The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline is less than a week away and trade rumors are flying fast. Here are the accumulated news, notes, and tidbits on Friday, February 1st.
The Bulls and Thunder are making a swap.
Sources: Chicago is finalizing a trade to acquire Oklahoma City's Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and cash considerations.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 1, 2019
Wesley Matthews may be on his way out of New York.
The Knicks have heard from at least one team interested in trading for veteran Wes Matthews, league sources told ESPN. If the Knicks don’t trade Matthews, he’d be a candidate for a buyout. His contract expires after this season.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 1, 2019
Houston is actively watching to see if he enters the buyout market https://t.co/lzjFc9fthG— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) February 1, 2019
See our feature about the potential of Matthews coming to Portland here.
Marc Stein has the Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies talking about swapping point guards.
Utah has had exploratory discussions with Memphis on a potential swap headlined by Mike Conley and Ricky Rubio in advance of next week's trade deadline, according to league sources.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 1, 2019
Anthony Davis gives a remote cold shoulder to the Boston Celtics.
Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Boston Celtics aren't a preferred destination long-term for New Orleans star Anthony Davis, and in Davis’ mind, remain a rental option.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 1, 2019
The Dallas Mavericks not only got the best player in their trade with the New York Knicks, they create further flexibility:
Dallas created a $12.9M trade exception as part of the deal with New York, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 1, 2019
Stay tuned for more.