5 NBA trades that happened ahead of the trade deadline

Tobias Harris is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers after a blockbuster NBA trade. [Image via ESPN/YouTube]
Tobias Harris is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers after a blockbuster NBA trade. [Image via ESPN/YouTube]

The Lakers and Pelicans haven't made a trade happen but several other teams have made deals.

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Many fans of NBA teams are anxiously watching for the latest trade news as the deadline for deals is quickly approaching. That officially hits as of Thursday at 3 PM Eastern Time. Meanwhile, a number of teams have made some deals happen. Here's a look at five that transpired very recently in the league.

1

Clippers trade Tobias Harris to Sixers

So far, this has been the biggest deal to take place ahead of the deadline. Philadelphia added a fourth star to their starting lineup in the hopes of advancing through the Eastern Conference. They now boast Harris with Jimmy Butler, Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, and Joel Embiid. With the trade, the Clippers cleared their roster and room for a possible attempt at Davis or other big free agents this summer.

2

Harrison Barnes traded during game

It's not often you see this happen to a player, but the Dallas Mavericks traded Harrison Barnes and then played him, literally. Barnes started for the Mavs and scored 10 points to go with three rebounds and an assist in a 99-93 win over the Hornets. He's now headed to the Sacramento Kings while Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson are coming to Dallas in the deal.

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