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2020 NBA Trade Deadline Tracker: Latest news, reports and rumors

2020 NBA Trade Deadline Tracker: Latest news, reports and rumors

Just beyond midway through the NBA season, the NBA trade deadline has come into view. Several teams will get the opportunity to go all-in on this season while others will have the opportunity to sell-off assets and re-tool for the future. 

With this NBA season as open as ever, this could be the lone chance for a team to attempt to make a push. 

The Miami Heat are all of a sudden contenders and maybe one or two pieces away from playing late into the playoffs. While they have a decent group of young players, their immediate future could be in question. They're not the only ones as the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets are competing for the top spots in the Western Conference as well. 

On the flip side, there are teams with big contracts not going anywhere. Kevin Love, paired with his discontent in Cleveland, is likely on the market. Andre Drummond is one of the most dominant post players in the game, but he is making $27 million on a team that is not making the playoffs and are aging quickly. And there is Andre Iguodala sitting in Memphis, doing nothing. 

Every year the NBA Trade Deadline never fails to disappoint. More often than not, it doesn't push a team over the edge to a championship, but it sure is fun for the rest of us. 

This year, the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline is Thursday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Feb. 6 - TRADE - The Timberwolves have traded Gorgui Dieng to the Grizzlies for James Johnson, per Jon Krawczynski.

Feb. 6 - TRADE - The Wizards have traded Jordan McRae to the Nuggets for Shabazz Napier, per Candace Buckner.

Feb. 6 - TRADE - The Pistons have sent Andre Drummond to the Cavaliers in exchange for John Henson, Brandon Knight and a second-round pick, according to Kevin O'Connor.

Feb 6. - TRADE - The Knicks trade Marcus Morris to the Clippers for Maurice Harkless, according to Shams Charania.

Feb. 6 - The Wizards' reported asking price for Davis Bertans is two first-round picks, according to Kevin O'Connor

Feb. 6 - TRADE - Days after acquiring him from Minnesota, the Rockets trade Jordan Bell to the Grizzlies for Bruno Caboclo, according to Woj.

Feb. 6 - TRADE - The Warriors traded D'Angelo Russell, Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to the Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, a protected 2021 first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick, per Adrian Wojnarowski

Feb. 6 - The Heat and Thunder are still working on a potential three-team deal that would result in forward Danilo Gallinari heading to Miami, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Feb. 5 - TRADE - Atlanta was not done after being involved in the blockbuster from the night before. The Hawks sent Jabari Parker and Alex Len to the Kings in exchange for Dewayne Dedmon, per Adrian Wojnarowski

Feb. 5 - TRADE - The Miami Heat has acquired Andre Iguodala from Memphis in a trade according to Adrian Wojnarowski. In return, Justise Winslow is heading to Memphis. Iguodala did not play at all for Memphis throughout the season. 

Feb. 5 - Finally there is a team showing interest in Memphis' Andre Iguodala. The Miami Heat are in "advanced discussions" to acquire the former NBA Finals MVP, according to Shams Charania

Feb. 5 - A pair of former Wizards, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Markieff Morris, are generating significant interest from teams as the trade deadline nears, per multiple reports

Feb. 5 - New York appears to be committed to make a move. They appear to want to move on from Marcus Morris and are 'still in' on Golden State's DeAngelo Russell, per Newsday's Steve Popper.

Feb. 5 - TRADE - In a massive four-team, 12-player trade, the Houston Rockets have traded Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks for Minnesota's Robert Covington. The Nuggets were also used to execute the trade. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the trade.Here is a quick summary:

Atlanta receives: Capela (HOU), Nene Hilario (HOU)
Denver receives: Keita Bates-Diop (MIN), Gerald Green (MIN), Shabazz Napier (MIN), Noah Vonleh (MIN), Rockets' 2020 first-round pick
Houston receives: Jordan Bell (MIN), Robert Covington (MIN), Warriors' 2024 second-round pick (via ATL)
Minnesota receives: Malik Beasley (DEN), Juan Hernangomez (DEN), Evan Turner (ATL), Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN), Hawks' 2020 first-round pick

Feb. 4 - The Timberwolves are orchestrating multiteam trade talks with Houston and Atlanta in hopes of landing Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell in a four-way deal, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Feb. 4 - The Suns and Pistons are discussing a deal centered around Detroit shooting guard Luke Kennard, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Kennard has missed 22 consecutive games with bilateral knee tendinitis.

Feb. 3 - Small forward Andre Iguodala is threatening to sit out the rest of the season for the Memphis Grizzlies if they don't move him to one of his preferred teams, per David Aldridge.

Feb. 3 - A report says that the Wizards are 'quietly trying to buy' at the trade deadline, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. There are several reports that are linking the Wizards to Tristan Thompson of the Cavaliers. 

Feb 3. -- The Boston Celtics have emerged as another potential landing spot for Rockets center Clint Capela, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Feb. 3 - Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been made available for trade, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. The Cavs are in "asset accumulation mode."

Feb. 3 - Now the Knicks are entering the conversation for Golden State's De'Angelo Russell, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Previously the Timberwolves were, and still are interested in the PG after trading away Jeff Teague. 

Feb. 2 - The Rockets are in conversations with "a host of Eastern Conference teams" about three-way trade scenarios involving center Clint Capela, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Houston would use Capela to acquire draft assets necessary to trade for an impact wing player.

Jan. 28 - With just over a week to go before the deadline, Adrian Wojnarowski reports the trade market it "very sluggish" and that few front-line players are being made available.

Jan. 24 - TRADE - After Dwight Powell's injury, the Mavericks have executed a trade to get C Willie Cauley-Stein from Golden State, per Adrian Wojnarowski. Dallas gave up a second-round pick for the center.

Jan. 24 - Houston is officially in the buying market and willing to deal future draft picks to add another player. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Rockets are most interested in acquiring a wing player. There is some concern with the team as the results have not been there with two former MVPs, another 3-point threat could open the floor. 

Jan. 24 - Several Davis Bertans trade inquiries have gone nowhere, Chris Mannix reports. In those conversations, the Wizards would not even discuss a trade. 

Jan. 23 - Losing big-man Dwight Powell has the Mavericks exploring their options at the deadline. Marc Stein reports that another frontcourt player and a wing upgrade are of their biggest concerns. 

Jan. 23 - The Clippers are looking to add a piece with dependable size or another wing to bolster their depth, according to Marc Stein.

Jan. 21 - After initially be open to several trade options, the Pelicans have "pulled back in their trade talks among all of their players." New Orleans is waiting to see how Zion Williamson bolsters their team that is still in the playoff picture, according to Adrian Wojnarowski

Jan. 20 - The Lakers and 76ers have expressed interest in trading for current Detroit Piston and former league MVP Derrick Rose, Chris Haynes reports.

Jan. 18 - TRADE - The Portland Trail Blazers trade Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round draft picks to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Jan. 16 - Moving Jeff Teague may have been the first domino for the Timberwolves. Minnesota is now trying to acquire D'Angelo Russell from the Warriors to fill in his space, according to The Athletic.

Jan. 16 - TRADE - Jeff Teague is leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves after being traded to the Atlanta Hawks. He and Treveon Graham head to Atlanta as Allen Crabbe goes to Minnesota, according to Adrian Wojnarowski

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Report: John Wall, Bradley Beal consistently in team meetings despite being outside NBA bubble

Report: John Wall, Bradley Beal consistently in team meetings despite being outside NBA bubble

As the Wizards continue through the rest of their NBA restart schedule without their three best players, Bradley Beal, John Wall and Davis Bertans' presence are still felt within the team. 

According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, the Wizards set up live streaming links to practices and meetings for players and staff not with them in the bubble. Wall and Beal have been watching practices daily and are still participating in team meetings. Bertans has also been active during these team events.

Haynes' story also includes that if Beal misses a practice or meeting, he'll FaceTime Washington general manager Tommy Sheppard to catch up on what he missed. And as we know, when Beal isn't helping his teammates before and after games, he's coaching them on Twitter during.

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Wizards fans have to feel good learning that their team's franchise players are still plugged in even though they aren't playing. It'd be hard to blame them if Wall and Beal took a back seat and focused solely on their preparation for next season. 

But these are two veterans who understand the importance of a supporting cast and what developing young players can do for a franchise's championship window. They're making themselves available and visible so that when this team faces adversity next season, it'll be easier for all the players to come together. 

Washington's playoff hopes are slim as they trail the Nets by 7.5 games for the eighth seed with five games left, but there's no doubt everyone involved is using their time in Orlando productively. 

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Wizards' young player development in Orlando could also help in potential offseason trades

Wizards' young player development in Orlando could also help in potential offseason trades

Though one particular Wizards reporter (me) has been walking around in a tin foil hat clamoring about how the adjusted draft lottery rule could create a very uniquely unlucky situation for the team, the positives of Washington being included in the NBA's restart should ultimately outweigh the negatives. As we have seen so far, it is a gift in the way of player development. They have a roster full of young players gaining experience they would otherwise not receive.

But it goes well beyond just those players getting some extra seasoning before they return next year to a team that will expect to make the playoffs with John Wall in the fold. You could also view it as them being showcased for potential trades.

After all, Wizards chairman Ted Leonsis and general manager Tommy Sheppard do not plan on the roster revamp they began last summer to take long. They want it to be ready in just a few months to boost Wall and Bradley Beal as they reunite in hopes of finding more success as a duo than they have ever had before.

Leonsis even said, if you recall, "why can't this be quick?" Well, the most surefire way to do that is not likely going to be in the draft, though they should have another prime selection this year. Young players take time. And it probably won't be in free agency, either, given they have limited salary cap room and it is a relatively thin class of players.

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No, the most likely way for the Wizards to vault forward quickly is with a trade. And that's what brings us back to the team's inclusion in Orlando.

The Wizards' young players aren't just auditioning for roles on the team next year. They are developing as potential trade assets, as other teams will now have more film to evaluate while determining who to request in a possible deal.

That process is about to be taken up a notch on Wednesday as the Wizards' schedule turns more difficult. They will see the Sixers (4 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington), who have one of the deepest and most talented rosters in the league. Philly has a loaded team with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Al Horford, Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson as the headliners.

After that, the Wizards' road will stay tough until the very end with match-ups against the Pelicans, Thunder, Bucks and Celtics on tap. Over the course of the next week-plus, guys like Troy Brown Jr., Thomas Bryant, Moe Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jerome Robinson will get to play heavy minutes against some of the league's best players and teams. And if they hold their own, it will speak volumes about their long-term potential, whether it is realized hear or elsewhere.

(I'm hesitant to include Rui Hachimura in this dicussion because last time I did, Japanese media thought I reported he would be traded. It was technically an international incident. On related note, I think the 10 nicest people I've ever met in my life are Japanese reporters assigned to cover Hachimura and the Wizards. Just amazingly generous people.)

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Whenever a team goes young like the Wizards have over the past 13 or so months, trades have to be considered in the long-term, especially if the goal is to win sooner than later. That's how the Lakers got Anthony Davis and the Clippers got Paul George last summer. This is not to say the Wizards are gearing up for that level of a blockbuster, but the point stands.

Playing the lottery, which is in extreme cases known as tanking, is all about stockpiling assets that can turn into other, more substantial things. The Wizards have been doing that in their own right over the past calendar year.

As for which player could become available for them to trade for, or who would be shipped out, is difficult to determine at this point. The NBA offseason is crazy and unpredictable and the tea leaves are a bit harder to read right now than they usually are.

We don't know which star or stars could be the next ones dealt. But if their young players keep coming along, the Wizards will continue to improve their chances of being ready to strike.

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