NBA Trade Deadline Day: When Very Little Happens

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Open thread for today's NBA trade deadline. What's going on?

The Warriors traded for Laker point guard Steve Blake yesterday, giving up Marshon Brooks and Kent Bazemore for the privilege.  This might be about as big a deal as we see this week.

Or perhaps you prefer Brooklyn acquiring Marcus Thornton in exchange for Jason Terry.

Today is the NBA trade deadline, and I would be surprised if anything particularly big happens. But we can have fun with rumors, anyway.

In truth, it's hard to even find rumors to be excited about this morning; the attempts to generate buzz seem half-hearted at best.

A comment on the Peter Vecsey tweets that Kevin Love informed the Wolves he's planning to opt out and sign elsewhere: first of all, we all know he's opting out.  That is not in question.  The "sign elsewhere" is the point.  I seriously doubt that Love has been as clear as Vecsey writes about his future intentions.

I have absolutely no inside information, but while if I had to guess right now, my assumption would be that he will leave, I also think the Wolves have very little choice but to hang on to him and hope to convince him to re-sign when the time comes. They aren't getting a good deal in the next six hours.

In other words, I don't think there is news here.

I think the Wolves would like to move J.J. Barea, but it isn't so easy without taking back an even worse contract (see the Tay Prince rumors, a deal which, as I understand it, was actually nixed more by the Wolves then the Grizz, as they didn't want to take on that Prince deal).

I would be surprised if the Wolves do anything today. If they do, it isn't going to be a needle mover.  I wouldn't expect to see any big needle movers anywhere in the league today, but let's keep our eye out.

Who knows where Gary Neal might wind up?

Talk amongst yourselves.

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