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2019 NBA Trade Deadline Diary


  • Sources: Pelicans Want to Keep Anthony Davis Past Trade Deadline

    The New Orleans Pelicans are engaging with the Los Angeles Lakers in talks on a trade for All-NBA star Anthony Davis, but president Magic Johnson must still overcome a significant desire within the Pelicans organization to let Thursday's deadline expire with Davis remaining on the roster, league sources told ESPN.

    Set against Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, this process has transformed into a high-stakes game of leverages, postures and bluffs among several organizations and Davis' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. So far, the Lakers have felt that conversations with New Orleans have been one-sided, and they are growing increasingly pessimistic about the Pelicans' willingness to do a deal with them, sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Celtics ‘remain determined’ to Trade for Anthony Davis in Offseason

    Nevertheless, the Celtics remain determined to acquire [Anthony] Davis after the season, and Celtics GM Danny Ainge has directly urged [Dell] Demps to wait until the offseason, when the Celtics have promised to be aggressive with their wealth of draft and player assets to try to acquire Davis, league sources said. Ainge is anxious to trade for Davis and pair him with [Kyrie] Irving, sources said.

    Boston's plan to pursue Davis remains unaffected by whatever decision Irving might make in summer free agency, league sources said. Irving, 26, had previously said he planned to re-sign with the Celtics in the summer but has recently wavered in public on that promise. Although the Celtics can't be positive on Irving's forthcoming decision in July, they do remain confident he'll choose to stay in Boston, sources said. The Celtics also believe that a deal for Davis would help solidify his confidence in re-signing with the organization, sources said.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Lakers Offer Pelicans New Package for Anthony Davis

    The Lakers have offered a new package to New Orleans that includes multiple young players, multiple draft picks and Pelicans salary cap relief for Anthony Davis, league sources tell ESPN. The offer appears to move closer to the objectives that the Pelicans are pursuing in a deal.




    Landed in Indy; update on Lakers-Pelicans talks. Magic Johnson, Dell Demps talked twice today, per source. Lakers willing to give Pelicans cap relief for Anthony Davis by taking Solomon Hill for Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ingram, Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Beasley, 2 1st round picks.



    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Sources: Anthony Davis Would Sign Long-Term Deal with Four Teams

    Anthony Davis’ representatives have informed the Pelicans that he would sign long-term with the Lakers, Knicks, Bucks and Clippers if he is traded, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA.




    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Sources: 76ers, Multiple Teams Interested in Wesley Matthews

    The Knicks already have received multiple inquiries about [Wesley] Matthews. The Sixers are expected to have some interest at Thursday’s deadline as they search for the perfect bench piece, according to a source.

    Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post

  • Sources: Cavaliers Trade Rodney Hood to Trail Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a trade to acquire Cleveland Cavaliers forward Rodney Hood on Sunday, league sources told ESPN.

    The Blazers will send the Cavaliers two second-round picks, one in 2021 and one in 2023, along with the expiring contracts of guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV, sources said.

    Hood had to agree to the trade because his signing of a one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer last summer with Cleveland granted him veto rights. He'll lose his Bird rights in summer free agency, but his enthusiasm for joining the Blazers on a playoff push allowed for his approval of the deal, league sources said. Portland can still re-sign Hood using one of its exceptions. The Blazers are 32-20 and fourth in the Western Conference.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Source: Pelicans Considering Counter Offer to Lakers for Anthony Davis

    With the NBA’s trade deadline approaching, the Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans have yet to discuss the offers the Lakers made for six-time All-Star forward Anthony Davis, but that conversation is expected to take place next week.

    The Pelicans are considering making a counter offer that would ask for two first-round picks and add a Pelicans player to the deal, according to people with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

    The Lakers sent five offers to the Pelicans on Wednesday. One of the options offered Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac and a first-round pick, multiple sources said.

    The Pelicans have not responded to the Lakers’ initial offers.

    Source: Tania Ganguli and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times

  • Sources: Pelicans Not Interested in Moving Jrue Holiday

    Amid the Anthony Davis talks, teams calling on New Orleans' next best player -- guard Jrue Holiday -- tell ESPN that the Pels are indicating no interest in moving him. Beyond this season, Holiday has three years, $77M left on deal through 2022.




    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Sources: Lakers Interested in Reggie Bullock

    The Lakers have been among the teams that have contacted the Pistons about Reggie Bullock. So far Detroit hasn’t been very interested in moving him for what they’ve been offered. This is the last year of his deal and he’s making $2.5 million this year.




    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Sources: Hawks Make Taurean Prince Available

    [Taurean Prince] is up for an extension this summer, and the Hawks have made him available, sources say.

    Source: Zach Lowe of ESPN

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