The latest NBA trade rumors indicate that the Philadelphia 76ers would rather trade Nerlens Noel than Jahlil Okafor. The league's trading period starts next month. Noel and Okafor are two of Phily's three starting big men along with Joel Embiid, who eventually made his NBA debut this season after being sidelined with a foot injury. Embiid was drafted third overall in 2014.
The Sixers Are Trying To Beat The Deadline
The league's limitation to trade freshly-signed free agents will be canceled on Dec. 15. This means that many players will be available for trade after that date. With 3 young probable All-Star centers on their roster, the NBA trade rumors say the Sixers are thinking of trading one of them before the February trade cut-off date.
A report from ESPN indicates that the Phily's would like to trade Noel than Okafor. NBA trade rumors also say that Embiid is apparently secure in his spot since he has been performing quite extraordinarily in the current season. Meanwhile, Noel has already undergone surgery from a knee injury and the rumors say he could be on the trading block soon as he returns.
The Portland Trailblazers Want To Have A Rim Protector
Other NBA trade rumors suggest that the Portland Trail Blazers are currently in a "win-now mode." It is said that they are setting their eyes on Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat. Apparently, this is a part of management's plan to re-tool the Portland Trailblazers this season.
According to these NBA trade rumors, Portland is said to be on the look-out for a dependable big man to help in protecting the rim. They are regarded as the worst team when it comes to defense. This is supported by a report from Fansided which said that this team is "giving up the fourth most points within the paint in the league."