2023 NBA trade deadline, February 9th, summary
NBA Trades: Summary of deadline day
The Mavs’ market movement started and ended with Kyrie Irving. Christian Wood will stay in the paint in Dallas at least until the summer.
The Dallas Mavericks had already done their job in the trade market before the clock ran out. The trade for Kyrie Irving left them without two heavyweights on the roster, men who helped bring them to the conference finals last year; guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forward Dorian Finney-Smith.
The controversial Australian-born point guard clearly aspires to create a Herculean association with Luka Doncic, becoming a brand new star in the Texas firmament and throughout the NBA. But that is where it ends. There have been no more changes to the Mavs lineup over the final furlong of the transfer market, and that includes hanging onto Christian Wood, their key man on the inside.
Mike Maestre brings you the full scoop
Winners and losers
It is always a difficult one to talk about winners and losers in trade windows, but it is hard to imagine that the Lakers haven't improved with their roster moves. You have to feel that the Clippers, Suns, Bucks, and Rockets have likewise improved their situation.
The biggest losers in the deal had to be Miami and Chicago, mainly for making no moves at all, as well as the Wizards, Hornets, Raptors, and Blazers.
Several teams came out pretty much breaking even in the trade, notably the Sixers and the Pelicans.
Five more second round picks
This is insane! This makes 32 second round picks now traded today. When did this become a thing?
Lakers are in another league
The Lakers have been... uh... middling at best this season. Not a great squad.
Just when they thought that they had a way out, they got gazumped in the Kyrie Irving deal.
But they came into this trade deadline with a plan. And you know what? They made it work.
They unloaded Westbrook, Pat Bev and Thomas Bryant and added D-Lo, Malik Beasley, Jared Vando, and Mo Bamba.
You know what, LA? It is going to be all right.
2nd round picks galore
So far there have been 27 second round picks traded.
Fire sale in the NBA!
Everybody is getting traded right at the last second. This deadline is insane!
Last minute trading is still hot
The door slams shut in just over 35 minutes but deals are still being done!
Milwaukee and Indiana in a three way deal with Brooklyn
There are lots of potential moves underway as the Bucks work to acquire Jae Crowder in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets for five second-round picks.
Now reports are in that Indiana is getting Jordan Nwora, Serge Ibaka, and George Hill from the Bucks.
Lakers trade Thomas Bryant
The Lakers send Thomas Bryant to the Nuggets for Davon Reed. Jomboy has a theory as to why...
Portland stands firm
For going on seven years now, each NBA trade deadline has brought with it offers for the Trail Blazers star. Will a team in the league finally be able to test Portland's resolve, or will it be business as usual?
With a few hours left, here are the details of the NBA's big day and how it all works, from times, to rules and restrictions, as well as exemptions, we've got you covered with the low down on how it all works.
Looks about right to us...
With the kind of moves that we've witnessed this week, one could definitely be forgiven for thinking that this is in fact the wildest west ever.
Bojan could be on the move
A talented utility player who is good on both sides of the court, it will be interesting to see whether or not the Lakers can make the move before the curtain comes down...
The war of the leagues
Football by all accounts is the Nation's preferred sport and it goes without saying that the Super Bowl is the most watched game. On the other hand, the NBA's trade deadline is bringing with it all kinds of drama. So much so in fact, that some of the shine has been taken off the buildup to Sunday's big game in the NFL.
It ain't gonna be nothin nice out west...
The Phoenix Suns' blockbuster move pretty much gave the Western Conference a shake up and with that the rest of the teams in it have been put on notice.
Everybody takes it differently...
It can be a bewildering time for fans of the NBA. We get it...
A new lease on life for Kyrie Irving
The former Nets star got off to a bright start in Dallas and there was another sporting legend on hand to take it all in.
To hear the Warriors' head coach tell it, there won't be any moves made before the trade deadline. Indeed, the defending champions appear to believe they have all that's required to go the distance once again.
Ain't that the truth...
The Western Conference will have to be on its toes from now on with the arrival of two of the game's best. Like them or love them, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are definitely stars of the game and their shock moves to the West are going to have seismic effects.
It really is!
It's been quite some time since we've seen so many high-progile players on the move and in all likelihood, we've not seen the last of it.
It's February 9th and with that, we'd like to welcome you to our live coverage here on AS USA of the NBA's trade deadline day.
We've already seen Kyrie Irving rock the league with a surprising move to the Dallas Mavericks, as well as the much sought after Myles Turner, who committed to the Indiana Pacers with a hefty extension. Then there was Kevin Durant's blockbuster move to the Phoenix Suns, which to be fair we're still trying to process.
Yet, it's fair to say there still a whole host of questions marks surrounding who will go, who will stay and of course for how much. Not the least of which, is the situation surrounding Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz.
Be sure to check in with us through out the day as we'll be staying on top of just how it all breaks down as we head towards 3:00 p.m. ET when the door swings shut on trades in the NBA.
The Kevin Durant Effect
With Durant's huge move to the Suns, teams are already planning for how to deal with his arrival in the Western Confernce.
The Lakers have found themselves in an awkward position, but there could yet be a way out.
The Spurs are securing their future
It would seem the Spurs aren't playing around with their prospects. With a significant amount of Draft capital, they've definitely assured themselves of two things going forward: A strong negotiating position and future assets regardless of if a move is made or not.
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