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NBA trade deadline: Latest intel and what to watch

Reported by ESPN:

The 2019 NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Who is reportedly on the move, and which deals are teams discussing?

All eyes are on Anthony Davis, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, but nearly every season’s deadline has a few surprises.

Get the latest intel and analysis from our experts here, including trade talk among teams, deals we’d like to see, trade grades and live updates.

What you need to know

This Celtics, Lakers, AD situation is unprecedented

Zach Lowe gets you ready for the deadline craziness surrounding one of the best players in the NBA.

“Few in the league can remember anything like this Anthony Davis saga — the posturing, the ticking clock, the quirky rule banning one suitor (Boston Celtics) from getting in the action now, the uncertainty surrounding almost everything except that Davis is worth all of it, the tentacles touching so many franchises. It is, in a literal sense, one of the very biggest stories in the history of the NBA.”

What we’re hearing about all 30 teamsInsider

Bobby Marks breaks down the main thing to watch for all 30 teams, what moves they can and can’t make, and more insider intel.

“The Grizzlies have made it known that both Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are available if the right trade package comes along. Despite their on-court value, high salaries will make it challenging for the front office to find a strong trade package. The most likely outcome is that Memphis regroups in the summer or concedes a low-value deal.”

How the Tobias Harris trade shakes up the NBA

This biggest move this week was a stunner on Tuesday night with ramifications inside and outside of Philadelphia, where the 76ers now have a loaded starting five. Tim Bontemps breaks it down:

“Assuming Philadelphia is able to pull this off and keep Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid together long term, the Sixers should be a threat in the East for years to come. The question now is how do the other contenders react? The Bucks have likely already made their big moves, while the Celtics have to wait until the offseason to make the swing they’ve been plotting for years — trying to land Anthony Davis. That leaves the Raptors as the team most likely to counter with an aggressive move, and it won’t be a surprise if Toronto does something significant between now and Thursday afternoon.

Stay up to date

Get live updates below, and more key intel and tools here:

Live updates

  • The New Orleans Pelicans say there is no animosity toward Anthony Davis, as they continue to hold him out from action prior to Thursday’s trade deadline. Head coach Alvin Gentry said before the Pelicans’ 125-120 win over the Chicago Bulls, “He’s a great kid. When he’s been on the court, he’s given us everything that he has. So no, I don’t feel let down by him at all. Whatever happens is going to happen, and we’ll go from there.”

  • Kyle Lowry has no desire to play for anyone but the Toronto Raptors. But if the All-Star guard is sent elsewhere between now and Thursday’s trade deadline, Lowry said he’ll have no hard feelings toward the team he has played for the past six-plus seasons.

Feb. 5 updates

  • The Los Angeles Lakers are still willing to engage with the New Orleans Pelicans on an Anthony Davis trade, but no longer want to bid against themselves, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Lakers are waiting for the Pelicans to make a counter-proposal.

Feb. 4 updates

  • The New Orleans Pelicans have been made aware of an extended list of teams beyond the Lakers and Knicks that All-Star center Anthony Davis would stay with long-term upon a trade, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The list doesn’t include the Boston Celtics, league sources said, but does contain the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks.

Feb. 3 update

Feb. 1 updates

Jan. 31 update

Jan. 29 update

Jan. 28 update

  • Agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports has informed the New Orleans Pelicans that All-NBA forward Anthony Davis won’t sign a contract extension and has requested a trade, Paul told ESPN on Monday morning.

Jan. 26 update

  • Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker wants a trade from the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Maker, selected tenth overall by the Bucks in 2016, has not played in four games this month and has not played 20 minutes in a game since December 5. Maker is eligible to negotiate a rookie contract extension this offseason.

Jan. 24 update

Jan. 22 update




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