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NBA Rumors: Rockets, Chris Paul, Suns, Jrue Holiday, T-Wolves, Hawks

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NBA rumors are heating up as the draft and free agency loom.

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The NBA Rumor Mill is churning with the NBA Draft next week and NBA Free Agency starting on Nov. 20. Let’s check in on the latest around the league:

  • Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook have “expressed concern” about the team’s future following several key personnel changes this offseason, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon. Per ESPN’s report, it’s a “plausible eventual possibility” that either former MVP could request a trade:

Although neither player has requested a trade at this point, that scenario has become a plausible eventual possibility.

Talks have been ongoing and have continued to gather traction, but there is no deal imminent, sources said. There is currently a moratorium on trades as the NBA goes through procedures to start next season ahead of the league’s draft next week.

  • The Atlanta Hawks could be a potential suitor for New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. Atlanta has the No. 6 pick in next week’s draft and could use it as trade bait:
  • According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, Atlanta could also use its No. 6 pick to make a non-Holiday deal. The Minnesota Timberwolves have had talks with the Hawks, but the Pelicans and Boston Celtics are also interested:

The NBA Draft is set for Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN.