NBA Trade Rumors: Updates on Potential Blockbuster Deals Entering 2017 Draft

Indiana Pacers' Paul George in action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated Atlanta 104-86. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Darron Cummings/Associated Press

The NFL is notorious for having a 365-day sports news cycle, but with professional basketball being as popular as it’s ever been since Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, the NBA could soon be joining pro football in that regard.

Exhibit A occurred this past weekend, as the NBA stole much of the sports spotlight while the U.S. Open played out and other leagues were in full swing.

Notably, this was because the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly landed a deal with the Boston Celtics to acquire the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, in order to presumably draft University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz.

Before that news could even be digested, numerous rumors and news items broke about Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George.

One has to wonder if the NBA will start consistently joining the NFL in stealing the offseason headlines in future years, but until then, here’s a look at the latest news and trade rumors surrounding the fallout

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