The NBA trade market is heating up ahead of Thursday’s deadline. We’ll keep you abreast of everything going on right here.
- Are the Knicks looking for yet another forward?
- The Phoenix Suns are rumored to be closing in on Luke Kennard:
Possible package gaining traction for Kennard, per sources: Jevon Carter, Elie Okobo and a first-round pick. Suns imagine Kennard as a 30 minute-plus per game floor spacer to complement Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre, Jr., and Ricky Rubio. https://t.co/1iw2iqPmq2— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2020
- The New York Knicks have reportedly finally realized that a team consisting almost entirely of power forwards is unsustainable:
The Knicks and Hornets have had trade talks involving Julius Randle, per league sources.— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 4, 2020
- The Houston Rockets seem intent on moving center Clint Capela if they can get a wing player in return:
Capela could be a way for the Rockets to get the draft asset(s) the team needs to flip for a wing player, per sources. Rockets talks around the league suggest they'd like to acquire a wing and a center before deadline. https://t.co/DhyeBOl2eV— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 3, 2020
- Another team in need of a big-man upgrade has emerged in talks with Houston:
ESPN Sources: Another team engaged with the Houston Rockets in trade talks for center Clint Capela: The Boston Celtics.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 3, 2020
The Golden State Warriors have been rumored to want to flip D’Angelo Russell before the deadline, and the Timberwolves have been the team most publicly linked to Russell. Things appear to have changed there:
Barring a sudden change, the Warriors are unlikely to trade D'Angelo Russell to the Timberwolves before the deadline, per league sources. https://t.co/A4QyqYKreh— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) February 3, 2020
- Despite acquiring two All-Stars this offseason, rival executives expect the Clippers to be active in the trade market this week:
And, as noted here Jan. 23, lots of rival teams are anticipating at least one trade this week from the Clippers, who have been pursuing a big and a wing even after their home-run summer acquisitions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George https://t.co/T8tBLCIBa2— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 3, 2020
- The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly made Tristan Thompson available: