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NBA Trade Deadline Rumors: Tracking the latest deadline deals and updates

NBA Trade Deadline Rumors: Tracking the latest deadline deals and updates

The 2017 NBA Trade Deadline takes place at 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 23 and teams are scrambling to add to their roster to shore up for a postseason run.

The rumors and deals are already beginning to ramp up, with speculation running rampant.

Follow along with our trade tracker as we update with the latest breaking news regarding players being traded to new destinations as teams prepare for the second half of the NBA season.



Feb. 23: The Deadline has come and gone. Here's what happened in and around the buzzer.

RUMOR - Feb.23: The Dallas Mavericks are rumored to offer a buyout to Deron Williams, which means a move back to the Utah Jazz could be on the table. 

RUMOR - Feb. 23: The Kentucky contingent with the New Orleans Pelicans is reportedly going to get reduced to just two. The team is expected to waive Terrence Jones.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: The Sacramento Kings reportedly took offers for a trio of backcourt players, but are expected to keep all three.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: A rumored trade between the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves fell through. Ricky Rubio and Derrick Rose are staying put. 

TRADE - Feb. 23; The Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors finally agreed to a trade. Toronto recieves P.J. Tucker in exchange for Jared Sullinger. 

RUMOR - Feb. 23: The Washington Wizards were looking to receive a second-round pick for backup PG Trey Burke, but as of the 3:00 p.m. trade deadline, Burke is still a member of team.

TRADE - Feb. 23: The Denver Nuggets tried to wheel and deal for Paul George after swapping big men with the Blazers. After unsuccessfully getting the Indiana Pacers' superstar, the traded the Milwaukee Bucks for former Pacers All-Star Roy Hibbert.

TRADE - Feb. 23: The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a trade. The Bulls will send Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick to the Thunder for Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne, and Anthony Morrow. 

Feb. 23: After dealing away Bojan Bogdanovic, the Brooklyn Nets are in desperate need of roster overhaul. It was this way before the Bogdanovic trade, and now there are rumors that they could be in the market for Houston Rockets fordward K.J. McDaniel. He's not a future Hall of Famer, but he's a young, do-it-all player that you can get relatively cheap and is an upgrade from most of the Nets' roster.

Feb. 23: The deadline is almost here and the Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring guard Tyler Ennis from the Houston Rockets for guard Marcelo Huertas.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: More Paul George rumors, anyone? It may not happen today, but if the Indiana Pacers’ superstar had his way, he would be heading to the Los Angeles Lakers

RUMOR - Feb. 23: TRUST THE PROCESS. The Philadelphia Sixers were supposed to trade Jahlil Okafor, and then they dealt Nerlens Noel. Now they could be at it again. They want to get injured rookie Ben Simmons some backcourt help.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: Paul George contiunues to be one of the bgigest potential targets at the deadline. The Denver Nuggets reportedly made a massive offer to the Indiana Pacers for George, only to have it turned down. That would have been the type of crazy deal the trade deadline typically produces.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: But, the Bulls could end up dealing Doug McDermott as well as the previously mentioned Taj Gibson, to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bulls reportedly have interest in Thunder guard Cameron Payne.

RUMOR - Feb 23: Back on the Jimmy Butler front, it does not look like the Chicago Bulls will deal the All-Star SG/SF before the deadline.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: The Washington Wizards propbably won't make another big deal before the deadline, but they are trying to make something happen.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: The Toronto Raptors are looking to add a boost at the SG/SF position. The team is interested in the Denver Nuggets' Wilson Chandler and the Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker. But both teams want a first-round pick. Should the Raptors give it up?

RUMOR - Feb. 23: Taj Gibson has spent his entire career with the Chicago Bulls, but he could be on the move to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He would be a significant upgrade over Enes Kanter on the defensive end.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: The Detroit Pistons are going to make a move. Who gets traded is the interesting aspect. Will it be Andre Drummond or Reggie Jackson?

RUMOR - Feb. 23: The Minnesota Timberwolves are still trying to deal Ricky Rubio. But they are also intent on dealing SG/SF Shabazz Muhammad.

RUMOR - Feb. 23: The Phoenix Suns set an asking price for PG Brandon Knight. Is it too high? Several teams rebuffed their offer in the past

RUMOR - Feb. 23: What the Boston Celtics will or won't do continues to be very interesting. There was the thought that they would try to acquire Paul George or Jimmy Butler, but insiders beleive the Celtics may stand pat.

TRADE - Feb. 23: The Philadelphia 76ers are marking another trade, but it's not one including Jahlil Okafor. Instead, the Sixers are trading fellow big-man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks. The Sixers are getting Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected first-round pick in return for Noel. 

RUMOR - Feb 22: Trey Burke for a second-round pick? That's what the Washington Wizards are hoping to get for the backup point guard. 

TRADE - Feb. 22: The Philadelphia 76ers are making a trade, but it's not one including Jahlil Okafor, for now. The Sixers are reportedly sending SF/PF Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks for C Thiago Splitter and a 2017 second-round pick (via Miami Heat).

RUMOR - Feb. 22: SF Wilson Chandler is unhappy with his role with the Denver Nuggets and has been seeking a trade. The Oklahoma City Thunder were interested, but it appears as if that is no longer an option.

TRADE - Feb. 22: The Washington Wizards improve their bench scoring by trading Marcus Thornton, Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough.

RUMOR - Feb. 22: The New York Knicks are looking for a trade partner who wants to acquire C Kyle O'Quinn.

RUMOR - Feb. 22: Ricky Rubio's time with the Minnesota Timberwolves could be coming to an end, as the team is reportedly interested in trading him to the New York Knicks for former NBA MVP Derrick Rose.

RUMOR - Feb. 22: The Atlanta Hawks do not appear interested in trading all-star forward Paul Millsap.

RUMOR - Feb. 22: It is becoming more and more likely that the Indiana Pacers will look to trade All-Star SG/SF Paul George, but finding a balanced trade might be interesting. 

TRADE - Feb. 21: Lou Williams, a potential Wizards trade target, was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Houston Rockets for SG/SF Corey Brewer and a 2017 first-round pick.

RUMOR - Feb. 21: The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics are reportedly talking about a deal that would involve sending Jimmy Butler to Boston, but Jae Crowder seems to be a sticking point. 

RUMOR - Feb. 21: The Detroit Pistons are actively shopping talented young big man Andre Drummond. The team made inquiries to the Sacramento Kings about a deal for DeMarcus Cousins, but the offer was reportedly rebuffed.

RUMOR - Feb. 21: The Philadelphia 76ers have been interested in trading big man Jahlil Okafor for awhile now. The Indiana Pacers are reportedly interested in possible acquiring his services. NBA.com's David Aldridge says that the 76ers will absolutely trade Okafor by the deadline. The 76ers reportedly offered to trade Okafor to the Detroit Pistons, but the trade was turned back

TRADE - Feb. 19: Shortly after the ending of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, the Sacramento Kings finally pulled the trigger, trading All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans for for guards Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway, along with a 2017 first and second round pick.

TRADE - Feb 14.: The Orlando Magic trade C Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors for F/G Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick. 

TRADE - Feb. 12: The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets swap big men. The Nuggets dealt Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first-round pick to the Rose City for athletic center Mason Plumlee.

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Today in tournament history: Moe Wagner leads Michigan over Loyola Chicago in the 2018 Final Four

Today in tournament history: Moe Wagner leads Michigan over Loyola Chicago in the 2018 Final Four

Moe Wagner had an outstanding 2018 NCAA Tournament. But after advancing past the Elite Eight, he and the Michigan Wolverines faced their toughest test yet.

Sister Jean and the 11-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers.

Wagner threw a friendly jab at the underdog's 98-year-old school chaplain before the two programs squared off with a shot at the national championship on the line.

Sister Jean, who had more trash-talking experience than the Wolverines' starting five combined, wasn't going to go easy on the Ramblers' Final Four opponent.

Jean's comments must've shaken Michigan before tip-off.

After the ref tipped the ball off to start the first half, it was all Ramblers.

Loyola-Chicago tied up the ballgame at 15-apiece with 5:56 to go in the first half and controlled the game. 

Wagner carried the scoring load in the first half (11 points on 5-for-8 shooting, 1-for-2 from three), but his teammates went a combined 4-23 from the field.

The Ramblers coasted into the halftime break, leading 29-22, despite Wagner controlling the glass with 11 boards, giving him a first-half double-double.

The second half was a different story. 

Michigan cut the Ramblers lead to six with 11:19 to go in regulation and didn't look back.

As crunch time approached, Loyola had no answer for Wagner. 

The Wolverines center was in the zone, out-scoring the Ramblers 11-4 by himself during a four-minute stretch late in the second half. 

From that point on, with an eight-point lead and just 3:03 to go in regulation, Loyola's season was slowly slipping away.

John Beilein's squad would close out on a 10-6 run to take down the Ramblers.

Despite the loss, Sister Jean was all-class, taking the defeat like a champ, as Loyola-Chicago's improbable tourney run had come to an end.

Wagner finished the game with 24 points and 15 rebounds, and singlehandedly catapulted his squad to the national championship game.

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Jordan McRae predicted his own trade from the Wizards, sort of

Jordan McRae predicted his own trade from the Wizards, sort of

During his time in Washington, Jordan McRae was known for getting buckets and for his great sense of humor. However, nobody was aware of McRae's fortune-telling ability.

When a trade at the deadline sent McRae to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Shabazz Napier, McRae had joked about the possibility in the locker room just moments before he found out. 

"I'm in the locker room that day saying, 'Hey man, somebody isn't going to be here at the end of the day,'" McRae told NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller on the latest episode of the Wizards Talk podcast. "Then Troy looks at me and says, 'It might be you.'

"Then I say, 'It might be me, I'm including myself.'"

He was right. 


"I practiced that day, it was a good practice," McRae said. "I actually stayed really long that day too. I happened to get treatment, I was talking to Sashi [Brown]."

"Then I was outside the building on the phone and someone else was calling me -- it was Tommy [Shepphard]." 

McRae was in the midst of having the best season of his career in Washington. Averaging 12.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists all marked career highs for him and assisted the Wizards in one of the top-scoring offenses in the NBA.  

"Denver was nice, it was cool, but it came to a point when the coach and GM said 'hey, this year you're not really going to play,'" McRae said. "At this stage of my career, and the season I'm having, I would just prefer to have a buyout.

"I'm having the best season I've had. I'm not willing to wait, and I'm a free agent."

All jokes aside, the McRae trade was a bit of a surprise due to his production, leadership and locker room presence. McRae, however, took the move in stride.

"I would have never thought I'd be on three teams in one year," McRae said. "But I chose Detroit because they're in a rebuilding phase and it's always good to go to a team that wants you."

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