Suns, Heat, Pelicans Agree To Trade

4:46pm: John Reid of The Times-Picayune has Cole going to New Orleans in the deal. In his summary, it’s Cole, Hamilton and Williams to the Pelicans and Salmons to the Suns. Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic has the Suns getting Miami’s 2017 and 2021 first-rounders, Salmons and Danny Granger (Twitter links). Miami’s 2017 pick is top-seven protected and the 2021 selection is unprotected, Coro notes. However, there’s confusion even among some executives, according to Ken Berger of (Twitter link).

4:17pm: Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today has Hamilton headed to the Pelicans and not the Suns (Twitter link).

2:28pm: Cole and Salmons are part of a larger deal involving Goran Dragic, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Cole, Justin Hamilton and two first-round picks go to Phoenix for Dragic and Zoran Dragic, while Salmons goes from New Orleans to Phoenix. Shawne Williams head to New Orleans (All Twitter links).

2:17pm: The Pelicans are acquiring Norris Cole from the Heat, a source tells Brian Windhorst of (Twitter link). John Salmons is headed to Miami, according to Ken Berger of (on Twitter).

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7 thoughts on “Suns, Heat, Pelicans Agree To Trade

  1. Z....

    Sad to see Norris go. Riley identified our 2 needs, and filled those needs though. Norris is a warrior and will always be part of Heat Nation. Should be fun for him to get a chance to play with Anthony Davis

    • guccci7383

      on a side note dont u just love those future 1st rounders…, a 2021 1st rounder unprotected.. hell there no telling how any franchise in the nba will be doing in 6 yrs. that pick could very well end up as the #1 pick… why not at least protect yourself and add a top 3 protection to it

      • Z....

        its whatever. Thats 6 years away. So much can happen in that time. Also, the salary cap should be very high by then, and Mickey Arison is the type of owner to be willing to spend. The only thing that I would say is that Dragic is a free agent, so they obviously have to sign him, but its all good

        • guccci7383

          were u as surprised as me at how many deals and notable players were traded.. this deadline might have been the craziest deadline i can ever recall. teams in the playoff hunt trading starters

          • Z....

            There is a lot more parity in the NBA right now, so it makes a little sense to me. Obviously, you dont expect to see so much movement, but things like Dragic and Reggie Jackson forcing their way out of winning teams plays a factor in it

  2. Z....

    Well, that changed pretty quickly…I really like Justin hamilton, and I think that’s a great fit for the Suns. He has a high basketball IQ, can shoot the 3, is a good passer, and a good team defender. He seems to be in the right places often. Interesting to see us end up with both dragics. We could use another wing player, but I think we could look for a big man after moving hamilton. We have a couple of D-league guys we can look at there

  3. Sky14

    I’d hate to give up an unprotected 1st that far into the future. Could end up being very costly.

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