2023 NBA commerce deadline – Latest buzz, information and stories

The 2023 NBA commerce deadline is ready for Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Which groups shall be making offers forward of that deadline, and the way will that affect the panorama of the NBA heading into the 2023 playoffs?

Look no additional than the Phoenix Suns, who’re are buying star ahead Kevin Durant in a blockbuster commerce with the Brooklyn Nets, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Get all the information, intel and evaluation from our specialists right here, together with commerce grades and locations for each participant who could possibly be on the transfer.

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Feb. 9

1:10 a.m. ET: The Phoenix Suns are nearing a blockbuster commerce to amass Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Suns are sending Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, 4 first-round picks and a 2028 decide swap to the Nets for Durant and T.J. Warren, sources inform ESPN. Durant needed the transfer and new proprietor Mat Ishbia pushed to get deal executed tonight, sources informed Wojnarowski.

12:37 a.m. ET: The Toronto Raptors are buying San Antonio Spurs heart Jakob Poeltl for Khem Birch, a protected 2024 first-round draft decide and two future second-round picks, sources inform ESPN.

Feb. 8

9:59 p.m. ET: The New York Knicks are buying Josh Hart from the Portland Trail Blazers in alternate for Cam Reddish, Ryan Arcidiacono, Svi Mykhailiuk and a lottery-protected 2023 first-round decide that turns into 4 future second-round picks if not conveyed this yr, sources informed ESPN senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Hart is in his eighth NBA season and is averaging 9.5 factors, 8.2 rebounds and three.9 assists this season.

8:12 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a deal to amass D’Angelo Russell from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Utah Jazz, sources informed ESPN’s senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. The Lakers are sending Russell Westbrook and a frivolously protected 2027 first-round decide to the Jazz, and Mike Conley and different picks to the Timberwolves. Russell started his profession with the Lakers because the second-overall decide within the 2015 NBA Draft. Westbrook’s tenure with the Lakers involves an finish after one and a half seasons.

6:40 p.m. ET: New Phoenix Suns governor Mat Ishbia assumed his position simply previous to the NBA’s Feb. 9 commerce deadline and had his introductory press convention on Wednesday. ESPN’s Baxter Holmes reported that Ishbia was requested about his willingness to increase the posh tax invoice for the Suns for the sake of doubtless bettering the crew not solely on the commerce deadline however within the years forward. “The way we look at it is, how do we improve our team?” Ishbia responded. “I’m not going to be sitting here counting the dollars. We’re going to focus on, how do we improve our team? If there’s a way to improve our team, we’re going to look at doing it. We’re not going to sacrifice long term or short term, but we are going to try to win every game.”

5:27 p.m. ET: The three-team deal that may ship Minnesota Timberwolves level guard D’Angelo Russell to the Los Angeles Lakers is essentially hinging on how Minnesota values Russell in a possible deal and the return of draft belongings, stories ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Lakers and Utah Jazz have a big deal construction in place, however Minnesota has been engaged elsewhere on Russell too.

3:39 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves are in talks for a possible three-team commerce, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “NBA Today.” The commerce would ship Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley to Los Angeles, Mike Conley Jr. and picks to Minnesota and Russell Westbrook and picks to the Utah, per sources. The Jazz are additionally exploring choices with Conley Jr. elsewhere. Utah’s Jarred Vanderbilt and Detroit’s Bojan Bogdanovic stay gamers coveted by the Lakers. The Pistons’ asking value for Bogdanovic has been too excessive for Los Angeles at this level. If Westbrook does get traded to Utah, he would seemingly obtain a buyout, per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

1:03 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t had any success transferring Russell Westbrook’s contract, however will proceed to be energetic up till the three p.m. ET deadline, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “SportsCenter.” Detroit, Utah and Toronto are among the many groups the Lakers are speaking to.

12:17 p.m. ET: The Atlanta Hawks are struggling to discover a deal for ahead John Collins, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “SportsCenter.” Collins is within the second yr of a five-year, $125 million contract he signed in the summertime of 2021.

12:16 p.m. ET: While there are few groups seeking to commerce away gamers on the deadline, one crew that’s arising in talks is Toronto Raptors, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “SportsCenter.” Toronto is listening to affords on Fred VanVleet, O.G. Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr.

12:15 p.m. ET: After buying and selling Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, the Brooklyn Nets proceed to canvas {the marketplace} to see what offers can be found, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “SportsCenter.” The Nets need to maintain Kevin Durant and construct round him, sources informed Wojnarowski.

Feb. 7

4:30 p.m. ET: ESPN’s Brian Windhorst stories an NBA crew would possibly need to save its belongings to go after buying and selling for Kevin Durant — ought to he change into obtainable — versus doing one thing with them now.

3:49 p.m. ET: The Brooklyn Nets are finalizing a commerce to ship ahead Kessler Edwards and money to the Sacramento Kings, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Nets save a complete of $8 million in wage and luxurious tax and open up a roster spot. Edwards nonetheless has to approve the commerce as a result of he has a one-year Bird rights restriction in his contract.

3:21 p.m. ET: Could it’s a quiet deadline for the Golden State Warriors? “I think the Warriors are headed for big, big, giant decisions. I think they’re going to happen in June and July,” Brian Windhorst mentioned on “NBA Today.” Windhorst added that the Warriors would possibly make a deal to open up a roster spot for Anthony Lamb, who’s presently on a two-way deal and can be ineligible for the playoffs until he is transformed to an everyday contract.

2:45 p.m. ET: In the aftermath of the commerce that despatched Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, the Brooklyn Nets and Kevin Durant are having ongoing conversations on the path of the franchise, however the group has to date informed inquiring groups that they are not planning to commerce Durant earlier than Thursday’s deadline, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

11:25 a.m. ET: The Miami Heat are buying and selling heart Dewayne Dedmon and a 2028 second-round decide to the San Antonio Spurs for money concerns, sources confirmed to ESPN. Dedmon has averaged 5.7 factors and three.6 rebounds in 30 video games for Miami this season. He beforehand performed for the Spurs in 2016-17.

8 a.m. ET: The Denver Nuggets are open to buying and selling 2021 first-round decide Bones Hyland earlier than Thursday’s commerce deadline, sources informed ESPN’s Kendra Andrews. Hyland, who was chosen as an NBA Rising Star at All-Star Weekend for the second consecutive season, is averaging 12.1 factors on 39.9% taking pictures, three assists and two rebounds. Full story »

8 a.m. ET: The Utah Jazz are taking calls forward of the commerce deadline, however three gamers are off limits in discussions: Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler and Ochai Agbaji. As far as the remainder of the roster, Danny Ainge and normal supervisor Justin Zanik are upfront about their intentions to aggressively discover the commerce market. Full story »

Feb. 6

5:57 p.m. ET: The commerce between the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets has been made official, a supply informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris are headed to Dallas, whereas Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith will go to Brooklyn (together with draft picks).

4:29 p.m. ET: Philadelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz has requested a commerce, league sources confirmed to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Korkmaz, 25, has performed in 25 video games this season, and is on tempo to play the fewest video games in any of his six NBA seasons since his rookie season. Korkmaz, who’s within the second yr of a three-year, $15 million deal, is averaging 3.8 factors per recreation this season.

4:25 p.m. ET: The Nets-Mavs commerce nonetheless hasn’t been made official with the league workplace as a result of the Nets are evaluating alternatives to increase the take care of a 3rd crew, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The two groups are anticipated to make the two-way deal official within the subsequent couple of hours — until Nets discover one thing greater to fold into it.

8:00 a.m. ET: The Chicago Bulls don’t intend to commerce away core gamers this week, crew and league sources informed ESPN’s Jamal Collier. One of Chicago’s “Big Three”, heart Nikola Vucevic, is slated to be a free agent this summer time. Full story »

Feb. 5

3:04 p.m. ET: The Brooklyn Nets are buying and selling Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris to the Dallas Mavericks for Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a 2029 first-round decide and two second-round picks to the Nets in alternate for Irving, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Feb. 4

8:06 p.m. ET: The LA Clippers have reportedly joined the listing of groups eager about buying and selling for Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets, sources informed ESPN senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski. The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns are additionally among the many listing of groups with reported curiosity in Irving, per Wojnarowski.

Feb. 3

4:26 p.m. ET: Kyrie Irving’s commerce request has truly sparked extra curiosity amongst NBA groups in Kevin Durant’s response, sources informed ESPN senior reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. Durant requested a commerce from the Nets in July, however rescinded it previous to the beginning of the season. Durant is underneath contract till the 2026 offseason.

3:39 p.m. ET: The Dallas Mavericks are anticipated to discover the potential for buying and selling for Kyrie Irving, sources informed ESPN senior reporter Tim MacMahon and senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Mavericks normal supervisor Nico Harrison and coach Jason Kidd have a longstanding relationship with Irving.

3:19 p.m. ET: Brian Windhorst mentioned on “NBA Today” that apart from the LA Clippers being an possibility for a crew which may discover a commerce for Kyrie Irving, “the other teams on a very short list are the Dallas Mavericks … and the Miami Heat.” The Mavericks, as Windhorst mentioned, are “a team that people in the league are keeping an eye on.”

3:13 p.m. ET: Kyrie Irving has not shared a listing of commerce locations with the Nets, however he has curiosity in becoming a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and reuniting with LeBron James, sources informed ESPN senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

1:58 p.m. ET: Star level guard Kyrie Irving has reportedly requested a commerce from the Brooklyn Nets forward of the commerce deadline, a supply informed ESPN senior insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Irving opted into his $36.5 million participant possibility as a substitute of hitting free company again in June, however now reportedly desires to play elsewhere even if Brooklyn is 31-20 and in fourth place within the Eastern Conference.

Feb. 2

3:30 p.m. ET: Ahead of the commerce deadline, groups across the league are paying shut consideration to the Toronto Raptors and the provision of ahead O.G. Anunoby. Brian Windhorst mentioned on “NBA Today” that if the Raptors are keen to simply accept affords for O.G. Anunoby, “I believe, conservatively, there could be six or seven different teams — a lot of them contenders for the title this year — who are willing to put in a significant offer for him.”

Feb. 1

4:55 p.m.: Golden State Warriors normal supervisor Bob Myers mentioned on 95.7 The Game that this yr’s commerce deadline feels completely different than in previous years. “I’ve talked to a lot of GMs, and I ask what they’re trying to do. They’re like, ‘I don’t even know what to do. I think we’re good enough, but we’re .500.’ That’s unique,” Myers mentioned. “This year is different because there are less sellers. I think the league thought more teams would clearly be out on the playoffs at this time. That’s not the case. There aren’t a lot of teams making the decision that the season is lost. … If 22 of the 30 teams in the league are all wanting to get better, it doesn’t make for a lot of trading partners.”

Jan. 28

5:30 p.m.: Indiana Pacers heart Myles Turner has agreed to a two-year, $60 million contract extension that features a further $17.1 million renegotiation on his 2022-23 wage, his agent, Austin Brown of CAA Sports, informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Despite the brand new contract, Turner stays eligible to be traded.

Jan. 24

9 p.m.: After buying Rui Hachimura from the Washington Wizards, Lakers vp of basketball operations and normal supervisor Rob Pelinka was requested whether or not the crew’s pursuit of offers main as much as the Feb. 9 commerce deadline would come with parting with the franchise’s 2027 and 2029 first-round picks to finish a deal. “I think the calculus for the Lakers is to win a championship or not. There’s no in-between or incremental growth,” Pelinka mentioned. “So as we analyze opportunities, we have to do it through that lens.”

Jan. 23

12:39 p.m.: The Lakers are finalizing a deal to amass ahead Rui Hachimura from the Wizards for guard Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hachimura has averaged 13.0 factors per recreation this season, the ultimate yr of his rookie contract. He is slated to be a restricted free agent this summer time.

Jan. 21

11:23 p.m.: Wizards ahead Rui Hachimura addressed the commerce rumors swirling round him with reporters after the crew’s win over the Orlando Magic, saying “I just want to be somewhere that wants me as a basketball player, and I want to be somewhere that likes my game.” When requested whether or not Washington is that place, he replied: “I don’t know. We’ve got to find out.” Hachimura declined to remark when requested whether or not he had requested a commerce.

Jan. 18

7:35 p.m.: Are the Atlanta Hawks struggling to discover a commerce companion for ahead John Collins? ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “NBA Countdown” that Collins’ contract, which has $75 million remaining on it past this season, is giving groups some pause. “There are some teams, such as Utah, that would like a draft pick with Collins to offset that money,” Wojnarowski mentioned. “Landry Fields, the new general manager in Atlanta, he does not see John Collins as a money dump.”

6:30 p.m.: Could Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell, who’s slated to be a free agent this summer time, be a participant to observe on the commerce deadline? “As we get closer to that Feb. 9 deadline, there’s going to be some decisions to be made about D’Angelo Russell’s future and if there’s a deal out there where they potentially bring back a guard who maybe has more years left on his contract,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “SportsCenter.”

4:15 p.m.: Is Luka Doncic placing stress on the Dallas Mavericks’ entrance workplace to improve the roster forward of the commerce deadline? Owner Mark Cuban says no. “Luka has never suggested, asked, demanded or discussed changes to the roster,” he mentioned. “Luka and [general manager] Nico [Harrison] have a great relationship. They talk almost daily. Luka knows exactly what we have going on and is very supportive.”

Jan. 9

8 a.m.: Could the Toronto Raptors be a serious participant on the commerce deadline? “Their guys are better than whoever else might be available,” an East government informed ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “They’ll have plenty of interest if they’re out there.” Full story »

Jan. 5

2:02 p.m.: The Celtics are buying and selling Noah Vonleh and money to the Spurs, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Vonleh, who had a non-guaranteed contract, performed 23 video games for Boston this yr, averaging 1.1 factors and a pair of.1 rebounds in 7.4 minutes.

Jan. 3

8 a.m.: Why have not the Phoenix Suns traded Jae Crowder but? Their possession scenario is complicating issues, as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst stories within the weekly Hoop Collective column. Writes Windhorst: “[Suspended team owner Robert] Sarver still has to give personal sign-off on any deal for a player with a salary that is more than the current ‘average player salary,’ multiple league sources confirmed to ESPN. This would include any luxury tax payments, which the Suns are currently projected to pay.” Full story »

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