NBA trade rumors: Latest news, buzz as deadline approaches

Sunday February 19th, 2017

All-Star weekend is here, and the 2017 NBA trade deadline is days away.

Teams have until Thursday at 3 p.m. ET to get deals done. The moves have already begun in earnest, with Serge Ibaka headed to Toronto from Orlando and Mason Plumlee joining Denver from Portland. Jahlil Okafor and a number of other big names are believed to be on the block.

The Kings reportedly dealt star center DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans on Sunday night.

Check back for updates as the trade deadline approaches.

• The Kings have traded DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Kings will send rookie guard Buddy Hield (last year‘s first-round selection), guard Tyreke Evans, a 2017 first-round pick and Philadelphia’s 2017 second-round pick in the deal. The deal also includes Langston Galloway, who is expected to be waived.

• The Bulls are seeking a combination of picks and established young players in any trade for Jimmy Butler. (CSN New England)

• Boston continues to seek a “blockbuster” move, rather than a deal that would make them just incrementally better. (CSN New England)

• The Pistons and Magic have discussed a deal that would involve Reggie Jackson going to Orlando for Jeff Green and D.J. Augustin. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Real Madrid’s teenage star Luka Doncic, a likely top selection in the 2018 draft, has signed with agent Bill Duffy. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Paul Millsap is off the block, but the Hawks are “actively” looking to upgrade at the deadline. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

• The Raptors aren’t planning to deal any of their young assets after moving for Serge Ibaka. (Toronto Star)

• The Sixers remain very active regarding everyone save for Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. (Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders)

• In a radio interview with Sirius XM, Anthony Davis affirmed his desire to stay with the Pelicans long-term. Davis also said he will be involved in helping the Pelicans bring back free agent to-be Jrue Holiday. (ESPN)

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