- The latest breaking news, rumors and analysis from Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET Trade Deadline.
> Nuggets send Nene to Wizards in three-team swap
The Denver Nuggets traded Nene to Washington for JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf, with the Clippers helping facilitate the deal by sending Brian Cook and a future second-round draft pick to Washington for Nick Young.
> Reports: Blazers Fire McMillan
After 7 1/2 seasons on the job in Portland, Nate McMillan is out as coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, according to multiple reports. Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the move, which was confirmed by Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
> End Of A Lakers Era For Derek Fisher
The Lakers have parted way with longtime point guard Derek Fisher, according to multiple reports, trading him to the Houston Rockets just before the NBA’s 3 p.m. trade deadline on Thursday.
> Trail Blazers Send Camby To Houston
Veteran center Marcus Camby is on the move again, this time to Houston to join the Houston that continues the Portland Trail Blazers’ roster trade deadline roster makeover. The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.
> Stephen Jackson And The Spurs?
The Golden State Warriors are trying to use Stephen Jackson to land a first round pick and Richard Jefferson from the San Antonio Spurs, according to league sources.
> Lakers Shore Up Backcourt
With a point guard corps that includes championship-tested veteran (and starter) Derek Fisher and his veteran backup, Steve Blake, the Lakers were looking to add a younger body in the backcourt that perhaps provides the best of both players’ skills. L.A. got exactly that by swinging at trade with Cleveland for point guard Ramon Sessions.
> Report: Nets Get Wallace From Blazers
Dwight Howard waiving his early termination option took him off the trade market and out of the free-agency pool for 2011-12. That put a kink in the rebuilding plans for New Jersey, which was on Howard’s preseason draft “wish list”. The Nets didn’t leave trade deadline day empty handed though, as they swung a deal for Gerald Wallace from the Blazers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!Sports.
> Dwight Will Stay … For Now Anyway
OK, it’s over. Move along. Nothing more to see here. Dwight Howard went from being the face of the trade deadline to being an innocent bystander. He signed away his Early Termination Option, meaning he’ll be with the Magic at least until the summer of 2013 (at a cost to Orlando of $19.4 million).
> Clippers Figure To Stand Pat
After weeks of window shopping for a new shooting guard to replace the injured Chauncey Billups, the Clippers will let the trade deadline pass, barring an unexpected late development in the final hours.
> Gasol Doesn’t Expect To Be Traded
After hearing his name tossed around in trade rumors for months Pau Gasol does not expect to be traded by the Los Angeles Lakers today, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
> Pacers Get Barbosa
The Indiana Pacers, looking to augment their reserves for the stretch run, will acquire veteran guard Leandro Barbosa from the Toronto Raptors for a second-round pick, according to a league source.
> Sixers land Young in trade with Grizz
The Memphis Grizzlies have traded swingman Sam Young to the Philadelphia 76ers for future considerations, according to a source.
> Magic Waiting On Dwight’s Signature
The Orlando Magic are now “expecting to get” a signed “opt in” amendment from Dwight Howard and his agent this morning that will keep the All-Star center in Orlando for the 2012-13 season, according to two sources.
> Report: Celtics Interested In Kaman
The Celtics have been hard up on the frontline of late, what with Jermaine O’Neal nursing a wrist injury for the last 10 games and then, the recent disturbing news about reserve big man Chris Wilcox, who faces surgery for an enlarged aorta and will miss the rest of the season.
> Arenas On Grizzlies’ Radar
In their season-long pursuit of another long-range shooter, the Memphis Grizzlies have turned their attention to free agent option Gilbert Arenas, according to the Commercial Appeal.
> Beasley, Crawford on the move
Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley could be on the move today with the trade deadline just hours away. So could Trail Blazers guard Jamal Crawford.
> Yet Another Reversal: Howard To Opt In For 2012-13 In Orlando?
In one of the wildest 24 hour stretches of NBA trade deadline history, Dwight Howard has finally changed his mind about changing his mind one last time and will reportedly not leave the Orlando Magic via trade today or free agency this summer.
– This post is updated by NBA.com staff
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