NBA Latest Trade Rumors: Atlanta Hawks Could Trade Millsap; Rajan Rondo Asking For Trade From Chicago Bulls?

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 01/02/17 11:49PM EST

The latest NBA trade rumors are swirling around the Atlanta Hawks after the team revealed that they are open to a trade for Paul Millsap. The Rajon Rondo-Chicago Bulls experiment is apparently heading towards an end, as Rondo is already adding his name to the NBA trade windmill.

Trade Rumors: Atlanta Hawks Are Fielding Trade Offers For Millsap

According to ESPN,  the Atlanta Hawks are letting other teams know that Millsap is available, in the hopes of starting a bidding war for his services. Millsap is currently averaging nearly 17.4 PPG and 8 RPG. The Hawks have also added Thabo Sefolosha and Kyle Korver available to the trading block, as well.

NBA Latest Trade Rumors: Millsap Possible Trade Destination

NBA analysts believe that Millsap is an intriguing piece for several different teams, including the Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors. Mass Live reported that the Nuggets and Raptors have already expressed interest a Millsap deal.

If the Denver Nuggets acquire Millsap, he would be a legitimate star on the team, which is something the Nuggets have been lacking. Denver has an enormous collection of young, talented players that could easily be moved in a package, and Millsap could lead them in a new direction.

For the Toronto Raptors, Millsap would become a real contributor, as his skill set is wide and varied, which makes him an excellent modern power forward. Millsap can be a highly versatile addition that could slide in next to Toronto's fantastic backcourt of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry with ease.

NBA Latest Trade Rumors: Rajan Rondo Needs A Trade

According to Yahoo Sports News, Rondo told the media that he has accomplished enough in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls to accommodate him for a trade, or some transaction to allow him to seek another team

Rondo will meet with the Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman to discuss his future and role with the team. The decisions made after the meeting will largely affect Rondo's future in Chicago, as well as, for Gar Forman and Fred Hoiberg, who are reportedly on the NBA hot seat.

Rondo told reporters that Hoiberg benched him because he had been looking slow in the last five games, but Rondo doesn't agree with that assessment.  "I'm Rajon Rondo. It is what it is," said the 30 years old guard.

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