The NBA's trade deadline was on Thursday at three o'clock Eastern Time, and the clock had run out.
The most significant moves occurred early in the season, with James Harden being traded from Philadelphia to the Los Angeles Clippers and Damian Lillard being traded from Portland to Milwaukee.
The trade deadline action had been modest up until Tuesday. OG Anunoby was shipped off to New York, and Pascal Siakam was shipped off to Indiana over the past month.
Since then, very little activity has occurred, with only a few modest trades.
On Thursday, many transactions were made, one of which involved Gordon Hayward, a veteran and former All-Star player. This caused the situation to get more intense.
In general, the trade deadline was not particularly tense. There was one name that was worth keeping an eye on, and that was Atlanta guard Dejounte Murray,
who was unable to play on Wednesday due to lower back soreness. Murray was the subject of considerable interest from a number of organizations,
including the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.