Just last month, it appeared the NBA trade deadline would be relatively quiet with only minor movement and smaller deals involving role players.
Yeah, about that… Once Anthony Davis made his trade request and told the Pelicans he had no intention of re-signing with the team, the league went crazy. There have been rampant rumors and surprising deals seemingly touching every team in the last few days, including Wednesday morning’s stunner that sent Tobias Harris to the 76ers.
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But it all comes to an end Thursday afternoon. Any buyers hoping to make roster upgrades must complete their trades by 3 p.m. ET.
SN’s deadline day tracker will keep you up to date on the latest trade talks around the NBA. Only a few hours left now, folks. Let’s have some fun…
Latest NBA trade rumors, news, updates on deadline day
(All times Eastern)
9:30 a.m. — Harrison Barnes was traded during Wednesday night’s game between the Mavericks and Hornets, which made for some awkward moments around the bench. However, it turns out Barnes knew a deal could be coming and elected to play anyway.
Harrison Barnes and agent Jeff Schwartz were apprised before Wednesday’s game that Barnes was being pursued by Sacramento and Charlotte, league sources say. The Kings’ offer won out and Barnes, as explained by Paul Pierce late last night on ESPN, opted to play rather than sit
9 a.m. — It’s going to be a short trip in Dallas for Zach Randolph. He is expected to be a buyout candidate.
Zach Randolph appears headed for what will be a sizable buyout market after Sacramento dealt him to Dallas in the Harrison Barnes deal. The Mavericks, I’m told, won’t necessitate that Randolph reports
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