There’s a lot of talk in the rumor mills of the NBA right now.
After seeing the blockbuster trade between the Clippers and the Pistons involving Blake Griffin, fans can expect that there’s going to be even more crazy deals.
With that being said, there are a couple of former Kentucky Wildcats that are swirling in the trade rumor world. Both Malik Monk and Anthony Davis could be on the move in the next few weeks.
With Malik, the Charlotte front office is split when deciding if they see him in their future plans. He started off the season hot, but he’s really cooled down as of late.
Malik is only averaging 5.2 points and 1.3 assists per game while shooting 33% from the field and a lack-luster 34% from beyond the arc.
According to Bucks reporter Gery Woelfel, Monk could be someone the Bucks target ahead of the trade deadline.
League sources said the Bucks had contacted the Hornets about rookie Malik Monk, the 11th overall pick in last June’s draft.
There is apparently a split in the Hornets’ hierarchy as to whether they should keep Monk or move him.
Monk’s best game of the season came against the Bucks on Nov. 1. He torched them for 25 points, connecting of five of eight treys.
To say this season has been a struggle is an understatement, but then again, it’s Monk’s rookie year. He has plenty of time to fill into his potential.
If the Hornets do decide to put him on the block, the Bucks will be the leading contender to land him. Having a backcourt of Eric Bledsoe and Malik Monk would definitely excite all of BBN.
Anthony Davis is arguably a top-five NBA player right now. He’s been with New Orleans for his entire career and he hasn’t seen much success. His team is currently seventh in the West, but with Boogie’s unfortunate injury it doesn’t look like they’ll make any noise this postseason.
With Boogie’s injury, the Pelicans could be thinking of rebooting the franchise, and it really helps when you can put a NBA superstar on the trade block. Some of the teams that look like leaders to get Davis are as follows; Spurs, Warriors, and Celtics.
According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, those teams are looking into making a move for Davis, though the real push for him may not come until the summer.
If Davis were to go to any of these teams that would be insane! The Pelicans front office needs to consider whether or not they’ll be able to keep him after his contract is up in the summer of 2020. If they don’t feel like they can, then a trade right now makes perfect sense.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on both of these guys, along with any other Cat that’s involved in trade rumors.