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NBA Weekly | Latest News, Rumors, Scores and Highlights – Feb. 07, 2022
Hello NBA fans, and welcome to our weekly review of the best basketball league in the world! Many things happened in the past couple of days, so we will not make this introduction long. Let’s start with the latest NBA news, stories, latest results, and rumors! If you want to watch NBA live for free, you should check the Bet365 sportsbook.
Let’s see what happened in the most attractive basketball league in the world last week.
Los Angeles Clippers Trade with Portland Trail Blazers:
Los Angeles Clippers were the first team to create a trade in this trade window, with Portland Trail Blazers. The trade was consisted of Blazers sending Norman Powell and Robert Covington to the Clippers in exchange for Eric Bledsoe, Justin Winslow, Keon Johnson, and a future second-round draft pick. Although this trade was very unexpected, it is a massive steal for the Clippers.
This weekend Los Angeles Clippers faced the Milwaukee Bucks at home, and both Norman Powell and Robert Covington came off the bench. Robert Covington finished with 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal in 23 minutes, and Norman Powell had a fantastic game with 28 points, 4 assists, and 1 rebound in 24 minutes. Despite the loss against a much better team and missing out two of their best players, the Clippers looked very solid with the addition of these two players.
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 7, 2022
Cleveland Cavaliers Trade with Indiana Pacers:
Right before tip-off, Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Caris LeVert in a trade with Indiana Pacers, including Ricky Rubio expiring contract and a lottery-protected 2022 and first-round pick and two second-round picks. This trade was unexpected as it happened minutes before the tip-off; however, the Pacers have made it clear that they’re looking to rebuild. They are also looking to trade Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis before the deadline. Overall, this trade makes the Cleveland Cavaliers a serious contender because they have a lot of size on both ends, talented point guards, and great defenders overall.
“Caris LeVert fits uniquely into our culture and his Ohio roots brings an immediate connection to our community.”
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 7, 2022
Potential James Harden for Ben Simmons Trade rumored:
Lately, there have been numerous reports that are saying James Harden wants to be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. The connection he has with Daryl Morey who is the general manager for the 76ers organisation comes from the days where James Harden was in the Houston Rockets and Daryl Morey used to be their general manager back then. There is no secret that he has ultimate respect and love for James Harden and would do anything to get him to play for the 76ers. However, there have been reports that James Harden is also committed with the Brooklyn Nets at least for this season and wants to continue his journey. Nothing is confirmed yet, but who knows what is going to happen.
— Nets Videos (@SNYNets) February 6, 2022
The trade deadline is until Friday, so all the trades that happen this week will be featured on our next daily NBA article next week. Stay tuned!