NBA Rumors: Latest on Monta Ellis Trade, Russell Westbrook and More

July 19th, 2016 by Chris Roling Leave a reply »

The Chicago Bulls won an NBA Summer League title Monday, concluding a thrilling week and throwing the full force of the NBA right back into the rumors realm.

Other than Denzel Valentine showing the organization it didn't need to go into win-now mode, the league provided a strong example as to the importance of depth in the NBA.

Most rumors this time of year deal with such depth pieces—at least most years. This isn't most years, though, where the shining exception is Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who still has to deal with the aftermath of Kevin Durant taking his ball and going elsewhere.

Here's a look at the hottest items on the market.


Monta Ellis on the Move?

The Indiana Pacers have quietly had one of the better offseasons around, adding Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young to a Paul George-led core.

Subtractions aren't out of the question, though.

According to Basketball Insiders' Steve Kyler, the team shopped around shooting guard Monta Ellis:

With a backcourt featuring names such as Teague and Rodney S ...

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