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2017 NBA Trade Deadline Diary


  • 76ers And Andrew Bogut Likely Headed Towards Buyout

    Sources: Barring unlikely landing spot by 3 PM ET, Andrew Bogut, 76ers beginning to engage on buyout talks. Bogut wants to be free agent.

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/834822812078579712

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter

    The Sixers do not expect to find a trade for Andrew Bogut before the 3 PM deadline, league sources say

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/834846829925769222

    Source: Marc Stein via Twitter

  • Wolves Working The Phones On Ricky Rubio

    The Knicks and Timberwolves remain engaged in trade talks toward a deal headlined by Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio, league sources tell ESPN.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/834819378877050880

    Source: Marc Stein via Twitter

    The T-Wolves have continued to shop Ricky Rubio to non-Knicks teams too, even as they've continued to talk with NY about a Derrick Rose deal

    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/834783731336388609

    Source: Sam Amick via Twitter

    The Knicks, sources say, are pushing for an additional piece from Minnesota in the Rubio/DRose talks and that's been the holdup this week.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/834774328344338433

    Source: Marc Stein via Twitter

  • 76ers Trade Nerlens Noel To Dallas For Bogut and Anderson

    Philadelphia is sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson and a first-round draft pick, league sources tell @TheVertical.

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/834806620102197248

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter

    Andrew Bogut and Justin Anderson and conditional first-round pick will be traded from Dallas to Philadelphia for Nerlens Noel, sources say

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/834807027205492736

    Andrew Bogut is in the trade to Philadelphia and Dallas' pick is protected 1-to-18 in the June draft, league sources say

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/834807283695562752

    Source: Marc Stein via Twitter

    With Dallas completing the Andrew Bogut/Nerlens Noel swap, they have shifted their attention to trying to get Deron Williams moved.

    https://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/834821931362840576

    Source: Steve Kyler via Twitter

  • Boston Trying Last Minute Pitch For Paul George

    Sources: Boston, Indy had preliminary talk on Paul George, but there won't be real dialogue until/unless C's introduce Nets pick into deal.

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/834803461304745985

    Update on Boston, Indy: Boston hasn't met Indiana's asking price on Paul George, but Nets pick has entered conversation now, sources say.

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/834805506841649153

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter

  • Wizards Looking For A Backup Point Guard

    Sources close to the situation peg the Wizards as a team in the hunt for a PG as the deadline gets closer.

    https://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/834803036467912706

    Sources peg the Wizards a seeking a quality veteran backup but are finding the market to a little bare on options that make sense for the current roster.

    Source: Steve Kyler via Twitter

  • Blazers Trying To Off-Load Festus Ezeli

    Portland continues to peddle Festus Ezeli's cap-friendly contract in an attempt to swing one more deal before today's 3 p.m. trade buzzer.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/834799140219478016

    Source: Marc Stein via Twitter

  • Suns Still Trying To Move Brandon Knight

    Brandon Knight wants a new home, but the Suns set the price too high in the past w/ Magic, Kings, Sixers, Bulls. We'll see if that changes

    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/834788899394183170

    Follow on the Brandon Knight front: I'm told the present-day asking price from the Suns is an expiring contract and a high second rounder

    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/834801395400204288

    Source: Sam Amick via Twitter

    The Suns continue to shop Brandon Knight and other vets (including Tyson Chandler) but have struggled all week for traction on their guys.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/834772105459699716

    Source: Marc Stein via Twitter

  • Source: Pistons Aggressively Shopping Reggie Jackson

    Detroit has been aggressive in shopping Reggie Jackson, sources told The Vertical. Looking for a first round pick, young player, expiring.

    Source: Chris Mannix of The Vertical

  • Knicks Still Trying To Make A Derrick Rose Deal

    The Wolves and Knicks have been talking about a swap built around Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio. The challenge for the Knicks is they are lukewarm, on Rubio’s remaining $29.2 plus million in contract money, specifically the $14.25 million owed next season which would bite into the Knicks free cap space.

    There has been talk that if the Wolves include Nemanja Bjelica or Shabazz Muhammad in the deal that this might get done today, but as of this morning it still seemed up in the air.

    The Knicks have also been dangling big man Kyle O’Quinn and guard Courtney Lee to would-be trade suitors. The Knicks are believed to be looking to shed the long-term money owed to both players while returning draft picks for the future.

    Source: Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders

  • Is Arron Afflao The Thunder’s Next Option?

    While the Thunder may have moved on from Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler they remain aggressive at the deadline trying to add some talent to the roster. There are a few names that continue to circulate as possible for the Thunder, one of which is Kings swingman Arron Afflalo.

    Afflalo has just $1.5 million of his $12.5 million salary for next season guaranteed, making him a low-risk short-term rental. The Kings are believed to be pushing for an Afflalo trade fairly aggressively. With Chandler no longer considered an option (unless Denver lowers the price) Afflalo could be the next option.

    Another name that could come at a very low price for the Thunder is Lakers guard Nick Young, while Young has played well for the Lakers this season there is still a considerable stigma around him as a personality in the locker room.

    Young has a Player Option for next season worth $5.6 million, which could be a deterrent for a team unsure of his fit. The Lakers are said to be looking for just a second-round pick for Young in efforts to move him, and his possible cap hit off the books.

    The Thunder were linked to Chicago’s Taj Gibson this morning by ESPN’s Marc Stein as the Bulls continue to weigh their options on moving Gibson and their pursuit of Philadelphia big man Jahlil Okafor.

    Source: Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders

  • Wilson Chandler Might Be Priced Out Of Trades

    The problem some teams are facing with regards to Chandler specifically is the Nuggets won’t just give him away for a second-round pick as many expected to be the case as the deadline approached.

    The prevailing thought today is that if Denver can’t get the value they are looking for they would rather keep Chandler for their playoff push.

    Chandler was viewed as the primary target for the Oklahoma City Thunder after Kings forward Rudy Gay tore his Achilles back in mid-January.

    Reports this week suggest that the Thunder have dropped their purist of Chandler, mainly due to the expected cost of a high-level first round draft pick or promising rookie scale player.

    Chandler was linked to both the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards. However, the Wizards completed a deal yesterday to obtain Bojan Bogdanovic from the Nets.

    Source: Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders

  • Paul George May Be Too Expensive To Obtain

    A league source (whose team inquired about George) said yesterday that George would be massively expensive to obtain in trade, suggesting his team did not have nearly the assets to pursue a George trade. The same source said that anything involving him would require almost everything a team had to offer based on the stance the Pacers had this week.

    There have been reports that both the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers view the price tag on George as too high, especially considering George could be a free agent in 16 months.

    Source: Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders

  • Magic Says Lakers’ Young Core ‘Untouchable’

    While some acknowledged being in awe of Magic Johnson’s presence, the young Lakers players were encouraged by his message.

    The Lakers technically have until Thursday’s trade deadline to make any more moves to their roster. But hours after Lakers president Jeanie Buss named him the president of basketball operations, Johnson called the Lakers’ young core “untouchable.”

    Source: Mark Medina of The Orange County Register

  • Lillard on Rumors of Possible Trade: ‘Disheartening’

    “I’ve seen my name thrown around,” said (Damian) Lillard after Wednesday’s practice. “It’s a surprise, but then it’s not a surprise just because on the business side, it doesn’t surprise me. Sometimes people like to rock the boat, it could be a rumor. If there was any truth to it, then that would be disheartening, especially for me because I’m really invested in Portland. I want to be here. It’s been tough to attract stars to Portland, historically, for this organization. For me to be 26 years old and invested in Portland and want to be in Portland, I don’t see why (being traded) would make sense.”

    Source: Casey Holdahl of NBA.com/Blazers

  • Source: Lakers Contact Pacers About Paul George

    The Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams to have inquired about the availability of Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George in recent days, according to league sources.

    Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN

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