NBA rumors: Latest news, updates, reported deals from 2019 trade deadline


NBA rumors: Latest news, updates, reported deals from 2019 trade deadline

Keep your eyes glued to Twitter if you're an NBA fan right now. 

The 2019 NBA trade deadline has teams gunning for the Warriors, and stocking assets for an Anthony Davis trade or situating themselves for big names like Kevin Durant in free agency.

Here in the Bay Area, will the Warriors make a move to fill their final roster spot? Will the Kings continue to bolster their roster in hopes of making a playoff push?

Tune in here throughout the trade deadline for the latest news, rumors and updates before it comes to an end on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.


12:22 p.m. PT: So much for Wesley Matthews going to the Warriors. The shooting guard will sign with the Pacers, Shams Charania reports. 

12:20 p.m. PT: The Bulls and Robin Lopez are working a possible buyout options, Woj reports. Could the Warriors come calling? 

12:16 p.m. PT: The buyout market is heating up after the trade deadline, and Woj reports the Pistons will try to sign Wayne Ellington. 

12:05 p.m. PT: After 10 days of non-stop rumors, Anthony Davis is staying put in New Orleans.

11:45 a.m. PT: The Markelle Fultz era has come to an end in Philadelphia. The former No. 1 pick is headed to the Magic, reports Woj and Shams Charania. 

11:34 a.m. PT: In a bit of a smaller move, Woj reports the Grizzlies are sending Shelvin Mack to the Hawks. 

11:30 a.m. PT: The Kings are continuing to stay busy, send Skal Labissiere to the Blazers, Woj reports. 

11:28 a.m. PT: The Lakers and Clippers are making a Los Angeles swap, per Woj. 

Does this mean Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers? 

11:25 a.m. PT: The Clippers waived center Marcin Gortat, per Shams Charania of The Athletic

Yahoo's Chris Haynes notes Gortat could have interest in the Warriors, but the team will wait until the dust settles to potentially make a move.

10:53 a.m. PT: The Raptors are going all in to take down the Warriors in a possible NBA Finals matchup. Marc Gasol is heading from Memphis to Toronto, Woj reports. 

10:51 a.m. PT: Former Kings guard Garrett Temple is on the move, Woj reports. 

10:15 a.m. PT: Nik Stauskas is on the move again, this time to the Indiana Pacers, per ESPN's Woj.

Warriors reporter Anthony Slater of The Athletic notes that this a play for the Rockets to add pieces in the buyout market, where the Warriors are also planning to be aggressive.

10:05 a.m. PT: We got action! The Bucks will reportedly acquire sharpshooter Nikola Mirotic from the Pelicans for Jason Smith, Stanley Johnson, and multiple second-round picks, per ESPN's Woj and NY Times' Marc Stein.

9:20 a.m. PT: It appears the Houston Rockets have made another trade. They have agreed to trade wing James Ennis to the Philadelphia 76ers, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

8:50 a.m. PT: All is still quiet between the Pelicans and Lakers regarding Anthony Davis. Is this all just a smokescreen?

7:15 a.m. PT: The Marc Gasol-to-Charlotte conversations are still ongoing but nothing is imminent yet, per ESPN's Woj.

12:49 a.m. PT: Just under 12 hours to go until the deadline, and we're already in the "Players Penning Heartfelt Good-Byes" phase. Sacramento clearly made an impression on now-former Kings wing Iman Shumpert, and Dallas did the same to new Kings forward Harrison Barnes.


9:05 p.m. PT: The Wizards reportedly moved Markieff Morris to the New Orleans Pelicans in order to get under the luxury tax.

It's what it looks like, according to The Athletic's David Aldridge: The Wizards are having a fire ... sale.

That doesn't mean rumored Lakers target Trevor Ariza wants out, at least according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

8:10 p.m. PT: The Knicks are on "equal footing" with the Lakers on Anthony Davis' list of preferred destinations.

With the assets attained through the respective Kristaps Porzingis and Tobias Harris trades, both the Knicks and the Clippers have considerably improved their chances at acquiring the Pelicans' star.

7:31 p.m. PT: The Kings reportedly weren't done. 

Barnes returns to Northern California, after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Warriors.

5:05 p.m. PT: The Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a three-team trade that will send Iman Shumpert to Houston, Alec Burks and a second-round pick to Sacramento, and Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a protected first-round pick to Cleveland.

This represents the first of possibly several moves the Kings make in what should be a busy trade deadline.

4:46 p.m. PT: Otto Porter, Jr. reportedly is leaving one franchise dwelling in the Eastern Conference cellar ... and headed to another. The Chicago Bulls reportedly acquired the Georgetown product in a deal with the Washington Wizards, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The Kings had been linked to Porter, but they'll have to turn elsewhere by tomorrow's deadline.

4:19 p.m. PT: The Lakers reportedly have a back-up plan if they don't ultimately land Anthony Davis, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

That would be the same Klay Thompson, who Wojnarowski's colleague Zach Lowe reported has no interest in taking a discount. In the words of their colleague Stephen A. Smith: Good luck!

3:18 p.m. PT: Marc Gasol's 11-year run with the Grizzlies could be coming to an end and it looks like they're making sure he stays healthy, as The Athletic's Shams Charania reports. 

1:55 p.m. PT: Warriors Outsider Grant Liffmann agrees -- Ellington seems like a great fit for the Dubs.

1:50 p.m. PT: Ellington's time in Phoenix appears to be short-lived. Woj reports Ellington's agent is working on a buyout for his client.

Ellington could be a potential fit for the Warriors on the buyout market, where GM Bob Myers said the team is expected to be aggressive

1:30 p.m. PT: As part of the Suns-Heat trade, Miami guard Wayne Ellington will be going to Phoenix, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

1:10 p.m. PT: Woj reports the deal between the Heat and Suns for Tyler Johnson is done. The Heat get Ryan Anderson in return, who still has over $20 million left on his contract for next season.

12:48 p.m. PT: Bay Area native Tyler Johnson appears close to being traded to the Phoenix Suns, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski

11:30 a.m. PT: Players are starting to weigh in on the madness. Dejounte Murray of the Spurs has an NSFW take about his name being involved in this proposed trade.

10:45 a.m. PT: According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Anthony Davis talks between the Pelicans and Lakers remain at a standstill.

Who blinks first?

10:20 a.m. PT: The Grizzlies are looking into trading veterans Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The Grizzlies sit near the bottom of the West, so they're looking to rebuild their aging roster and stockpile young players and draft picks.

10:01 a.m. PT: It's official -- Tobias Harris is on the 76ers.

He joins a starting five with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler, and J.J. Redick. Is that group good enough to challenge the Warriors?

8:28 a.m. PT: The Pistons and Bucks are swapping Stanley Johnson for Thon Maker, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.


11:57 p.m. PT: Less than two days before the trade deadline, the first big move has been made. The Clippers are sending Tobias Harris to the Clippers, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, in a blockbuster that makes Philadelphia one of the best teams in the NBA on paper. 

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 124-122 overtime loss to Knicks

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 124-122 overtime loss to Knicks


SAN FRANCISCO -- In the battle of the worst teams in the NBA, the Warriors came up short.

In their latest effort -- a 124-122 overtime loss to the dysfunctional Knicks (5-20) at Chase Center -- the Warriors (5-21) were bullied from the start as New York built a 22-point first-half lead. 

For much of the season, Golden State's veteran core has been warned that these types of starts will not end in its favor, considering the Warriors' lack of talent. On Wednesday, the team didn't take heed to the message, losing their second straight game. 

Here are the takeaways.

Warriors get bullied early

Bad starts have been the norm for this iteration of the Warriors and Wednesday was no different. Through the first 24 minutes, the Knicks built an 18-point halftime lead as Julius Randle, Marcus Morris Sr., and rookie RJ Barrett scored 44 points combined through the first two quarters.

The Warriors responded after halftime, outscoring the Knicks 37-21 over a stretch in the second half and showed the effort they should have put forth at the beginning of the game. D'Angelo Russell sent the game into overtime with a late 3-pointer.

In previous years, with a star-studded roster, Golden State could afford such starts with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson looming in the wings. Now, with a younger cast, these types of starts can't happen. 

Solid game from Draymond Green

In a season he's not expected to score, Green did just that Wednesday evening, finishing with 14 points in 34 minutes. 

Playing mostly point forward role, he grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 12 assists, helping Russell and Glenn Robinson reach double figures. With three minutes left in regulation, Green found Russell for a 3-pointer to bring the Warriors within two points. On the next possession, he grabbed a rebound, found Russell again, leading to another score to tie the game. 

This year has been a trying one for the three-time champion as he's trading wins for lessons, putting his arms around the young roster. But as he showed, Wednesday, he's still got some game. 

Eric Paschall rookie wall?

Sure looks like it after his latest output. In 17 minutes, Paschall finished with just six points on 2-of-6 from the field. Entering Wednesday, he was one of the best rookies in the league. However, he's shooting just 39 percent from the field over his last three games as a hip injury is impeding his progress. 

In Wednesday's loss, he was battered, frequently grimacing, even after jamming his hand. 

No matter how good Paschall was at the start of the season, a rookie wall was inevitable. His response in the coming days will be vital.

Watch rehabbing Klay Thompson hit half-court shot at Chase Center

Watch rehabbing Klay Thompson hit half-court shot at Chase Center

Klay Thompson has yet to play a game at Chase Center, but on Wednesday night, he was seen shooting on the Warriors' new home court.

Prior to the Warriors' game against the Knicks, Thompson spent a few minutes shooting and even nailed a half-court shot.

A day earlier, the All-Star shooting guard was seen shooting after Warriors practice.

Thompson is rehabbing from surgery on his left ACL and is still months away from returning to game action.

With the Warriors mired in a 5-20 season, fans will take all the positive developments they can get.

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We'll be honest: It's good to see Klay's sweet stroke again.