Trade Retrospective Series

It’s an extremely risky undertaking when you trade away a star player in the NBA. Top-tier talent is tough to recoup equal value for, and the franchise dealing away the star rarely improves its situation as a result of the transaction.

This past summer’s biggest trade was the Timberwolves shipping Kevin Love to Cleveland for Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins, and a first-rounder, which in turn went to the Sixers for Thaddeus Young. In addition to the draft pick, Philadelphia also received Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved.

This was the second time in the last seven years that Minnesota was forced to deal away its franchise player, having traded Kevin Garnett to Boston back in 2007. In light of the Love deal, which dominated the league news for a good portion of the summer, I’ve been taking a look back at past blockbuster trades and how they worked out for all the sides involved.

Here’s the list of the deals that I’ve checked out so far:

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2 thoughts on “Trade Retrospective Series

  1. haran

    A suggestion for the next one is when the raptors traded vince carter to the nets

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    • HoopsRumors

      Thanks, haran! I’ve passed your request along to Eddie. I think he’s working on another one that’ll come out next, but perhaps he can put this one on his agenda for later.

      –Chuck

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