The clock is nearing midnight — or in this case, 3 p.m. — on the NBA trade deadline.
NBA teams have until 3 p.m. ET on Thursday to complete any final transactions before the season’s stretch run. We’ve already seen one blockbuster trade in the Sacramento Kings shipping DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, and there figures to be plenty more drama on deadline day.
Will Paul George and Jimmy Butler get dealt? Will the Boston Celtics finally make a move? We’ll find out over the next few hours, so keep it here for the latest rumors, news and deals in our trade deadline day live blog.
3:07 p.m.: Another NBA trade deadline has come and gone without the Boston Celtics getting involved.
3:04 p.m.: Apparently it was Minnesota who backed out of the aforementioned deal with the Knicks.
3:01 p.m.: The Toronto Raptors, who already acquired Serge Ibaka, also will add P.J. Tucker, according to reports.
2:55 p.m.: Is there a Philly buzzer-beater on deck?
2:52 p.m.: As for that Knicks-Timberwolves point guard-centric deal, no dice as right now, per David Aldridge.
2:51 p.m.: Magic Johnson and the Lakers are getting some things done before the deadline.
2:48 p.m.: Sorry, Celtics fans.
2:47 p.m.: Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks reportedly are shipping Roy Hibbert to the Denver Nuggets.
2:45 p.m.: The Bulls and Thunder reportedly have come to terms on a deal.
2:40 p.m.: Time to pump the brakes on that Ricky Rubio-Derrick Rose trade?
2:38 p.m: Indiana reportedly wants quite the package from Boston in a potential Paul George deal.
2:32 p.m.: We have ourselves a trade, as Houston Rockets guard K.J. McDaniels reportedly is headed to the Brooklyn Nets.
2:30 p.m.: It looks like Andrew Bogut is headed for free agency, after all.
2:28 p.m.: Celtics fans hoping for Paul George might not want to get their hopes up.
2:20 p.m.: The Sixers reportedly have interest in Celtics guard Avery Bradley, but they probably can’t offer Boston a good enough package.
2:15 p.m.: Chicago and Oklahoma City still are trying to hash out a deal.
2:10 p.m.: Apparently the Denver Nuggets also coveted Paul George.
2:05 p.m.: Celtics fans won’t like Adrian Wojnarowski’s latest comments on The Vertical’s trade deadline show.
2:03 p.m.: The Thunder reportedly are interested in what the Bulls are selling.
2 p.m.: We’re down to the final hour. Buckle up, everyone.
1:50 p.m.: With 70 minutes remaining until the deadline, a reminder not to assume all deals are done once the clock strikes 3 p.m.
1:40 p.m.: Meanwhile, on the Jimmy Butler front…
1:32 p.m.: The Celtics once again are dominating NBA trade rumors leading up to the deadline.
1:15 p.m.: Are the Pacers working to set up a Paul George deal?
1:13 p.m.: Right now, the song remains the same: lots of Celtics rumors, no Celtics moves. Yet.
1:05 p.m: We’ll just leave this here.
12:57 p.m.: Here’s the latest on the picks involved in the Mavs-Sixers deal:
12:53 p.m.: The Sixers reportedly haven’t found a landing spot for Andrew Bogut yet, and it might stay that way.
12:45 p.m.: The Celtics are among the teams reportedly interested in P.J. Tucker.
12:37 p.m.: The Knicks and Timberwolves appear serious about a point guard swap.
12:20 p.m.: Here’s a nice wet blanket on the Celtics trade chatter, via the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach:
12:11 p.m.: This report from USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick would be a departure from some previous reports.
There’s also this tidbit from the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett:
12:09 p.m.: It looks like Andrew Bogut won’t be staying in Philadelphia.
11:57 a.m.: The Celtics could enter the mix in the Nerlens Noel-Andrew Bogut trade, per TNT’s David Aldridge.
11:50 a.m.: The Sixers reportedly are getting a coveted big man of their own in return for Nerlens Noel.
11:45 a.m.: Like we said: The action is heating up.
11:44 a.m.: The action is starting to heat up, as the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly are dealing big man Nerlens Noel.
11:34 a.m.: It looks like the Celtics’ 2017 Brooklyn Nets pick is the hang-up in a deal for Paul George.
11:28 a.m.: The Phoenix Suns reportedly are shopping guard Brandon Knight and have set their asking price.
11:21 a.m.: Keep an eye on the Timberwolves as the trade deadline approaches.
11:04 a.m.: The Celtics apparently aren’t interested in dealing rights to Ante Zizic, one of their “draft-and-stash” big men from the 2016 NBA Draft.
11:02 a.m.: The Detroit Pistons are trying to move point guard Reggie Jackson, per Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.
10:50 a.m.: The latest on Paul George from ESPN’s Chris Haynes doesn’t seem to bode well for the Celtics.
10:18 a.m.: The Wolves reportedly are active in their attempts to move Ricky Rubio.
10:06 a.m.: New York apparently wants more than just Ricky Rubio from the Timberwolves if it’s giving up Derrick Rose.
10:04 a.m.: The Celtics aren’t alone in their pursuit of Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker.
9:35 a.m.: The New York Knicks reportedly have their sights on Ricky Rubio.
9:25 a.m.: The Chicago Bulls are heavily involved in this year’s trade rumors, and not just because of Butler.
9:15 a.m. ET: Philadelphia 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor will be an important name to watch Thursday.
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