The NBA trade deadline is coming up at noon PST today and there has already been a trade involving a player Golden State Warriors fans are very familiar with.
After months of speculation that they’d be trading a young center, the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to send Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks in return for Justin Anderson, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut and a draft pick. For a Mavs team that’s looking toward the future, the trade makes a ton of sense; for a 76ers squad that is also looking toward the future, this move doesn’t exactly seem like a positive move for Bogut individually...which is why it probably makes sense that David Aldridge is reporting that Bogut could end up somewhere else.
Philly likely re-routing Andrew Bogut, just acquired from Dallas w/Justin Anderson & pick for Nerlens Noel. Boston possibility, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 23, 2017
However, as Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted, that “somewhere else” could be determined after Bogut is bought out and becomes a free agent.
Sources: Barring unlikely landing spot by 3 PM ET, Andrew Bogut, 76ers beginning to engage on buyout talks. Bogut wants to be free agent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
You can read more about that trade at Mavs Moneyball for the Mavs perspective and Liberty Ballers for the Sixers perspective.
For more on everything that’s going down on deadline day, check out SBN-NBA. This will also serve as our weekly OT thread...so if anything else interesting comes up, feel free to drop a comment below.
What are your thoughts on the trade deadline? Who are the big winners and losers? Have any trades caught your eye as changing the outlook for the Warriors? Wait...can anything really change the outlook for the Warriors? Let us know!