Lots of rumors, not a lot of action.
The NBA's much anticipated trade deadline has come and gone. A whole lot of nothing went down.
The biggest trade of this deadline period came over the weekend when the Sacramento Kings shipped DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. Today, outside of the Nerlens Noel to Dallas trade, the league was relatively quiet.
All-Stars Paul George, Jimmy Butler and Carmelo Anthony are all staying put. The Knicks and Wolves were reportedly in talks for a point guard swap, but couldn't get a deal done.
At the finish line, league sources say, New York was prepared to trade Derrick Rose for Ricky Rubio straight up. But the Wolves balked.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
Jahlil Okafor, who was being shopped by Philly, is staying with the Sixers.
The Celtics, with all of those draft picks at their disposal, decided to stand pat and will make their run at the Cavs with the pieces they already have in place.
Sources: Pacers asking for 3 of 4 from group of Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, and Jaylen Brown + 2017 Nets pick for Paul George.— Mike Ortiz Jr. (@xOrtiz4x) February 23, 2017
Woj says Bulls wanted core players from C's rather than young/future assets for Butler so they could "reshape the franchise on the fly" lmao— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) February 23, 2017
Take a look at all of deals that did go down during this trade deadline period.
Corey Brewer and 1st round pick to Lakers
Lou Williams to Rockets
PJ Tucker to Raptors
Jared Sullinger, '17 and '18 2nd round picks to Suns
Anthony Morrow, Cameron Payne and Joffrey Lauvergne to Bulls
Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson, '18 2nd round pick to Thunder
Nerlens Noel to Mavericks
Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson + 1st round pick (1-18 protected) to Sixers
Sources: If Sixers do not receive Mavs top-18 protected pick this season, it converts to 2 2nd-round picks: Mavs 2nds in 2017 and 2018.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) February 23, 2017
KJ McDaniels to Nets
Heavily protected 2nd round pick to Rockets
Roy Hibbert to Nuggets
Protected 2nd round pick to Bucks
Bojan Bogdanovic, Chris McCullough to Wizards
Marcus Thornton, Andrew Nicholson + 1st round pick to Nets
Mike Scott to Suns
$$$ to Hawks
Tyler Ennis to Lakers
Marcelo Huertas to Rockets
Sources: The Lakers will send guard Marcelo Huertas to the Rockets in Ennis deal. The Rockets will waive Huertas.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017