is what Beal tweeted:
Those Celtics also happened to knock the Wizards out of the playoffs by beating them in seven games in the second round. Beal added another tweet to suggest he still isn't over it:
Sounds like Beal has some serious mixed feelings.
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Just moments after being drafted No. 5 by the Sacramento Kings, De'Aaron Fox stepped off the stage and into an interview with ESPN.
He spoke about his family and his gratitude to have made it to the NBA level, but as soon as the opportunity arose, Fox brought up his Kentucky predecessor John Wall.
A lot of the comparisons are to John Wall, and you saw how he was competing and how he was playing in the playoffs. So if I'm able to use my speed the way he was, then speed kills. And you can't really teach it.
The question was how Fox expects his speed to translate on an NBA level.
It's a conversation that Wall – also a Kentucky point guard who declared for the draft after only one year – had a lot during the draft process as well.
As Wizards fans can attest, Wall's quickness has set him apart even in a league full of fast, athletic players.
Those wheels helped propel Washington through to the second round of the NBA playoffs this past season. They also helped land Wall the first All-NBA selection of his career.
Prior to this year's draft, the Wizards star predicted that Fox – not Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball – would have the most successful NBA career of all the point guards in the draft.
If Fox can live up to the hype, he may prove Wall right.
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