NBA trade deadline live: Tracking latest updates, news

Is a blockbuster trade in the works on NBA trade deadline day?

Teams have until 3 p.m. ET on Thursday to make deals, and we already saw two moves come through Wednesday night: The Miami Heat reportedly are acquiring Andre Iguodala and sending Justise Winslow to the Memphis Grizzlies, while the Philadelphia 76ers are landing Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III from the Golden State Warriors.

The Boston Celtics don’t appear poised for a big splash, but they still have reported interest in several players, including Washington Wizards big man Davis Bertans, Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris and old friend Evan Turner.

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The pieces all will fall into place over the next several hours. To keep you up to date, below is a running live blog of all the latest updates, rumors, and completed deals from around the Association, Celtics-related or otherwise. (All times Eastern.)

3:30 p.m.: Isaiah Thomas might be hitting the open market, as he’s not staying on the Clippers as part of their three-team trade, per The Athletic’s David Aldridge.

The Clippers will not be keeping Isaiah Thomas, acquired today from Washington in three-team deal with Knicks that brought Marcus Morris to LA and send Moe Harkless/picks to NYC, per league source.

— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc)

3 p.m.: The Celtics are standing pat at the deadline, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach.

Per league sources, the Celtics did not make a trade prior to the 3 p.m. deadline.

— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach)

2:55 p.m.: Turns out Isaiah Thomas is on the move … to the Clippers along with Marcus Morris as part of a three-team deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Clippers, Knicks and Wizards have agreed to a three-team trade that will land Marcus Morris and Isaiah Thomas with the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. Jerome Robinson will join the Wizards, Moe Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick to the Knicks.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

2:48 p.m.: Keep an eye on the Celtics with under 15 minutes to go before the deadline…

Per sources: One of the teams heavily engaged around the league in trade talks is the Boston Celtics. Boston has picks to move and young players as well. Celtics have been looking bench scoring/shooting, and possible another 4/5.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA)

2:35 p.m.: Here’s more context behind that Pistons-Cavaliers trade involving Andre Drummond, courtesy of Kevin O’Connor:

The Pistons essentially dumped Andre Drummond because they wanted to avoid the possibility he opted into his $28.7 million contract next season, per league sources.

So Detroit clears cap and Cleveland gets a discount opportunity to see what Drummond can do with Sexton & Garland.

— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA)

2:30 p.m.: With 30 minutes to go, might former Celtics star Isaiah Thomas be on the move?

Hearing that the Washington Wizards may have a trade lined up for Isaiah Thomas. As @CandaceDBuckner just reported, the Wizards picked up Shabazz Napier.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA)

2:20 p.m.: Here’s a shocker: The Pistons reportedly are trading Andre Drummond, after all.

Cleveland is finalizing a trade for Detroit’s Andre Drummond, league source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

Pistons will receive Brandon Knight, John Henson and a second-round pick form the Cavaliers for Andre Drummond, per sources.

— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA)

2:15 p.m.: The Clippers have their man in Marcus Morris, per Shams Charania.

Knicks are finalizing a deal to send Marcus Morris to the Clippers for Moe Harkless and other assets, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Sides still working on exact additional players/picks.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania)

1:40 p.m.: Kevin O’Connor has the latest on Washington Wizards big man Davis Bertans. The Celtics currently own three first-round picks in the 2020 NBA Draft: Their own, Memphis’ top-six protected pick and Milwaukee’s top-seven protected pick.

Washington’s demand for Davis Bertans is two first-round picks, per league sources. Bertans will be an unrestricted free agent and the Wizards would like to re-sign him if they keep him. The Celtics one of multiple playoff teams with interest in acquiring Bertans.

— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA)

1:30 p.m.: The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly are trying to land Marcus Morris from the New York Knicks, via The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor:

The Clippers remain aggressive pursuing a trade for Knicks forward Marcus Morris, per league sources. Their offer includes Moe Harkless, two young players, and a draft pick.

— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA)

1:05 p.m.: We have a blockbuster! The Golden State Warriors are sending D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a trade that involves Andrew Wiggins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski:

Timberwolves 2021 pick protected to No. 3, and becomes unprotected in 2022, per sources. Minnesota kept pushing for Russell, who it has wanted since summer free agency and finally got the point guard Gerssson Rosas imagined pairing with KAT.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

Golden State has agreed to trade D’Angelo Russell to Minnesota for a deal that includes Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Warriors will send Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to Timberwolves too.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

12:15 p.m.: Here are the full details of that Heat-Grizzlies trade, per Adrian Wojnarowski:

Miami has agreed to trade Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Memphis for Andre Iguodala, Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder, league sources tell ESPN. No picks in the deal.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

11:57 a.m.: Former Celtic Jae Crowder is headed to the Heat — along with Solomon Hill — as part of their trade for Andre Iguodala, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Memphis has traded forward Jae Crowder to Miami as part of Andre Iguodala deal, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania)

Miami will send Dion Waiters to Memphis in return, Charania reports.

11:20 a.m.: Don’t expect Christian Wood to go anywhere before the deadline, according to The Athletic’s Jay King.

10:35 a.m.: Andre Drummond was a potential big man option for the Celtics, but it sounds like the Pistons won’t move him, per Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.

9:50 a.m.: Boston also made an unsuccessful run at Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood, The Athletic’s James Edwards III reports.

9:03 a.m.: The Celtics apparently had interest in both Burks and Robinson before they landed in Philly, per freelance NBA reporter Keith Smith.

Told Boston was in on Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III, but Golden State would not take take any salary back. Boston wasn’t willing to waive players who have guaranteed money extending into next season. Lack of roster spots is working against the Celtics a little right now.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA)

8:45 a.m.: The Heat reportedly are expanding their trade with Memphis to include the Oklahoma City Thunder, who could send Danilo Gallinari to Miami, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Miami and reps for OKC’s Danilo Gallinari were working on a contract extension overnight to help finalize three-team trade, league sources tell ESPN. The challenge: Miami’s desire to preserve cap space for 2021. He can become a free agent this summer.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

8:40 a.m.: The Celtics are mostly interested in adding a “center or traditional power forward” if they make any move before 3 p.m., the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett reports.

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