Every NBA Trade That Happened This NBA Trade Deadline!
The NBA Trade Deadline was today and it end at 3 PM Eastern, so many trades happened today nothing too shocking but still enough to make you go: “wow didn’t except that.”
The first trade up is the Markus Morris trade as the Knicks have been expected to trade him before the deadline but to who wasn’t clear yet, well today was the day for him to be traded to the Clippers. Morris should be happy as he leaves New York and gets to play on a postseason contending team.
The second trade up shouldn’t be a shocker either, Grizzlies and Heat decided to trade some players and one of them including Andre Iguodala, Iguodala has been holding out from the Grizzlies since being traded from the Warriors to Memphis. Other players that were involved were Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters, and James Johnson going to the Grizzlies. The Heat got Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder.
Another non-shocker were Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson moving from The Bay into Philly territory, the 76ers needed wing players as they had beaten the Celtics to the punch on this trade because the Celtics were also rumored to be trading for them.
Now this one caught me off-guard, now I knew that D’Angelo Russell was going to be traded but for who and where that was the questions that still needed to be answered. The Timberwolves and the Warriors were doing an trade together and long story short the Wolves got Russell while the Warriors got Andrew Wiggins who hasn’t been playing too terribly bad.
End of an era for big man Andre Drummond in Detroit, the Pistons have decided to trade him to the Cavaliers for John Henson, Brandon Knight, and a 2023 second round pick. Since Kevin Love is not leaving this season you will be seeing the two big man go at work, but for the Pistons I don’t know why they traded him for those guys and pick. For me I would have gotten someone that was a triple-threat kind of guy where he could do it all but I guess with all three guys you can have that same effect, but because Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, and Luke Kennard aren’t really playing that much you should see these three men get a little more attention to finish out this season.
There was a massive four way trade where Houston will be getting Robert Covington, Jordan Bell, (Hawks) 2024 second round pick; Atlanta will be getting Clint Capela and Nene; Minnesota will be receiving Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Jared Vanderbilt, and a (Hawks) first round pick; Denver will be getting (injured) Gerald Green, Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh, and (Rockets) 2020 first round draft pick. Houston will be playing small ball until they find another big man, Shabazz Napier was then traded away from the Nuggets to the Wizards so for him this is back-to-back trades to different teams. For the Nuggets they got Jordan McRae, so basically it was guard for guard.
This was a nice and painless transaction move for the 76ers, why? Because they traded away James Ennis for a second round draft pick plus this clears a roster spot for someone else.
Clippers did the exact same thing but instead of getting a pick they got cash to send away Derrick Walton Jr to the Hawks.
The Grizzlies traded away James Johnson to the Timberwolves for Gorgui Dieng, Memphis gets the center and Minnesota gets the forward.
The Kings have traded away Dennis Dedmon to the Hawks for Alex Len and Jabril Parker, plus Hawks get a 2021 and a 2022 second round picks.
Thunder have traded Justin Patton to the Mavericks for cash and Isaiah Roby.
These were all the trades made this trade deadline, like I mentioned before some good a lot okay. I think teams did very well this time around, the Warriors unloaded and got picks at the same time this deadline which is good, rebuilding the team. Now we are waiting for the All-Star break.