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NBA Trade Rumors

In the National Basketball Association (NBA), a trade is a transaction that involves the movement of players from one basketball club to another. While players are the primary trade assets, draft picks and/or cash considerations can also be included, or be the basis for the trade to take place. The trade could involve either the swapping of players along with draft picks and/or cash considerations, or only draft picks (protected or otherwise).


Trades can only be made within specific time windows of a calendar year. The NBA’s trade deadline falls on the 16th Thursday of the season (this date is normally in the month of February) at 3 PM, Eastern Time. In the rare event that a regular season calendar is shortened by a lockout, the deadline is suitably postponed - in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA regular season, the trade deadline was on the 15th of March, 2012.


For a trade to be made, the size of the exchanged contracts have to be within 15 percent of each other plus 100k. A player can immediately be traded on to another team, but if the new team wishes to package the player with another, they have to wait 60 days to formulate and execute such a trade.


The NBA allows teams to sign-and-trade a player, i.e, trade the player after signing him to a contract within the stipulated rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). There is no limit to how many players may be traded in exchange for one - it is only limited by the size of the team’s roster (teams are allowed to have 15 players on their active roster on full contracts and 1 player on a two-way contract between the NBA and the G-League). Chris Paul, for example, was the subject of an 8-players-for-one deal, while in 2007, Kevin Garnett was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Boston Celtics in exchange for 7 players.


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NBA Rumours: Trevor Ariza could join the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer
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NBA News Roundup, Wednesday, June 26th: Lakers have no chance of signing Kawhi Leonard, New York Knicks want Julius Randle and more 
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NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics want to sign Kemba Walker and Malcolm Brogdon
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NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers set to meet with D'Angelo Russell 
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NBA Rumors: New York Knicks targeting DeMarcus Cousins and Nikola Vucevic
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NBA News Roundup, Tuesday, June 25th: Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers missed out on Kawhi Leonard, Updates on Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant and more
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NBA News Roundup, Monday, June 24th: Major Kawhi Leonard update, Chris Paul wants to stay with the Rockets and more
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NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics interested in signing Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams
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NBA Rumors: Jimmy Butler backed to remain with the Sixers; move to the Lakers unlikely
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NBA News Roundup, Sunday, June 23rd: D'Angelo Russell could return to Lakers, Willie Cauley-Stein wants out of Sacramento and more
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NBA News Roundup, Saturday, June 22nd: Lakers targeting two former All-Stars, Tacko Fall to link up with the Celtics and more 
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NBA 2019-20: Predicting the possible landing spots of free agents
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NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers targeting DeAndre Jordan
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Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Kemba Walker could take less money to join the Lakers this summer
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NBA Rumours: LA Clippers confident of landing Kawhi Leonard
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NBA Rumours: Boston Celtics 'prioritising' Terry Rozier's return in free agency
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NBA News Roundup, Friday, June 21st: Lakers and Celtics want Nikola Vucevic, Zion Williamson headlines NBA draft and more
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NBA News Roundup, Thursday, June 20th: Oklahoma City Thunder open to major trade, Khris Middleton update and more
NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder willing to trade Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder and Andre Roberson
NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder willing to trade Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder and Andre Roberson
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NBA News Roundup, Wednesday, June 19th: Chris Paul-James Harden relationship in ruins, Ricky Rubio interesting the Indiana Pacers and more
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