The latest trade winds ...
A fresh round of Weekend dime-dropping brings you up to date on NBA trade scuttle as the annual in-season deadline for making deals (Feb. 10) draws near
It was formally announced one year ago today that Brooklyn had beaten out Philadelphia in the two-team, exclusively Atlantic Division race to acquire James Harden.
One year later, with the NBA's annual trade deadline back in its intended early February slot before All-Star Weekend, time is already running out for Philadelphia (or anyone else) to give this season its own blockbuster.
I asked the question Monday in a Spotify Greenroom session and repeat it now for our This Week In Basketball audience: How will you react to a 2021-22 trade season if the most marquee players to be dealt by the Feb. 10 deadline are Myles Turner, Harrison Barnes and Jerami Grant?
Barring a dramatic change in the Ben Simmons landscape, Indiana's Turner, Sacramento's Barnes and Detroit's Grant are the most notable names currently in play. You can throw Atlanta's John Collins into the conversation, too, but the chances for a Harden-sized deal appear to be dwindling unless the 76ers reduce their expectations for the headliner in a return package … or unless a star from their wish list (Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Jaylen Brown, etc.) is unexpectedly made available over the next three-plus weeks.
It remains unclear, for that matter, if even Grant gets moved. While there is no shortage of interest from contenders in the injured forward …
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