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    Getty Who will the Boston Celtics target at the trade deadline? As Stephen A. Smith noted in a fiery, direct First Take segment on ESPN Monday morning, the Boston Celtics should not be a .500 team with two studs such as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on their roster. Unfortunately, 30 games into the season, that’s exactly what the Cs are. Sitting in sixth place in the East, Boston’s current makeup doesn’t look viable at the moment to compete with the juggernauts in the conference and their once perceived luxury of a $28.5 million trade exception now looks like a dire must to deploy. The name most readily linked to the team of late has been Kings forward Harrison Barnes. The former NBA champion is playing arguably the best basketball of his career and would seem like an ideal fit playing alongside Boston’s star duo. Sean Grande, the...
    Im literally breaking inside: As COVID-19 leaves millions jobless and struggling, the mental health toll rises Christine Quinn confirms she’s not running for NYC mayor NBA rumors are buzzing with the trade deadline approaching as championship contenders look for that big piece that puts them over the top. Unfortunately for teams like the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors, All-Star center Nikola Vucevic likely won’t be available for a blockbuster deal. © Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports After the James Harden trade, general managers turned their focus to Bradley Beal. But the Washington Wizards aren’t bailing on their star guard, leading to less impact talent being available before the NBA trade deadline. With so many teams close in the standings and several Eastern Conference contenders desperate for a great big man, front offices set their sights on Vucevic. NBA trade rumors: Latest updates leading up to the March 25 deadlineNBA rumors:...
    Covids rough road in US began with some barred from wearing masks Florida cop who shoved BLM protester was accused of threatening nightclub attendant months earlier, internal report shows We have just barely a month to go before this season’s March 25 trade deadline, so action on the market should start to get more interesting at some point soon. © Provided by HoopsHype nba trade rumors 2020-21 vucevic john collins bradley beal drummond blake griffin We already know of two separate star players who are being benched by their teams as they try to find them new homes, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see at least one of them get traded over the next few weeks. Regardless, there are various names popping up in trade rumors right now. Below, we have taken the five players who have appeared the most often in our Trade Rumors Page over the previous week...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Evan Fournier added a season-high 29 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 105-96 on Sunday night. The Magic have won three in a row, their longest since opening the season 4-0. The teams will play again in Orlando on Tuesday night. Vucevic had his seventh 30-point game of the season, two days after his third career triple-double. Fournier had a season high for the second straight game. Vucevic, took advantage of Detroit’s lack of size on the inside when center Mason Plumlee left the game for an extended period early in the fourth quarter. Vucevic scored 15 points in the fourth quarter. Fournier, who scored 28 points in Orlando’s victory over Golden State on Friday night, had 16 first-half points. He made 12 of 13 free throws to key Orlando’s 26-of-29 shooting from the...
    As explained in a recent article, the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic — two teams at the bottom half of the Eastern Conference — could make some big moves prior to the March 25 trade deadline, including one that would send Magic center Nikola Vucevic to the Bulls in exchange for two key rotation players and some future assets. On Sunday, NBA Analysis Network, some of the Bulls’ more prominent stars have been mentioned in trade rumors and hypothetical deals in recent weeks, including Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen. Meanwhile, Orlando has slipped to 12th in the Eastern Conference with a 10-17 record after squandering a “decent” start to the 2020-21 season. With those things in mind, the outlet recommended a deal that would allow Chicago to keep their top two stars while helping the Magic “retool” their roster. As recommended, the transaction will send Vucevic and backup big man...
    Disability groups plead for vaccine Murder of Asheville, North Carolina woman still a mystery 24 years later Nikola Vucevic is having the best season no one is talking about If most fans were asked to answer who currently leads the league in field goals made during the 2020-21 season thus far, few would know that the answer is Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic. © USA TODAY USA TODAY Vucevic, who has now led the Magic to the postseason two years in a row, is arguably having the best season he has ever had. The 7-footer, who was an All-Star recipient in 2019, is currently averaging a career-best of 24.0 points per game. But for whatever reason, this campaign has largely fallen under the radar. After scoring 42 points while shooting an efficient 17-for-22 from the field on Feb. 12, we wanted to highlight some of the most impressive...
    The Golden State Warriors are one of the teams that are in a strong position to engage in a blockbuster deal before the 2021 trade deadline. With the current assets that they have, the Warriors could push through with their plan of adding another legitimate superstar to their roster this season. One of the most realistic trade targets for Golden State is veteran center Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic. In a recent article, Lee Tran of Fadeaway World came up with a blockbuster trade idea that would enable the Warriors to acquire Vucevic from the Magic before the 2021 trade deadline. In the proposed scenario, Golden State would be sending a package that includes Kelly Oubre Jr., Kevon Looney, Brad Wanamaker, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ first-round pick, and another future first-rounder to the Magic in exchange for Vucevic. Though it would cost them a potential lottery pick in the 2021...
    Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic is expected to be one of the most coveted big men on the trade market before the 2021 trade deadline. Though the Magic haven’t shown a strong indication that they are planning to move him during the 2020-21 NBA season, they are still highly likely to receive trade inquiries from teams that are eyeing to boost their frontcourt and add more star power on their roster. One of the teams that could express a strong interest in acquiring Vucevic from Orlando is the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets may be off to a strong start, but there are still plenty of things that they need to improve on their roster in order to have a better chance of reaching the playoffs this year. To further solidify their frontcourt, specifically the starting center position, Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network suggested that the Hornets should consider swapping...
    The Boston Celtics are one of the teams that are expected to be active on the trade market before the 2021 trade deadline. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum may have developed into dependable superstars but after the Brooklyn Nets successfully created their own “Big Three,” most people believe that the Celtics would be needing more star power on their roster in order to have a realistic chance of fully dominating the Eastern Conference and winning the NBA championship title in the 2020-21 NBA season. In a recent article, Lee Tran of Fadeaway World suggested a blockbuster trade idea that would enable the Celtics to acquire Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic. In the proposed trade scenario, Boston would be sending a package that includes Kemba Walker, Romeo Langford, Daniel Theis, Grant Williams, a future first-round pick, and a future second-round pick to Orlando in exchange for Vucevic...
    Getty Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers is defended by Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Orlando Magic. Were the Boston Celtics to stay put at the March 25 trade deadline, they’d still be widely considered a favorite to come out of the East. Currently owners of the second-best record in the conference (10-6) and a budding lineup with the returns of all-star duo Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker, the team is more than equipped to compete for an NBA title. Yet, what if Boston was to take a page out of Brooklyn’s win-now-at-all-costs book, and potentially jeopardize their long-term future to further their chances of securing title No. 18 this season? Bleacher Report recently floated this exact idea, assembling a list of Desperation Trade Targets to Create New NBA Contenders. In the piece, columnist Grant Hughes zeroed in on a readily linked to big-man, Nikola Vucevic, to...
    After the Brooklyn Nets successfully formed their own “Big Three” of James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant, most people are expecting the Boston Celtics to make a move that could strengthen their chance of fully dominating the Eastern Conference and winning the NBA championship title this season. Though Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are considered untouchables, the Celtics still have a plethora of trade assets that they could use to engage in a blockbuster deal before the 2021 trade deadline. One of the players that they could target on the market is veteran center Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic. In a recent article, Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report created a list of blockbuster deals that could create new title contenders before the 2021 trade deadline. For the Celtics to become a legitimate threat in the more competitive Eastern Conference, Hughes suggested that they should try bringing Vucevic to...
    Despite having the young superstar duo of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, the Dallas Mavericks are noticeably struggling to consistently win games in the 2020-21 NBA season. Though they are still considered as a legitimate playoff contender in the loaded Western Conference, the Mavericks should highly prioritize surrounding Doncic and Porzingis with more star power in order to have a realistic chance of reaching the NBA Finals and capturing the Larry O’Brien Trophy. In the past months, they have already been linked to several big names who are rumored to be available on the trading block, including veteran center Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic. In a recent article, Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network included Dallas on his list of potential landing spots for Vucevic should the Mavericks decide to move him before the 2021 trade deadline. According to Siegel, the Mavericks could acquire Vucevic from the Magic by...
    Getty Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Orlando Magic. The Boston Celtics may be fresh off a surprising 30-point beatdown at the hands of the New York Knicks. Still, owners of the second-best record in the East, Boston has very few holes among their roster. Plus, with point guard Kemba Walker back from injury and forward Jayson Tatum nearing a return from COVID-19 protocols, the arrow appears to be pointing up for the title hopefuls. Yet, that’s not to say there aren’t improvements to be made ahead of the March 25 trade deadline. Bleacher Report has formulated a list of “Every NBA Team’s 2021 Trade Deadline Target List.” In Boston’s case, columnist Greg Swartz zeroed in on two Orlando Magic standouts, Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, as well as Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson as Danny Ainge’s top three targets. Follow the Heavy on Celtics Facebook page for all the latest...
    The Boston Celtics may currently hold the best record in the Eastern Conference, but they should still continue to find ways to improve their current roster. As their rivals in the Eastern Conference grow stronger, the Celtics should make sure that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have the necessary help they need to carry the team to the NBA Finals and capture the Larry O’Brien Trophy. One of the players that Boston could target before the 2021 trade deadline is Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic. In a recent article, Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report created a list of 2021 trade deadline targets for every team in the league. For the Celtics, he suggested Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, and Kyle Anderson as the players that they could pursue on the trading block this season. Of all the three big men, Swartz considered Vucevic as the “dream target” for Boston. “The Celtics...
    Getty Images Could Nikola Vucevic be on the move? For as long as Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge holds onto the team’s Traded Player Exception acquired from the Gordon Hayward deal with the Charlotte Hornets expect to hear the likeliest and not-so-likely trade proposals. As for one of the latest, one from Greg Patuto of NBAanalysis.com that includes Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic heading to Boston in exchange for Celtics’ Daniel Theis, Romeo Langford, Carsen Edwards, and draft picks – file it under “not-so-likely” and glue it to the front of the pile because it’s its best example. Here’s the full extent of the proposal: Orlando Magic Receive: Romeo Langford, Carsen Edwards, Daniel Theis, 2021 1st Round Pick, 2021 2nd Round Pick (via OKC) Boston Celtics Receive: Nikola Vucevic, per NBAanalysis.com.Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic To Celtics For Daniel Theis, Carsen Edwards, and Romeo Langford?Nikola’s been a mainstay...
    Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic have a strong start, winning the first four games of the 2020-21 NBA season against the Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, after suffering back-to-back losses, rumors have once again started to swirl around Vucevic and his future in Orlando. If the Magic wouldn’t show a clear path to title contention, some people think that they could finally make Vucevic available on the trading block before the 2021 trade deadline. One of the teams that could express strong interest in acquiring him from the Magic is the Boston Celtics. In a recent article, Greg Patuto of NBA Analysis Network came up with a trade idea that would bring Vucevic to Beantown before the 2021 trade deadline. In the proposed scenario, the Celtics would be sending a package that includes Romeo Langford, Carsen Edwards, Daniel Theis, a 2021 first-round pick, and...
    Although the Charlotte Hornets made significant progress in their rebuilding efforts this offseason, a recent list of trade ideas recommended another transaction that could help improve their chances of making the playoffs in 2021 — a deal for Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic. As related by Bleacher Report on Tuesday, the Hornets made two big moves in recent weeks that could accelerate their rebuild, which started when Kemba Walker joined Boston Celtics last summer. These included the addition of No. 3 overall pick LaMelo Ball via this year’s draft, as well as the acquisition of free-agent wingman Gordon Hayward, who is coming off a resurgent season with the Celtics. However, the outlet hinted that the Hornets could take a “similarly opportunistic” approach when upgrading their frontcourt. In the hypothetical transaction, the Hornets would acquire Vucevic and veteran forward Al-Farouq Aminu from the Magic for a package that includes point guard...
    According to a recently published list of trade ideas, the Golden State Warriors could fill a need at center by acquiring Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic in exchange for several players, including wingman Andrew Wiggins, and its first-round picks in the next two drafts. On Tuesday, Bleacher Report noted that it was “fortuitous” that the Warriors, who dealt with injuries to top stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, finished the 2019-20 season with the worst record in the NBA. While they didn’t get the top pick in this year’s draft lottery, they ended up with the No. 2 selection, which added to the 2021 first-round pick they got from the Minnesota Timberwolves when they traded D’Angelo Russell ahead of the February deadline. Moving on to the Magic, Bleacher Report observed that the team has a “stuffed” frontcourt, with Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, and Jonathan Isaac among the many players who...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic stunned the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks 122-110 on Tuesday in the playoff opener of the NBA’s pandemic-altered season. Terrence Ross scored 18 points, Gary Clark added 15 and D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 11 assists for the eighth-seeded Magic, who took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee, but was held without a field goal over the final 11 minutes. The Bucks came into the postseason as the favorites to win their first NBA title since 1971 despite finishing 3-5 in seeding games. But their sluggish play in the bubble at Disney World carried over into the postseason. Milwaukee swept the season series against Orlando, winning four games by an average of 17 points, but struggled...
    Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic stunned the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks 122-110 on Tuesday in the playoff opener of the NBA's pandemic-altered season. Terrence Ross scored 18 points, Gary Clark added 15 and D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 11 assists for the eighth-seeded Magic, who took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee, but was held without a field goal over the final 11 minutes. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Bucks came into the postseason as the favorites to win their first NBA title since 1971 despite finishing 3-5 in seeding games. But their sluggish play in the bubble at Disney World carried over into the postseason. Milwaukee swept the season series against Orlando, winning four games by an average of 17...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic stunned the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks 122-110 on Tuesday in the playoff opener of the NBA’s pandemic-altered season. Terrence Ross scored 18 points, Gary Clark added 15 and D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 11 assists for the eighth-seeded Magic, who took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee, but was held without a field goal over the final 11 minutes. The Bucks came into the postseason as the favorites to win their first NBA title since 1971 despite finishing 3-5 in seeding games. But their sluggish play in the bubble at Disney World carried over into the postseason. Milwaukee swept the season series against Orlando, winning four games by an average of 17 points, but struggled...
    In a trade idea designed to give the Chicago Bulls some much-needed scoring punch alongside Zach LaVine, Bleacher Report recommended a deal that would send Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic to the Windy City in exchange for three key rotation players and a future draft selection. As explained by the outlet’s Zach Buckley, Chicago’s “insufficient” firepower was the main reason why the team finished 29th in the NBA in offensive efficiency, given that LaVine was the only Bull to average at least 15 points per game. Second-year big man Wendell Carter Jr., on the other hand, was the only player in the organization to shoot at least 46 percent while scoring in double figures. “If the Bulls, who haven’t sent anyone to the All-Star Game since Jimmy Butler made the trip in 2017, want to give their offense some oxygen, putting it in the hands of Vucevic isn’t a bad...
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