3:05 p.m.: The Celtics didn’t completely stay put today.
2:59 p.m.: And there ya go: Anthony Davis isn’t going anywhere, at least not until the season ends.
2:57 p.m.: The deadline is moments away, but there’s also a lot of buyout chatter.
2:50 p.m.: This is an interesting deal for both teams.
2:43 p.m.: And we’ve got another big one, as the Philadelphia 76ers are moving on from 2017 No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz.
2:38 p.m.: Memphis is selling off parts, but it looks like Mike Conley won’t be one of the players the Grizzlies deal.
2:34 p.m.: The next few months are going to get even more interesting.
2:31 p.m.: The Blazers and Kings reportedly are swapping former first-round draft picks.
2:29 p.m.: The Lakers are doing it, they’re making a trade … just not that trade.
2:24 p.m.: It’s not looking good for the Lakers or for Anthony Davis for that matter.
1:53 p.m.: And we have our first legitimate surprise of the day, as the Toronto Raptors have swooped in and are about to acquire Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
1:50 p.m.: This is an interesting wrinkle in the Anthony Davis saga. It sounds like he’s not going anywhere, and if he doesn’t, he reportedly expects to play.
1:15 p.m.: And yet another Eastern Conference contender is making a move to get a little better.
12:58 p.m.: Milwaukee is following Philadelphia’s lead and getting some reinforcements for the stretch run.
12:30 p.m.: The 76ers have reportedly made a small move to boost their depth.
12:03 p.m.: And then there’s this.
11:55 a.m.: If you’re a Celtics fan who wants the team to acquire Anthony Davis, this is good news for you.
10:26 a.m.: It’s looking like a very busy day for the Memphis Grizzlies.
10:22 a.m.: It feels like this trade has been in the works for weeks, but there’s apparently still work to do in order to get it across the finish line.
9:43 a.m.: Harrison Barnes apparently was told that he could be traded Wednesday and was given the option of sitting out the game. He chose to play and was later traded to the Sacramento Kings.
9:13 a.m.: Technically, Zach Randolph is now a Dallas Maverick, but the veteran forward may ultimately end his season elsewhere.
8 a.m. ET: One of the most important days on the NBA calendar is here, and the basketball world is waiting to see if a generational talent will be on the move.
The NBA trade deadline is just hours away, and all eyes are on Anthony Davis ahead of Thursday afternoon’s 3 p.m. ET deadline. Will the New Orleans Pelicans honor the former No. 1 overall pick’s trade request? And if they do, will they be able to find common ground with the Los Angeles Lakers in order to do so? Or will the Pelicans hold on to Davis until the offseason when a team like the Boston Celtics can get involved?
There are plenty of questions with Davis and across the league, and Thursday is the day many of those questions will be answered.
We’ll be following all the latest news and rumors leading up to 3 p.m., so be sure to keep it here throughout the day.
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