NBA News Roundup, Tuesday, September 24th: Miami Heat still want Chris Paul, Lonzo Ball addresses his relationship with LaVar and more
The 2019-20 NBA season will begin in just a month, although plenty remains unresolved ahead of the new campaign. Speculation persists over the future of Carmelo Anthony, while J.R. Smith and Kenneth Faried are among the other big-name free agents without a team.
Meanwhile, plenty inside the NBA believe that another big trade could materialize ahead of the new season, and the likes of Kevin Love, Bradley Beal, and Chris Paul have less than certain futures with their current teams.
Evidently, there is no shortage of stories heading into the new campaign, and here we will take a look at all the latest NBA news and rumors you need to know for September 24th.
Miami Heat remain interested in Chris Paul
The Miami Heat were interested in signing Chris Paul ahead of his trade from the Houston Rockets to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and The Athletic’s Shams Charania is reporting that Miami could revisit a move for Paul as the season progresses:
The Heat have a level of interest in Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul entering the NBA season, league sources said. Miami will likely elect to see how it starts the season before gauging a new pursuit of Paul, which would take several large contracts to match salary.
The Miami Heat are desperate to sign a second star after landing Jimmy Butler in a surprise sign-and-trade earlier this summer. However, a path to a potential deal remains difficult as Paul is among the NBA's highest earners, and the Thunder already possess a number of the Heat's future picks.
Nevertheless, despite receiving plenty of criticism for his performances last season, CP3 still averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 8.2 assists - and he would certainly be an improvement to the Heat roster.