The NBA trade deadline is less than a week away, but only two trades have been made so far. A handful of teams could be deadline-day sellers, and a few names have been floating around the league as potential trade targets.
When is the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline?
The deadline for trades is 3 p.m. ET on February 9. Yahoo Sports will be tracking all trade rumours, news, players and teams to watch ahead of the deadline.
Reports: Kyrie Irving Demands Trade From Nets; should sit until it is finalized
A week after being voted the 2023 NBA All-Star Game starter, Brooklyn Nets mercurial guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, preferably before Thursday’s deadline, according several reports Friday. Irving recently began talks with the Nets about a long-term contract extension, but those talks have stalled, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks would be trade destinations for Irving, according to Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Suns are “one of the few teams capable of facilitating a deal”, Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes reported. The Mavericks front office has ties to Irving and was previously interested in Irving, ESPN’s Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon said.
On Sunday, Haynes announced that Irving would not play until a trade was completed. The Los Angeles Clippers are also said to be in the running to acquire Irving, according to ESPN.
2022-23 NBA Trades
The Washington Wizards traded Rui Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kendrick Nunn, a conditional 2028 second-round pick and a 2029 second-round pick, the teams announced Jan. 23.
The Boston Celtics have traded Noah Vonleh and cash consideration to the San Antonio Spurs for a future conditional second-round pick, the teams announced Jan. 5. Spurs subsequently waived Vonleh.
Which NBA players could be on the move?
Kyrie Irving: The Brooklyn Nets guard reportedly requested a trade on Friday as long-term contract talks fell through. The Lakers, Suns and Mavericks have reportedly emerged as potential trade partners.
Jae Crowder: The forward is out this season after requesting a trade from the Phoenix Suns during the offseason. He’s looking for a multi-year contract extension and the Suns are looking for a quality player in return. There hasn’t been a pull on a deal yet.
OG Anunoby: The Toronto Raptors forward is one of the most talked about players on the trade market. He is a young and talented player who could immediately help a team in the qualifiers. Yahoo Sports Canada’s Steven Loung explores six trade destinations for Anunoby.
John Collins: Is this the year of the Atlanta Hawks Finally switch Collins? The striker always seems to pop up in the trade rumors but so far no deal has emerged.
D’Angelo Russel: The Minnesota Timberwolves goaltender is in the final season of his contract and could be an easy-to-trade asset. Yahoo Sports’ Jake Fischer recently detailed the fluid situation.
Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley: After last summer’s cleanup, Utah Jazz CEO Danny Ainge might still want to tinker around the edges. What the Jazz gained in trades between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell was far more than anyone bargained for, propelling the team to a record over .500 and in contention for the playoffs. If Ainge wants to change fortunes either way, Clarkson and Conley could be on the move.
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