It’s TRADE SZN.
Let’s jump straight in.
76ERS RECEIVE: Seth Curry, 36th pick (Tyler Bey)
MAVERICKS RECEIVE: Josh Richardson
Just to recap: the 76ers effectively traded Jimmy Butler for Seth Curry, and gave up a pick for the right to do so.
SUNS RECEIVE: Chris Paul, Abdel Nader
THUNDER RECEIVE: Kelly Oubre, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, 2022 first-round pick
The Suns are clearly in win-now mode with an eye on keeping Devin Booker happy.
A lot of people were wondering how much Chris Paul had in the tank this time last year, but he had an excellent season in Oklahoma City.
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WARRIORS RECEIVE: Kelly Oubre
THUNDER RECEIVE: 2021 protected first-round pick
Incredibly, the Kelly Oubre deal will cost Golden State $82.4 million next season alone. Oubre will lift the Warriors’ tax bill by $68 million, and his salary is $14.4 million on top of that. That’s one expensive acquisition.
In other news, here’s some vision of Thunder GM Sam Presti counting his first-round picks.
BUCKS RECEIVE: JRUE HOLIDAY
PELICANS RECEIVE: ERIC BLEDSOE, GEORGE HILL, THREE FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICKS, TWO PICK SWAPS
If Giannis leaves Milwaukee next summer and the Bucks struggle for years to come, those picks and pick swaps could become very appealing and Pelicans GM David Griffin would look like a goddamn genius.
Also, Jrue Holiday is on an expiring contract, so if Giannis leaves, Holiday may well follow him out the door. Imagine losing Antetokounmpo, Holiday and three first-rounders.
LAKERS RECEIVE: Dennis Schroder
THUNDER RECEIVE: Danny Green, 28th pick
THUNDER RECEIVE: Al Horford, Vasilije Micic, Theo Maledon, first-round pick
76ERS RECEIVE: Danny Green, Terrance Ferguson
BLAZERS RECEIVE: Robert Covington
ROCKETS RECEIVE: Trevor Ariza, two first-round picks
PISTONS RECEIVE: Trevor Ariza, Isaiah Stewart
ROCKETS RECEIVE: First-round pick
TIMBERWOLVES RECEIVE: Ricky Rubio, 25th pick (Immanuel Quickley), 28th pick (Jaden McDaniels)
THUNDER RECEIVE: James Johnson, 17th pick (Aleksej Pokusevski)
NUGGETS RECEIVE: RJ Hampton
PELICANS RECEIVE: first-round pick
KNICKS RECEIVE: Ed Davis, two second-round picks
JAZZ RECEIVE: (Salary dump)
HAWKS RECEIVE: Tony Snell, Khyri Thomas
PISTONS RECEIVE: Dewayne Dedmon