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  • Potential Russell Westbrook Landing Spots

    Bleacher Report "Following his trade to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook isn't going to rush into any decisions about his immediate future, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported that Jazz officials have told Westbrook and his agent "that they would welcome him..." February 11

  • Raptors Sign Joe Wieskamp To Multiyear Deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have signed guard-forward Joe Wieskamp to a multi-year contract, the team announced Saturday. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. " February 11

  • Predicting 5 New NBA Players to Hit the Next Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "Here's something to keep that in mind now that we've moved past the 2023 deadline: NBA trade chatter is a renewable resource. When one rumor resolves in the form of a long-expected deal, another arises to take its place. Call it the circle of NBA transactional life. There is..." February 10

  • Nets Pursued Pascal Siakam To Convince Kevin Durant To Stay

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets attempted to convince Kevin Durant to remain with the franchise by indicating they thought they had a chance to add another star either at the trade deadline or in the offseason. Pascal Siakam was one of the players the Nets pursued at the trade deadline, but the..." February 10

  • The bonkers package Raptors declined for O.G Anunoby at trade deadline

    Clutch Points "Contrary to popular expectations, the Toronto Raptors stood pat at the trade deadline. Names such as OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet were popular trade candidates all week long, but no deal materialized for either player. That’s not to say that teams tried their best to pry away..." February 10

  • NBA buyout market tiers: The best players who might be available soon

    The Athletic "Are you strung out from that crazy NBA trade deadline? Or are you ready for more? Because even though the trades are over, the action doesn’t totally stop. Now that we’ve got the trade deadline out of the way, we have just one more transactional hurdle left..." February 10

  • Deals That Should Have Happened at 2023 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "A wild NBA trade deadline week that featured blockbuster deals for Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant was capped off by a deadline day in which second-round picks were flying around like cars on an Oprah taping. For a full recap of the proceedings, dive..." February 10

  • By acting conservatively at trade deadline, Masai Ujiri still put Raptors in a place of risk

    Sportsnet "There is always the chance that it will all make sense in time and the logic of the moves made or not made will seem self-evident in retrospect. But the reverse is also true: that in time — and maybe sooner than later — some decisions will be exposed as overly cautious or..." February 10

  • Anthony Edwards, De’Aaron Fox, Pascal Siakam Named All-Stars

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has officially named Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam as injury replacements for next weekend’s All-Star Game in Salt Lake City. Adrian Wojnarowski of..." February 10

  • Nets Were Offered Four First Round Picks By Unnamed Team For Mikal Bridges

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets received considerable trade interest in Mikal Bridges after acquiring him as part of the Kevin Durant trade, but decided to keep him at the deadline. Bridges is on the first year of a four-year, $90 million extension he signed with the Phoenix Suns before the 21-22..." February 10

  • Nets, Lakers comprise four of the five biggest 'superteam' busts of the last decade

    CBS Sports "With Kyrie Irving getting traded to Dallas and Kevin Durant going to Phoenix, the superteam Brooklyn Nets are officially blown up. What a mess this whole Brooklyn era was. It inspired me to start thinking about the biggest superteam flops of the past decade...." February 10

  • Top-10 NBA buyout candidates and potential landing spots

    Sportsnaut "The NBA buyout market is now seemingly set to grow after the 2023 NBA trade deadline passed on Thursday. There’s a ton of players who were moved during the deadline that could now hit in-season free agency, including new Utah Jazz guard Russell Westbrook and..." February 09

  • Three Russell Westbrook Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "To the delight of most local fans and the disappointment of all content creators, Russell Westbrook's disastrous tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end last night. The former MVP was traded for D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt. The failed..." February 09

  • Grading Every Deal at the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Remember when so many plugged-in people were bracing us for a 2023 NBA trade deadline marked by crickets and fart noises and general inactivity? It turns out they were wrong. Chaos is already reigning supreme in advance of Thursday's 3 p.m. EST transaction buzzer. Kevin..." February 09

  • Warriors reportedly making a run at OG Anunoby

    Golden State Of Mind "The Golden State Warriors might not be done. After trading former No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for five second-round picks (from the Atlanta Hawks), the Dubs are reportedly trying to swing a trade for Toronto..." February 09

  • Ben Simmons involved in numerous trade discussions as Nets blow it up

    Sportsnaut "Who would’ve thought that Ben Simmons would be the last-man standing with the Brooklyn Nets Within a 48-hour period leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, Brooklyn dealt away stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. News early Thursday morning that Durant..." February 09

  • Grizzlies targeting Mikal Bridges, O.G. Anunoby after Kevin Durant trade

    Clutch Points "After a very hot start to the 2022-23 campaign, the Memphis Grizzlies have cooled off in recent weeks. The team owns a 2-8 record over its last ten games and is now just two games ahead of the Sacramento Kings for the two-seed in the Western Conference. And so the Grizzlies..." February 09

  • This Magic-Raptors Trade Sends Fred VanVleet To Orlando

    NBA Analysis "Being a fan of a rebuilding team in the NBA is a funny thing.  The goal is to be bad. For a while. Typically, rebuilding teams seek to maximize their lottery odds. With that said, once they’ve got a franchise player, the calculus changes.  The Orlando Magic..." February 09

  • What's next, Raptors?

    Sportsnet "The old adage is that the team that gets the best player wins the trade. Well – apologies to Khem Birch – the Toronto Raptors won their first deal leading up to the NBA trade deadline decisively. In the wee hours of Thursday morning, ESPN..." February 09

  • Raptors acquiring Jakob Poeltl from Spurs for Khem Birch, a 2024 first and two future seconds

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have reportedly acquired Jakob Poeltl from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Khem Birch, a protected 2024 first-round pick and two future second-round picks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Toronto drafted Poeltl with the ninth overall..." February 09

  • This Nets-Raptors Trade Sends OG Anunoby To Brooklyn

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets are falling apart this NBA season. Aren’t they? On some level, it appears so. Kyrie Irving is gone. James Harden has been gone for a long time. It only feels natural that Kevin Durant would follow suit.  He may. At the same time, the Nets..." February 08

  • Milwaukee Bucks trading Khris Middleton ‘a possibility’ at NBA trade deadline: 3 possible targets

    Sportsnaut "Some around the NBA believe the Milwaukee Bucks could use All-Star Khris Middleton as a chip in a potential blockbuster deal before the trade deadline. There is no denying how important Khris Middleton has been to the Milwaukee Bucks’ success over the last seven seasons. In that..." February 08

  • Teams Reluctant to Trade with Nets amid Kevin Durant Rumors at Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Teams are reportedly hesitant to engage with the Brooklyn Nets ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline because of uncertainty regarding Kevin Durant's future. Speaking on Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective, ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst discussed why the Nets are..." February 08

  • These 4 NBA title contenders must make a move ahead of the NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NBA trade deadline is slowly approaching, causing teams to quickly decide to move pieces or keep their assets to themselves. With some teams already making moves to shake up their roster, four teams need to work rapidly to improve their chances of being legitimate title..." February 08

  • Nic Claxton reportedly a top target of Toronto Raptors before NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "If a blockbuster deal is made between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors ahead of the NBA trade deadline, one Nets player is reportedly a must for the Raptors in any potential trade. The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors are in very different positions in the Eastern Conference..." February 08

  • Lakers Trade Options: Plans B, C, And D

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have been angling to make some sort of splash at the trade deadline, and it is clear that their main objective was to try and trade for star Kyrie Irving. However, they were unable to acquire the point guard, and perhaps now is the time to pivot to other..." February 08

  • Kevin Durant trade market: Breaking down suitors for Nets star and what's changed since offseason

    CBS Sports "So... that didn't take long. It's been less than six months since Kevin Durant tabled his trade request and agreed to rejoin the Brooklyn Nets. In that time, the Nets have fired Steve Nash, tried to hire Ime Udoka, actually hired Jacque Vaughn, suspended Kyrie..." February 08

  • Ranking the 10 Most Lopsided NBA Trades of the Last 5 Years

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline is a stressful time for every team pondering a move. Highlighting some of the most regrettable deals of the past half-decade risks scaring a crop of executives who already seem hesitant to transact. Oh well. Let's do it anyway. Lopsided trades take..." February 08

  • Making the Case For 1 NBA Player to Challenge LeBron James' All-Time Scoring Record

    Bleacher Report "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar set the all-time scoring record on April 5, 1984. Just over eight months later, the player who would go on to break that record was born. On Tuesday, with a fadeaway jumper from the elbow over Kenrich Williams, LeBron James got to 38,388 points for his..." February 08

  • 1 last-minute trade Celtics must make before NBA trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics have cooled off a bit since their extremely hot start to the 2022-23 season, but they still remain the team to beat in the Eastern Conference for the time being. Heading into the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline, they don’t necessarily have to make a trade, but they have a few..." February 08

  • 1 last-minute trade Warriors must make before NBA trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors appeared to have all the makings of a team that would make a rousing second half run. With Stephen Curry back from his midseason hiatus due to a shoulder injury (and perhaps a minor trade or pickup here and there to shore up the team’s weaknesses), the..." February 08

  • If Masai Ujiri decides it is time to retool the Raptors, who could blame him?

    Sportsnet "Who knows what Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri wanted to talk with Pascal Siakam about after practice Tuesday?  Ujiri could have wanted to ask about how his star forward was feeling after a long road trip where Siakam’s minutes have been ramping..." February 08

  • NBA G League Announces 24 Players For Next Up Game

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA G League announced today that G League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson and Timberwolves/Iowa Wolves forward Luka Garza have been named team captains for the NBAGL Next Up Game, which will take place in Salt Lake City during All-Star..." February 08

  • Here's Some Fresh Trade Ideas From Latest NBA Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Domino No. 1 of the 2023 NBA trade deadline came crashing down when the Brooklyn Nets agreed to the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, an unexpected swap that could trigger surprising fallout. Rumors, speculation and possibilities always fly fast and..." February 07

  • 6 Most Realistic Trade Targets For The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have once again been bested out by another team in their pursuit of getting a star player alongside their dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. It was none other than the former Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving who was expected to be traded to the..." February 07

  • Could the Heat pull off a 3-team blockbuster trade for Bradley Beal?

    NBA Analysis "Sometimes, we pay so much attention to certain things that other, important things can fly under the radar. The same thing happens in the NBA. You see it in families. If one child needs special attention, they’ll probably get it. Ideally, it doesn’t come at the..." February 07

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades The Mavericks Can Make After Acquiring Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "The Dallas Mavericks made one of the biggest trades in recent memory as they acquired 8-time All-Star and former NBA champion Kyrie Irving. It was rather shocking to see the deal go through, especially because there might have been even more offers on the table for the services of the..." February 07

  • Toronto Raptors drama unfolding ahead of NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "It was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently that pretty much all of the talks surrounding the NBA trade deadline have involved the Toronto Raptors. Canada’s favorite NBA team is in the midst of a disastrous season in which it currently boasts a..." February 07

  • Lakers Are In 3-Team Trade Talks To Land Tobias Harris And Furkan Korkmaz

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers may have not gotten star Kyrie Irving, but there is still a possibility that the team will make a win-now move ahead of the trade deadline. They have two veteran superstars on their roster in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and they have the..." February 07

  • Lakers Linked To OG Anunoby, Fred VanVleet & Terry Rozier Ahead Of Trade Deadline

    SI "With just a couple of days remaining until the NBA trade deadline occurs, the Los Angeles Lakers remain active in hopes of finding the right deal to help improve this roster. With Kyrie Irving no longer a possibility, the team has shifted to other potential options and the front..." February 07

  • Trade Deadline Panic Meter: How Desperate Is Every NBA Team for a Deal?

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks has already poured gasoline on the 2023 NBA trade deadline fire, potentially setting us up for a lot more action. Of course, some teams shouldn't feel pressure to make a move. Others, like the Nets (following Irving's trade request) and the..." February 07

  • Fred VanVleet Considered 'Most Likely' Raptor to be Traded

    SI "Fred VanVleet's time in Toronto may be nearing an end. The Toronto Raptors lead guard is reportedly considered the team's "most likely" player to be dealt ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, according to Yahoo's Jake Fischer. Toronto has reportedly..." February 07

  • At NBA trade deadline, follow the money on tax-team deals; Indy road trip notes

    The Athletic "If you’re looking for a guiding principle as you try to decipher what teams might do at the upcoming NBA trade deadline, let me offer you this one: Follow the money. It’s more true this year than almost any other, as we enter the trade deadline with an..." February 07

  • NBA trade deadline: What can Raptors and Pelicans offer each other?

    The Athletic "Trade deadline week is here. The New Orleans Pelicans’ 10-game losing streak might have dampened their enthusiasm for making a win-now trade, but no potential buyer has as much to offer a seller as the Pelicans. The inverse is true of the Toronto Raptors. With..." February 07

  • Pascal Siakam breaks silence on increased trade chatter as deadline approaches

    Clutch Points "With the February 9th NBA trade deadline only two days away, many of the league’s players and executives have their attention turned to the Toronto Raptors organization. Despite heading into the 2022-23 campaign with legitimate playoff expectations, the Raptors own just the..." February 07

  • This Nets-Raptors Trade Sends Fred VanVleet To Brooklyn

    NBA Analysis "What do you do when it all falls apart? NBA teams need to make the same decisions. You can put your head down and admit defeat. Some people will. Alternatively, you can pick up the pieces and start over.  Sometimes, a contender will fall apart in the blink of an..." February 06

  • Raptors' Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam Interest Nets in 3-Team Kyrie Irving Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Toronto Raptors may end up being involved with the Brooklyn Nets as a third team in the deal that will send Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks. According to NBA reporter Marc Stein, one of the "possibilities for expanding the Kyrie Irving-to-Dallas trade" before..." February 06

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen After Kyrie Irving Deal

    NBA Analysis "Every year, the NBA’s trade deadline is an exciting day. February 9th ought to be no exception this season.  At the same time, most years, a big deal or two goes down ahead of the deadline. Call it a primer. Usually, two teams reach an agreement before the last possible..." February 06

  • Mavs Acquisition Of Kyrie Irving Is Not Yet Official, Hinges on Third Mystery Team

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Mavericks’ blockbuster trade for star point guard Kyrie Irving is slated to be made official at some point on Monday. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that it is not yet done. The NBA insider goes on to note that the Mavericks and..." February 06

  • 7 ideal Kevin Durant trade scenarios ahead of NBA’s Feb. 9 deadline

    Sportsnaut "Now that the Brooklyn Nets have granted Kyrie Irving’s trade request, it leaves the entire organization’s future in question. The same goes for Kevin Durant, who had intentions of winning an NBA title with Irving in Brooklyn. Now as the former NBA MVP remains the lone superstar in..." February 06