As always, we had a bunch of trades come through at the last minute. We had some big ones, some little ones, and some meh ones. Here is every single trade that came through over the last week or so.
Brooklyn Recieve: Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and 2 first-round draft picks.
Philadelphia Receive: James Harden, and Paul Millsap.
Well, Philly got a lot worse and Brooklyn got a lot better. I can’t believe Harden sulked his way out of another team. That’s two teams in two years. Just when I think I can’t despise him anymore.
It’s hard to imagine that Harden and Embiid will be able to play well together. There is just too much ego on one squad.
On the other hand, Brooklyn has gained an elite defender in Simmons. I don’t think it will matter that he can’t shoot. He will have enough shooting talent around him, especially with the recent acquisition of Curry. Drummond is also a huge boost. Brooklyn will be serious title contenders now.
Dallas Receive: Spencer Dinwiddie, and Davis Bertans
Washington Receive: Kristaps Porzingis, and a 2nd round pick
It’s not a bad trade for either squad. A fresh scenario for all three guys might be exactly what they need. Dallas should be ok. Washington is taking a risk on Porzingis, considering how much he is injured. If he remains healthy, it might work out for them. Not defensively though!
Charlotte Receive: Montrezl Harrell
Washington Recieve: Ish Smith, and Vernon Carey Jr.
Boston Receive: Derrick White
San Antonio Receive: A first-round pick, Romeo Langford, and Josh Richardson
Indiana Receive: Jalen Smith, and a 2nd round pick
Phoenix Receive: Torrey Craig
Detroit Receive: Marvin Bagley the 3rd
L.A. Clippers Receive: Rodney Hood and Semi Ojleye
Sacramento Receive: Trey Lyles, Donte DiVincenzo, and Josh Jackson
Milwaukee Receive: Serge Ibaka, and 2 2nd round picks
It’s not the trade deadline without a 4 team trade. It’s good to see the Kings finally moving on from Bagley.
Boston Receive: A 2nd rounder
Orlando Receive: PJ Dozier, Bol Bol, A 2nd rounder, and cash
Boston Receive: Daniel Theis
Houston Receive: Enes Kanter, Dennis Schroder and Bruno Fernando
Theis is coming back to Boston!
San Antonio Receive: Goran Dragic and a first-round pick
Toronto Receive: Drew Eubanks, Thaddeus Young, and a second-round pick
I suspect Dragic will be waived and become a buyout candidate for a contending team.
Phoenix Receive: Aaron Holiday
Washington Receive: Cash
Sacramento Receive: Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, and a 2nd rounder
Indiana Receive: Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Tristan Thompson
Great move by Sacramento. I wonder why they didn’t keep Haliburton and move Fox though?
L.A. Clippers Receive: Robert Covington and Norman Powell
Portland Receive: Justice Winslow, Eric Bledsoe, Keon Johnson, and a second-round pick
Portland Receive: Elijah Hughes, Joe Ingles, and a second-round pick
San Antonio Receive: Tomas Satoransky and a second-round pick
Utah Receive: Juancho Hernangomez and Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Poor Joe 😦
Portland Receive: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Tomas Satoransky, Josh Hart, Didi Louzada, and a 1st rounder
New Orleans Receive: CJ McCollum, Tony Snell, and Larry Nance Jr.
When we look at the LAC/Portland and 3 team trade as well, it looks like Portland are determined to build around Dame this off-season. They’ve freed up some space and some money. Let’s see what they can do with it.
Indiana Receive: Ricky Rubio, a first-round and two second-round picks
Cleveland Receive: Caris LeVert and a second-round pick
Ready for the real blockbuster deal?
Miami Receive: A 2nd round pick
Oklahoma Receive: KZ Okpala
The biggest deal that didn’t happen involved the Los Angeles Lakers. They apparently tried as hard as they could to move Westbrook and some of their younger assets, but no one was biting. That’s not really surprising.
Houston apparently called the Lakers and offered them John Wall in exchange for Westbrook and the Lakers last remaining first-round pick, but the Lakers said no. I guess they don’t want to get rid of their only pick.
Sadly, this will likely mean that Frank Vogel gets fired. Really, it should be Rob Pelinka. He is the one who assembled this monstrosity of a team.