Day: February 22, 2017

The NBA trade deadline has fans/players on the edge of their seat

The NBA trade deadline has fans/players on the edge of their seat

By: Ashley Conley

It’s that time of year again; The NBA trade deadline (Feb. 23 at 3 p.m.) is rapidly approaching and fans/players are experiencing all sorts of emotions.


Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas tweeted a single emoji and Boston fans have no clue what it means. Could he be on his way out of Beantown, or was he just causing a ruckus?

A day later, Pistons center Andre Drummond tweeted the same single emoji as Isaiah Thomas, stirring things up even more. Is a major Boston-Detroit trade in the works?


Following the All-Star game on Sunday, the Sacramento Kings traded away DeMarcus Cousins. While some fans were pleased with the trade thanks to Cousins’ recent behavioral issues, others were upset about what the team got in return.

The Kings sent Cousins and forward Omri Casppi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and one future first-round and second-round draft pick. Cousins, a three-time NBA All-Star, averages more than 27 PPG and 10 RPG (a double-double). Was this a good trade? You do the math.


Some fans are just hoping and praying for their team to acquire an elite player prior to the trade deadline without having to give away the face of the franchise. For Celtics fans, Carmelo Anthony (a nine-time All-Star), is on their radar.

The Celtics even followed Anthony on Instagram, adding fuel to the fire.

Lakers fans are also quite hopeful of acquiring some additional talent in Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler or Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George. However, fans don’t even know how to feelΒ after rumors swirled that young guns Brandon Ingram and D’Angelo Russell, among others, could beΒ on the way out in exchange.


The week leading up to the trade deadline (and especially the last day) is quite possibly the most exciting part of the NBA season, minus the Finals. Some fans live for this drama, others can’t stand the unknown, but most fans can certainly agree that it’s entertaining.

Sit down and buckle up, because it’s Trade Deadline Eve and it’s about to get crazy!

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Ashley Conley is a senior journalism student at WVU. She aspires to become a writer or reporter in the sports industry upon graduation. You can follow her on Twitter @ashleyconleyyy.Β