AH Tracker: Final talk as deadline expires

Anderson Varejao has signed with the Warriors for the rest of the season.

The latest NBA trade rumors and news on one page. Updated all the way until Thursday’s 3 p.m. EST deadline.

Deadline over

Updated: 3:25 p.m. EST

The Clippers have acquired forward Jeff Green from the Memphis Grizzlies for guard Lance Stephenson and a future first-round pick, per ESPN.

The Bulls have sent guard Kirk Hinrich to Atlanta in exchange for a future second-round pick, per ESPN.

The Cavaliers are finished making trades prior to the deadline, per Cleveland.com.

Center Dwight Howard will remain with the Rockets beyond the trade deadline, per Yahoo Sports.

The Suns have traded forward Markieff Morris to the Wizards for forward Kris Humphries, big man DeJuan Blair and a protected first-round draft pick, per Yahoo Sports.

The Mavericks have joined several teams joining the pursuit of Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore, per Cleveland.com.

The Bucks and Timberwolves discussed a trade surrounding Wolves guard Ricky Rubio, but could not reach an agreement, per ESPN.

The Kings are high on Bulls small forward Tony Snell, mentioned as part of a trade that could also potentially involve Bulls forward/center Pau Gasol, per the Sacramento Bee.

The Heat have traded guard Brian Roberts and a second-round draft pick to the Trail Blazers, per Yahoo Sports.

The Raptors continue to offer forward Patrick Patterson and a first-round pick owed to them by the Knicks, per CBS Sports.

The Cavaliers have obtained Channing Frye from the Magic, per USA Today. In the deal, center Anderson Varejao and a will be traded to the Trail Blazers. It is believed the Blazers, who also receive a 2018 first-round pick from the Cavs, will waive Varejao, per Yahoo Sports. Cavs guard Jared Cunningham may be on his way to the Magic, Yahoo reports.

The Trail Blazers will waive guard Tim Frazier to make room for the trade of Varejao, then again, waive Varejao, per Yahoo Sports. If waived, Varejao could not return to the Cavs for one year until the date of the trade.

The Thunder will send guard D.J. Augustin, forward Steve Novak and two second-round picks to the Nuggets for guard Randy Foye, per Yahoo Sports.

The Hawks are trading point guard Shelvin Mack to the Jazz for a second-round draft pick, per Yahoo Sports.

There is a strong belief from Dwight Howard’s representatives that he will not be traded before the deadline, per CBS Sports.

The Celtics and Mavericks have reached out to the Nets about Thaddeus Young, per Sports Illustrated.

The Rockets have acquired big man Donatas Montijunas and shooting guard Marcus Thornton from the Rockets for center Joel Anthony and a protected draft pick, per Yahoo Sports.

The Heat have agreed to trade forward Jarnell Stokes to the Pelicans, per ESPN.

The Jazz and Rockets have ended their talks on point guards Ty Lawson and Trey Burke, per multiple reports.

Magic forward Andrew Nicholson is asking for a trade, per Basketball Insiders. Nicholson is looking to go somewhere to get more playing time, the website reports.

The Nets have hired Sean Marks as their general manager, per the team. Marks had been the assistant GM with the Spurs.

Thursday morning

Updated: 10:36 a.m. EST

The Rockets remain determined to trade center Dwight Howard by the deadline, per ESPN. However, no frontrunner has emerged, the website reports. The Rockets have reportedly spoken to the Hornets, Hawks, Celtics and Raptors about a potential Howard deal.

The Cavaliers are searching for teams to take on Anderson Varejao’s contract to work out a three-team deal to land Channing Frye, per Yahoo Sports. The 76ers and Trail Blazers were mentioned as potential suitors, according to the site.

The Clippers are attempting to land Channing Frye from the Magic in exchange for Lance StephensonC.J. Wilcox and a second-round pick, per Yahoo Sports. But the Magic have become more motivated to send Frye to the Cavaliers into a trade exception, the website reports.

The Cavaliers believe potential post-buyout target Joe Johnson will actually seek to sign an extension with the Nets, per ESPN.

The Celtics are willing to trade the unprotected 2016 first-round pick they have coming from the Nets if it would help facilitate a trade with the Clippers for forward Blake Griffin, per the Boston Herald.

The Jazz appear ready to go through with a trade for Rockets point guard Ty Lawson, per ESPN.

The Bulls and Kings have discussed a trade that would send Bulls power forward Pau Gasol and small forward Tony Snell to the Kings, per Yahoo Sports. The Kings would send back shooting guard Ben McLemore, center Kosta Koufos and “a lowering of the lottery protections on the 2016 first-round pick that Sacramento owes the Bulls,” the website reports.

Pau Gasol would ideally like to play with brother Marc Gasol on the Grizzlies, per CSN Mid-Atlantic.

The Pelicans are shopping guard Eric Gordon and center Omer Asik but are finding little interest, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The 76ers may still attempt to make a run at Hawks point guards Jeff Teague or Dennis Schroder, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Pistons are attempting to make another trade before the deadline, per GM Jeff Bower on WDFN-AM radio.

Barring an unforeseen major offer, the Cavaliers are likely to hang on to power forward Kevin Love, shooting guard Iman Shumpert and center Anderson Varejao beyond the trade deadline, per the Akron Beacon Journal. (Full article.)

Wednesday

Updated: 11:59 p.m. EST

The 76ers are gauging interest in rookie center Jahlil Okafor, per Calkins Media.

The Clippers would like to get in on the sweepstakes for pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, per the LA Times.

Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin would like to be traded to a contender, per ESPN.

The Cavaliers are showing a strong interest in Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, per Yahoo Sports.

The Cavs have made an offer featuring center Anderson Varejao for Magic forward Channing Frye, per ESPN. The Magic are not interested in Varejao, Yahoo Sports reports.

The Rockets have offered point guard Ty Lawson to the Jazz in a package deal for point guard Trey Burke, per ESPN.

The Rockets are “doing everything in their power” to trade center Dwight Howard before the deadline, per Bleacher Report.

Several teams have expressed interest in Lakers guard Lou Williams heading into the deadline, per FOX Sports.

The Celitcs have emerged as a favorite should the Hawks decide to trade center/forward Al Horford, per CSSNE.

The Bulls are aggressively trying to trade power forward Pau Gasol, per Yahoo sports. Several outlets have disputed the “aggressive” portion of the report — saying the Bulls are merely taking offers for Gasol.

The Bulls are seeking a player and first-round pick for Gasol or power forward Taj Gibson, per the Chicago Tribune. They have also taken part in discussions center on small forward Tony Snell, the newspaper reports.

Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert “is available if the Kings want him,” per the Sacramento Bee. Kings guard Ben McLemore could be moved in such a deal, the newspaper reports. “The question is would the Kings want to take back (Cavs center) Timofey Mozgov, who will be a free agent and will be looking for a big payday?” per the Bee.

Small forward Rudy Gay is pushing for a trade from the Kings, per Basketball Insiders.

The Kings are interested in trading for Hawks swingman Thabo Sefolosha, per ESPN.

The Pelicans are pushing hard to find a trade for forward Ryan Anderson, per Yahoo Sports. The Wizards are believed to be one team involved in the conversations regarding Anderson.

Hawks forward Paul Millsap to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on trade rumors: “It’s just noise. It’s like me traveling today and hearing my two kids yelling the whole flight.”

Pacers coach Frank Vogel, per the Indianapolis Star: “We are not shopping (guard) George Hill.”

The Nets are taking a “passive” approach to the trade deadline, per owner Mikhail Prokhorov to reporters. Forward Thaddeus Young is the most likely to be traded if the Nets do end up making a deal, per ESPN.

Spurs assistant GM Sean Marks will not accept the Nets’ GM position, per multiple reports. Yahoo Sports reported the Nets offered Marks the job Tuesday.

If the Clippers trade guard Lance Stephenson to the Magic (see below), the Magic will look to move Stephenson after the trade, per NBA.com.

Guard Bryce Dejean-Jones will not be returning to the Idaho Stampede of the D-League, per D-League Digest. Dejean-Jones is expected to sign a multi-year deal with an NBA team, the website reports.

Wednesday morning

The Clippers are close to finalizing a trade for Magic forward Channing Frye, but want to explore a larger deal before pulling the trigger, per Yahoo Sports.

The Cavaliers are also said to be in discussions involving Frye, the website reported.

This also from The Vertical: “As part of the deal for Frye, the Clippers would include Lance Stephenson, C.J. Wilcox and a future second-round pick, league sources said.”

It has not been reported what the Cavaliers would offer for Frye — but it’s unlikely it would be any player in the regular rotation.

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