With the NBA trade deadline looming, there are several deals that appear on the horizon.
The 2017 NBA trade deadline is just around the corner. Squads have until Thursday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. ET to make deals happen, whether they’re looking to add pieces for a playoff run, jettison stars to build for the future or unload cap space.
- The New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers are in trade discussions about center Jahlil Okafor. Can the Pelicans come up with a package sweet enough to make the Sixers pull the trigger?
- The Chicago Bulls have also reached out to Philly about bringing Okafor home to the Windy City.
- Also out of Chicago. The Bulls are interested in Chris Bosh if he decides to return to the court.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Lance Stephenson to a 10-day contract.
- The Cleveland Cavaliers are not planning on trading forward Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony (or anyone else). Not with LeBron James calling the rumors “trash”. The Cavaliers were reportedly originally interested in doing a deal for Anthony, though, as long as the asking price was lowered.
- Either way, the Knicks are reportedly “determined” to unload Melo.
- It seems DeMarcus Cousins won’t be included in any trades, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac said.
- The Kings have been active in other trade talks, and could trade Darren Collison and Kosta Koufos before the deadline.
- ikola Vucevic, Serge Ibaka, forward Jeff Green and possibly guard C.J. Watson from the Orlando Magic could be had in a trade before the deadline
- The Brooklyn Nets have been open to trading Brook Lopez all year, but their asking price has remained too steep and has not budged as the trade deadline approaches.
Look out for updates as the NBA trade deadline approaches.