A flurry of rumors just before noon raised the possibility that the Nets will make a move, perhaps as a player in a deal, perhaps as a facilitator on a larger deal. The deadline is 3 p.m. ET.
Among the deals rumored in tweets, with more or less credibility...
—Carroll would go to Indiana for Al Jefferson and a pick, not further described. Carroll is owed $14.6 million this season and $15.6 million next year. Jefferson, the 6’10” center, is owed $10 million this year and $4 million next. (Sam Amick)
—Carroll and Joe Harris would go to Denver for Kenneth Faried and a 1st rounder, again not further described. Faried is owed $13.7 million next season. (Mike Ortiz)
—Nets are among three teams contacted to help Clippers facilitate a trade for DeAndre Jordan. No further details. (Ortiz)
As Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today tweeted earlier in the day...
One name to watch at the NBA trade deadline and noted by @sam_amick yesterday: Nets' DeMarre Carroll. GM Sean Marks got two picks, including first-rounder, from the Raptors in the Carroll deal in the summer and could get another pick for him on Carroll's way out.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 8, 2018
Around the league, the big news has been is Cleveland remaking its roster.
First, there was the trade that sent Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and Cleveland’s own first round pick to the Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.
Then, there was the three team deal that sent Rodney Hood, George Hill to Cleveland; Joe Johnson, Iman Shumpert to Sacramento; and Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose to Utah. Kings also get a future pick and cash considerations, per source.
Finally (??), the Cavs traded Dwyane Wade to Miami for a heavily protected second rounder.