2016 NBA Trade Deadline Live: Latest Rumors, News, Updates As Teams Deal

by NESN Staff

February 18, 2016

The NBA trade deadline finally has arrived.

General managers have until 3 p.m. ET on Thursday to make their final roster upgrades before the NBA playoffs, or in some cases, make moves that will clear salary cap space for summer free agents or acquire draft picks for a rebuild.

There haven’t been too many trades finalized over the last few days, which sets the stage for what could be a very busy and exciting deadline.

Keep it right here all Thursday for the latest rumors, news and deals in our trade deadline day live blog.

3:33 p.m.: An update on the Anthony deal:

3:28 p.m.: Joel Anthony’s tenure with the Detroit Pistons reportedly didn’t last long.

3:18 p.m.: The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly sent Lance Stephenson to the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade involving Jeff Green.

3:06 p.m.: At least one deal happened at the last minute…

3:03 p.m.: Keep in mind that reports of trades still can trickle in after the deadline, but as of now, it looks like this season’s deadline was quite uneventful.

3 p.m.: The deadline officially is here, and Dwight Howard still is a Rocket.

2:54 p.m.: Big man Ryan Anderson looks like he’s staying with the New Orleans Pelicans.

2:43 p.m.: The first major deal of the deadline reportedly has gone down, as the Phoenix Suns will send Markieff Morris to the Washington Wizards.

2:40 p.m.: It appears the Rockets have moved on from trying to deal Dwight Howard.

2:30 p.m.: So much for those Thaddeus Young rumors. Apparently the Nets are staying put.

2:21 p.m.: Here’s the latest on the Celtics’ plans, or lack thereof:

2:18 p.m.: Point guard Brian Roberts’ tenure with the Miami Heat lasted all of three days.

2:13 p.m.: With the deadline just over 45 minutes away, Orlando Magic guard Shabazz Napier is a player to watch.

2:08 p.m.: Apparently the Celtics’ talks with the Cavs regarding Kevin Love never really got far.

1:57 p.m.: A Dwight Howard update from Adrian Wojnarowski.

1:55 p.m.: At least the Cavs will have plenty of center depth in the playoffs.

1:45 p.m.: Some more news from ESPN’s Marc Stein.

1:32 p.m.: The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t been the subject of too many rumors today, but it looks like Roy Hibbert is available for the right price.

1:30 p.m.: The Oklahoma City Thunder finally have found another small forward who can provide some scoring.

1:20 p.m.: Teams that need a point guard will have to look elsewhere.

1:05 p.m.: No bold trades from Mark Cuban’s team before the deadline.

1 p.m.: The Atlanta Hawks have made their first trade of the day. How many more will we see?

12:45 p.m.: The action is heating up in the last two hours.

12:40 p.m.: We have another trade! The Cavs are acquiring a center who can stretch the floor with quality outside shooting.

12:25 p.m.: Things are starting to pick up a bit, as the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons have struck a deal involving former Boston Celtic Marcus Thornton.

12:21 p.m.: Here are more details on the Jarnell Stokes trade, which indeed looks like a salary dump:

12:11 p.m.: Pau Gasol apparently still is on the table for the Chicago Bulls, who reportedly are in talks with the Sacramento Kings regarding a trade.

12:03 p.m.: Here’s the latest on the Dwight Howard saga, although we’re still not ruling anything out:

12 p.m.: We have an actual trade! It’s not much of one, but hey, it’s something.

11:45 a.m.: The Utah Jazz seem determined to add a point guard before the deadline.

11:35 a.m.: The Boston Celtics could use another frontcourt body.

11:30 a.m.: The Houston Rockets are a team to watch as 3 p.m. nears.

11:25 a.m.: Just like that, the anticipation is gone, mostly. Or maybe the Atlanta Hawks are hoping to drive up the price?

11:20 a.m.: Welcome to the Nets, new general manager Sean Marks. Your first four hours on the job will include very important decisions.

10:45 a.m.: This confirms Adrian Wojnarowski’s tweet below (not that Woj needs confirmation).

10:05 a.m.: Let’s see if this remains the case at 3 p.m.

9:57 a.m.: Not surprising at all.

9:55 a.m.: Joe Johnson’s scoring and outside shooting would’ve helped a contending team.

9:50 a.m.: Markieff Morris is an intriguing target for teams needing size and scoring in the paint.

8:35 a.m.: This is an interesting move by the Philadelphia 76ers less than a year after drafting Jahlil Okafor.

8:05 a.m.: The Rockets and Jazz have discussed a Ty Lawson-Trey Burke swap, per ESPN’s Marc Stein.

7:50 a.m.: Include the Hornets among the teams who’ve tried to acquire Dwight Howard.

7:30 a.m.: Here’s a few updates on the Cavs.

7 a.m.: The most notable player moved Thursday could be Dwight Howard.

6:55 a.m.: The Utah Jazz have a lot of backcourt depth, and point guard Trey Burke would be a nice addition at the right price.

6:30 a.m. ET: Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert are expected to remain with the team through the deadline.

READ: Recap of Wednesday’s rumors and news >>

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