NBA trade rumors: Latest news, buzz, reported deals as deadline approaches

first_imgView this post on Instagram For all of the latest trade deadline action, follow SN’s Thursday live blog HERE.With less than 48 hours to go until the NBA trade deadline, there are rumors flying all around the league.We’ve already seen a few blockbusters go down with Kristaps Porzingis heading to the Mavs and Tobias Harris being sent to the 76ers. It was only a few weeks ago it felt like there would be little action ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET cutoff, but that certainly isn’t the case now. SN EXCLUSIVE: Davis’ list has Bucks owner thinking big And as though anyone could forget, the Anthony Davis saga will continue to hang over the rest of the NBA until the deadline passes. The Lakers reportedly backed out of talks with the Pelicans over “outrageous” demands from New Orleans, but that doesn’t mean Los Angeles can’t jump back into the AD conversation at any moment.SN will help you track all of the trade chaos below. Here are the latest reported deals and speculation ahead of Thursday’s deadline.Latest NBA trade rumors and news(All times Eastern)11:55 p.m. — LeBron James has some thoughts on how the Harrison Barnes trade went down. 10:25 a.m. — Kyrie Irving will stay in Boston through the 2018-19 season, but there have been rumblings he could bolt in free agency. However, the Celtics remain “cautiously optimistic” they can keep Irving, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe. The Knicks will likely target Irving and Kevin Durant this summer, but if the Celtics have a strong showing in the playoffs, Irving might see re-signing with Boston as his best option.9:30 a.m. — You were probably sleeping when this one happened, but it’s a big deal. The Clippers are sending Tobias Harris to the Sixers.Sources: Clippers and Sixers have agreed to trade Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, Mike Scott for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, 2020 first-rounder, 2021 unprotected 1st via Miami and two second rounders.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2019Sixers sending 2021 and 2023 second-round picks to Clippers, per sources.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20199:15 a.m. — From last night… the Lakers make a deal! No, not that deal. Reggie Bullock is heading to LA.Sources: The Lakers are trading guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a draft pick to Detroit for guard Reggie Bullock. Deal is expected to be completed Wednesday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2019 So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right??? Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea. I’m not knocking who traded him because it’s a business and you have to do what you feel what’s best but I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE and not when a player wants to be traded or leaves a Franchise that he’s a selfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release , waive, cut etc etc it’s best for them! I’m ok with both honestly, truly am. Just call a ♠️ a ♠️!!A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Feb 6, 2019 at 8:43pm PST11:20 p.m. — The Pelicans have finally made a trade. Oh, not that one. It’s Markieff Morris.The Wizards are trading Markieff Morris to the Pelicans, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019Wizards will send their own 2023 second-rounder to Pelicans along with Morris for Johnson. Washington officially now under the tax threshold for 2019-20 and thus won’t be subject to repeater taxes.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 7, 201910:50 p.m. — Soooo… this is awkward. Harrison Barnes was sitting on the bench when the news broke that he had been traded to the Kings.Harrison Barnes was on the court for the Mavericks when reports came down that he was traded. pic.twitter.com/YnqCbW3cuV— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 7, 201910:20 p.m. — More action from the Kings. Sacramento snags Harrison Barnes in a deal with Dallas. The Dallas Mavericks are finalizing a deal to trade Harrison Barnes to the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell @@TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019The Kings are trading Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to the Mavericks for Harrison Barnes, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 201910 p.m. — Anthony Davis development! Marc Stein of The New York Times reports Davis has the Knicks on “equal footing” with the Lakers. Davis also prefers to become a free agent in 2020 no matter what happens with a potential trade.Anthony Davis has the Knicks on equal footing with the Lakers in terms of teams he is interested in signing with long-term, @NYTSports has learned. The Clippers and Bucks also remain preferred destinations on his list— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 7, 20199:40 p.m. — Wait, so the Wizards got rid of Otto Porter Jr.’s contract so they could add… Mike Conley and Marc Gasol?The #Wizards have inquired about Memphis all-stars PG Mike Conley and C Marc Gasol, I’m hearing.But Charlotte is at the front on Gasol.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 7, 20199 p.m. — The Wizards lost John Wall to an Achilles injury, traded Otto Porter Jr. and allowed the Bucks to score 50 points in the first quarter Wednesday night. If you know some Washington fans out there, give them all big hugs.8:20 p.m. — One additional note on the three-way trade with the Cavs, Kings and Rockets: Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin, acquired by Cleveland on Sunday in the Rodney Hood deal, will now pack up their bags and travel to Houston, per Wojnarowski.8 p.m. — The trade train keeps on rolling. This time it’s Iman Shumpert heading to Houston.Houston, Cleveland and Sacramento completing a three-way deal that will send Iman Shumpert to the Rockets, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019Cleveland will send Alec Burks to the Kings, and Rockets send Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a protected first to Cavaliers, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019Houston will send a lottery protected 2019 first-round pick to the Cavaliers in deal, per source.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 20197:35 p.m. — Whoa. This Wizards-Bulls trade came out of left field.The Washington Wizards are sending Otto Porter to the Chicago Bulls for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019Chicago’s deal to acquire Washington’s Otto Porter for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker includes a 2023 second-round pick to the Wizards, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 20197:05 p.m. — The Grizzlies still have time, but it’s possible Mike Conley stays in Memphis through the season.The Raptors are not presently pursuing Memphis’ Mike Conley, according to one league source, while pessimism is emanating from Detroit about the Pistons meeting the Grizzlies’ asking price for Conley. Twenty hours to go before the trade deadline for things to re-ignite— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 6, 2019Will the trade market for Mike Conley broaden if the Grizzlies wait until closer to the draft in June? The Grizzlies are committed to trading Conley but this is among the variables they are weighing as the deadline draws near— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 7, 20196:35 p.m. — Enes Kanter’s time in New York is over, but a buyout is more likely than a trade with less than 24 hours to go before the deadline.As the Knicks run out of time to find a trade for center Enes Kanter and his $18.6M expiring deal, discussions on a contract buyout are expected to begin as soon as the deadline passes on Thursday at 3 PM ET, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20195:30 p.m. — The latest on the Anthony Davis situation from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:The Pelicans don’t want to give in to a trade demand from the Lakers, via @wojespn. pic.twitter.com/PuvaSz1Wvt— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 6, 20195:10 p.m. — Forget about Ellington staying in Phoenix. He’s hoping to help a playoff team.Agent Mark Bartelstein is working with the Suns to waive guard Wayne Ellington and allow him to join a playoff contender, league sources tell ESPN. Ellington is arriving with Tyler Johnson from Miami in the trade for Ryan Anderson.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20194:25 p.m. — It appears Wayne Ellington will also be part of the Suns-Heat trade.Here’s a strong rotation trade candidate who is part of Miami/Phoenix trade: Heat guard Wayne Ellington is being sent to the Suns, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2019So to sum up Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington to the Suns for Ryan Anderson. There are no picks involved in this trade.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) February 6, 20194 p.m. — Well, the Suns didn’t get a star point guard, but they did at least get a point guard on the roster… sort of. He’s more of a shooting guard. Can someone give Phoenix a point guard?Suns have reached an agreement with Heat to acquire guard Tyler Johnson, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/rQz2LTvL0k— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2019Miami is acquiring Phoenix’s Ryan Anderson in the deal for Tyler Johnson, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20193:20 p.m. — Memphis is staying active ahead of the deadline…The Grizzlies, meanwhile, continue to press in their efforts to move Marc Gasol (Charlotte in the lead) and Mike Conley (Detroit and Utah are deeply interested but are yet to meet Memphis’ asking price)— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 6, 2019Memphis is said to be seeking multiple first-round picks in exchange for Conley … and we have seen two deals in the last week (Porzingis and Tobias) that had teams (Dallas and Philly) willing to go to those lengths— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 6, 20192:40 p.m. — And in other official trade news, Reggie Bullock is now a member of the Lakers.OFFICIAL: Welcome to the #LakeShow, @ReggieBullock35!! https://t.co/jf45x2ddhh— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 6, 20192:25 p.m. — The Clippers-76ers trade is now official. Tobias Harris is feeling like the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”One of us 👏🏼One of us 👏🏼One of us 👏🏼One of us 👏🏼 https://t.co/uhchVaMdcf— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 6, 20191:35 p.m. — We have an Anthony Davis update… sort of. The Pelicans aren’t calling back.The New Orleans Pelicans still haven’t responded on the Los Angeles Lakers’ most recent trade proposal for Anthony Davis, league sources tell ESPN. Pelicans have yet to engage L.A. on trade talks. Deadline is nearly 24 hours away.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 20191:10 p.m. — In non-Anthony Davis news, the Pelicans are also looking to move a couple role players.Separate from all things Anthony Davis, New Orleans continues to explore trades for Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic in advance of Thursday’s 3 PM deadline, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 6, 201912:40 p.m. — No surprise here, but Anthony Davis won’t be playing with trade rumors swirling in New Orleans. The Pelicans need to protect their top asset.Alvin Gentry says that @AntDavis23 will not play at least thru the trade deadline. Julius Randle is available for tonight’s game in Chicago— Sean Kelley (@SeanKelleyLive) February 6, 201911:35 a.m. — The Bucks and Pistons are swapping struggling youngsters.Pistons are finalizing a trade to send Stanley Johnson to Milwaukee for Thon Maker, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 201911:20 a.m. — Could Markelle Fultz be on the move at the deadline? Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix says there is a “signifcant market” for the former No. 1 overall pick despite his strange health problems.Does Tobias Harris now make the Sixers title [email protected] joins @SInowLIVE to discuss what the trade means for Philly and the “significant” market for Markelle Fultz: https://t.co/m9iktvdDka pic.twitter.com/oC4pt1ZYp4— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 6, 201911:10 a.m. — It’s no secret the Grizzlies are seeking a trade for Mike Conley, a key member of the “Grit’N’Grind” era in Memphis. The Jazz have emerged as a top suitor, and they’ve put an offer on the table. Utah is willing to give the Grizzlies a package of Ricky Rubio, Derrick Favors and a first-round pick, according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor. last_img