NBA commerce deadline updates: Nets teardown continues after transport Kevin Durant to Suns

It is perhaps Super Bowl week, however the NBA has refused to remain out of the highlight.

Whereas LeBron James grew to become the league’s all-time main scorer on Tuesday evening, groups have been shoring up for the stretch run earlier than the NBA commerce deadline.

And there is nonetheless time for extra wheeling and dealing.

There stays loads of consideration on the Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Warmth, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz.

Will the Jazz proceed promoting to speed up their rebuild? Do the Raptors get a haul of first-round picks in return for OG Anunoby? Can the Lakers salvage their season?

Observe for the newest updates and evaluation because the deadline looms.

What time does the NBA commerce deadline finish?

Groups have till 3 p.m. ET to conform to offers.

Nets flip Jae Crowder to Bucks

Lower than 12 hours after buying Jae Crowder from Phoenix within the Kevin Durant deal, the Brooklyn Nets have made one other deal involving the veteran ahead. The Nets shipped Crowder to the Milwaukee Bucks for 5 second-round picks, an individual aware of the deal tells USA TODAY Sports activities.

The particular person requested anonymity as a result of the commerce had not but been finalized.

Crowder hasn’t performed in any respect this season as Phoenix had been trying to commerce him. In Milwaukee, he ought to bolster the Bucks bench together with his protection and 3-point taking pictures.

What to look at for within the subsequent few hours?

Will the Toronto Raptors make a deal that features buying and selling Fred VanVleet or OG Anunoby? The Raptors have monetary choices to make within the subsequent two offseasons and could also be compelled to deal with these points now in a commerce.

Brooklyn is probably not completed making strikes. It’s clear now they’re rebuilding, and good groups will inquire concerning the availability of Mikal Bridges, who the Nets simply acquired from Phoenix within the Kevin Durant deal. Denver and Memphis, the highest two groups within the Western Convention, ought to be seeking to strengthen their rosters after the strikes Phoenix and Dallas (buying and selling for Kyrie Irving) made.

The Los Angeles Lakers, who reached a deal to amass D’Angelo Russell on Wednesday, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans are different groups looking for roster enhancements.

Celtics get Mike Muscala from Thunder

Center Mike Muscala has scored in double digits nine times this season for Oklahoma City, including two of his last three games.

Middle Mike Muscala has scored in double digits 9 occasions this season for Oklahoma Metropolis, together with two of his final three games.

The Boston Celtics have added some depth with the acquisition of heart Mike Muscala from the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder in change for ahead Justin Jackson and two second-round picks, an individual aware of the deal tells USA TODAY Sports activities.

The particular person requested anonymity as a result of the deal had not but been finalized.

Muscala, 31, is in his tenth NBA season and is averaging 6.2 factors and a couple of.4 rebounds for the Thunder. Muscala, who beforehand performed for the Hawks, Lakers, 76ers, is taking pictures 39.4% on 3-pointers this season, giving Boston a stretch massive off the bench.

Jackson, 27, is a six-year veteran, averaging 0.9 factors and 0.7 rebounds for the Celtics.

Suns purchase Kevin Durant from Nets

The Nets, who traded guard Kyrie Irving to the Mavericks on Sunday, moved one other considered one of their key gamers within the early hours Thursday morning.

Kevin Durant will probably be heading to the Suns together with ahead T.J. Warren as Brooklyn pivots to a completely new franchise paradigm.

Durant, a 13-time All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP, joins a Suns squad that is barely over the .500 mark (30-26) and fifth within the Western Convention as All-Star Weekend approaches. Phoenix, nonetheless, has been a top-two seed within the convention every of the previous two seasons, together with No. 1 within the West final 12 months.

Who did the Suns hand over for Kevin Durant?

Heading again to the Nets for Durant and Warren will probably be Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder and 4 first-round picks. The Nets and Suns will even make a choose swap in 2028.

Kevin Durant harm replace

Durant has been out since Jan. 8 with a sprained MCL.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes not too long ago reported that Durant wouldn’t return in time for the All-Star Game. It could be the third consecutive 12 months that Durant would miss the annual event.

Nets coach Jacque Vaughn stated on Tuesday that Durant acquired excellent news from his physician however had not been cleared. His timetable remains to be to be decided.

“I will not step on, cross that line a bit bit, however what I’ll say (is) the times are including up, and he has progressed,” Vaughn stated.

Lakers commerce Russell Westbrook, purchase D’Angelo Russell

Feb. 8: In a three-team commerce, the Lakers reached a deal to commerce guard Russell Westbrook to the Jazz and purchase guard D’Angelo Russell from the Timberwolves in a deal that additionally consists of Utah sending guard Mike Conley to Minnesota. The Lakers will even get Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt from Utah. Minnesota additionally will obtain Nickeil Alexander-Walker and picks, and the Jazz will get Juan Toscano-Anderson and a first-round draft choose from the Lakers.

Spurs commerce Jakob Poeltl again to Raptors

Feb. 8: The Toronto Raptors have reached a deal to amass San Antonio Spurs heart Jakob Poeltl for Khem Birch, a protected 2024 first-round draft choose and two second-round picks, in line with ESPN. The Raptors drafted Poeltl, 27, with the ninth total choose within the 2016 NBA draft and he performed two seasons with the Raptors earlier than he was traded to the Spurs as a part of the deal that despatched Kawhi Leonard to Toronto.

Knicks commerce Cam Reddish for Josh Hart

Feb. 8: The New York Knicks are buying and selling for taking pictures guard Josh Hart. In change the Knicks are sending small ahead Cam Reddish and a protected future first-round draft choose to the Portland Path Blazers, in line with ESPN.

Kings commerce for Kessler Edwards

Feb. 7: The Brooklyn Nets acquired the draft rights to David Michineau (thirty ninth choose within the 2016 draft) from the Sacramento Kings for ahead Kessler Edwards and money concerns.

Spurs purchase Dewayne Dedmon from Warmth

Feb. 7: The Miami Warmth traded heart Dewayne Dedmon and a 2028 second-round choose to the San Antonio Spurs for money concerns. This deal offers the Warmth further room beneath the luxurious and two open roster spots in the event that they wish to make one other deal earlier than the deadline.

Rui Hachimura to the Lakers

Jan. 23: The Washington Wizards traded Rui Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kendrick Nunn and two second-round draft picks.

Noah Vonleh to the Spurs

Jan. 5: The Boston Celtics traded Noah Vonleh and money concerns to the San Antonio Spurs for a second-round choose.

Observe NBA reporter Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter @JeffZillgitt

This text initially appeared on USA TODAY Sports activities: NBA commerce deadline live tracker: Basketball’s newest buzz, updates

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