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NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Rumor and trade tracker

By Rob Wolkenbrod
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On Thursday, the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline will arrive. Throughout the day, follow along with our rumor and trade tracker.

Every season, the NBA has its annual trade deadline. It’s the final day of the league calendar for all 30 teams to swap players with another organization. This usually becomes the most active, midseason day of the year that’s not the NBA Draft or July 1.

On Thursday, at 3:00 p.m. ET, the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline will take place. It’s the final opportunity for teams, including the San Antonio Spurs, to beef up their roster or shed players to prep for the final two months of the season. That’s along with the 16 teams that remain after a playoff spot. It may result in desperate transactions or ones that make sense on paper.

At the 2017 deadline, one of the most notable trades saw the Chicago Bulls send Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson and a 2018 second-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Joffrey Lauvergne, Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne. McDermott and Gibson both contributed to the Thunder’s playoff run.

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There was also the trade of former No. 6 pick Nerlens Noel. He went from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Dallas Mavericks for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a conditional 2017 first-round pick, which was converted to a 2017 second-round pick and 2020 second-round pick.

Will any marquee deals happen in 2018? Blake Griffin already went from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, so it’s possible the highest-profile transaction already happened. The potential movement of DeAndre Jordan could rival this, as he has remained in the rumor mill for the past few weeks. Will the Clippers send him to the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Rumors

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers have discussed a deal around Danny Green and a first-round pick for Avery Bradley.

Danny Green and a first-round pick for Avery Bradley is one potential trade construction that the Spurs and Clippers have discussed, league sources say

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to discuss a DeAndre Jordan deal with the Clippers. It’s possible a third team gets involved.

The Clippers and Cavaliers continue to discuss the possibility of a trade centered on DeAndre Jordan, including conversations with potential third teams to help create a pathway to a deal, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

Wojnarowski reported the Denver Nuggets will be a team to watch today. They are in on Tyreke Evans and will look to move Emmanual Mudiay and Wilson Chandler.

One team that could play immense part in dictating final hours of trade deadline: Denver. They're active on several fronts, including trying to acquire Tyreke Evans, move Emmanuel Mudiay and Wilson Chandler, and use pick to incentivize a team to take on Kenneth Faried’s contract.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

Stein reported the Utah Jazz will be a team to watch today. “20 teams” have inquired about Rodney Hood.

Watching Utah today will be fascinating, with some 20 teams said to have inquired about Rodney Hood. Does Dennis Lindsey resist the interest and keep Hood … but also allow him to become a restricted free agent July 1?

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018

Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports reported the Charlotte Hornets likely will not trade Kemba Walker before the deadline.

One person close to Kemba Walker tells me he has yet to hear anything different on this. There is a growing sentiment league wide that Walker will not be dealt. #Hornets https://t.co/1ZgbcJhaY4

— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) February 8, 2018

According to Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago, the Detroit Pistons are in discussions with the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire Dante Cunningham.

Pistons also in discussions to acquire Dante Cunningham from the Pelicans for Brice Johnson and a 2nd round pick

— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) February 8, 2018

According to Wojnarowski, teams have not met the Los Angeles Lakers’ asking price of a first-round pick for Julius Randle.

So far, the Lakers have turned down several teams offering second-round picks for Julius Randle, league sources tell ESPN. No one will offer a first with him headed into restricted free agency.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

According to Stein, the Toronto Raptors have joined the Jordan sweepstakes.

They would likely need a third team to help facilitate, but the Raptors have tried to work their way into the DeAndre Jordan trade mix, league sources say

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018

Trades

According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the Pistons will trade Willie Reed to the Chicago Bulls for Jameer Nelson.

Sources: Detroit is sending center Willie Reed to the Bulls for Jameer Nelson, who shores up Pistons' PG rotation.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018

We have our second trade of the day. The Cleveland Cavaliers will acquire Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance from the Lakers, according to Wojnarowski.

Lakers sending Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance to the Cavaliers, league source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor added that the Lakers will acquire Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and Cleveland first-round pick.

I'm hearing it's Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and the Cavs first to Lakers for Clarkson and Nance.

— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 8, 2018

According to ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, the Atlanta Hawks will send Luke Babbitt to the Miami Heat for Omari White.

The Hawks are sending forward Luke Babbitt to the Heat for forward Omari White sources said.

— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 8, 2018

Wojnarowski reported the Memphis Grizzlies traded James Ennis to the Pistons for Brice Johnson.

Memphis has traded James Ennis to Detroit for Brice Johnson and a second-round pick, league sources tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

More Cavs trades. Wojnarowski reported that Cleveland acquired Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz.

Utah has traded Rodney Hood to Cleveland, league source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

To add to this, Wojnarowski reported the Jazz will send Joe Johnson to the Sacramento Kings. The Cavs will send Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to Utah. To close it, the Kings will send George Hill to Cleveland as part of a three-team deal. Can you keep up with all of that? Rose will likely be released.

Utah will also send Joe Johnson to Sacramento, and Cleveland will send Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to Utah, league sources tell ESPN. Sacramento sends George Hill to the Cavs.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

Sources: Utah will release Derrick Rose, allowing him to pursue signing with a playoff team. https://t.co/a9RsM4kgTW

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018

Oh, and the Cavaliers just traded Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat, according to Wojnarowski.

Cleveland is trading Dwyane Wade to Miami, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

According to Charania, the Raptors will send Bruno Caboclo to the Kings for Malachi Richardson.

Toronto is finalizing deal to send Bruno Caboclo to Sacramento for Malachi Richardson, league sources tell Yahoo.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018

Thought the action was done? Wojnarowski reported the New York Knicks will acquire Emmanuel Mudiay; the Denver Nuggets will get Devin Harris; the Dallas Mavericks will receive Doug McDermott.

Denver, New York and Dallas agreed on a three-way deal, league sources tell ESPN. Mudiay to Knicks; Devin Harris to Denver and Doug McDermott to Dallas.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

A minor move between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Chicago Bulls, according to Wojnarowski.

Portland has traded Noah Vonleh and cash to Chicago for the rights to Milocan Rakovic, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

According to Charania, the Pelicans will send Dante Cunningham to the Brooklyn Nets for Rashad Vaughn.

New Orleans is trading forward Dante Cunningham to Brooklyn for guard Rashad Vaughn, league sources tell Yahoo.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018

Sheldon Mac is off from the Washington Wizards to the Atlanta Hawks, according to Charania.

Washington is trading guard Sheldon Mac to Atlanta, league sources tell Yahoo.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018

According to Wojnarowski, the Orlando Magic traded Elfrid Payton to the Phoenix Suns for a second-round pick.

Orlando has traded Elfrid Payton to Phoenix for a second-round pick, league source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018

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What will develop at the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline? Will the Spurs do anything? Let’s find out, and follow along with our rumor and trade tracker for all 30 teams throughout the day.

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