The NBA’s rumor mill is relatively quiet, with two months remaining before February’s trade deadline.
The Sixers will face a big decision — whether to trade one of their three young centers, and which one. If they determine they need to see more from all three, or think they can get more value for one of them this offseason, they may stand pat at the February deadline.
If not, Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel could be shipped off this winter.
Lets focus on Noel for a moment, who is currently working toward a return from offseason surgery. If he returns in the next few weeks as expected, he’ll have a little over a month to prove his health and value for a potential move.
According to sources, like CSNPhilly.com, the Blazers have an interest in trading for the 6-11 big man and other NBA news outlets suggest the Warriors are also interested, with the name Shaun Livingston coming up as part of a package to bring a rim protector and prospect to Golden State.
The Raptors have also been associated with Noel rumors dating back to this summer, with Terrence Ross and Corey Joseph among players who could wind up in Philadelphia in a Toronto deal.