NBA Trade Deadline Recap

The 15 most notable trades that occurred today (in no particular order):

  1. Trail Blazers get Norman Powell. Raptors get Rodney Hood and Gary Trent Jr
  2. Nuggets get Aaron Gordon. Magic get Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, and 2025 1st round pick
  3. Celtics get Evan Fournier. Magic get 2 second round picks.
  4. Bulls get Al-Farouq Aminu and Nikola Vucevic. Magic get Wendell Carter Jr, Otto Porter Jr, 2021 1st round pick (top-4 protected) and 2023 1st round pick
  5. Cavaliers get Isaiah Hartenstein, 2023 2nd round pick (protected 31-46), and 2027 2nd round pick. Nuggets get JaVale McGee
  6. Pistons get Cory Joseph, 2021 2nd round pick and 2024 2nd round pick. Kings get Delon Wright
  7. 76ers get George Hill and Iggy Brazdeikis. Knicks get Terrance Ferguson. Thunder get Austin Rivers, Tony Bradley, and 2 2nd round picks (via 76ers)
  8. Raptors get Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk. Heat get Victor Oladipo
  9. Pelicans get James Johnson, Wes Iwundu and 2021 2nd round pick. Mavericks get JJ Reddick and Nicolo Melli
  10. Spurs get Marqueese Chriss. Warriors get Cady Lalanne
  11. Celtics get Mo Wagner. Bulls get Daniel Theis
  12. Clippers get Rajon Rondo. Hawks get Lou Williams and 2 2nd round picks
  13. Kings get Terrence Davis. Raptors get future 2nd round pick
  14. Jazz get Matt Thomas. Raptors get future 2nd round pick
  15. Kings get Moe Harkless and Chris Silva. Heat get Nemanja Bjelica.

Biggest surprises:

  1. Kyle Lowry stays in Toronto
  2. Lonzo Ball stays in New Orleans
  3. Kelly Oubre Jr stays in Golden State
  4. Bradley Beal stays in Washington
  5. John Collins stays in Atlanta

Biggest winners from trade deadline (in order):

  1. Nuggets: adding Aaron Gordon for 2 players and only 1 pick. Also added JaVale McGee.
  2. Heat: added Victor Oladipo and Nemanja Bjelica without giving up any picks.
  3. Celtics: get Evan Fournier for 2 2nd round picks. The Pistons got more for Delon Wright than the Magic did for Evan Fournier.
  4. Bulls: added Nikola Vucivec (all-star), Daniel Theis, and Al-Farouq Aminu
  5. Mavericks add 2 shooters (JJ Reddick and Nicolo Melli)

The Magic got 5 draft picks but their trade with the Celtics makes them the biggest loser. Evan Fournier is averaging 19.7 ppg this year and they gave him up for only 2 2nd round picks and no player in return. The Magic clearly were sellers today, but they were not winners. The pieces they gave up don’t compare to the talent/draft capital they got in return.

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