Judging the Validity of the NBA Trade Deadline Rumors

A rundown of the best and worst ideas as NBA teams get ready to deal.

Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves guards LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on February 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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By Thursday evening, the NBA is either going to look drastically different, not at all different, or will fall somewhere between the two. The NBA’s trade deadline is this Thrusday afternoon, and the idea of players being on different teams in one afternoon than they were on that morning is a very interesting idea. There are a ton of potential rumors that are circulating around the internet, like are the Lakers really going into hoarder mode until next year to make a run at Kawhi? Is the Polish Hammer really heading to LA? So The Ringer put together a list of all the crazy NBA trade deadline rumors.

A (Sad) Good Idea: The Cavs trading Isaiah Thomas

A (Good) Good Idea: The Thunder trading for Jonathan Simmons

A (Could Be Good Or Bad So We Should All Watch) Bad Idea: The Cavs asking LeBron to waive his no-trade clause so they can trade him

A Very Blah Idea: Everything the Atlanta Hawks are doing

An Absurd (But Good) Idea: The Blazers trading C.J. McCollum

An Absurd Absurd Idea: The Wizards trading John Wall

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