Sometimes non-moves are the story, and that's the case so far today. According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks are leaning towards keeping their core together.
Sources: Atlanta's expressing its intentions to rivals that Hawks plan to keep team intact at deadline, holding onto Horford and key guards.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 18, 2016
Al Horford is the big name on this front around the league, but several players connected to the Sixers -- Jeff Teague and Dennis Schröder -- are contained under this umbrella.
Various rumors have spilled out about Philly and Atlanta in the last 24 hours, with Keith Pompey and Dei Lynam both claiming the Hawks were asking for Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel in potential deals.
Am told Hawks want Okafor or Nerlens in the deal ... That won't happen in my opinion.— Dei Lynam (@dlynamCSN) February 18, 2016
This could very well be a case of posturing from Hawks brass, but either way, the Sixers would be wise to stay out of that sort of deal. Picking up a player like Schröder is one thing, but sacrificing a high-level prospect to do so would be insanity if that is indeed the asking price.
Deadline day appears to be all bluster, but there's a lot of time left before zero hour.