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Report: Mike Conley traded to Utah from Memphis in exchange for Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder, picks
The Utah Jazz have reportedly acquired point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guards Grayson Allen and Kyle Korver, forward Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's draft and a future first-round pick.
Conley is under contract for 2019-20 and has a player option for the following season. The move strengthens Utah's position in a Western Conference that looks to be more wide-open, given the injuries Golden State suffered in the Finals. Utah is also sending a protecting first-round pick in the 2020 draft to Memphis.
Conley averaged 21.1 points, 6.4 assists and 33.4 minutes per game last season.
Brandon Ingram reportedly traded to the Pelicans on Saturday
The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly acquired forward Brandon Ingram on Saturday.
After months of trade speculation, the Lakers finally were able to complete a deal for their star in exchange for Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and three first round picks. Look for Ingram to have a big offensive role alongside Jrue Holiday next season.
In 190 games with the Lakers, Ingram averaged 13.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.
Josh Hart reportedly headed to New Orleans in multi-player trade with Lakers
The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly acquired shooting guard Josh Hart in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Hart will join the Pelicans after being moved in a deal involving Anthony Davis, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and three first round picks. Expect a more defined role for Hart after training camp and preseason with E'Twaun Moore, Ball, and Ingram also in the rotation.
In 130 games with the Lakers, Hart averaged 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.
Pelicans reportedly acquire Lonzo Ball in blockbuster trade with Lakers on Saturday
The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired point guard Lonzo Ball in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Ball will reportedly head to New Orleans along with Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, and three first round picks for Anthony Davis. Look for Ball to start at point guard next season.
In 99 games with the Lakers, Ball averaged 10.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists.
Lakers reportedly acquire Anthony Davis from the Pelicans on Saturday
The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, involving Anthony Davis for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and three first round picks.
According to ESPN, The Brow will be headed to Los Angeles to play with LeBron after making it clear recently he would like to be moved. The Pelicans got an impressive haul for Davis including this year's fourth overall pick, two other first round picks, and three young players with experience.
In 56 games last season, Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 3.9 assists.
Knicks exercise Allonzo Trier's team option
The New York Knicks have exercised Allonzo Trier's team option for the 2019-20 season, per Shams Charania.
The former undrafted free agent had an option worth $3.5 million.
Trier averaged 10.9 points and 22.8 minutes per game in 64 appearances last season.
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