NBA trade deadline 2020: Feb. 5 roundup
The latest rumblings and reported deals as the Feb. 6 deadline nears
From NBA Twitter and media reports
The NBA trade deadline is just one day away (Feb. 6, 3 p.m. ET). Keep up with the latest trade rumblings around the NBA as deadline day approaches. If you missed anything from Tuesday, catch up on it here. For all deals that are official, visit the NBA.com Trade Tracker.
Latest Trade Deadline Headlines
• Reports: Burks, Robinson headed to Philly
• Covington, Capela on move in 4-team deal
• Report: Rose likely to stay with Pistons
• Reports: Hawks reacquire Dedmon for Len, Parker
• Reports: Grizzlies extend-and-trade Iguodala to Heat
• Report: Outlook cloudy on Kennard to Suns
• Report: Teams inquiring about Lakers’ Caruso
• Report: Suns fielding calls for Oubre
• Report: Knicks interested in Russell, not close on deal
• Report: Rockets closing in on deal for center
• Report: Pelicans content to keep Holiday
• Clippers reportedly eyeing centers in trades
• Report: Cavs want pick for Thompson
• Wizards unlikely to deal Bertans
• Pacers reportedly looking to deal Leaf
• Report: Knicks, Lakers talking Kuzma
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The Golden State Warriors are trading Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III to Philadelphia 76ers for three second-round picks, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic. The picks are expected to include one each in 2020 (via Dallas), 2021 (via Denver) and 2022 (via Toronto). ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Philadelphia was pursuing additional trades to open roster spots and avoid having to waive two players.
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After much smoke surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves reported pursuit of D’Angelo Russell, the Wolves are a part of a four-team trade with the Hawks, Nuggets and Rockets that shifts Robert Covington and Clint Capela (among others) to new locales. All four teams confirmed the terms at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of The Athletic late Tuesday night.
In the trade, the Rockets get Covington and Jordan Bell from the Wolves and the Hawks’ 2024 second-round pick. The Hawks get Capela and Nene from the Rockets. The Nuggets get the Wolves’ Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh, the Rockets’ Gerald Green (who is injured) and Houston’s first-round pick in 2020. The Wolves get the Nuggets’ Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt as well as the Hawks’ Evan Turner and the Hawks’ 2020 first-round pick via the Brooklyn Nets.
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Derrick Rose, whose on-court resurgence has continued in controlled fashion with the Detroit Pistons, is likely to remain with the franchise that signed him in July, according to a report from Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. Goodwill indicates the former Kia MVP would like to stay with Detroit despite the Lakers, Clippers and Jazz making inquiries, and that it would take a lottery pick on offer for the Pistons to “seriously consider” a move.
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The Atlanta Hawks are continuing to bolster their frontcourt rotation, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who indicates the Sacramento Kings will send Dewayne Dedmon to the ATL, along with a pair of second-round picks originally belonging to the Rockets (2020) and Heat (2021). In exchange, Alex Len and Jabari Parker are headed to Sacramento. Dedmon had a breakout two-year stint with the Hawks after latching on in 2017-18; a summer signing with Sacramento fizzled once it came time to hit the hardwood — Dedmon’s averaged only 15.9 minutes across 34 games, a drop of nearly 10 per game from last season in Atlanta. On the Kings side, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the reported deal would free up a significant amount of cap space for the coming offseason, potentially allowing Sacramento to match offers for restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic.
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The Miami Heat have traded for veteran swingman Andre Iguodala, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Miami has also reportedly agreed to a 2-year, $30-million extension with the 2015 NBA Finals MVP. Wojnarowski adds that Justise Winslow will headline the return package, and Miami is also working with Oklahoma City to acquire Danilo Gallinari. Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers were attempting to make a deal for Iguodala, but couldn’t sway Memphis.
Iguodala hasn’t played for the Grizzlies since being traded by the Warriors over the summer; with the team’s approval, he’s been on standby, apart from the rest of the roster until further notice. Iguodala played in 68 games for Golden State in 2018-19, averaging 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 23.2 minutes.
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Updating a Tuesday item that had guard Luke Kennard potentially headed to Phoenix for a first-rounder and a few players, a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski indicates the potential deal has been scuttled due to disagreements over protections on the pick.
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Multiple teams reportedly are inquiring about Lakers guard Alex Caruso, according to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The 25-year-old undrafted guard has quickly become a fan-favorite in Los Angeles during his first three seasons in the league. In 46 games with the Lakers this season, Caruso is averaging 5.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18.4 minutes. According to Eric Pincus of NBA TV and B/R, the Lakers have received more calls about Caruso “than just about anyone else” on their roster.
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The Suns reportedly are listening to trade offers for forward Kelly Oubre Jr., according to a report from Marc Stein of the New York Times. The Suns (20-30) have struggled with injuries this season, but remain just 5.0 games out of the No. 8 seed in the West. The Suns acquired Oubre from the Wizards in a trade last season and re-signed him to a 2-year, $30 million contract in the offseason. In 48 games this season, Oubre is averaging career-highs for points (18.5) and rebounds (6.7) in 34.3 minutes.
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Former All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell has been involved in several trade rumors over the past couple of weeks. The latest team reportedly interested in the 23-year-old guard is New York, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic. However, per Charania, the Knicks have not included enough in their offers to entice the Warriors, who acquired Russell in a sign-and-trade with the Nets last summer. The Timberwolves also reportedly were interested in Russell, but the Warriors moved on from those conversations yesterday, according to Charania.
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The Rockers were part of the reported four-team, 12-player mega-deal on Tuesday that saw them part with their starting center, Clint Capela, to acquire Robert Covington from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Houston is apparently working quickly to fill its center-sized hole by closing in on a deal for one, reports Kelly Iko of The Athletic. Houston is speaking with two unnamed Eastern Conference teams, Iko reports, about a center. Additionally, the Rockets are willing to take on additional salary in exchange for assets in a trade.
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As one of the top two-way guards in the NBA, the Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday is a name on the minds of many a team as the trade deadline nears. He’s having another solid season, averaging 19.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.3 apg and 1.7 spg … and it appears he may not be going anywhere come Feb. 6. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the Pelicans have yet to receive the kind of overwhelming offer it would take to pry Holiday from their roster.
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Elite teams in the NBA are often some of the first to find a way to get better at the trade deadline, and the LA Clippers could be a part of that group. Andrew Grief of the Los Angeles Times reports the Clippers are active in trade talks about centers and lengthy wings and guards who can score. They’re also keeping tabs on former Pacers guard Darren Collison, who recently retired but last month was said to be mulling an NBA return.
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Veteran big man Tristan Thompson was reportedly made available in trades earlier this week, and now it seems the asking price for him may be set. According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cavs want a first-round pick in return in any trade involving Thompson. The Athletic reported on Tuesday that Thompson’s camp wants him traded before Thursday and per Fedor, multiple teams have expressed interest in Thompson. The Los Angeles Times‘ Andrew Grief reported Tuesday that Thompson is not a focus of the Clippers right now.
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Davis Bertans has been a true success story for the Washington Wizards this season and his 3-point marksmanship was rewarded Tuesday with a spot in the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest. Bertans’ shooting ability and overall game have made him an enticing potential trade target, too. However, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports that while the Wizards have gotten many offers for Bertans, they don’t plan to trade him. In fact, they have designs on re-signing him this summer, Buckner reports.
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After two-plus seasons, it appears the Indiana Pacers are ready to part with former first-round pick T.J. Leaf. The power forward, who is averaging 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game this season, has appeared in just 22 games (and just one game since Jan. 1). J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star reports the Pacers are trying to move the forward after they have become unhappy with the big man’s development.
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The New York Knicks reportedly have had “exploratory conversations” with the Los Angeles Lakers about acquiring forward Kyle Kuzma, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Lakers may have interest in adding Knicks veteran forward Marcus Morris, who reportedly has received interest from “several contenders”, according to Charania. Kuzma, who is in his third season with the Lakers, is averaging 13.0 points and 4.2 rebounds over 39 games this season for the West-leading Lakers.