Which teams will check for updates? Which reception offices are ready to sell? Yes, it’s about time, the NBA trade deadline is fast approaching.
The Nets kicked off the trade season in January by acquiring James Harden from the Rockets as part of a huge four-team deal. Now the question is how much more action we will see amid one of the most unpredictable periods in NBA history.
Here’s everything you need to know before the 2021 NBA trade deadline.
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When is the NBA trade deadline?
- Date: March 25, 2021
- Time: 3 pm ET
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, March 25. The cut-off point is 3pm ET, although news from some exchanges may emerge shortly after that deadline.
Who are the main targets at the NBA trade deadline?
Bradley Beal, Wizards: The NBA’s leading scorer only appears here so we can put an end to the rumors. Washington has consistently rejected the idea of trading Beal, and Beal has never indicated that he wants to be traded. according to Shams Charania and Fred Katz of The Athletic. Feel free to jump on the trading machine and create hypothetical deals, but Beal won’t be leaving Washington unless there is a major change in his relationship with the franchise.
Kyle Lowry, Raptors: Wait, going from best player in franchise history? Yes, the Raptors can consider that option. Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that if the Raptors and Lowry decide it is best to separate, Lowry would prefer to join the 76ers. (That’s a big “yes” with Toronto still in the playoffs picture.)
Nikola Vucevic, Magic: Several teams have expressed interest in the All-Star center, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, including the Celtics, Heat, Hornets and Spurs. However, the asking price will be high because Vucevic is in the middle of a career year and has a contract for two more seasons.
LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs: Anonymous sources are not required. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich just came out and said Aldridge won’t be with the team moving forward while San Antonio works on trade scenarios.
“We have mutually agreed to work some opportunities for him, and that will be elsewhere. So he won’t be with the team in the future. “
– Gregg Popovich on the Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge mutually agreed to part ways. pic.twitter.com/CCXk0w9x04
– FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) March 11, 2021
Andre Drummond, Cavaliers: The 27-year-old is still out of play as the Cavs look for the best possible trade package. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that Cleveland is “playing tough” and just won’t give Drummond away.
PJ Tucker, rockets: Multiple contenders have expressed interest in Tucker, who fits in anywhere but may not be the only Houston player on the trading block. A deputy general manager told Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report that the Rockets will “burn down the house” and start a rebuild.
UPGRADE: Tucker is heading to Milwaukee, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Sources: Houston will trade the 2022 first-round pick from PJ Tucker, Rodions Kurucs and Bucks to Milwaukee for DJ Augustin, DJ Wilson and the 2023 unprotected first-round pick. Houston is also right to trade its 2021 second-round pick by the Milwaukee FRP pick unless he falls 1-9.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2021
NBA trade news and rumors
• Spurs bench LaMarcus Aldridge as they work to trade him
• Why did Blake Griffin sign with the Nets? Brooklyn’s latest addition offers a simple answer
• Celtics target Pistons’ Jerami Grant, but won’t catch him
• Kyle Lowry prefers 76ers if the Raptors move him before the deadline.
• Bucks, Lakers among teams expressing interest in Rockets’ PJ Tucker
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.