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
According to sources … Sullinger and Two second round picks for tucker— Eric Smith (@Eric__Smith) February 23, 2017
The Phoenix Suns are trading PJ Tucker to the Toronto Raptors, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:52 PM
Mike Scott Traded to Suns
Hawks have traded Mike Scott to the Suns.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) February 23, 2017
Sources: Atlanta has traded Mike Scott to the Phoenix Suns for cash.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:50 PM
Tyler Ennis Traded to the Lakers
Sources: The Lakers will send guard Marcelo Huertas to the Rockets in Ennis deal. The Rockets will waive Huertas.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
Houston has traded guard Tyler Ennis to the Lakers, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:47 PM
Paul George Latest
Indiana has passed on trade offers for Paul George and All-Star forward will remain with the Pacers, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:44 PM
Hibbert Traded to Nuggets
Milwaukee is finalzing a deal to send Roy Hibbert to the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:42 PM
OKC sending Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow, w/ CHI sending '18 second-round pick with McDermott and Gibson, sources tell @TheVertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2017
Sources: OKC and Chicago are nearing agreement on a trade to send package centered on Cameron Payne for Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:30 PM
K.J. McDaniels Traded to the Nets
The Rockets are trading K.J. McDaniels to the Nets, via @TheVertical.— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:29 PM
Paul George Latest
I repeat: Paul George – barring a title chance in Indy – is hell-bent on heading for Laker Land. This message has been sent throughout NBA.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 23, 2017
Sources: Pacers asking for 3 of 4 from group of Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, and Jaylen Brown + 2017 Nets pick for Paul George.— Mike Ortiz Jr. (@xOrtiz4x) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:27 PM
Nuggets Target Paul George
The Nuggets made a "monster" offer to the Pacers for Paul George today, reports ESPN. Pacers declined.— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:21 PM
Philly to Target Avery Bradley?
Bradley is lockdown defender with very appealing contract. Would think it'd take a lot for Celtics to part w/ him as they prep for playoffs. https://t.co/CvrPVYKHVK— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoCSN) February 23, 2017
Sources: Philadelphia searching for defensive-minded guards to play with Ben Simmons. One target: Boston's Avery Bradley. No traction.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 2:12 PM
OKC/CHI Trade Update
For OKC to acquire both McDermott and Gibson, sources say it would likely take Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and draft compensation.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
Sources: Oklahoma City has been trying to gauge how much it will cost Thunder to re-sign restricted free agent Andre Roberson this summer.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
Oklahoma City has been discussing deals with Chicago on Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
2/23 – 1:25 PM
Paul George Update
Pacers involved in talks with teams potentially to clear roster spots, sources say. Teams suspect might be related to Celtics talks— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 23, 2017
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.
Dallas center Andrew Bogut will go to the 76ers in the Noel trade too, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
Philadelphia is sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson and a first-round draft pick, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
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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