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2020 NBA Trade Deadline: Date, Time, Key Information

2020 NBA Trade Deadline: Date, Time, Key Information

The NBA Trade Deadline has arrived, and there are multiple players that could be moved.

It's been a quiet trade season in the NBA. But the closer the deadline gets, the more teams may be inclined to make a move they believe can get them over the hump. Stay up to date with all the latest moves here.

Here's everything you need to know.

2019 NBA Trade Deadline: Date, Time, News, Rumors

When is the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline?

The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline takes place on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

What time do trades have to be submitted by?

All trades must be completed by 3:00 p.m. ET on Feb. 6. Although, some trades may not be announced until well after the hard deadline.

Which players are rumored to being on the trade block?

Andre Drummond, C, Pistons: The 6-foot-11 double-double machine has been rumored to be on the trading block for months. Trade talks have shallowed due to the $28.8 million option he possesses for next season, but Detroit still has hope of moving the center before Thursday's deadline.

Tristan Thompson, C, Cavaliers: Cleveland has made the 6-foot-9 center available prior to Thursday's deadline, Yahoo's Chris Haynes has reported. Thompson is averaging 11.9 points and 10.4 rebounds in an average of 31 minutes per game. He's in the final year of a five-year, $82 million deal he signed in 2015.

Marcus Morris, PF, Knicks: New York has expressed interest in re-signing the power forward this summer, but willing to listen to offers as Thursday's deadline approaches, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Morris is on an expiring one-year, $15 million deal.

Derrick Rose, PG, Pistons: Rose is putting together an All-Star caliber season in Detroit, and could be a valuable addition to any team looking to make a title run. In just 26.7 minutes per game, Rose is averaging nearly 20 points per game on 50 percent shooting. The 76ers are a team that has been linked to Rose, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Detroit is asking for a "lottery-level" pick in return.

D'Angelo Russell, PG, Warriors: Golden State has been crushed by the injury bug in 2019-20, and could be looking to move their former All-Star guard. D-Lo is in the first year of a four-year, $117 million contract he signed this past offseason (the Warriors acquired Russell in a sign-and-trade with the Nets in the Kevin Durant deal). Both the Knicks and Timberwolves are interested in acquiring Russell, according to Charania.

Clint Capela, C, Rockets: Houston is actively looking to deal Capela to a number of Eastern Conference teams prior to Thursday's deadline, according to Wojnarowski. The Rockets are exploring all options, including potential three-team deals, that would allow them to bring in the assets to acquire a wing defender or another center.

Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF, Lakers: The Lakers have explored dealing Kuzma, but nothing has amounted yet. Kevin O'Connell reported that the Kings inquired about Kuzma, but the Lakers asked for Bogdan Bogdanovic in return. 

Kevin Love, PF/C, Cavaliers: Love has made public his desire to leave Cleveland, but ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavaliers will not be dealing the former All-Star before Thursday's deadline. They will look to trade the power forward during the offseason.

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PHOTOS: First look at NBA courts in Disney bubble

PHOTOS: First look at NBA courts in Disney bubble

It's no secret the NBA's restart in Orlando presents a significant logistical challenge for everyone involved, and on Thursday, we got a glimpse into some of the setup going on in the bubble.

The NBA posted photos of teams' practice courts being laid down in their respective resorts and it's definitely a sight to behold. 

Everything about the 2019-20 season is unique so starting a sentence with, "When have you ever seen something like 'X' before" has become a broken record. 

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But, like, seriously. When have you ever seen that many courts laid down side-to-side like that? Especially given the fact that they're all these high-quality, clean NBA courts that most of us have never played on in our lives. 

There's just some crazy stuff going on down in that Orlando bubble. Hopefully, it all results in safely conducted games and an NBA champion crowned at the end of it, of course with no asterisk necessary. 

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Bradley Beal does not think 2020 NBA champion should have asterisk

Bradley Beal does not think 2020 NBA champion should have asterisk

No matter which team wins the NBA title this year, even if it is a team many expected to like the Lakers or Bucks, it is going to feel different. The cornavirus pandemic led to widespread changes to the process of crowning a champ from a shortened regular season, to an adjusted playoff format to a Disney World bubble that will remove home court advantage from the postseason.

Though all the teams are playing by the same rules, some have argued the champion will not be legitimate in the context of NBA history. Shaquille O'Neal is among the most prominent voices to say the NBA title will carry with it an asterisk.

Current NBA players, though, seem to feel differently and you can count Wizards guard Bradley Beal in that group.

"It's kind of like a whole new ballgame. It's almost like anybody can win," Beal said. "I think that's why a lot of people are like 'it's gotta be an asterisk next to whoever wins.' But I think it just makes it that much tougher."

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Beal elaborated to say that the time off - roughly 4 1/2 months between games - will put every team in the same spot health-wise. The injuries that would have otherwise affected outcomes towards the end of the regular season and the originally scheduled playoffs have healed.

"I think it makes it an even playing field in a way. It gets guys back healthy for teams who didn't have that during the year. It gives guys times to really rest and get ready to jump back into it," Beal said.

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Beal also pointed to the hot and cold streaks teams and players were on. The way everyone was playing in March now doesn't apply, again starting everyone back at the same spot.

The asterisk debate may continue to gain steam in the coming months as the NBA attempts to complete their season amid the pandemic. But don't expect it to carry on forever. The figurative asterisk usually only sticks to the teams that cheat.

People said the 1999 Spurs would have an asterisk because they won during a lockout year, but you rarely hear anyone mention that now when discussing Tim Duncan's legacy. It seems more likely than not that Beal's opinion will prevail over time.

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