The NBA trade deadline is finally here! Some teams will be more active than others, but we’ll help you stay up to date with everything.
Adrian Wojnarowski, Shams Charania and Marc Stein are going to be three guys working overtime to keep us informed about what’s happening in NBA front offices. The odds of a difference-maker getting dealt are slim because of what happened this offseason, but teams like the Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers could be active as they try to clean up their rosters in time for the playoffs.
The trade deadline concludes at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, and transactions could happen as the clock strikes that hour.
Now, without further adieu, let the games begin!
Reports From Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN
9:18 a.m. – The Denver Nuggets are incredibly active and focused on acquiring Tyreke Evans and moving Emmanual Mudiay and Wilson Chandler. Additionally, they’re trying to find a home for Kenneth Faried’s albatross contract.
10:43 a.m. – Woj: “Several teams tell ESPN that they’re already easing out of the trade market today to focus on filling needs with what is expected to be a strong post-deadline pool of free agents in the buyout market.” How disheartening.
11:29 a.m. – The New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons are “seriously discussing” a deal that includes Brice Johnson and Dante Cunningham.
11:53 a.m. – The Cavaliers are “staying persistent” in their pursuit of Kemba Walker, but the Charlotte Hornets aren’t budging.
12:05 p.m. – WOJ DROPPED HIS FIRST BOMB: “Lakers sending Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance to the Cavaliers, league source tells ESPN.” The deal includes Isaiah Thomas (!!!), Channing Frye and the Cavaliers first-round pick this year. Woj confirmed the original report from Kevin O’Connor.
12:22 p.m. – In a follow-up to the Isaiah Thomas news, Woj reported that the Memphis Grizzlies traded James Ennis to Detroit for Brice Johnson and a second-round pick.
1:01 p.m. – Cleveland brings in Rodney Hood from Utah and George Hill from Sacramento while shipping out Derrick Rose (Utah), Jae Crowder (Utah) and Iman Shumpert (Sacramento). Joe Johnson will also head to Sacramento.
1:06 p.m. – The Cavs are sending Dwyane Wade back to Miami for a heavily-protected second-round pick. WHAT IS HAPPENING.
2:05 p.m. – New York Knicks traded Doug McDermott to Dallas as part of a three-team trade that sent Devin Harris to Denver and Emmanuel Mudiay to New York. Shams Charania noted Dallas will also get a second-round pick from Denver, and the Knicks send a second-rounder back to the Nuggets.
2:54 p.m. – Phoenix is sending a 2018 second-round pick to Orlando for Elfrid Payton.
Reports From Marc Stein, New York Times
9:18 a.m. – The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers have discussed a trade that would include Danny Green and a first-round pick for Avery Bradley (???). As bizarre as this scenario is, the Spurs would love to hang onto that draft pick.
11:48 a.m. – The Toronto Raptors have reportedly thrust themselves into the DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes but they, similar to Cleveland, would likely need a third team to complete the deal.
Reports From Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports
11:07 a.m. – Shams broke the first trade of the day! The Detroit Pistons are sending Willie Reed to the Chicago Bulls for Jameer Nelson. Both teams are also swapping their second-round picks in 2022.
2:23 p.m. – New Orleans trades Dante Cunningham to the Brooklyn Nets for Rashad Vaughn.
Reports From Various National & Beat Writers
10:23 a.m. – The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor reported that Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. could be used as a “sweetener” in a deal involving Jordan Clarkson. He, however, doesn’t know if teams are interested.
This article will be updated throughout the day as more details become available.
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