After the Pistons and Pelicans previously discussed a deal involving Dante Cunningham, it looks like Cunningham will join the Nets, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
New Orleans is trading forward Dante Cunningham to Brooklyn for guard Rashad Vaughn, league sources tell Yahoo.
The Trail Blazers are sending Noah Vonleh to the Bulls, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This trade pushes Portland back under the tax. Chicago was willing to take a shot on a young player, and the team doesn’t have concerns about money at this point.
Trey Burton is a free agent and Brent Celek could be a cap casualty, so tight end could emerge as a need for the Eagles this offseason. If both are gone, a player like Andrews would be a nice addition. While he doesn’t blow a lot of people away as an athlete, he has excellent hands and is fast enough to get up the seam.
If the first round finishes with four quarterbacks gone, all eyes in the second round will be where Lamar Jackson of Louisville and, to a lesser extent, where Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State land. It could be troublesome for Jackson if he slips into Day 2.
The second round shows off the strengths of this draft at running back and cornerback. Particularly with running backs, there could be a big run on them at the top of the round. There could also be a premium on pass rushers in this round for teams that may have missed out in the first round.
Williams’ career path was interesting, to say the least. Mike Ditka traded almost an entire draft to get Williams in 1999, but Williams played just three seasons with the Saints. He rushed for 1,000 yards or more in consecutive seasons before retiring in 2004. Williams returned, but then was suspended for the entire 2006 season. He came back once more and rushed for 1,121 yards with Miami in 2009. That helped him crack the 10,000-yard mark for his career.
The Clippers wanted to get out of the final year and $13.9 million of Baron Davis’ contract, which was understandable. This deal could have avoided being on this list if they had simply put the lightest possible protections on the first-round pick they sent to Cleveland. The Clippers finished the season with the eighth-worst record in the league, but the pick wound up No. 1 in the lottery, and the Cavs took Kyrie Irving in the 2011 draft.