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Date Player
2/23/2017 Nerlens Noel, Dal, F-C
Noel is headed to the Mavericks for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a protected first-round pick.

Analysis: Noel never quite got the chance to thrive with the 76ers due to injuries and a variety of other factors. But he can jump out of the gym and is headed to an interesting situation in Dallas, which has long coveted Noel. If he's healthy, he should thrive, though that's a big if.
2/23/2017 Justin Anderson, Phi, SF
Anderson is headed to the 76ers along with Andrew Bogut and a protected first-round pick for Nerlens Noel.

Analysis: Anderson never quite got going with the Mavs, shooting just above 40 percent in his first season and a half and struggling from 3. Playing time will be available for him in Philly, so the rest of this season and next will be key to telling if he has a future as a rotation player.
2/23/2017 Andrew Bogut, Phi, C
Bogut is headed to the 76ers along with Justin Anderson and a protected first-round pick for Nerlens Noel.

Analysis: Bogut, in the final year of his deal, is a prime candidate to be bought out. It's unlikely he ever wears a 76ers uniform, but he could re-emerge for a contender prior to the buyout deadline.
2/23/2017 Bojan Bogdanovic, Was, G-F
It's unclear if Bogdanovic will make his Wizards debut Friday after being traded from the Nets on Wednesday.

Analysis: He didn't practice Thursday, but if not Friday he'll likely make his debut Sunday against the Jazz.
2/23/2017 K.J. McDaniels, Bkn, SF
McDaniels has been traded to the Nets.

Analysis: McDaniels put up some numbers as a rookie with the putrid 76ers, and now he's again headed for the NBA's worst team. He may not be a legitimate NBA rotation player, but he'll have t he opportunity to put up some stats.
2/23/2017 Roy Hibbert, Den, C
Hibbert is headed to the Nuggets for a second-round pick.

Analysis: Hibbert never even played a game for the Bucks after getting dealt from Charlotte, and it's hard to imagine him playing many minutes in the crowded Nuggets frontcourt.
2/23/2017 Tyler Ennis, LAL, PG
The Lakers have acquired Ennis from the Rockets for guard Marcelo Huertas.

Analysis: This is the fourth team in three years for Ennis, and it's getting harder and harder to envision the former first-round pick having a future in the league.
2/23/2017 Doug McDermott, OKC, SF
McDermott and Taj Gibson are headed to the Thunder for Cameron Payne and Joffrey Lauvergne.

Analysis: McDermott never quite fit in with the Bulls, flashing signs of potential but never quite turning into the shooter some thought he'd be. He should find open looks easier to come by with Russell Westbrook looking for him in OKC.
2/23/2017 Taj Gibson, OKC, F-C
Gibson and Doug McDermott are headed to the Thunder for Cameron Payne and Joffrey Lauvergne.

Analysis: The free-agent-to-be should have a chance to boost his stats in OKC, where Russell Westbrook will be able to get him some easy looks after drawing double teams.
2/23/2017 Cameron Payne, Chi, PG
Payne and Joffrey Lauvergne are headed to the Bulls for Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson.

Analysis: Payne never quite developed into a starting-level point guard in Oklahoma City due to injuries and Russell Westbrook. With no such impediment in his way in Chicago, Payne should be able to have a chance to thrive if he's healthy.
2/23/2017 Joffrey Lauvergne, Chi, F-C
Lauvergne and Cameron Payne are headed to the Bulls for Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson.

Analysis: Lauvergne has some potential, but he's a free agent after the season. The Bulls get a look at him to see if he's worth re-signing.
2/23/2017 P.J. Tucker, Tor, G-F
Tucker was traded to the Raptors for Jared Sullinger and a pair of second-round picks. It's uncertain whether Tucker will be able to make his Raptors debut Friday against Boston after taking a late flight Thursday night.

Analysis: Toronto thinks Tucker can be the guy to man up LeBron James in a potential playoff series, and they better be right, because he offers little offensively.
2/23/2017 Jared Sullinger, Pho, F-C
Sullinger and two second-round picks are headed to the Suns for P.J. Tucker.

Analysis: The Sullinger-in-Toronto experience lasted 11 injury-plagued games. He'll have a chance to reinvent himself in Phoenix, but if he doesn't he'll likely be out of the league.
2/23/2017 Mike Scott, Pho, PF
The Suns have acquired Scott from Atlanta for cash.

Analysis: Scott is not good and thus has no fantasy value.
2/23/2017 Anthony Morrow, Chi, G-F
Morrow was traded to the Bulls along with Joffrey Lauvergne and Cameron Payne for Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson.

Analysis: Once a reliable sharpshooter, Morrow is making less than 30 percent of his 3s this season while attempting 3.0 per game. We'll see if that suddenly changes in Chicago.
2/23/2017 Terrence Jones, NO, F
New Orleans waived Jones on Thursday minutes after the NBA trade deadline passed. According to multiple reports, the decision to let go of the 25-year-old Jones was "mutual."

Analysis: The acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins earlier in the week signaled a decrease in playing time for Jones. The Pelicans tried to trade him at the deadline, but couldn't find the right deal or trade partner and decided to waive him instead, the Advocate (Baton Rouge) reported.
2/23/2017 Deron Williams, Dal, PG
Williams was waived on Thursday. The former star, who is having another injury-ravaged season, has averaged 13.1 points over 40 games.

Analysis: His fantasy value won't be known until he lands on a new team. The Associated Press is reporting he's headed to the Cavs to backup Kyrie Irving.
2/23/2017 Yogi Ferrell, Dal, PG
Ferrell is expected to take over the starting point guard job in Dallas following the release of Deron Williams.

Analysis: Ferrell has averaged 14.8 points while hitting 21 of 44 from 3-point range over his last nine games. Keep an eye on this situation.
2/23/2017 Kristaps Porzingis, NY, F-C
Porzingis left Thursday's game against the Cavaliers in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle and did not return. He left the arena in a walking boot and will be re-examined Friday.

Analysis: Porzingis scored eight points before sustaining the injury. He is averaging 18.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 50 games.
2/23/2017 Kemba Walker, Cha, PG
Walker scored 34 points on 11-of-19 shooting with seven rebounds and six assists in Thursday's OT loss at Detroit.

Analysis: Walker scored at least 30 for the ninth time this season and first since Jan. 27. He has 58 points on 19 of 34 from the field - 9 of 16 from downtown - with 15 assists, 11 rebounds and four steals in his last two games.
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