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Recap Of Deadline Trades

More than half the teams in the league took part in a whirlwind NBA trade deadline Thursday. A dozen trades involving 39 players and 17 teams took place. Eight teams made multiple trades, while Sixers GM Sam Hinkie and Suns GM Ryan McDonough were busiest, each pulling off three swaps. It brings to a close one of the busiest seasons for trades in memory, with 25 deals going down between the beginning of the regular season and the deadline.

The Heat’s trade for Goran Dragic, a three-team affair with the Suns and Pelicans, involved perhaps the most significant player who changed hands, though it has plenty of competition for that distinction. Detroit’s acquisition of Reggie Jackson and the three-team swap that saw Brandon Knight head to the Suns and Michael Carter-Williams go to the Bucks were landmark deals, too. Sentimentality, if nothing else, makes Minnesota’s trade for Kevin Garnett, who began his NBA career with the Timberwolves 20 years ago, another particularly noteworthy move.

Here’s a look at each trade that took place on deadline day:





Trail Blazers-Nuggets



  • The Rockets get K.J. McDaniels.
  • The Sixers get Isaiah Canaan and the less favorable of Minnesota’s and Denver’s 2015 second-round picks.


  • The Sixers get JaVale McGeethe rights to Chu Chu Maduabum and Oklahoma City’s 2015 first-round pick (top-18 protected).
  • The Nuggets get Cenk Akyol.




  • The Rockets get Pablo Prigioni.
  • The Knicks get Alexey Shved, Houston’s 2017 second-round pick and Houston’s 2019 second-round pick.


  • The Pelicans get Ish Smiththe rights to Latavious Williams, Philadelphia’s 2015 second-round pick (top-55 protected) and $801K cash. Smith was subsequently waived.
  • The Thunder get the less favorable of Sacramento’s 2016 second-round pick (top-55 protected) and New Orleans’ 2016 second-round pick.
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5 thoughts on “Recap Of Deadline Trades

  1. Sky14

    I really like what the Thunder and the Suns did over the trade deadline. The Thunder added Kanter and bench pieces without giving up a ton and the Suns got Knight and some very attractive assets for half a season of Dragic.

  2. Bob Walker

    Thunder got themselves the offense they needed bad. They’re looking good for a title run after adding Waiters, Kanter, and those 3 pt shooters

  3. Thunda-Pig

    The winners to me are OKC, Knicks, Nets, Rockets and the Blazers. OKC added good depth at pg, c and wing. Singler is underrated and Augustine is a beast. knicks got 2 2nd rounders for prigioni. nets got that young for a very mediocre KG. Rockets have added depth and defense. prigioni can knock down 3 and is solid defensively. blazers added a 3 cuz batum is awful shooting this year. The losers are the celtics and twelves. Celtics and wolves could have signed their players either last year or in offseason without giving up an asset. To be determined is Suns, heat and bucks.

    • mERICle

      yeah I don’t understand how the Knicks got 2 second rounders out of that deal. Is Prignoni that much better than Shved? He’s 37 and Shved is only 26. SMH but good for Knicks.

      • Thunda-Pig

        One 2nd rounder should have fine/fair. Prigioni is the far superior player. He is a great 3pt shooter and solid defender. Really smart guy, will do well on a contender. His only problem is he is not aggressive enough as a shooter. Check out his shooting numbers. shved was only acquired in brewer trade for money matching purposes and same in this trade.

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