A few days from now, the NBA 2016-17 regular season will begin. Most of the teams have already established their lineups, but this doesn't stop trade rumors from flowing in. The following are the latest trade rumors in the NBA right now.
1. Rudy Gay to Miami Heat
According to Inquisitr, Rudy Gay may soon leave the Sacramento Kings to play for the Miami Heat in a trade. The rumors go on to say that this trade may develop within the next couple of days.
In particular, the trade involves 3 players: Goran Dragic will go to Sacramento, while Rudy Gay along with Darren Collison will move to Miami.
Fox Sports reports Rudy Gay has told the Kings organization about leaving next summer through a player option. The last time Sacramento made it to the playoffs was 10 years ago in the 2005-2006 season. They lost in the first round against the San Antonio Spurs. A significant roster change may be what the team needs to become playoff contender once more.
The Miami Heat will definitely benefit from having a consistent scorer like Rudy Gay in their roster. Gay may not be an all-star, but he has consistently averaged in double digit scoring during his 10 years in the league.
Gay averaged 17.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
2. Atlanta Hawks to Trade Paul Millsap
According to Chat Sports Paul Millsap has stated that he may opt out of this contract to become a free agent next summer.
In lieu of this, the Atlanta Hawks may decide to trade him before the season ends. According to Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN, "At some point, the Hawks will have to weigh moving Millsap, whom they considered trading last summer. Millsap is entering the final year of his contract (he will almost certainly exercise his opt-out clause), he will be 32 before the All-Star break and he will demand a hefty raise next summer."
Last season, Millsap had an average of 17.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.
3. Blake Griffin to Boston Celtics
Recent rumors report that the Celtics are looking to add another superstar to their roster in order to become Eastern Conference championship contenders. One of these superstars they are interested in is Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers.
While the Celtics probably aren't going to obtain Griffin during the regular season, they may pursue him during the 2017 free agency. Griffin had an average of 21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per game last season.
Aside from Griffin, the Celtics are also rumored to be highly interested in acquiring Gordon Hayward next summer.