It’s time for a mindset shift, y’all. One of the most exciting NFL seasons in recent memory is now in the books after Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs buried the 49ers Sunday. Now, it’s time to turn our focus to hoops.
The NBA season is, of course, well underway, with All-Star Weekend (Feb. 14-16) fast approaching. The playoff chase is on. While the Bucks are Lakers have looked like the class of the league, the Raptors are red hot and the Clippers are starting to pull things together. Vegas thinks Houston has a pretty good shot, too.
The NBA transaction wire has been relatively silent for a while – save for the Jordan Clarkson (to Utah) and Jeff Teague (to Atlanta) deals – but that’s about to change. The home stretch of the season will all but certainly be impacted by trades that occur right before the impending deadline (Thursday at 3 p.m. ET). Get ready to furiously refresh your Twitter feed.
While it’s unclear how many big names will be moved this year, we all know that NBA trades can come out of nowhere, especially when you factor in that the league is pretty wide-open right now. Contenders will be looking to upgrade and there are certainly enough players available that could put some teams over the hump. Could that be Kevin Love? Marcus Morris? Derrick Rose? Stay tuned.
We recently ran through 10 players likely to be traded, but much has already changed in the weeks since. Here are the biggest NBA trade rumors right now.