Here we are guys — deadline day in the NBA. Rumors have been swirling so far this season, and we’ve already gotten one blockbuster deal on the backend of All-Star weekend.

Below is a running list of all the trades that carry any significance, along with a brief fantasy explanation. The list will continue to be updated through the 3 PM EST trade deadline in order to reflect all deals.

Be sure to tune in for our live DK NBA Trade Deadline Special on DKTV, which will air at 2:30 PM EST.

2/23 – 3:01 PM

P.J. Tucker Traded to Raptors


2/23 – 2:52 PM

Mike Scott Traded to Suns


2/23 – 2:50 PM

Tyler Ennis Traded to the Lakers


2/23 – 2:47 PM

Paul George Latest


2/23 – 2:44 PM

Hibbert Traded to Nuggets


2/23 – 2:42 PM

OKC/CHI Update


2/23 – 2:30 PM

K.J. McDaniels Traded to the Nets


2/23 – 2:29 PM

Paul George Latest


2/23 – 2:27 PM

Nuggets Target Paul George


2/23 – 2:21 PM

Philly to Target Avery Bradley?


2/23 – 2:12 PM

OKC/CHI Trade Update


2/23 – 1:25 PM

Paul George Update


2/23 – 11:40 AM

Mavericks Trade for Nerlens Noel

Mavericks get: Nerlens Noel

Sixers get: Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a 1st-round pick (year not confirmed)

The Mavericks have been looking for a long-term option at center for a while, and it appears Noel is going to be their guy. Noel’s fantasy value has the potential to go up here and he gets out of that cluster with Okafor and Embiid, and should see big minutes. Justin Anderson could also play some minutes for Philly on the wing. With Ilyasova and Noel gone, Okafor and Embiid (when healthy) could also see a lot of opportunity playing together up front.


2/22 – 4:26 PM

Hawks trade for Ilyasova

Hawks get: Ersan Ilyasova

Sixers get: Tiago Splitter, potential 2017 2nd-round pick swap options

Atlanta decided to add a little bench power too, getting Ilyasova for practically nothing. He was getting big minutes in Philly, so his value will take a pretty big hit on his third team this season (fourth since June). For Philly, this is a good thing. Open up more minutes/opportunity for those young bigs … whether the team plans on moving Jahlil Okafor or not.


2/22 – 12:56 PM

Wizards trade for Bogdanovic

Wizards get: Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough

Nets get: Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a 2017 1st-round pick

The Nets are on damage control here, and even though they’re still in trouble, this is the right move. It’s going to take a while to dig out of this hole, but they need to take what they can get. They now have the Wizards’ and Celtics’ first-round picks. For the Wiz, they add a nice bench scoring piece to counter the Ibaka move and compete in the top-4 of the East. Boston’s on the clock …


2/21 – 4:40 PM

Rockets trade for Lou Williams

Rockets get: Lou Williams

Lakers get: Corey Brewer and a 2017 1st-round pick

Nice deal for Houston. The Rockets already have a crazy offense, and now bring in Lou to keep the pressure on opposing defenses when Eric Gordon or James Harden come out of the game. With Gordon’s injury history, Williams is also some nice insurance. Lou-Will won’t get as many looks as he did in LA, but will still have some explosions off the bench in Houston. They’ll be tough to identify, though. Meanwhile, the Lakers clear out some backcourt minutes for all those young players. Good for them.


2/19 – 8:42 PM

Pelicans trade for Cousins

Pelicans get: DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi

Kings get: Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, 2017 1st-round pick and a 2017 2nd-round pick

Where to begin with this one … The Pelicans stole Boogie for ten cents on the dollar while the Celtics and Lakers just sat there. I’m still in shock. Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins teaming up. The Kings rolling out one of the worst teams in the NBA. Fantasy-wise this one deserves a much larger breakdown, which you can find here.


2/14 – 8:10 AM

Raptors trade for Ibaka

Raptors get: Serge Ibaka

Magic get: Terrence Ross and a 2017 1st-round pick

Toronto has been extremely weak at PF all season, so this move makes a ton of sense to help the team try and catch Washington and Boston. Ibaka still hasn’t made his Raptors’ debut yet, but it’s pretty difficult to imagine this being a bad fit. However, Ibaka’s fantasy value should take a slight dip playing with a pair of All-Stars.


2/12 – 10:15 AM

Nuggets trade for Mason Plumlee

Nuggets get: Mason Plumlee and a 2018 2nd-round pick

Blazers get: Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 1st-round pick

We’ve already seen a little bit of how this trade will play out. Plumlee and Nikola Jokic both played 34 minutes in their lone game together and put up good numbers. So these two should co-exist despite the odd fit. Portland obviously made this deal for the pick, but it will use Nurkic at center with not many other options — he played 21 minutes and posted 13 point and 8 rebounds in his debut. He should get a value boost.

Stay tuned as the news should keep rolling in!

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