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Pacers Links: NBA trade deadline spurs actions around the league on Tuesday

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A handful of deals were made around the NBA as trade talks continue to heat up around the league with the trade deadline looming.

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The NBA trade deadline will not go by quietly this year thanks to a few trades completed on Tuesday which impact Eastern Conference teams the Pacers will be battling for playoff position.

The trade deadline officially hits on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET but the early jump on deals has the league buzzing, as Woj bombs started dropping during the day on Tuesday.

The deals tipped off with a local Pike guard on the move. No, not Jeff Teague, but instead Courtney Lee was sent to Charlotte as part of a three-team deal between the Hornets, Heat and Grizzlies.

The Pistons took a shot at bolstering their lineup by dealing Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova to the Magic for Tobias Harris. Detroit may  be thin at point guard now, but taking a shot on Harris should give a boost to the starting lineup for the stretch run.

The Magic may be cutting bait on their playoff hopes because they are also reportedly close to moving Channing Frye to the Clippers in a deal that could include Lance Stephenson. Those same reports indicate Lance would be cut loose after arriving in Orlando. Of course if that happens, all eyes will be on the Pacers to potentially bring Lance back on the cheap.

All of this and two days remaining before the deadline! Consider this your open thread for trade chatter today and check out the links for the stories on the deals made yesterday. Add links or reports as they break throughout the day on Wednesday.

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Check out the links:

Sources: Hornets acquire Courtney Lee as part of three-team deal - Yahoo Sports

NBA trade deadline buzz: Clippers move closer toward Channing Frye deal - Yahoo Sports

NBA trade rumors 2016: Lots of teams want Ryan Anderson, but will Pelicans bite? - SBNation.com

The Pistons definitely get a high grade for the Tobias Harris deal

Ric Bucher: Dealing Tobias Harris Could Make the Magic a Real Playoff Contender | Bleacher Report

Courtney Lee traded to Hornets in 3-team deal, per report - SBNation.com

Pistons acquire Tobias Harris from Magic, according to report - SBNation.com

The Hornets are trying to trade for Dwight Howard, but can't agree on a good offer - SBNation.com

Report: Pacers looking to deal Chase Budinger - Indy Cornrows

Magic make Tobias Harris trade with Pistons official - Orlando Pinstriped Post

Memphis Grizzlies Trade Courtney Lee to Charlotte Hornets as Part of Three-Team Trade with Miami, Acquire Chris "Birdman" Andersen, Second Round Picks - Grizzly Bear Blues

Sources: New York Knicks still interested in Hawks' Jeff Teague - Knicks Blog- ESPN

Sources: Nets offer GM job to Spurs' Sean Marks - Yahoo Sports

Sources: Chris Bosh to meet with doctors to determine seriousness of blood-clotting fears - Yahoo Sports

NBA tells teams jumping on player's back could be flagrant foul