Trade Deadline update

The trade deadline is at 3 p.m., but there is already a lot going on. Pau Gasol, Shaquille O'Neal and Jason Kidd have already been moved, but it might take some drastic measures to get players like Vince Carter, Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal or Mike Miller. It looks like there will be some smaller moves involving players such as Seattle point guard and Prince George's County native Delonte West or Indiana's Ike Diogu.
New Orleans, the surprising first place team in the Western Conference, reportedly is close to completing a deal that will send Bobby Jackson to Houston in exchange for Bonzi Wells and Mike James.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who failed to land Mike Bibby or Kidd, may be on the verge of providing some serious help for LeBron James.
The San Antonio Spurs made a great below-the-radar move last night prying Kurt Thomas from Seattle for Brent Barry, Francisco Elson and a first round pick.
It might not be an exciting today, but rumors are sure to be floating around. I'll keep you updated throughout the day.

By Michael Lee |  February 21, 2008; 10:07 AM ET
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Can the Cleveland blog be anymore promising/hopeful/vague? Geez. What's the point of even printing that? There's got to be 40-50 players in the league that match that description.

Posted by: TG | February 21, 2008 11:06 AM

EG should be ashamed not to have made any trades to bolster ther roster depth given the number of injuries and lack of depth. Kurt Thomas would have added toughness, rebounding, and an interior presence. The Spurs got him for next to nothing - basically a late 1st round draft pick in 2009. Is EG telling us that he can't pull the trigger on a deal to help the team because of the salary cap? Pretty soon the Wizards are going to be out of the playoff race and trying to explain why Jamison and Arenas want to play elsewhere as free agents. I can't see either returning here when management has made no moves to fortify the roster or show a true commitment to winning like other teams.

Posted by: RS | February 21, 2008 11:12 AM

If Abe is not serious about winning a championship, he should just blow the team up. I'm sure Golden State would love to have the services of BTH.

Posted by: DC Man88 | February 21, 2008 11:15 AM

eg just looks dum everybody is making moves except him he does not have to make a blockbuster move but just something that will make us better. can somebody tell me why he is not making any moves

DCMANN can u tell me why he is not doing anything

Posted by: brandon | February 21, 2008 11:25 AM

good lord...

Posted by: JSchon | February 21, 2008 11:28 AM

Brandy, EG is not doing anything b/c he doesn't know if Gilby and/or AJ will be here next season. Therefore, his hands are tied and this season is done.

Posted by: DC Man88 | February 21, 2008 12:18 PM

Grunfeld isn't doing anything because (A) the Wiz don't have any money to spend and (aside from Jamison, Butler, and Arenas) don't have anything to trade that anyone else wants badly enough to give up anything of value for.

Posted by: kalorama | February 21, 2008 1:06 PM

Not sure I get why Houston is making that deal. I can see them wanting to move James, who hasn't done much, but Wells has been playing pretty well for them, and with McGrady's uncertain health, he could be useful in a larger role if/when McGrady gets hurt. They do need PG help, but Bobby Jackson's best days are well behind him.

Posted by: kalorama | February 21, 2008 1:11 PM

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