The trade deadline is here and NBA fans are waiting for the latest news on the final trade deals. Some of the latest NBA trade rumors indicate that Jahlil Okafor will be moved by the Philadelphia 76ers. This big man finally got the attention from other NBA teams a few days before the deadline.
Okafor May Be Acquired By The Chicago Bulls
The most recent NBA trade rumors suggest that he is going to the Chicago Bulls. But there's just one caveat in this deal: the Bulls insist on including Nikola Mirotic in the trade deal. It seems that this deal will push through since there is mutual interest between the Bulls and the 76ers. The current interest of the Indiana Pacers on Okafor could be used by the 76ers as leverage to finalize the trade with the Bulls on their terms.
Carmelo Anthony Can't Escape NBA Trade Rumors
It seems Carmelo Anthony can't really escape being the subject of NBA trade rumors even as the trade deadline has already arrived. This time, he is rumored to be leaving the New York Knicks but as to where is not yet certain. But for Anthony to leave, he must first waive the no-trade clause in his contract with the Knicks.
Anthony Says It's Fine Where He Is
It is apparent from Anthony's statements lately that he is not going to waive it. Jan Begley of ESPN quoted Anthony on the recent statement he gave. Anthony said that he was "feeling relaxed as the trade deadline approached." He even added that he is ready for whatever will happen and that he hasn't heard anything about it right now.
The Situation Can Still Change
The Knicks are apparently struggling this season. Despite acquiring Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, the team's standing is currently at 23-34. They are now at number 12 in the Eastern Conference. Although Anthony may be feeling fine at the moment, things may still change given the right conditions.