NBA trade deadline live: Latest updates, rumors, news as Celtics weigh options

NBA trade deadline live: Latest updates, rumors, news as Celtics weigh options

Is a blockbuster trade in the works on NBA trade deadline day?

Teams have until 3 p.m. ET on Thursday to make deals, and we already saw two moves come through Wednesday night: The Miami Heat reportedly are acquiring Andre Iguodala and sending Justise Winslow to the Memphis Grizzlies, while the Philadelphia 76ers are landing Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III from the Golden State Warriors.

The Boston Celtics don't appear poised for a big splash, but they still have reported interest in several players, including Washington Wizards big man Davis Bertans, Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris and old friend Evan Turner.

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The pieces all will fall into place over the next several hours. To keep you up to date, below is a running live blog of all the latest updates, rumors, and completed deals from around the Association, Celtics-related or otherwise. (All times Eastern.)

3:30 p.m.: Isaiah Thomas might be hitting the open market, as he's not staying on the Clippers as part of their three-team trade, per The Athletic's David Aldridge.

3 p.m.: The Celtics are standing pat at the deadline, according to The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach.

2:55 p.m.: Turns out Isaiah Thomas is on the move ... to the Clippers along with Marcus Morris as part of a three-team deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

2:48 p.m.: Keep an eye on the Celtics with under 15 minutes to go before the deadline...

2:35 p.m.: Here's more context behind that Pistons-Cavaliers trade involving Andre Drummond, courtesy of Kevin O'Connor:

2:30 p.m.: With 30 minutes to go, might former Celtics star Isaiah Thomas be on the move?

2:20 p.m.: Here's a shocker: The Pistons reportedly are trading Andre Drummond, after all.

2:15 p.m.: The Clippers have their man in Marcus Morris, per Shams Charania.

1:40 p.m.: Kevin O'Connor has the latest on Washington Wizards big man Davis Bertans. The Celtics currently own three first-round picks in the 2020 NBA Draft: Their own, Memphis' top-six protected pick and Milwaukee's top-seven protected pick.

1:30 p.m.: The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly are trying to land Marcus Morris from the New York Knicks, via The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor:

1:05 p.m.: We have a blockbuster! The Golden State Warriors are sending D'Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a trade that involves Andrew Wiggins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski:

12:15 p.m.: Here are the full details of that Heat-Grizzlies trade, per Adrian Wojnarowski:

11:57 a.m.: Former Celtic Jae Crowder is headed to the Heat -- along with Solomon Hill -- as part of their trade for Andre Iguodala, per The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Miami will send Dion Waiters to Memphis in return, Charania reports.

11:20 a.m.: Don't expect Christian Wood to go anywhere before the deadline, according to The Athletic's Jay King.

10:35 a.m.: Andre Drummond was a potential big man option for the Celtics, but it sounds like the Pistons won't move him, per Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

9:50 a.m.: Boston also made an unsuccessful run at Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood, The Athletic's James Edwards III reports.

9:03 a.m.: The Celtics apparently had interest in both Burks and Robinson before they landed in Philly, per freelance NBA reporter Keith Smith.

8:45 a.m.: The Heat reportedly are expanding their trade with Memphis to include the Oklahoma City Thunder, who could send Danilo Gallinari to Miami, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

8:40 a.m.: The Celtics are mostly interested in adding a "center or traditional power forward" if they make any move before 3 p.m., the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett reports.

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Pistons coach embraces trade talk surrounding his best player, Andre Drummond

Pistons coach embraces trade talk surrounding his best player, Andre Drummond

BOSTON -- When Dwane Casey was in Seattle, he remembers hearing rumors about Gary Payton being on the trade block. 

Assistant coaching stints in Dallas and Minnesota included rumors about Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett being on the move as well. 

So as the trade rumor mill continues to churn out speculation about Detroit’s Andre Drummond being on the trade block - and Boston being viewed as a possible destination - Casey tries to keep it all in perspective. 

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“If you’re doing anything in this league your name is going to be out there,” Casey, the Pistons' head coach, said prior to Detroit’s 116-103 upset of the Celtics on Wednesday night. “At the end of the day on the 1st and the 15th, you’re getting paid by the team you’re with. So, you have to do your job each and every day. There’s no reason to be upset with anybody. It’s a business; we understand that. We’re all professionals. We have a job to do.”

And on Wednesday, Drummond indeed did his job in helping the Pistons (15-27) come away with a surprisingly lopsided victory. 

He would finish with 13 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists while also racking up a trio of steals, too. 

The final stats for Drummond are good, but his overall play wasn’t nearly as dominant as the final numbers might suggest. 

He also turned the ball over five times - more than any other player on the floor - in addition to missing four of his five free-throw attempts. 

That said, the Pistons were still an impressive plus-26 when he was on the floor. 

No one questions whether he has the talent to help a team be successful. 

But the issue with him, as with most players widely considered on the trading block, is the cost involved in acquiring them. 

While the Celtics respect what Drummond can do on the floor, there are no signs as of now that they are giving serious thought to putting together a trade package that would put him in a Celtics jersey. 

That’s because most of the assets that the Celtics would have to include in a deal for Drummond they are not willing to part with at this point.

And then there’s the fact that most of the teams that Drummond has played for in the past in Detroit struggled to win, with this season being no exception. 

The Celtics' Kemba Walker arrived with a similar track record based on his play in Charlotte the previous eight seasons. 

But here’s the difference - the Celtics acquired Walker via a sign-and-trade for Terry Rozier.

In other words, they acquired an asset (Walker) while giving up one (Rozier) that they weren’t planning to keep around. 

But in trading for Drummond, the Celtics would have to include a player or players that they believe will aid them in their quest to make a deep playoff run more than the addition of Drummond.

You also have to take into account that one of the reasons Boston would do the deal would be to have someone to compete with Philly center Joel Embiid. 

But 6-foot-10 Drummond has historically not been at his best when facing the 7-foot Embiid in the past and Embiid has consistently played at an uber-All-Star level when facing Drummond. 

In fact, Embiid has averaged 27.7 points per game in his career against Detroit. That is Embiid’s highest scoring average against any team he has faced at least seven times in his career, with most of those games pitting him against Drummond. 

Still, all that is a moot point right now. 

Drummond plays for the Pistons, a team that’s clearly in rebuilding mode. 

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Is Drummond part of that process?

He is … for now. 

And the way Casey sees it, that’s the only thing Drummond, or any other Pistons whose names have been talked about as potentially being on the move, should concern themselves with. 

“For me, I hope everybody gets rewarded,” Casey said. “You know in this league to get rewarded, you win. You’re rewarded when you win more than anything else.”

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