Despite what you think, Clippers all in

The Clippers might be out of their minds, out of their league, and out of any reasonable chance at playing deep into the spring. But they’re all in.


Clippers swipe Green from Grizzlies

The Clippers made a last-minute move, acquiring Jeff Green from the Memphis Grizzlies for Lance Stephenson and a lottery-protected 2019 first-round pick, according to source.


LeBron, Love lift Cavs after trade of friend

CLEVELAND — There was no loud music, none of the usual joking around inside Cleveland’s locker room. The mood was somber after a win. The Cavaliers no longer have Anderson Varejao.


Knicks fail to upgrade point guard spot

As the other teams at the bottom of Eastern conference playoff chase agreed to deals, Phil Jackson and the Knicks stood pat at the deadline Thursday despite attempts to land backcourt help.


Varejao to Hawks would make sense

After much fanfare leading up to the trade deadline, the Atlanta Hawks were relatively quiet. They ultimately made two moves, dealing reserve guard Shelvin Mack to Utah for a second-round pick and trading a second-rounder to Chicago in exchange for reserve guard Kirk Hinrich.



Fit to be Kings: Despite chatter, they stay put

The Kings will make their push for the playoffs with the roster they began the season with after failing to make a trade prior to Thursday’s noon trading deadline. The Kings wanted to add an impact player but failed.


Why Dwight’s search for new team continues

Another year, another trade deadline and the never-ending search for stability for Dwight Howard continues. The Rockets did what they could to move Howard out of Houston on Thursday, NBA sources told The Vertical, canvassing the league for offers, plainly instructing teams to submit their best bids. No luck. Howard is still in Houston, still a […]


Ainge tempted, but Celtics stay course

SALT LAKE CITY — After weeks of rumors and speculation, the NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday afternoon without the Celtics completing a deal.


Bulls ship Hinrich to Hawks; Gasol stays

The Bulls made a trade Thursday. It wasn’t Pau Gasol. Just before the 2 p.m. deadline, the Bulls agreed in principle to trade Kirk Hinrich to the Atlanta Hawks for a future second-round pick, a league source said.




Cavs obtain Frye in trade with Magic

CLEVELAND — Through two separate trades, the Cavaliers have acquired F/C Channing Frye from the Orlando Magic. The Cavs traded F/C Anderson Varejao and a protected future first round draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a second round pick. The Cavaliers then traded the second round pick and guard Jared Cunningham to the […]