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The NBA trade deadline was passed on Feb. 7, but the fallout from all trades and rumored deals continues to affect some players and teams.
The most important year of the deadline was the Los Angeles Lakers 'pursuit of New Orleans Pelican striker Anthony Davis, but Magic Johnson and the Lakers' reception staff failed to to convince New Orleans to give way.
Los Angeles was not the only Davis-related team, and as it remained in New Orleans, the Boston Celtics have a chance to make the superstar's acquisition this summer.
The supposed Davis movement was not the only exchange that failed, and now that the deadline has passed, we are highlighting the offers that have not been made.
Kuzma admits that the noise of trade is due to the lakers
Kyle Kuzma was one of many Lakers players mentioned in the Davis talks before the Pelicans knocked down any potential deal.
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Before the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics on Feb. 7, they suffered six losses in eight games.
Kuzma admitted after the trading deadline that rumors had affected him, as well as some other young players on the list of L.A., in an interview with Spectrum Sportsnet (h / t Harrison Faigen of SB Nation).
It is understandable that a group of young players was affected by incessant rumors about their respective futures, especially if it was the first time for some who are facing the situation.
However, the fall of the form has affected the position of the Lakers in the Western Conference standings and they are heading to the 10th place.
Once the break from the stars is over, the Lakers must find a way to get together to beat the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers, among others, for the last playoff spot in the West.
Knicks attempted to engage kings in trade discussions
The New York Knicks are looking for a trading partner who stops briefly in Sacramento before sending Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks.
According to Marc Stein of New York Times, The Knicks attempted to engage the Kings in an exchange involving Marvin Bagley.
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Advances on the tank side of the Eastern Conference were rejected by the Kings and the Knicks finally sent Porzingis to Dallas.
Bagley could have been a good young player to create an exchange, but it is wise for the Kings to keep him on their roster, as he contributed at least double digits in five of the six matches he played in February.
Instead of landing Bagley at the Kings, New York has found himself with another budding star in Dennis Smith Jr. and has also acquired DeAndre Jordan and a pair of first-round Mavericks picks.
Conley could have bought pistons if Kennard was included in the deal
The Detroit Pistons were one of the few teams associated with the acquisition of Mike Conley, the guard of the Memphis Grizzlies, but the deal was not reached.
According to James L. Edwards III of The Athletic, the Pistons could have conquered Conley if they added Luke Kennard to a contract that would also include Reggie Jackson and a first-round pick.
Kennard, 22, has an average of 8.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, but he was not perceived as an exchange currency by an active franchise in Canada. other transactions before the trade deadline.
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Instead of sending Kennard to Memphis as part of a package for Conley, the Pistons were involved in a few minor deals that transformed their list.
Detroit sent Reggie Bullock back to the Lakers in exchange for Svi Mykhailiuk, brought Thon Maker back on a three-way contract with the New Orleans Milwaukee Bucks and Pelicans in which they let Stanley Stanley go and released Henry Ellenson after signing Wayne Ellington as a free agent.
All the moves were made with a playoff spot in mind, as the Pistons started the break from the stars in eighth place at the Eastern Conference.
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