As we approach the official trade deadline (February 9, 3 p.m. ET), kFollow the latest rumors surrounding the NBA – and the latest deals that have been reached – as the deadline approaches.
• Official Trade Tracking
Report: Bulls not interested in dealing LaVine
At No. 9 in the Eastern Conference ahead of Monday’s slate, the Chicago Bulls might seem like a prime candidate to make a big trade. ESPN’s Jamal Collier, however, reports that the Bulls aren’t looking to deal star guard Zach LaVine, but could listen to potential trade offers on fellow Bulls guards Alex Caruso and Coby White.
— 11:26 a.m.
Westbrook’s potential deals likely require future pick
Kyrie Irving was reportedly dealt, and while the Lakers would have been in the mix to land him, that never happened. According to Kyle Goon of the Los Angeles Daily News, if the Lakers want to deal with their former All-Star guard, Russell Westbrook, such trades likely require at least one unprotected first-round pick and possibly more.
Haynes: Suns ready to resume Durant pursuit
When Kevin Durant made his trade request known last summer, the Phoenix Suns were one of several teams believed to be in the running for the star forward from the Brooklyn Nets. Now that Kyrie Irving has reportedly been dealt to the Dallas Mavericks, NBA’s Chris Haynes on TNT reports the Suns are prepared to sue Durant if the team makes him available via trade. Durant has been out of Nets roster since mid-January with a right MCL injury.
— 8:10 a.m.
Reports: Jazz’s Olynyk and Vanderbilt attract interest
The Utah Jazz remain central to the Western Play-In Tournament pursuit and could be active at the trade deadline. According to multiple reports, the Portland Trail Blazers are interested in big man Jarred Vanderbilt, while Steve Bulpett of The Heavy.com reports that the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are both interested in veteran jazz center Kelly Olynyk. Finally, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.com reports that the Jazz may have an interest in acquiring Obi Toppin from the Knicks.
— 8:08 a.m.
Reports: Sixers interested in buying Noel
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of several teams reportedly interested in acquiring big man Nerlens Noel from the Detroit Pistons, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Noel is averaging 2.5 punches, 2.8 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 11.4 minutes per game. He was a former 76ers lottery pick in 2013, spending 2 1/2 seasons there plagued by injuries. According to Pompey, the Pistons might be willing to buy out Noel if he isn’t traded, which could land him in Philadelphia. However, the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets are also interested in Noel.
— 8:01 a.m.