Nerlens Noel to Dallas - what does that mean for Denver?

- The Philadelphia 76ers have traded one of their centers ahead of the National Basketball Association trade deadline according to multiple reports.

The 76ers' pick from Dallas is protected 1 to 18 in the June NBA Draft, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Anderson, 23, is averaging just 6.5 points per game this season, but as a former first round pick, he could develop with more playing time in Philadelphia.

The word across the National Basketball Association is the Mavericks clearly won the trade they made with the Sixers to land their new starting center Nerlens Noel.

To say I am not a fan of "The Process" of the Philadelphia 76ers would be an understatement.

We didn't have to wait until National Basketball Association trade deadline day to see the New Orleans Pelicans fleece the Sacramento Kings and pair Anthony Davis with DeMarcus Cousins.

The Dallas Mavericks had been clear this week - they meant to acquire more draft picks, not less.

Philadelphia reportedly will look to trade Bogut, who helped the Golden State Warriors win the National Basketball Association title two seasons ago and was part of last season's record 73-win Warriors team before being sent to Dallas to make salary room for Golden State to sign superstar Kevin Durant.

That's worth noting, because the Celtics could try to play a unsafe game - if they don't trade for Bogut and he is bought out, they could acquire him without giving anything up. Players who are waived or bought out have until March 1 to sign with a new team and be eligible for the playoffs.

Bogut is averaging 3.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 26 games. Prior to joining the Mavericks, Bogut spent the past four seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He has a year left on his rookie deal, and will be a restricted free agent after that.

  • Julie Sanders