2023 NBA trade deadline buzz: Feb. 7 edition
As we approach the official close of trading (Feb. 9, 3 p.m. ET), kCatch up on the latest rumors surrounding the NBA – and the latest deals that have been struck – as the deadline approaches.
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Nets trade Edwards for Kings
Brooklyn acquired the drafting rights to Sacramento’s David Michineau in exchange for forward Kessler Edwards and cash payments.
– 19 o’clock
Nets is reportedly not planning a deal with Durant
Brooklyn began what might be called a roster overhaul Monday by trading All-Star Guard. However, the chances of the Nets continuing that trend by treating All-Star forward Kevin Durant appear to be dwindling. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports The Nets and Durant are in ongoing talks about the team’s direction, but the organization has so far told teams looking to trade for Durant that they have no plans to trade him.
Durant had expressed interest in a potential deal with Phoenix last summer, but per Wojnarowskithe networks have shown no willingness to cover the former Kia MVP in this locale or elsewhere.
– 2:59 p.m
Report: Clippers are looking for experienced guard
At 31-26, the LA Clippers are No. 4 in the Western Conference, but just three games behind Memphis for the No. 2. Ready for the stretch run of the season, Yahoo Sports’ Jake Fischer reports the Clippers are interested Acquiring an experienced guard and have expressed interest in acquiring Toronto’s Fred VanVleet, Miami’s Kyle Lowry, Charlotte’s Terry Rozier and Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell.
– 12:40 p.m
Heat trade Dedmon to Spurs
The Miami Heat have cleared a spot on their front lines by bringing veteran center Dewayne Dedmon to San Antonio. As part of the deal, the Heat are sending Dedmon and a second-round pick to the Spurs for cash. Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Heraldthe move was not unexpected and frees up space under the luxury tax line to add two players.
– 11:27 a.m
Jazz is reportedly not open to 3 player trading
Through ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the Utah Jazz are letting teams know that trades involving all-star forward Lauri Markkanen and youngsters Walker Kessler and Ochai Agbaji aren’t for them. However, jazz veterans Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Jarred Vanderbilt, Kelly Olynyk and Mailk Beasley have attracted some commercial interest, MacMahon reports.
– 9:22 a.m
Durant declines to comment after Nets game
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has been out since mid-January with a right MCL injury. During this time Kyrie Irving was sold to Dallas and Durant’s name was mentioned in some trade talks. According to ESPN’s Nick Friedell, Durant was sits on the bench of the Nets for last night’s 124-116 home loss to the LA Clippers and declined to speak to reporters as he exited the arena.
– 7:28 a.m
Reports: Nets are interested in Siakam, Anunoby
After acquiring Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and future draft picks in trade Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets are reportedly interested in more deals. Per veteran NBA reporter Marc Stein and Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.com, the Nets are interested in trading for Toronto Raptors star forward Pascal Siakam and are also interested in defensive swinger OG Anunoby.
– 7:10 a.m
LeBron ‘disappointed’ after Lakers failed to trade for Irving
The Los Angeles Lakers eventually lost in the acquisition of Kyrie Irving when he was commercially available when the All-Star guard landed with the Dallas Mavericks. Lakers star LeBron James spoke to ESPN’s Michael Wilbon on Monday and said he was “disappointed” that the trade did not happen but was focused on ending the season strong. “I can’t sit here and say I’m not disappointed not to be able to land such talent, but [also] Someone I had great chemistry with and I know I have great chemistry on the floor who can help you win championships, in my eyes, in my eyes,” he said. “But my focus has shifted now. My focus is shifted back to where it should be and that is now this club and what we have in the dressing room.
– 7:05 a.m