At 3:00 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, the NBA will have its annual trade deadline, leaving teams with just free agency to adjust their roster for the remainder of the season. There’s sure to be a handful of deals completed in Thursday morning, and even a couple in the last moments—last year, the Clippers’ deadline move wasn’t publicly announced until beat writer Dan Woike tweeted the news at 3:16 PM. Still, there’s plenty of action to discuss from the last several days, so let’s take a brief look at each move, and how each team involved fared. Sixers get: Tiago Splitter, 2 2nd Round Picks Hawks get: Ersan Ilyasova This is a pretty straightforward deal for both sides: the Hawks, a good team, get
Sheldon Mac, then McClellan, catches a pass. Washington Wizards rookie guard Sheldon McClellan, undrafted out of the University of Miami this season, takes his last name from a father with whom he has no relationship. Yes, the player formally known as Sheldon McClellan is now officially Sheldon Mac.
The Celtics have been linked in trade talks to the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and Pacers’ Paul George, but that requires the other team to deal with Boston. Indications are neither Chicago nor Indiana is particularly amenable. So, time for the Celtics to pick another star to target? Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: With less than 24 hours until the NBA’s 3 p.m. trade deadline today, the Celtics were said to be still holding out hope that internal discussions within the Bulls and Pacers would lead to one or both making their best player available. But short of that, the view from around the league is that the Celts are becoming more and more enamored with the idea of keeping their main assets and