How the Trail Blazers are Approaching the Trade Deadline
With less than a week to go until the Feb. 8 deadline, it's been a slow-developing market across the NBA. Here's where everything stands.
In the leadup to the Feb. 8 trade deadline, the market has been slow to develop across the NBA.
A few big deals have already been done, earlier than usual. Toronto finally committed to a teardown, sending O.G. Anunoby to New York and Pascal Siakam to Indiana. Miami sent Kyle Lowry’s expiring contract and a future first-round pick to Charlotte for Terry Rozier. A handful of teams have made smaller deals to move money around. But compared to last year, when out-of-nowhere blockbusters sent Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to new teams, this trade deadline figures to be relatively quiet. (Unless LeBron James gets traded. Nothing actually surprises me anymore.)
But the Trail Blazers have a few things up in the air that could be resolved in the next four days, or not.