After agreeing to acquire Jakob Poeltl from San Antonio, the Raptors didn’t make any additional deadline-day moves, but it wasn’t for a lack of options.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter video link via The Rally), the Bucks were among the teams expressing interest in Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet in advance of the deadline. Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca (Twitter link) hears that those talks included Grayson Allen and a future first-round pick. Grange adds that the Clippers talked about Luke Kennard and Brandon Boston Jr. in their VanVleet discussions with the Raptors, but weren’t willing to include a first-rounder.
As for OG Anunoby, ESPN’s Zach Lowe said on the latest episode of his Lowe Post podcast that the Grizzlies and Pacers were comfortable including three first-round picks in their offers for the Raptors forward, but Toronto was prioritizing young players over future draft picks and neither package included the kind of players they were seeking (hat tip to RealGM).
According to Lowe, the Pacers’ offer also included Houston’s 2023 second-round pick, which Indiana would control if it lands at No. 31 or 32 (it’d be at No. 31 if the season ended today). However, it’s probably safe to assume that two of the first-rounders the Pacers were willing to give up were Boston’s and Cleveland’s 2023 picks, which figure to fall pretty late in the first round.
Lowe also stated on his podcast (hat tip to RealGM) that the Nets briefly pursued Raptors forward Pascal Siakam between their Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant trades, in the hopes of convincing Durant to stay in Brooklyn.
“I think (the Nets) told (Durant), ‘Hey man, in the summer, we can get some big names. There are going to be some big names who might ask out. We are going to collect stuff to give ourselves a shot at it,'” Lowe said. “… They tried to get Pascal Siakam now in the intervening 96 hours because KD made it known he likes Pascal Siakam. He thought he would be a good fit.”
Here are a few more trade deadline leftovers from around the NBA:
- After the Nets agreed to acquire Mikal Bridges in the Durant blockbuster, Bridges drew considerable trade interest from rival clubs, Zach Lowe stated on his Lowe Post podcast (hat tip to RealGM). “I know of one team – and I’ve confirmed this – I know of one team who offered four first-round picks for Mikal Bridges,” Lowe said. “Now, I know of at least three first round picks. I think the fourth one may have had some protections or something, but I’m pretty sure that was a thing.”
- The Bulls, who didn’t make a deadline deal, received inquiries on Alex Caruso and Coby White, but never seriously considered moving Caruso and got “underwhelming” offers for White, says K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. Johnson also talked to a source who downplayed the discussions Chicago had with the Knicks about Zach LaVine, characterizing them as “preliminary.” Another source who spoke to Johnson insisted those talks didn’t happen at all, but didn’t rule out the possibility that such a scenario could be discussed in the offseason, depending on how the rest of 2022/23 plays out.
- Spurs big man Zach Collins garnered some deadline-week interest, according to LJ Ellis of SpursTalk, who says from a league source that the Sixers, Nuggets, and Bucks inquired on Collins. Ellis also hears that San Antonio shopped Keita Bates-Diop in search of a second-round pick, but the forward ended up staying put.
- If the 2023 first-round pick the Knicks sent to the Trail Blazers as part of the Josh Hart trade lands in the lottery, New York will instead send Portland the following picks, per Fred Katz of The Athletic (Twitter link): The Pistons’ 2024 second-rounder, either the Timberwolves’ or Knicks’ 2026 second-rounder (whichever is least favorable), and the Knicks’ own 2027 and 2028 second-rounders.
- John Hollinger of The Athletic reports (via Twitter) that the Grizzlies acquired a minor pick swap in the Luke Kennard trade with the Clippers. Memphis now has the ability to swap a 2026 second-round pick (whichever is most favorable of the Celtics’, Heat’s, and Pacers’ picks) for the Clippers’ 2026 second-rounder.
16 thoughts on “Trade Deadline Leftovers: VanVleet, Anunoby, Siakam, Bridges, Bulls, Knicks, More”
Now that the East has got weaker by a lot of these trades it’ll be interesting to see what the Bulls and Raptors pull off the rest of the way…
The raptors need To find a direction this offseason because this is not a direction (a play in game or 6 seed at best)
Would you rather the Raptors not play at all unless they can finish as a top 4 seed? Or must they be top 2 to justifying trying at all? Guess the nba should just be a few teams trying and everyone else take it easy, dreaming on their lottery odds cashing in for that franchise player in the summer.
The bulls just lost to the depleted nets. They aren’t going anywhere
Bulls just lost to the leftovers in Brooklyn. Bulls are sorry
Time to let Dalen Terry and Simonovic hit the court to at least see what they’ve got. I agree, I can’t believe they didn’t do ANYTHING at all. Big turnover should come after this season.
The BULLS are a train wreck. They’re literally stuck in quicksand. The offensive players that they have are not good defensively, and the good defensive players are not good scorers. They need one person in the starting lineup, preferably at the 4/PF, who can play both sides of the ball. Since they have no draft picks they would have to trade one of their starters to acquire such a player. They’re in limbo.
Yep. The complete inaction over the deadline just further cements the idea that they have absolutely no direction.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome, or regularly commenting on HoopsRumors. The Bulls said, “let’s keep doing what we’re doing and maybe we’ll begin to have success,” when it’s obvious it’s not working.
I don’t dislike the team, but it’s frustrating to watch. I want to see good competition not squandered opportunity. Frankly it makes me sick.
Jakob was a nice pickup for Raptors. This makes them a playoff team now. So the East is going to be tough to be a top 8 team.
Like Hart a lot. Nice pickup by my Knicks
Wish we could have gotten Bey or Vanderbilt. Really didn’t cost much. Imo this team is one all star away. Next yr I guess
I like Hart and would have liked Vandy. Not so sold on Bey. What I would have really liked was making a deal with some 1sts for Derozan, but apparently the Bulls were not in a selling mood (even though they should have been).
Knicks offer 4 Firsts for Bridges
Grizzlies and Pacers
I love these kinds of articles.
Everyone says, Raptors will get a pick and a young rotation player at best for OG
Raptors turning down 3 FRP after everyone said I’m crazy suggesting Ujiri starts the conversation at 3 FRP
Everyone says Siakam sucks, he’s not a star
Raptors won’t trade him for George when Kawahi was a FA, wouldn’t trade him to BK for Durant and wouldn’t give him to BK after Durant says he’ll stay if you get him.
Yea, Raptors sure are bare. One of the Greats wants our Star to help him shine brighter and Multiple teams are lining up FRPs for someone who could turn into a star of his own.
Haven’t even said anything about Scottie either.
FVV is getting a sign and trade, Trent might get one as well unless he wants to help the club on a decent deal.
Jakob is likely getting extended too.
Raptors will need to be creative, but don’t Rule out Ujiri going for a Blockbuster this off-season.
He doesn’t sit on his hands long
It’ll be ok boo boo
Yup. Sure will, that was the point of the post.
You can booboo all over yourself for all I care.
Thanks for the reply Yogi
AK and Eversley are obviously banking on this team catching fire and going on a winning streak. I have serious doubts. I’m pretty sure at the end of the year they will be totally active and will have to make moves. I think LaVine goes. I’m not sure resigning Vujevic is a great idea. If they trade LaVine( Depending on what they get they should have a decent chunk of change to spend and a bunch of tradeable assets to reset. I think they’re gonna have to. They lost badly last night to a Nets team that had half their players missing and 3 guys who had been there 10 minutes. Not awe inspiring to say the least.
Knicks just allowed Thibodeau to sabotage their future for Josh Hart. Three 1st round picks and two players for Hart because coach refused to play both Knox and Reddish whom Knicks were high on. How do you judge players by benching them? Reddish will be a good player for Portland, probably better than Hart. Until Thibodeau is out Knicks have no future.