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Mar 15, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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Here it is — the one place where all the NBA’s trade deadline news and rumors will be. With our thoughts on everything. This post will be constantly updated throughout the day as the newest information becomes available. Just hit refresh and you will know the latest.

The trade deadline is 3 p.m. Eastern (all times in this post are Eastern)

3:00 pm: DEADLINE. I’m having a beer. (Note, sometimes deals leak out at deadline, but there is confirmation of no deals for Raymond Felton, Jamal Crawford or Chris Kaman).

2:59 pm: The Lakers traded Derek Fisher. Didn’t expect that. To the Rockets for Jordan Hill. The Lakers also sent off their other first round pick in the deal. Not a big thing on the court, but that is going to tick off Kobe Bryant.

2:49 pm: Multiple reports now say the three team deal — Lakers, Timberwolves and Blazers — that would have moved Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley appears to be dying if not already dead and lying in a ditch somewhere.

2:43: It appears the Hornets will not make a deal to move center Chris Kaman before the deadline, with Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo confirming. Now, if the Hornets were a normal team they would try to reach a buyout deal with Kaman in the next few days. However, with the league owning the team that may well not happen. Why? Because the Miami Heat would be primary suitors of a free agent Kaman and the other owners don’t want that to happen. (Think I’m kidding? Remember the Chris Paul to the Lakers deal and how the other owners killed that?)

2:40 pm: Also on the Sessions to the Lakers deal — Los Angeles also will send Jason Kapono to Cleveland.

2:39 pm: Knew their had to be more, along with Richard Jefferson Golden State got a first round pick from the Spurs, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo.

2:34 pm: Now we have the details on the Marcus Camby to Houston trade: Hasheem Thabeet, Jonny Flynn and a second round pick go back to Portland. Before you think Portland got hosed here, Thabeet and Flynn have team options for next year, so the Blazers just cleared some cap space. Still, love this deal for Houston.

2:30 pm: The rumor has become official — Stephen Jackson has been traded to the San Antonio Spurs for Richard Jefferson. Marc Spears of Yahoo was first with the story. Curious to see if a pick is included because Jackson’s deal is expiring but Jefferson has one more year left.

2:25 pm: The Houston Rockets have gotten the center they wanted — Marcus Camby from the Portland Trail Blazers. Not sure yet what is headed back to the Pacific Northwest. But this is a good deal for Houston — they needed a defensive minded big in the paint. Tough out in the playoffs for whoever gets them.

2:18 pm: The Lakers getting Sessions would seem to mean they are ready to ship out Steve Blake in a three-team deal (Lakers get Michael Beasley, Minnesota gets Jamal Crawford). The Lakers also would have to send out a pick or some other kind of sweetener in that deal. The Lakers could stand to lose a point guard off the roster now. Reports are those talks are still going on.

2:03 pm: ESPN’s Ric Bucher is reporting that a Stephen Jackson for Richard Jefferson trade is being discussed. Not sure why the Spurs would do that, other than to save money.

2:00 pm: One hour remains until the trade deadline.

1:46 pm: The Lakers/Cavaliers deal actually shakes out to be Ramon sessions and Christian Eyenga to the Lakers, Luke Walton and the Lakers first round pick to the Cavaliers. That may be more than the Lakers wanted to pay, but with a good point guard now they are maybe the second best team in the West. Or at least in that discussion.

1:32 pm: The Lakers have gotten a point guard by trading for Ramon Sessions of the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. The cost is one of the Lakers first round draft picks this year (the Lakers have two, they keep the Dallas pick from the Lamar Odom trade).  L.A. was reluctant to give either of those up as they are key parts of their strategy to lower their salary levels and tax payments in future years. But they needed a point guard more. Sessions can opt out of his contract after this season.

1:25 pm: The Nets/Blazers trade we talked about earlier is not official (and is now officially the biggest trade of the day. The Nets get Gerald Wallace. The Trail Blazers get the expiring contract of Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a 2012 first round pick that is top three protected. Not a great trade for the Nets, but they did something and their starting five just got better.

Good enough to keep Deron Williams….. probably not. But that is another day.

1:02 pm: Boston is trying to trade Jermaine O’Neal — well, mostly his expiring contract — in a package deal. If it falls through, O’Neal wants the Celtics to buy him out. Reports are the Heat (desperate for a true big man due to playoff matchups) would have interest in picking him up if he does get bought out.

12:49 pm: The deal between the Blazers and Nets would be Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a protected 1st round pick to Portland; Gerald Wallace to the Nets. That according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. That wouldn’t be bad for the Nets. When healthy their starting five would be Deron Williams, MarShon Brooks, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez. That’s a playoff team. Not a contender, but a playoff team in the East.

12:29 pm: The Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets are in serious discussions of a deal that would send Gerald Wallace to the Nets, reports Adrain Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The Nets need to so something to help their roster out and convince Deron Williams to stay. The Trail Blazers would want picks and young players, things the Nets have. There may be a deal to be had there.

12:26 pm: ESPN’s Chris Broussard just said on SportsCenter that he got a text from Dwight Howard saying he signed the papers — he will stay with the Magic for another season.

Which means next trade deadline we may have to do this all over again (his contract will end in the summer of 2013, along with Chris Paul).

12:24 pm: Quick point guard note update: Looks like that Eric Bledsoe is staying put with Clippers. However, the Bobcats are listening to offers for D.J. Augustin. And if anyone is really desperate, Jonny Flynn is still out there.

12:22 pm: Dwight Howard update… there is no update. The Magic are waiting for him, however reportedly they are confident and are making plans for a press conference with him.

11:58: Quick update on the trade of Leandro Barbosa to the Pacers: The Raptors get back veteran guard Anthony Carter as well as a second round pick. The Pacers were going to cut Carter so he’s just a throw in the Raptors can use the rest of the season.

11:55 am: The Nets continue to reject all offers for Deron Williams — and that includes the idea of a Pau Gasol for D-Will trade, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. The Nets apparently rejected that before the season and said they would turn it down again now.

11:38 am: Couple interesting notes via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo:

The Celtics are getting a lot of offers for Ray Allen, some good young players and some first round picks (which teams are very slow to offer this year). The Celtics are holding out for both.

The Hornets had been demanding a first round pick for Chris Kaman and the market would not pay it. Now they are starting to lower their demands, making a deal before the deadline much more likely.

11:11 am: The Indiana Pacers have acquired backup point guard Leandro Barbosa from the Toronto Raptors, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. I like it for the Pacers, who get a nice reserve guard who can push the tempo and give them solid minutes behind Darren Collison. The Raptors reportedly will get a second round draft pick in the deal.

11:04 am: One deal to watch, the Nets reportedly are trying to get the expiring contract of Boris Diaw from the Bobcats for Jordan Farmar and Johan Petro. The trade would give the Nets some cap relief this summer as Diaw is an expiring deal, the Bobcats get some players.

Don’t expect the Suns to make a move at the deadline, not with Steve Nash, not with anyone, so reports our own Brett Pollakoff.

10:58 am: We have our first trade of the day — Philadelphia will get Sam Young from the Memphis Grizzlies for the rights to Ricky Sanchez, a 2005 second-round pick who currently plays in Argentina, according to

10:38 am: The New Jersey Nets are shooting down all requests for a trade involving Deron Williams, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. They may just try to convince him to stay this summer, in part because they need to — they need a star to open the Brooklyn arena — and in part they couldn’t come close to getting value back for him. Everyone expects him to opt out, the offers would be lowball ones.

10:05 am: We mentioned below that the Celtics have interest in getting J.J. Hickson from the Kings, but ProBasketballDraft is saying watch out for the Nets. (For the record, ProBasketballDraft has no affiliation with this site.)

Celtics GM Danny Ainge does not sound like a guy likely to make a trade today.

9:45 am: Here is where we stand as the morning kicks off:

• Dwight Howard wants to stay with Orlando, but the paperwork is not formally filed yet.

• A three-team trade that would send Jamal Crawford to the Timberwolves (from the Trail Blazers), Michael Beasley to the Lakers (from the Timberwolves) and Steve Blake plus a pick from the Lakers to the Trail Blazers is reportedly near completion. There have been some hang-ups about exactly what the pick would be, but this deal is close according to multiple reports from various teams involved. There have been reports the Lakers wanted Luke Ridnour in this deal, but with Ricky Rubio out for the season it’s hard to see Minnesota giving him up.

• The Pacers are going to try and make another run at getting Chris Kaman from the Hornets, according to the Indy Star.

• The Celtics are reportedly interested in getting J.J. Hickson out of Sacramento. Don’t bet on this one, hard deal to pull off, but they are talking.

• The Wizards are trying to move JaVale McGee, but are asking a high price, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. Which probably has other GMs laughing. Hard.

• It’s not a trade but we’ll put it here — the Grizzlies are going to work out and have interest in Gilbert Arenas, according to the Commercial-Appeal.

  1. pop562 - Mar 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Beasely well help the lakers low scoring bench out if he really wants to play hard… Now with Steve Blake going, they definitely need a pg soon… Fisher is a great leader in the locker room but he’s cant handle the up and coming pg…

  2. pop562 - Mar 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    He I meant, auto correction

  3. coop32 - Mar 15, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    I pray the Lakers get Williams for Gasol

  4. loungefly74 - Mar 15, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    I’m hoping the Lakers get this deal done. just a couple minor tweeks. oh boy, would love to have Ridnour but yeah, he is not leaving due to Rubio(who is a up n’ coming stud) out.

    i gotta say, the potential shift of powers is amazing. i will be checking back here very often today!

  5. gpatrick15 - Mar 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    I’d take JaVale McGee for the right price. The right coach can get him out of his antics. There are very few good centers in the NBA, and McGee has the chance to be one of them with his size and athleticism. If only he had a brain. The right coach (like Popovich, Adelman, etc, who both probably have no interest in him whatsoever) could force him to change.

  6. bparmalee - Mar 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Man I forgot how deep that 05 draft was Monta, Gortat, Louis Williams, Turiaf, Ilyasova, C.J. Miles, Brandon Bass, Amir johnson… even Gomes and Von Wafer have played well and those were just 2nd round picks. With all of the talent that went in that draft the Bobcats took Raymond Felton and Sean May….. pathetic.

  7. bparmalee - Mar 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Barbosa for a 2nd…. ok my Pacers are at least trying but I hope this means there is another deal coming. I mean him and George Hill basically do the same thing so I hope this part of a larger plan. We need some toughness inside…. Foster keeps getting nicked and we need a guy that will hand out some hard playoff fouls.

  8. clefanatic025 - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    any news on sessions rumors?

  9. ihavenonickname - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Howard is a big wuss. He didn’t have the gets to be moved. I hope we never hear from him again.

  10. p31squared - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Carter plays for Toronto, not Indy. Yet.

  11. sledgehorn - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Any chance now that Dwight has signed the whole opt-in/out thing away…
    That the Magic could pull a “Dwight” on Dwight and trade him away?
    It makes him much more attractive as a year and a half option then half a year…

  12. readysethike - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    So I guess the blazers have just given up hope on trying to contend for a playoff spot then? How do they improve by getting those two?

  13. anotheryx - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    It would be funny (or sad, depending on your PoV) if Howard just stalls pass trade deadline.

    • anotheryx - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      Eh, never mind, was just refreshing this page and didn’t see the other.

  14. exick - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Looks like that Lakers deal is actually for Sessions and Eyenga in exchange for the pick and Luke Walton.

  15. twblackb - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Incorrect statement:11:58: Quick update on the trade of Leandro Barbosa to the Pacers: The Raptors get back veteran guard Anthony Carter as well as a second round pick. The Pacers were going to cut Carter so he’s just a throw in the Raptors can use the rest of the season.

    Pacers don’t have Carter, the Raptors do.

  16. spellingcopfather - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    You crazy (kurt?) Ill take S.Jax over R.J in a second, R.J got on my bad side, when he did nothing agaisnt Memphis in the playoffs last years!!!

  17. spellingcopfather - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Thank GOD, you just made my day (Kurt) RJ is gone NICE!!!

  18. fhuizar - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Jackson is a head case though

  19. fhuizar - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Also the Lakers are without a doubt the 2nd best team out West. No one can play with their Bigs and adding Sessions is a definite upgrade at the PG position, lastly MWP can still play D with the best of them and has shown that this season in big games and has hit some timely 3 point FG’s. Heck the Lakers might sneak there way past OKC and in the Finals, anything is possible with this team.

  20. sellahh - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Giving up a first-round pick to get Jordan Hill, sounds awesome. I love the Lakers management plan to get all younger and s**t. And to trade away DFish? Really? Although Blake is probably a better player at this point in their respective careers, I’d still take Fish while a playoff game is in the balance.
    Lakers probably just don’t like rookies, remember that Sasha Vujacic for Joe Smith trade where they gave up a pick as well? God…

  21. pop562 - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Derek fisher is gone, I wonder if he gets along with scola… That elbow to scola face during the playoff 2 seasons ago was classic.

  22. barnold1993 - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Wow. Bulls didn’t get a Sg. I guess we want to lose to the heat again on the con finals.

  23. boyohboytheword - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Ummmmm you missed the Nick Young trade : o

  24. boyohboytheword - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Hamilton (Rip) will be back before the playoffs….mark my words

  25. isaiahforreal - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    NeNe for McGee? Anyone else hear this?

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

      I heard it, Nick Young also to LAC with that transaction.

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