NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics Getting Blake Griffin? Jahlil Okafor Not Letting Trade Rumors Affect Him?

By Joseph St. James. , Feb 11, 2017 07:07 AM EST

Some NBA trade rumors involving Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers could greatly impact the power standings in the Eastern Conference. The names of Griffin along with Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks are being thrown around in said rumors. If these rumors become true, the eastern conference will experience a big power shift.

These Are The Massive Trade Deals Could Shift The Power

These NBA trade rumors suggest that the Los Angeles Clippers is a possible destination for Anthony. But for this to happen, the involvement of the Boston Celtics is required. According to these NBA trade rumors, the Knicks will get Jamal Crawford, Amir Johnson plus three first round choices. The Clipper then will acquire Anthony and Avery Bradley, while the Celtics will get Griffin and Paul Pierce.

Griffin Could Be The Missing Key The Celtics Are Searching For

With the impressive performance of the Celtics this season, they are getting to be a big threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Some NBA trade rumors indicate that they can still beef up their roster, unlike the Cavs who can't, apparently because of financial restrictions. The addition of Griffin in the Celtics lineup who is a good rebounder and scorer inside the paint might be the missing key that can finally unravel the Cavaliers' weaknesses.

Okafor Is The Subject Of Recent NBA Trade Rumors

Meanwhile, it seems Jahlil Okafor is repeatedly being involved in recent NBA trade rumors. He is in a logjam with two other big men, Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid, in the Philadelphia 76ers making him the target of these rumors. There are speculations saying that he is going to be traded to the New Orleans Pelicans or the Chicago Bulls.

Okafor Is Bent On Ignoring Trade Rumors About Him

In response to these rumors, Okafor seems bent on disregarding them. However, he says it's difficult to ignore these NBA trade rumors given the conditions today. He just tries to prevent them from affecting his court performance. On his part, Brett Brown, head coach of the 76ers said he is extremely proud of how Okafor and the rest of his team have handled these never-to-go-away trade speculations.

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