Windhorst: Tyrese Maxey could be a piece in a potential Damian Lillard trade

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Brian Windhorst speculated that the Sixers are not planning to extend Maxey “because they might trade him. And it’s because he would be a potential piece in a Dame Lillard trade.”
More deets on the 76ers reported plan to delay a Maxey extension…5:09 PM
How the 76ers are risking a Kawhi Leonard-like situation by reportedly not extending Tyrese Maxey
(By @SamQuinnCBS)…5:07 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Why would the Trail Blazers take Maxey as a centerpiece when they have Scoot and Simons? – 5:05 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
“Wanna know why(Sixers won’t resign Maxey)? Because they might trade him.” – Brian Windhorst – 4:56 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
-“wanna know why [they’re not extending Maxey this summer]? Because they might trade him. And it’s because he would be a potential piece in a Dame Lillard trade.”
– Windhorst (full sentence there) PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Windy says one reason Maxey not being extended by 76ers is because he might be needed in trade and to be a “potential piece in a Lillard trade”.. if Lillard ever asks for trade, he needs to ask for Heat specifically.
Stressful weeks ahead for Heat – 4:48 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Windhorst on NBA Today
-“Right now Daryl Morey has made it clear the price is high [on Harden].”
-“wanna know why [they’re not extending Maxey this summer]? Because they might trade him.” PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Windhorst on NBA Today
-“Right now Daryl Morey has made it clear the price is high [on Harden].”
-“wanna know why [they’re not extending Maxey this summer]? Because they might trade him.” PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Windy answering about Dame, just like the rest of us PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Full story here on the Sixers planning not to extend Tyrese Maxey this summer:…4:34 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
You know Harden is texting Maxey right now – 4:25 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Damian Lillard’s style of play is going to age really well. It already is. But so is Tyrese Maxey’s. You’re not THAT close to a title. – 3:56 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
The latest intel on the Sixers’ free agency plans, including a big detail:
The Sixers are not expected to extend Tyrese Maxey this summer, according to sources familiar with the situation…3:29 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Two second round picks was what it cost Nets to offload Joe Harris’ $19.9 M to Detroit. Harris’ expiring was easier to move than Lowry’s $29.7 M expiring. Kyle remains option for a Lillard trade or possibly Clippers (if they don’t get Harden) and whatever else materializes. – 2:51 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Joe Harris was a key salary-matching piece in a potential Brooklyn package for Damian Lillard.
I wouldn’t rule the Nets out there, but this could signal they’re going in another direction. Would not be surprising given the uncertainty of Lillard’s situation. – 2:46 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
ICYMI, last night’s show where I made the following predictions:
1. James Harden to LAC
2. Damian Lillard to PHI
3. Bruce Brown to IND
4. One small addition to DEN…1:48 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Trail Blazers GM Joe Cronin said Portland “remains committed to building a winner around Damian Lillard.”
3 guards the Nets could target as backup plans if that holds true:…12:20 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
ICYMI: The Blazers and Damian Lillard are stuck, w/free agency beginning. Here’s hoping for a franchise-lifting miracle that can reward the loyalty Lillard has shown his franchise, and vice versa. In @TheAthletic (with $1/mo for 12 months) through tonight: PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Sign-and-trade transactions for Max Strus and/or Gabe Vincent could be useful for Miami to fill out roster if a significant move is then made, say for a Damian Lillard. Such sign-and-trade exemptions could then take place of the mid-level exceptions Heat no longer qualify for. – 11:27 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Clippers are Harden’s preferred destination, per Athletic’s Sam Amick. And that’s fine with Heat, which didn’t seem inclined to drop everything and make aggressive pursuit. Lillard remains Heat focus. – 9:08 AM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Free agent negotiations can begin today at 6 p.m.
Here’s a Heat-centric guide to free agency: Examining the Heat’s tricky salary-cap situation, what it could cost to keep Max Strus and/or Gabe Vincent, how this all affects the Lillard pursuit and more…8:19 AM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Get a lot of questions about waiting on Damian Lillard versus handling other offseason business, so I put together a hypothetical timeline where the Heat can do both.…8:06 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll:
It’s NBA Free Agency Eve! I discussed James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, the Bruce Brown rumor mill, and much more.
Also made Denver Nuggets Free Agency predictions.
YouTube… PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
Portland y Damian Lillard tomando decisiones ahorita mismo……. PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
I would be very surprised if the Heat got involved in Harden as long as Lillard is a potential option. – 7:54 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
What you don’t want to see happen, from Heat standpoint, is 76ers getting first rounder in Harden deal to augment a Maxey/Tobias Harris hypothetical offer for Lillard. – 7:53 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Woj mentions Clippers and perhaps Knicks as potential Harden destinations. Shams mentioned Heat. Would be surprised if Heat pivots to Harden without Lillard resolution; we’ll see. 76ers want value for Harden, per Woj. Not only salary cap facilitators like Beal deal. – 7:34 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Harden to LA
Picks to Por
Dame to Philly
Start faxing? – 7:27 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Since Harden trade watch announced, NBA “insiders” have linked, or think Sixers might be inquiring about :
Paul George
Kawhi Leonard
Eric Gordan
Marcus Morrisn
Norman Powell
Damian Lillard
Kyrie Irving
Various Knicks players
All in the past 60 minutes 😅 – 6:14 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
PMers: The Blazers and Damian Lillard are stuck, with Lillard wanting vets to help him make a run in the west, while the team continues to go for youth and potential instead. A miracle is required to make everyone happy. Cue Al Michaels. In @TheAthletic: PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Windhorst talking about Kyrie Irving or Damian Lillard scenarios to Philadelphia PM

More on this storyline

The Knicks are one of the teams that Harden would be interested in, but they might be saving their assets for a potential big-name player next year. There’s also the possibility of Philadelphia acquiring assets from Los Angeles and making an offer for Damian Lillard. Kyrie Irving may explore the situation in Philadelphia if things change with Harden. -via YouTube / June 30, 2023
The Sixers are not expected to sign Tyrese Maxey to an extension this offseason, according to sources familiar with the situation. This is not viewed as a condemnation of Maxey or a reflection of how the team values him, with the team continuing to view Maxey as a long-term core piece. -via Philly Voice / June 30, 2023
Ramona Shelburne: The Sixers are not planning to extend Tyrese Maxey this summer, sources told ESPN. He is still seen as a big part of their future, but the team wants to delay an extension for him to preserve flexibility. -via Twitter @ramonashelburne / June 30, 2023

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