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When is the NBA trade deadline? Date, time, latest rumors, news & top targets for 2024 | Sporting News United Kingdom

The NBA trade deadline is here.

Thursday, Feb. 8 marks the last time teams can make deals before the 2024 NBA Playoffs. It’s an important date for every team in the league, giving contenders an opportunity to add more firepower before the postseason and rebuilding teams an opportunity to reset.

As the trade deadline nears, the Knicks, Lakers and Thunder are expected to be among the most active buyers while rebuilding teams could look to move on from contributing players. This combination could make for an active deadline.

When is the trade deadline? Here is everything you need to know about the cutoff time for deals this year as well as players to watch and the latest trade chatter.

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When is the NBA trade deadline?

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. PT

The 2024 NBA trade deadline is Thursday, Feb. 8. The cutoff time for trades is 3 p.m. ET, though news of some trades could surface shortly after the deadline hits.

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Who are the top potential targets at the NBA trade deadline?

Malcolm Brogdon: The Trail Blazers are focused on the future and Brogdon, 31, would be a valuable acquisition for a contending team looking to bolster its backcourt rotation. And while Yahoo’s Jake Fischer reports there is “increasing skepticism” that Portland will move Brogdon, he is still a name that has been on the radar.

Bruce Brown Jr.: Brown is the type of player that could fit with any contending team. Less than one year removed from helping the Nuggets win their first-ever title, Brown landed in Toronto as part of a blockbuster trade. With the Raptors focusing on the future, a win-now player like Brown could be moved in exchange for more future capital.

Kyle Kuzma: It’s been a rough season for the Wizards but Kuzma is averaging 21.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. He is rumored to be drawing interest from playoff contenders in Sacramento and Dallas. It’ll be interesting to see if the Wizards change their stance on keeping Kuzma.

Dejounte Murray: Murray’s name has been in constant trade rumors with the most mentioned suitor being the Lakers. Fischer has gone as far as to say that both the Lakers and Jazz have made offers for Atlanta’s guard.

P.J. Washington: Charlotte is near the bottom of the East standings and it appears that anyone not named LaMelo Ball, Brandon Miller or Mark Williams can be had. Washington, 25, is in the first year of a three-year, $46.5 million deal and provides value as a shooting forward.

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