Very few deadline trades actually spell the difference between winning and losing. You have to harken all the way back to 2004 to find a deal that resulted in a championship run (Rasheed Wallace to the Pistons).
But there is always plenty of fireworks. Unfortunately, they tend to flame out way too early. From the Suns' point of view: how about Dragic for Brooks last year? And from the national point of view, how'd that "Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks" trade work out?
From all accounts, it looks like the Suns will sit this deadline out.
"We're working the phones constantly just to make sure that we've left no stone un-turned. But if you asked me for a prediction, I'd say there's nothing even remotely close to doing right now so it would have to be something that kind of fell out of the sky in the final 12 or 24 hours."
And in summation he surmised, "I would anticipate that we would not do anything."
But then hedged his bets (just in case), "But I suppose it's possible something could come together quickly."
Will Lopez be traded for some kind of 2012-13 asset? Will the Suns acquire a bench scoring talent to help their playoff push?
No surprises here:
NBA Trade Rumors 2012: Steve Nash Will Not Be Dealt At Trade Deadline, According To Report - SB Nation Arizona
It's time to celebrate, Phoenix Suns fans, because veteran All-Star point guard Steve Nash will not be traded before the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline on Thursday, according to a source.
Updates on the action from around the NBA after the jump:
UPDATE 1: Barbosa to Pacers
Indy Cornrows - For Indiana Pacers Fans
According to a pair of tweets from respected NBA writers, the Indiana Pacers are making a trade for Toronto Raptors speedy point guard Leandro Barbosa.
UPDATE 2: Dwight staying in Orlando
Dwight Howard Waives Early Termination Option, Commits to Orlando Magic for Another Season - Orlando Pinstriped Post
Dwight Howard temporarily postponed speculation about his NBA future Thursday when he agreed to waive the Early Termination Option in his contract, ensuring he will remain with the Orlando Magic for at least one more season and keeping him from becoming a free agent until July 1st, 2013. Chris Broussard reported on ESPN's SportsCenter and via tweet that he received a text message from Howard saying he signed the waiver.
UPDATE 3: Deron Williams staying in New Jersey
Nets Signal Not Trading Williams, Moving Beyond Howard Deal - NetsDaily
the Nets are letting teams know that Deron Williams is NOT available, reports Marc Stein. Adrian Wojnarowski and Ric Bucher are saying the same thing, with both suggesting the Nets are going to be very active in trying to find players to build around Williams. One name suggested by Woj: Jamal Crawford
UPDATE 4: Gerald Wallace to Nets? (looks like the Blazers are keeping Batum)
NBA Trade Rumors: Portland Trail Blazers Reportedly 'Close' To Dealing Gerald Wallace To New Jersey Nets - SBNation.com
The Portland Trail Blazers' Gerald Wallace hasn't been the subject of very many NBA trade rumors, but according to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Blazers and New Jersey Nets are "close" to a deal involving the 29-year-old, one-time All-Star forward:
Update 5: Sessions to the Lakers, Luke Walton to the Cavs
NBA Trade Deadline: Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga Traded To Lakers - Fear The Sword
According to a report by ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers have traded backup point guard Ramon Sessions to the Los Angeles Lakers. In return, the Cavaliers will receive "a future draft pick." The total deal is that the Cavaliers will trade Sessions and Christian Eyenga to the Lakers for Luke Walton and the first round pick. Luke Walton makes $5.7 million this year and $6.1 million next year.
UPDATE 6: Blazers tanking
Reports: Blazers / Nets Reach Agreement On Gerald Wallace Trade? - Blazer's Edge
Multiple reports on Thursday indicate that the Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets will execute a trade that sends Blazers forward Gerald Wallae to the Nets for center Mehmet Okur, forward Shawne Williams and a 2012 first round draft pick.
UPDATE 7: Camby to Rockets, tanking more
NBA Trade Deadline: Rockets Get Marcus Camby From Blazers For Thabeet And Flynn - The Dream Shake
According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Jonny Flynn and Hasheem Thabeet are heading to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Marcus Camby.
UPDATE 8: R-Jeff for S-Jax, Spurs save money
NBA Trade Deadline: Warriors Moving Stephen Jackson For Richard Jefferson In Swap With Spurs - Golden State Of Mind
Stephen Jackson's return to the Bay Area may be cut short as NBA trade rumors have him going back to the Spurs for Richard Jefferson.
UPDATE 9: Houston gets another 1st round pick for Jordan Hill and the pleasure of Derek Fisher's company
Rockets Trade Jordan Hill To Lakers For Derek Fisher And Draft Pick - The Dream Shake
The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets completed a surprising deal as the NBA trade deadline ended, with the Lakers sending longtime point guard Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick to the Houston Rockets for third-year big man Jordan Hill. The first-round pick is the one originally owned by the Dallas Mavericks.
UPDATE 10: Blazers fire Nate McMillan, Portland freed from The Oppressive Thumb
MULTIPLE REPORTS: BLAZERS FIRE COACH NATE MCMILLAN; TAB KALEB CANALES AS INTERIM COACH - Blazer's Edge
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Portland Trail Blazers have fired coach Nate McMillan.
UPDATE 11: Clips get SG Nick Young b/c they needed a SG and didn't need Brian Cook
Breaking News: Clippers Acquire Nick Young for Brian Cook, pick - Clips Nation
As part of a three team trade, the Los Angeles Clippers have acquired shooting guard Nick Young from the Washington Wizards for little-used forward Brian Cook and a draft pick.
UPDATE 12: Nuggets swap Nene for Javale McGee...ballsy move
Denver Nuggets trade Nene Hilario to Wizards for JaVale McGee - Denver Stiffs
In a move that is sure to frighten, terrify, mystify, perplex and downright confuse most Stiffs, the Denver Nuggets have traded Nene Hilario to the Washington Wizards for Javale McGee and Ronny Turiaf while the Wizards send Nick Young to the Los Angeles Clippers.
That would appear to be all the deals for the day...