NBA Trade Rumours Roundup, January 30th: Anthony Davis won't join Lakers this month, Pelicans clearout and more
We are now approaching the final few months of the 18/19 NBA season, and teams are starting to get a good idea about where they currently stand.
Up until this point, both Conferences have remained competitive, with eleven teams in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference, while every team except the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies still have a shot in the West.
The February trade deadline is also quickly approaching, as the NBA has made changes to the deadline so that it will now always occur 10 days before the All-Star game.
This has been done so that players who are traded have time to settle into their new teams, so this year's trade window will close on February 7th.
So with the trade deadline just two weeks away, here are the biggest trade rumors you need to know for January 30th.
#3 Pelicans put two more players on the trade block
Anthony Davis' trade request has dominated the New Orleans Pelicans news feed for the last 48 hours, although The Ringer is reporting that the team has also made Nikola Mirotic and E'Twaun Moore available for a trade ahead of the deadline:
Regardless of what happens with Davis, the Pelicans were going to be aggressive as the deadline approaches. League front-office sources have said in recent weeks that forward Nikola Mirotic and guard E’Twaun Moore are available in trades; New Orleans also offered both in November for Jimmy Butler
Moore and Mirotic have both been regular starters in New Orleans this season, although the Pelicans look unlikely to reach the playoffs, and the team is now seemingly looking towards the future.
Mirotic, 27, becomes a free agent in the summer, while 29-year-old Moore is owed $8.8 million for the 19/20 season.