Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of the NBA logo and the Sprint Arena at the 2013 jam session for the NBA All-Star game at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
UPDATE 3:07 PM
UPDATE: 2:50 PM
It’s unlikely the Boston Celtics will be moving either of their All-Stars in Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett. However, they could be making a late push to acquire the Sacramento Kings’ Tyreke Evans, who team president Danny Ainge since he came out of Memphis in 2009.
The Sac Bee reports that Evans will not be traded.
There were originally discussions between the Celtics and the Los Angeles Clippers regarding Garnett, but those talks have died down leading up to today. There may however be a late push by the Clippers to work out a deadline deal to bring the futre hall-of-famer to LA.
The Atlanta Hawks are working feverishly to trade All-Star forward Josh Smith ahead of today’s trading deadline, and the Milwaukee Bucks may be the favorites to land his services. Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh are amongst the players discussed that would go the Hawks for Smith and Devin Harris.
The Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns are also making a push to get him.
The Washington Wizards have held trade talks involving Jordan Crawford with the Celtics.
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to create roster spots, making Steve Blake, Chris Duhon, Devin Ebanks and Darius Morris available for second round picks.