The 2016 NBA Trade Deadline has arrived. It's the one day a year to stay glued to your phone, waiting on mobile alerts from Adrian Wojnarowski, Marc Stein and the rest of the reporting world. Prepare for everything or nothing!
We'll have you covered from every possible angle today, but for when you just have some general thoughts on the deadline, this can be your one-stop shop. While you were sleeping, here were a few of the smaller news issues that began to spill out last night:
- Per Woj's trade buzz column from last night, the Kings are actively pursuing a deal centered around Chicago's Pau Gasol. One problem -- they can't offer a deal using their pick because of Philadelphia's stake in pick-swap rights. The Sixers are reportedly asking for a sweetener to allow the deal to go through.
- Stein went on a late-night binge of reveals, including this tidbit about Jahlil Okafor and the availability of the Sixers big men:
As for Jahlil Okafor ...— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 18, 2016
ESPN sources say Sixers indeed have listened to pitches this week but NOT looking to trade any of their bigs unless it's a motherlode offer— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 18, 2016
- Keith Pompey reports the Sixers are in the market for, "a prized point guard." Whatever that means. Pompey went on to say that an 11th hour follow-up with the Hawks regarding Jeff Teague or Dennis Schröder isn't out of the question.