2016 Trade Deadline Recap

No superstars were among the players changing teams in nine deadline-day trades Thursday, but several notable figures, from Markieff Morris to Lance Stephenson to Channing Frye, were among those swapped. It wasn’t quite the bonanza that the 2015 trade deadline was, but chaos reigned for a while Thursday afternoon as teams feverishly negotiated and struck deals, as is often the case this time of year.

So, in the aftermath, we’re offering this simple guide to sorting out what happened. Click on the link atop each summary for full details on each trade, including information on salary, trade exceptions and more. Note that the trades are listed in reverse chronological order.

Oklahoma City/Denver

  • The Thunder get Randy Foye.
  • The Nuggets get D.J. Augustin, Steve Novak, Oklahoma City’s 2016 unprotected second-round pick, Charlotte’s 2016 second-round pick (bottom-five protected) and cash.

L.A. Clippers/Memphis

VOIDED — Detroit/Houston/Philadelphia



  • The Trail Blazers get Brian Roberts and Miami’s 2021 second-round pick.
  • The Heat get $75K cash.



  • The Trail Blazers get Anderson Varejao and Cleveland’s top-10 protected 2018 first-round pick.
  • The Cavaliers get their own 2020 second-round pick (unprotected; Portland had acquired it in a previous trade).


New Orleans/Miami

  • The Pelicans get Jarnell Stokes and $721,300 cash.
  • The Heat get New Orleans’ 2018 second-round pick (top-55 protected).

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