Jarrett Jack has agreed upon a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Carmelo Anthony admitted he doesn't understand management's vision for the New York Knicks after they sat out the deadline.
"No, not now. No, to be honest with you," Anthony said late Thursday night. "I think they were kind of planning on the trade deadline, whether they were trying to make moves. I think that was one plan. Now they've got to get back to the drawing board and come up with another plan about the future of this team."
The Knicks discussed a trade centered on Derrick Rose for Ricky Rubio. New York also held discussions involving Anthony with a number of teams in the weeks leading to the deadline but never approached him on waiving his no-trade clause with an actual proposal.
"Yeah, I mean, nobody likes to be in limbo," Anthony said. "We all want to know kind of what's going on, especially when it's involving you. But that's not the way it is in sports. I don't think I'm the only one that's going through that or feeling that way. I think there's other players who feel the same way, that they want to be involved -- not involved, but at least up to date with what's going on. I feel like I'm kind of up to date as far as when it comes to me what's going on."
Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, added that he "anticipated" that the Knicks wouldn't put together a deal to trade him by the deadline.
"It wasn't really anything kind of worth looking at, talking about or exploring. So I kind of knew that over the past couple of days," Anthony said, adding that the Knicks never approached him with a formal trade. "We all kind of know what was going on out there, seeing what was worth talking about or bringing to the table. Obviously nothing was worth bringing to the table."
The New York Knicks intend to keep Phil Jackson as president but his intentions for the direction of the franchise are unclear and he hasn't addressed the media in weeks.
Jackson also doesn't like speaking to opposing executives.
One NBA general manager told the New York Daily News last week in New Orleans that his team "can't get a hold of Phil. It's crazy."
On the front office level, relationships are a critical component of doing business. Relationships between teams allow mutually beneficial trades to happen. The one major trade Jackson has made, acquiring Derrick Rose from the Bulls, can be linked to his former player John Paxson.
Jackson reportedly has few friends around the NBA outside of those he's worked with directly in the past. There is a notion that some executives of teams Jackson has openly ridiculed in the past aren't interested in doing business with him.
There are also several veterans unhappy with the direction of the team and don't like having to run the triangle offense.
The Phoenix Suns plan on waiving Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott.
The Suns traded for Sullinger as part of their deal with the Toronto Raptors for P.J. Tucker.
Scott was acquired in a separate trade with the Atlanta Hawks.
The Suns will sign Ronnie Price for the remainder of the season.
Andrew Bogut is expected to agree upon a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers and a loophole in the CBA will allow him to return to the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors traded Bogut to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason to help clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant. The Mavericks traded Bogut to the 76ers in a package for Nerlens Noel at the deadline.
The reacquisition restriction rule only applies to the "last trade" and not all prior trades as well.
According to a source, the NBA is interpreting that the "last trade" designation technically applies to the Mavericks only.
It is not year clear if the Warriors will have interest in Bogut, who figures to receive interest from the Cavaliers and Celtics.
According to Marc Stein, the Warriors will consider all options but they have been focused on targeting guards or signing Briante Weber for the remainder of the season. The Warriors have Zaza Pachulia, David West and JaVale McGee on their depth chart for big man minutes, though they recently waived Anderson Varejao.
The Atlanta Hawks will sign Lamar Patterson and Ryan Kelly to contracts for the remainder of the season.
Patterson recently signed two 10-day contracts with the team. The last contract expired on Feb. 17, during the NBA All-Star break.
Kelly was with the Hawks during training camp but released before the regular season on Oct. 18. He was brought back and signed on Oct. 31. He was later waived on Jan. 6.
The Hawks had one open roster spot at the trade deadline after not immediately signing Patterson for the remainder of the season. They created a second open roster spot by trading Mike Scott to the Suns.
The Chicago Bulls plan on keeping Rajon Rondo for the remainder of the season.
With Rondo on a partially guaranteed deal for the 17-18 season, the Bulls view Rondo as an attractive trade chip in June to facilitate a potentially larger deal.
The Bulls traded for Cameron Payne at the deadline and he figures to get a shot to be their starting point guard.
Rondo lost his starting point guard job in December.
The Indiana Pacers took trade talks with Paul George down to the wire ahead of the deadline but elected to keep him. The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets were engaged with the Pacers on talks for George.
George addressed the media shortly after the deadline passed and expressed his frustrations that he wasn't better briefed by the Pacers on the talks.
"I kind of was on the ropes just like you guys on what was about to happen. It was kind of a dark moment of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, I thought I'd be in the loop a little more than that."
According to various reports, George would like to re-sign with the Pacers if they can compete for a title, or sign outright with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.
After the team’s practice Wednesday, George said he was focused on leading the Pacers after an inconsistent season through 57 games.
“I’m committed here,” George said then. “Myself and the front office, we’ve had great talks. I’ve got a job to do and I’m trying to turn a season around, trying to get us playing better. That’s where my mind is. It’s easy to block out everything else. I can’t allow that to weigh on me. This is what’s important right now.”
The Denver Nuggets made an aggressive offer to the Indiana Pacers at the deadline for Paul George.
The Nuggets recruited a third team in the talks but were hesitant to part with Jamal Murray for George. Murray has been one of the most promising rookies of the 2016 draft class.
Denver was also reportedly informed that George is most interested in either re-signing with the Pacers or joining the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.
The Nuggets made Nikola Jokic completely untouchable.
Denver was similarly aggressive in landing a star during the 2016 offseason.
The Atlanta Hawks pursued trades for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the deadline.
Atlanta made aggressive offers built around a package of draft picks with more than three first rounders discussed. The Hawks own all of their own first round picks as well as future firsts from the Wolves and Cavs.
The Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls decided to keep Butler and George respectively.
The Hawks have been stuck between rebuilding and continuing to contend as they decided to keep Paul Millsap at the deadline.