Chat Sports' Recap Of The Top Storylines From The NBA Trade Deadline

The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone, with the biggest move being the Dallas Mavericks acquiring center Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers. However, many of the major storylines going into the day remain without much action, and they are worth paying attention to again in the offseason. Here is how all of the major storylines unfolded on trade deadline day:

Nuggets gave Pacers best offer for Paul George
One of the big names who was made available at the deadline was Paul George, but the Indiana Pacers ultimately decided not to trade their All-Star. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Denver Nuggets came up with a "monster" offer for George, but the deal didn't happen when Indiana told Denver that George was unlikely to re-sign with the team when he became a free agent next summer.

Reports indicate that George plans to either re-sign with the Pacers or join the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. He is averaging 22.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season.

Celtics, Bulls will talk Butler trade again in the offseason
The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls were in negotiations about a trade that would send Jimmy Butler to Boston, and the Nets' first-round pick in this draft - which is owned by the Celtics - eventually came into play in talks. However, the deadline passed without the deal getting done, but ESPN's Nick Friedell expects them to revisit the deal before the draft.

Boston has been trying to trade for Butler since the offseason, yet they have been unwilling to meet Chicago's asking price. They were also talking to the Pacers about acquiring Paul George, but those talks didn't go far.

Timberwolves balked at Rose trade
The New York Knicks were in discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves about a deal that would have sent Derrick Rose to Minnesota and Ricky Rubio to New York. The Knicks originally wanted more than just Rubio in return for Rose, but as the deadline came, the Timberwolves eventually passed on a one-for-one swap, according to Stein.

Rose will be a free agent this offseason, and the Timberwolves did not plan to try to re-sign him. They plan to have rookie Kris Dunn take the reins as the team's starting point guard sooner rather than later, and will likely look to trade Rubio again this offseason.

Sixers still shopping Okafor
Even after dealing Nerlens Noel, the 76ers were still trying to trade Jahlil Okafor before the deadline, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

It's likely that the 76ers will try to trade Okafor again in the offseason, and several teams - namely the Celtics and Bulls - have expressed interest in him.

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