The 2018 NBA trade deadline is less than a month away, and our team of reporters is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors around the Association.
2018 NBA trade deadline key dates
Jan. 5: 10-day contracts may be signed
Jan. 10: All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
Jan. 15: Deadline to sign two-way contracts
Feb. 8: Trade deadline (3 p.m. ET)
Jan. 9 update
8:30 a.m. ET: League executives and agents judging the market believe that Isaiah Thomas, who is in a contract year and is expected to seek a max deal this summer, has the best chance at a significant contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers are other possibilities, according to a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Cleveland has Thomas’ full Bird rights.
Jan. 8 updates
5:33 p.m. ET: So far, serious offers for LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who can decline the player option on his $24.1 million contract for 2018-19, have been slow to come, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “He’s a difference-maker, but I’m not sure anyone thinks he puts you over the top,” one GM said.
5:01 p.m. ET: According to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Detroit Pistons pursued Orlando Magic forward Evan Fournier, but any potential deal would have been hard to execute without including the contract of guard Reggie Jackson, who will be out until February with a sprained ankle.
4:45 p.m. ET: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Los Angeles Lakers have made it clear that Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr. are all available via trade. According to the report, the Lakers have also given up hope on unloading Luol Deng‘s contract.
Jan. 4 updates
6:17 p.m. ET: According to a report by ESPN senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers are “very unlikely” to move Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round draft pick acquired from Boston in the Kyrie Irving–Isaiah Thomas deal.
6:11 p.m. ET: ESPN NBA front-office insider Bobby Marks reports that DeAndre Liggins, whose minutes have decreased with the Milwaukee Bucks, could be a roster casualty if the Bucks elect to retain Sean Kilpatrick.