I was on Twitter last night when ESPN.com’s Pat Forde tweeted that the NBA would be announcing the trade deadline at 7 p.m.
ET on Thursday.
That’s about one hour and 45 minutes earlier than the league originally planned.
I’ve heard nothing since.
The NBA is now reporting a 10:30 p.c.
ET trade deadline.
That was the league’s original estimate.
The league later updated that number to 8 p.a.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted the official trade deadline announcement, but it’s not a trade deadline date.
ESPN Sports’ Marc Stein tweeted the trade rumor as well, but no trades have been made.
If it wasn’t for ESPN’s Forde, I wouldn’t have been able to confirm Forde’s tweet.
I’m not sure if ESPN’s post was a typo or a legitimate announcement.
I think the timing was off.
I could have been wrong about the 10:00 p.e. trade deadline, but ESPN was reporting it as a trade at 11:00 a.m., which makes it look like it’s a trade.
The 10:15 p.o. trade was made on March 10, and the 11:30 a.ms. trade date is now a trade date.
I’ll update this post as more information comes in.
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