But there will be no such drama this weekend in Los Angeles. Indeed, there will be no deals at all — blockbuster or otherwise. The N.B.A.’s annual trade deadline was on Feb. 8 this year, the first time in at least four decades that it occurred before the All-Star Game was played. It’s difficult to be more precise than that because the league’s official records on the matter date only to 1987.
February is almost here. The NBA's annual trade deadline is less than three weeks away.Perfect timing, in other words, for an assemblage of the latest chatter from the personnel grapevine, culled from a number of well-placed insiders (executives, coaches, agents and players) around the league.To the trade buzz ...• The Chicago Bulls' frontcourt logjam has been unjammed by injuries.Editor's noteRemember our encyclopedia-length Weekend Dimes back in the day?
After three seasons of aggressively stockpiling draft picks and receiving criticism for his approach because of the heavy losing it spawned, Sam Hinkie has abruptly stepped down from his post as general manager and president of basketball operations of the Philadelphia 76ers.Sixers managing general partner Josh Harris has confirmed ESPN.com's initial report of Hinkie's sudden departure, saying in a prepared statement: "While we are disappointed in Sam's decision, we would like to sincerely...
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Selecting a term
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