On Monday, the Mavericks and Nets officially completed a deal that sent All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to Dallas. That transaction may only be the beginning of a busy stretch, as several teams are jockeying for playoff positioning.
Which players could be on the move before the final buzzer sounds?
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 2023 NBA trade deadline.
When is the 2022 NBA trade deadline?
Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
Time: 3 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. PT
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, Feb. 9. The cutoff point is 3 p.m. ET, though the news of some trades may emerge shortly after that deadline.
Who are the top potential targets at the NBA trade deadline?
O.G. Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr. and Fred VanVleet: Anunoby could be the biggest name to watch at the deadline, but he isn’t the only Raptors player worth monitoring. Multiple contenders will be calling president Masai Ujiri and general manager Bobby Webster.
Malik Beasley, Mike Conley Jr. and Jarred Vanderbilt: After a 10-3 start, the Jazz have dropped down below .500. The slide back to No. 10 in the Western Conference standings may push Utah to unload a few of its assets in a market with plenty of buyers but not many sellers.
Bojan Bogdanovic: The Pistons forward will be one of the most popular targets at the deadline — if he is truly available. Detroit is reportedly looking for at least an unprotected first-round pick in exchange for Bogdanovic.
John Collins: So, are the Hawks going to keep Collins past the deadline — again? He would be a nice midseason addition, but he has nearly $80 million left on his contract, which could scare off certain suitors.
Jae Crowder: Yep, he’s still just hanging out in Phoenix. Trade talks involving Crowder may intensify now that the Suns have sorted out their ownership situation.