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NBA trade deadline 2020: Feb. 3 roundup

The latest rumblings and reported deals as the Feb. 6 deadline nears

From NBA Twitter and media reports

The NBA trade deadline is less than a week away. Already this season, a handful of deals have taken place (which you can keep track of here). As we close in on the official trade deadline (Feb. 6, 3 p.m. ET), talks of other deals will continue.

Keep up with the latest rumblings around the NBA — and the latest deals that have been agreed to — as deadline day approaches.

Latest Headlines

Report: Iguodala willing to sit out season

Report: Rockets shopping Capela

Nuggets in trade chatter; eyeing Holiday?

Iguodala to be dealt or bought out?

Report: Cavs’ Thompson available

Warriors may be unlikely to trade Russell

Will Chicago get into mix?

Report: Mavs eyeing small forwards

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Report: Iguodala prepared to sit out season

Andre Iguodala wants a new home with a contender, but if Memphis is unable to reach a trade that meets its liking, the former Finals MVP is reportedly willing to sit out the remainder of this season. The news, via David Aldridge of The Athletic, emphasizes the Grizzlies’ season-long desire to acquire assets in exchange for Iguodala rather than simply waive him for nothing. The 36-year-old has not played a game since being traded to Memphis last offseason. The surprising Grizzlies, meanwhile, sit in eighth place in the Western Conference.

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Report: Rockets shopping Capela

The Houston Rockets have not been shy in recent seasons about pulling the trigger on a trade. This season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets are shopping center Clint Capela in trades with Eastern Conference teams — particularly three-way trades that might allow Houston to nab the draft assets to get an impact wing player. So far, the Rockets reportedly have had discussions with the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics about a potential Capela deal.

> More on Capela trade chatter

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Nuggets eyeing Holiday?

The Denver Nuggets are in the thick of the mix for the No. 2 spot in the West, standing 1/2 game behind the LA Clippers for that spot. To get to the next level, though, the Nuggets might have to consider a major trade. Mike Singer of The Denver Post and Zach Lowe of ESPN (in his roundup of rumors league-wide) report that the names of Gary Harris and Malik Beasley have been linked in rumored discussions for New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. Both stories note, however, that for Denver to pull off such a trade, it would be a heavy lift for all sides involved.

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Will Iguodala get dealt?

In case you forgot, the Memphis Grizzlies acquired former Finals MVP Andre Iguodala in early last summer via a trade with the Golden State Warriors. Since then, he basically hasn’t been around the Grizzlies as they’ve sought to trade him. Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports that as much as Memphis may be hoping to trade Iguodala, they may have to settle for buying him out instead.

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Report: Cavs make Thompson available

A 13-37 mark and the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference has the Cleveland Cavaliers looking like a team building for next season. Because of that, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reports the Cavs have made veteran forward Tristan Thompson available in trades. According to Haynes, the Cavs are in “asset accumulation mode” and are willing to deal Thompson. The 28-year-old big man is having a career season, averaging 11.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.

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Warriors may be unlikely to deal Russell

The Minnesota Timberwolves aggressively pursued guard D’Angelo Russell last summer, but failed to acquire him and he ended up with Golden State. He’s now on the Warriors and while talk of Russell being on the Wolves’ trade radar has bubbled up lately, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports it would “take a lot” for them to part with Russell before they can see him play alongside Stephen Curry again.

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Bulls in tough spot for trades

Chicago continues to stay in the chase for No. 8 in the Eastern Conference, standing just 3 1/2 games behind the Orlando Magic for that spot. However, the Bulls may not be likely to pull of any trades, writes Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times. The Bulls have dealt with plenty of injuries this season — most notably to big man Wendell Carter Jr., forwards Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter and guard Kris Dunn — that have stunted the player-evaluation process for the Bulls

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Report: Mavs seeking small forward

The Dallas Mavericks are the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference and are trying to stay with earshot of the No. 4 seed (currently held by the Utah Jazz). All-Star guard Luka Doncic is set to miss the next few games with his right ankle injury and that, combined with the West hierarchy, could lead Dallas to seek a trade. Per Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News, the Mavs have recently “kicked tires” on small forwards such as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Hornets and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of the Toronto Raptors.

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