Kevin Durant to Suns; Russell Westbrook likely headed to buyout

The NBA trade deadline has already seen plenty of league-shifting trades as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook will finish the 2022-23 season with a different team than they began it with. Yahoo Sports’ Dan Devine broke down everything you need to know ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET deadline.

When is the 2023 NBA trade deadline?

The trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET Thursday.

Yahoo Sports will track all the trade rumors, news, players and teams to watch leading up to the deadline.

Reports: Kevin Durant traded to Phoenix Suns in blockbuster 5-player deal

The Brooklyn Nets traded the second of their two All-Stars in a blockbuster move Wednesday night. The Phoenix Suns acquired Kevin Durant for Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, four unprotected first-round draft picks in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029 and a 2028 pick swap, according to ESPN. TJ Warren is headed to Phoenix in the deal, as well. Crowder could be part of an additional trade ahead of the deadline at 3 p.m. Thursday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Here are the full trade details.

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Reports: Russell Westbrook heading to Jazz, then buyout market, in 3-team deal

Russell Westbrook is leaving Los Angeles, and his next playing destination isn’t entirely clear. The Lakers reportedly sent Westbrook to the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal Wednesday, and the Jazz are likely to buy out his contract. If so, Westbrook will have multiple suitors on the buyout market.

Also in the deal: the Lakers will acquire D’Angelo Russell from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Jazz, while Russell Westbrook, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones and a lightly protected 2027 Lakers first-round pick will be sent to Utah. The Jazz are sending Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker to Minnesota, which will also receive draft picks. How the full trade unfolded.

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Kyrie Irving received the trade he requested last week as the Brooklyn Nets dealt him to Dallas on Monday. The Mavericks sent Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 first-round draft pick and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029 to the Nets, who also sent Markieff Morris to the Mavericks. Here are the full trade details.

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Center Jakob Poeltl is heading north, as the San Antonio Spurs reportedly traded him in exchange for center Khem Birch on Wednesday night. The Spurs will also receive a protected 2024 first-round draft pick and two future second-rounders, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Poeltl played for the Raptors for the first two seasons of his career before spending 4 1/2 in San Antonio.

Josh Hart is headed to the New York Knicks. The Portland Trail Blazers struck a deal with the Knicks minutes before they were set to tip off at the Moda Center on Wednesday night. Portland is sending Hart to the Knicks in exchange for forward Cam Reddish, Ryan Arcidiacono, Svi Mykhailiuk and a future first-round draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Blazers reportedly also will receive a lottery-protected 2023 first-round draft pick that if it doesn’t convey will become four future second-rounders. Full details on the trade.

Completed 2022-23 NBA trades

The Sacramento Kings traded for Kessler Edwards from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the draft rights to David Michineau, the league announced Tuesday. The Kings also received cash considerations.

The San Antonio Spurs acquired Dewayne Dedmon and a 2028 second-round pick from the Miami Heat in exchange for cash considerations, the teams announced Tuesday.

The Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris to the Dallas Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 first-round draft pick and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029, the teams announced Monday.

The Washington Wizards traded Rui Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kendrick Nunn, a conditional 2028 second-round draft pick and a 2029 second-round pick, the teams announced Jan. 23.

The Boston Celtics traded Noah Vonleh and cash considerations to the San Antonio Spurs for a conditional, future second-round draft pick, the teams announced Jan. 5. The Spurs then waived Vonleh.

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