National Basketball Association trade deadline preview: Analyzing Tobias Harris deal, discussing the biggest rumors

Arnold Nichols
February 7, 2019

We'll continue to keep you posted on further trades in the National Basketball Association as the deadline nears tomorrow afternoon.

Whether they keep the picks, or try to parlay them into a blockbuster trade of their own, the Clippers are nicely stocked for the future - one which they hope includes some big-name free agents, as they'll have plenty of cap space in the summer, especially now that they don't have to worry about re-signing Harris.

The big return for the Clippers comes with those picks.

On Tuesday night, ESPN reported that the Sixers had agreed to trade a young player, some good picks, and an expiring contract for a major offensive weapon, whatever Boban is, and an underrated stretch four.

The Clippers re-stocked the roster with pieces for the future.

According to O'Connor, that's not yet a done deal as there is some dispute over the protections of that draft pick.

Rookies Landry Shamet and Wilson Chandler and center Mike Muscala are headed to LA. Harris is in the midst of a career-year, putting up 20.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, while shooting over 42 percent from downtown.

The Philadelphia 76ers already made an "all-in" trade during the 2018-19 season, acquiring soon-to-be free agent swingman Jimmy Butler after his relationship with the Minnesota Timberwolves deteriorated. The guys give Sixers general manager Elton Brand a ton of credit for making such strong moves just 140 days into his tenure as GM. The Hornets would seemingly be pretty motivated to get a deal done, as adding a veteran big man like Gasol could really go a long way in helping them reach the playoffs in a relatively wide-open Eastern Conference.

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