3:19 p.m. ET: Looks like we might be done here!
What did you think about this deadline day?
3:07 p.m. ET: If you were hoping that a Celtics deal might slip through the wire after the deadline, we’ve got bad news.
Isaiah Thomas, your thoughts?
3:01 p.m. ET: The Raptors have gotten better. According to Woj:
Tucker is averaging 7 points and 5.7 rebounds this season.
He came cheap.
We’re past the deadline … deals will trickle in for the next 15-20 minutes.
2:56 p.m. ET: There are some minor deals going on.
2:47 p.m. ET: Is this just one final instance of posturing from the Pacers, or is Paul George officially off the market?
2:45 p.m. ET: Another trade! Roy Hibbert to Denver.
2:43 p.m. ET: Looks like Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson are going to OKC.
2:40 p.m. ET: Ohhhhh, Isaiah. You scamp.
2:32 p.m. ET: It looks as though Andrew Bogut will be hitting the free-agent market. Not surprising — once word got out that he was a buyout candidate, why would a team give up anything of value to get him?
2:29 p.m. ET: If you want Paul George, you can get him. But you’re basically only getting him for a little over one season.
That message has been delivered throughout the day, but not quite as forcefully. That obviously hurts Larry Bird’s leverage in negotiations with any interested party.
2:24 p.m. ET: Apparently the Sixers are trying to pry Avery Bradley from the Celtics … without much success.
2:11 p.m.ET: A trade! (Maybe!) Dougie McBuckets, on the move! (Perhaps!)
2:03 p.m. ET: Adrian Wojnarowski said that the Celtics have no traction on any of the big deals that have been rumored.
1:45 p.m. ET: If you wanted to get Jimmy Butler … you may have missed your chance.
1:18 p.m. ET: Get excited, folks.
1:11 p.m. ET: All quiet so far on the Celtics’ talks with Indiana and Chicago. Key words: “so far.”
Marc Stein says … there’s a chance.
12:52 p.m. ET: When the Sixers acquired Andrew Bogut, it was understood that they wanted to flip him to a new team. Adrian Wojnarowski now reports that Bogut and the Sixers will work on a buyout if they can’t find a landing spot by the deadline.
11:59 a.m. ET: David Aldridge tweeted that the 76ers could be looking to flip the newly acquired Andrew Bogut in another trade, with the Celtics being a “possibility” for a the center’s next destination.
11:48 a.m. ET: Wojnarowski tweeted that the Philadelphia 76ers are trading Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson, and a conditional first-round pick.
11:45 a.m. ET: Wojnarowski updated his previous tweet, saying that the Celtics’ Nets pick has now entered the trade conversation for Paul George.
11:34 a.m. ET: Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the Celtics and Pacers had “preliminary talk” on Paul George, but there won’t be “real dialogue” until the Celtics’ draft pick from the Nets (presumably 2017) is part of the deal.
10:58 a.m. ET: The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett is reporting that the Celtics are still “hoping for a blockbuster,” but it appears that Danny Ainge would be happy holding onto his most prized assets.
10:36 a.m. ET: Something to keep in mind on the Paul George front …
That means he can either be had for cheap … or he can’t be had at all.
10:30 a.m. ET: You can add Reginald Shon Jackson to the names of players potentially on the move today:
10:29 a.m. ET: It seems as though the Raptors are intent on getting better today.
10:20 a.m. ET: Furthering the earlier report about Ricky Rubio, it appears he’ll be on the move today in some capacity:
9:33 a.m. ET: The Celtics would presumably have some interest in P.J. Tucker. But they may not be the only Eastern Conference contender looking to add him.
9:31 a.m. ET: This wouldn’t qualify as surprising news.
And this might not even qualify as news:
9:25 a.m. ET: Adrian Wojnarowski has checked in with his first note of the day. Not exactly a Woj-bomb, but still:
Rubio is averaging 8.9 points, 8.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game in his 32 minutes per night for Minnesota.
9:15 a.m. ET: As it becomes widely believed that the Celtics might not make a move on account of getting a top-two pick, Brian Robb says … not so fast.
9:01 a.m. ET: It’s early, so the rumors aren’t flying too furiously yet. But add one name to the list: Taj Gibson.
Stein’s other early report: Jahlil Okafor would like to go to Chicago, if he had his choice.
8:43 a.m. ET: As the basketball world wakes up, here’s a look at the trades that have already been made this week.
The Pelicans got:
The Kings got:
7:30 a.m. ET: Well, folks. We’ve made it. After weeks and weeks of rumors, it’s finally here. Trade deadline day.
We may see some big names moved around the league. Perhaps Paul George, or Jimmy Butler, or Andre Drummond, or Jahlil Okafor, or some other name that’s not on our radar just yet. That’s the beauty of deadline day.
The one guarantee is that by 3 p.m. ET, there will be no more rumors, no more scuttlebutt and no more speculating. The deals will be done, and the teams will be set as they gear up for their playoff runs.
But before we reach that point, we’re going to have a busy day. So, to try to keep things organized, we’ll be on top of every report and rumor that’s sent flying around the basketball world on Thursday right here in the live blog. Check back throughout the day for the latest rumblings and reports on what is sure to be an exciting day around the NBA.