2023 NBA trade deadline buzz: Feb. 8 edition

The Lakers, Timberwolves and Jazz are reportedly making a 3-team deal that could rock the Western Conference playoff race.

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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Report: Suns is about to acquire Durant

The Phoenix Suns are about to strike a deal with the Brooklyn Nets that would send 13-time All-Star Kevin Durant to Phoenix ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Wojnarowski reports the Suns are sending Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks and a 2028 pick swap for Durant and TJ Warren.

Durant wanted to move and new Suns owner Mat Ishbia was pushing to close the deal on the eve of the NBA trade deadline.

Get Suns:

Get nets:

  • Mikal Bridges
  • Cam Johnson
  • Jae Crowder
  • 4 first round picks
  • 2028 selection swap

TNT’s Chris Haynes adds that trading a Collaboration between Durant and the Netsand the two sides part on good terms.

There is optimism that Durant can return from his MCL injury after the All-Star break.

– 1:11 a.m

Report: Raptors take over Poeltl from Spurs

Nearly five years after being sold to San Antonio in the Kawhi-Leonard trade, Jakob Poeltl is returning to Toronto, according to the report ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Spurs will get a protected first-round draft pick of 2024 and two future second-round picks, according to Woj Khem Birch.

Drafted by Toronto in 2016, Poeltl is averaging 12.1 points and 9.1 rebounds this season.

– 12:55 a.m

Report: Blazers trade Hart for Knicks for Reddish

The New York Knicks have reportedly reached an agreement to acquire Josh Hart from the Portland Trail Blazers ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Portland will receive Cam Reddish and a protected future first-round pick in return.

Hart, who won the national title at Villanova alongside current Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson, shoots a career-best 50.4 percent from the field and grabs a career-high 8.2 rebounds.

Reddish, selected by Atlanta in the 2019 NBA Draft, averaged 8.4 points in 20 games with the Knicks this season.

– 10:07 p.m

Reports: Lakers deal with Westbrook, acquisition of Russell in 3-team deal

The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a deal that would send guard Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz and take on Minnesota guard D’Angelo Russell in a three-team, eight-player deal that also includes Utah guard Mike Conley to the Timberwolves sends. ESPN And the athlete reported Wednesday evening.

The Lakers would also bring Utah’s Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt into the eight-player swap.

Los Angeles receives:

  • D’Angelo Russell
  • Malik Beasley
  • Jared Vanderbilt

Minnesota receives:

  • Mike Conley
  • Nickelil Alexander Walker
  • 2024 2nd Round Pick Swap (via WAS-MEM)
  • 2025 Second Round Pick (via UTA)
  • 2026 2nd round of voting (via UTA)

Utah receives:

  • Russell Westbrook
  • Juan Toscano Anderson
  • Damien Jones
  • 2027 First Round Selection (via LAL)

All players involved have been briefed on the trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Jazz is expected to buy Westbrook once the deal closes, per TNT’s Chris Haynesadding that the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers may be interested in signing the nine-time All-Star.

– 8:34 p.m

Several teams are interested in Gordon

As the Houston Rockets’ most experienced player, Eric Gordon has played an important role for this young team. As the trade deadline nears, Gordon is also attracting interest from the Phoenix Suns and LA Clippers, according to The Athletic’s Kelly Iko. If he doesn’t trade by Thursday’s deadline, Gordon could be a takeover candidate.

– 12:20 p.m

Vucevic hopes the Bulls’ core remains intact

The Chicago Bulls have flirted with being (and not) in the picture of the play-in tournament all season. After Tuesday’s 104-89 away loss to Memphis, Chicago fell to 27-28 as their disappointing season continues. After the game, Bulls center Nikola Vucevic told the Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley that he would like the core of the team, Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan, to stay in place. “There are many ways we fit together. Just because we build that chemistry. Also, all three of us – Zach [LaVine]DeMar [DeRozan] and myself – are at a point in our careers where we want to win and get there. When you put all of that together, it makes a lot of sense to give us a chance and keep working on it. If the three of us take that lead and play the way we have to play, we could be a good team.”

– 8:26 a.m

Report: Sixers target several big men

The Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz could be orbiting each other in a potential deal, writes Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Sixers are reportedly targeting jazz great Jarred Vanderbilt in a trade that would bring defensive-minded swingman Matisse Thybulle to Utah, reports Pompey. Aside from Vanderbilt, the Sixers are also showing interest in Detroit Pistons center Nerlens Noel and former 76ers center Andre Drummond (now with the Chicago Bulls).

– 8:06 a.m


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