The 2016 NBA trade deadline is Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern. Last year, Goran Dragic lit a fuse that caused the 2015 trade deadline to deliver what was one of the busiest deadline days the NBA's ever seen. The end result was 11 completed trades, many of which came right at the 3 p.m. deadline, and a stunning 37 different players changing teams on that day alone. That doesn't even count the deals that went down prior to the deadline, including Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks, Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cavaliers and Jeff Green to the Grizzlies.
This year, the trade deadline is unlikely to be as busy. Teams everywhere are gearing up for the unprecedented salary cap jump that will reach $89 million this summer, giving every team cap space and setting the stage for massive contracts to be thrown around at an admittedly top-heavy class of free agents.
However, the NBA always finds ways to one-up itself. Here are all the important trades and rumors that have happened this season.
Feb. 18: Rockets send Joel Anthony to 76ers
Feb. 18: Jazz acquire Shelvin Mack from Hawks
RUMORS ON DEADLINE DAY
Feb. 18: 76ers interested in Hawks' guards
RUMORS BEFORE DEADLINE DAY
Feb. 17: The Bulls are open to trading Pau Gasol.
Feb. 16: Pistons are one of many teams with interest in Ryan Anderson, and they may be willing to give up a first-round pick to get him.
Feb. 15: Cavaliers are willing to part with Iman Shumpert.
Feb. 15: Ben McLemore is working with the Kings to find a new home via trade, possibly with the Cavaliers.
Feb. 10: Raptors interested in Thaddeus Young
Jan. 29: Dwight Howard isn't getting traded
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