It’s here! NBA Trade Deadline Day! Did you think it would never come? Haven’t we had enough trades in the past week?
Only a few hours of madness remain. Who is moving? Who is staying? What is Masai Ujiri thinking about?
Ujiri is not usually a trade deadline guy... except when he is. Remember 2017, when he went out and grabbed Serge Ibaka and then flat stole P.J. Tucker?
Like that year, the feeling here is that the Raptors have a real window, but a very short one, and that may make Ujiri itchy. Will it be enough to make a deal? Is there a deal to be made?
Discuss in the comments below!
And stay hydrated. And warm! And be sure to hit up SB Nation’s rumour tracker to stay up-to-date on the latest.
Oh, and while you wait for the latest Woj bomb, be sure to hit up our recent Raptors-related trade coverage:
Daniel Hackett, as always, has your master look at the Raptors cap sheet and the types of deals they can make.
Conor McCreery wonders if the right trade is trading Kyle Lowry.
Josh Kern (hey, that’s me!) has your initial reaction to the 76ers’ acquisition of Tobias Harris, and Conor counter-punches with a look at what it means from the Clippers side — and Kawhi Leonard’s impending free agency.
More Conor? More Conor! He’s in with Sully Akbari and Thomas Mooney on this week’s HQ Roundtable, where they discuss trade targets, the buyout market and more.
I’ve also got the rundown on the one move the Raptors have already made, sending Malachi Richardson to Philadelphia to save a few bucks on the cap sheet.
12:05 p.m.: The Rockets have traded James Ennis to Philadelphia, for the right to swap second-round picks in 2021.
Sources: Houston is trading James Ennis to Philadelphia.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019
Bucks will send Jason Smith and Stanley Johnson to Pelicans for Mirotic, per source. https://t.co/D28YlR6zQ5— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
1:15 p.m.: The Rockets have traded Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Pacers, along with a second-round pick. The Pacers intend to waive both players, apparently.
Houston is trading Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Pacers, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
Sources: Rockets will send only a second-round pick to Pacers, no cash in deal. Pacers will waive Stauskas and Baldwin.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
1:50 p.m.: The Memphis Grizzlies are trading Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green to the Los Angeles Clippers for Avery Bradley.
Memphis has traded Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green to the Clippers for Avery Bradley, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
1:55 p.m.: This is it! Oh man: The Memphis Grizzlies are trading Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors for Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles, Delon Wright and a 2024 second-round pick. Give yourselves a moment to pick your jaws up off the floor.
Toronto is planning to send Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Milles and a 2024 second-round pick to the the Grizzlies for Gasol, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
2:30 p.m.: The Los Angeles Clippers are sending Mike Muscala to the Los Angeles Lakers for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac.
The Clippers are trading Mike Muscala to the Lakers for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
Less than 30 minutes to go!
2:35 p.m.: We are into the Skal Labissiere for Caleb Swanigan leg of the trade deadline, I see.
The Kings have traded Skal Labissiere to the Blazers for Caleb Swanigan, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
2:35 p.m.: The Memphis Grizzlies are steal dealing, sending Shelvin Mack to the Atlanta Hawks.
The Grizzlies have traded guard Shelvin Mack to the Hawks, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
2:45 p.m.: The Philadelphia 76ers are sending Markelle Fultz (!) to the Orlando Magic for Jonathan Simmons and picks.
Orlando is sending Jonathon Simmons, OKC first-round pick, and Cleveland second-round pick for Fultz. https://t.co/gW23j7DAIU— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019
3:01 p.m.: Last one! The Boston Celtics are sending Jabari Bird to Atlanta, opening up a roster spot for the buyout market.
Boston trading guard Jabari Bird to Atlanta, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 7, 2019
Looks like that’s it for today! Thoughts? Concerns? Did the Raptors do enough to keep up with Philadelphia and Milwaukee? Sound off in the comments!