Every NBA Deadline Trade Plus Player Reactions

TRADE

We’ve gotten through another trade deadline and what a wild ride it was. Some highly anticipated trades went down, some we expected and some we didn’t.

Kevin Durant to Phoenix, Kyrie Irving to Dallas and Russell Westbrook to Utah were the headliners, but there were tons of deals made right before the deadline.

Read below as we briefly recap everything that went down:

SUNS RECEIVE: Kevin Durant and TJ Warren

NETS RECEIVE: Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder (redirected) and four unprotected first-round picks (2023, 20225, 2027 and 2029), plus a pick swap in 2028

There were rumors the Suns were interested in Kevin Durant but for this to have actually happened?! CRAZY. The Nets lost two of their biggest stars in a matter of days.

Durant is earning $43 million this season with an incentive of about $1.1 million. He signed a four-year, $194 million extension in 2021 which kicked off this season and was signed when the Nets had the big three of KD, James Harden and Irving.

Fast forward to today and none of them are in Brooklyn.

MAVERICKS RECEIVE: Kyrie Irving, Markieff Morris

NETS RECEIVE: Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2027 second-round pick, a 2029 first-round pick (unprotected) and a 2029 second-round pick

Irving had his fair share of dramas at the Nets so is turning a new leaf in Dallas. He played his first game for them against them in Wednesday’s 110-104 win over the Clippers and recorded 24 points, four rebounds and five assists and safe to say Luka Doncic was thrilled.

All he could say to ESPN to describe Irving’s debut was “amazing.”
He only got one practice session in and it was his first time being traded in the middle of the season but he looked comfortable.

“That’s how talented he is,” Mavs coach Jason Kidd said of Irving. “He makes things look easy. He works on his craft. He’s a pro, up for any challenge.”

JAZZ RECEIVE: Russell Westbrook, Damian Jones, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Lakers’ 2027 first-round pick (protected 1-4)

TIMBERWOLVES RECEIVE: Mike Conley Jr., Nickeil Alexander-Walker, 2024 second-round pick, 2025 second-round pick, 2026 second-round pick

LAKERS RECEIVE: D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley

This was an absolutely huge trade – WOW! Lakers fans were dancing in the streets after learning about this one. Westbrook had issues with the coaching staff and playing his role, before he was moved to the bench. He also gave LeBron James more headaches than anyone.

The former MVP has secured a buyout and it’s being reported that teams including the Heat, Bulls and Clippers are interested in him.

BUCKS RECEIVE: Jae Crowder

NETS RECEIVE: Two second-round picks

PACERS RECEIVE: George Hill, Serge Ibaka, Jordan Nwora, three second-round picks

The Suns are set – if you will. No more Jae Crowder taking up bench space and a future Hall of Famer with the best hessi pull up in the game incoming.

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Crowder seems pretty happy with the move, as he played in college at Marquette University where he averaged 17.5 points and 8.4 rebounds in 2011-12 season and was an AP second-team All-America selection.

When he was in form and actually wanting to play, he helped the Suns to the 2021 NBA Finals.

76ERS RECEIVE: Jalen McDaniels

HORNETS RECEIVE: Svi Mykhailiuk, second-round picks

BLAZERS RECEIVE: Matisse Thybulle

Portland will be bolstered by Matisse Thybulle’s defensive ability and with Damian Lillard on scoring, that will be an exciting team.

While, 25-year-old McDaniels is an athletic wing in his fourth NBA season, averaging a career high in minutes (26.7), points (10.6) and steals (1.2).

HAWKS RECEIVE: Saddiq Bey

PISTONS RECEIVE: James Wiseman

WARRIORS RECEIVE: Gary Payton II

BLAZERS GET: Five second-round picks

Warriors fans rejoice! GP2 is BACK! It was pretty clear the Warriors needed to move James Wiseman and bringing back a solid impact player off the bench who already knows the team well is a terrific move by Golden State.

They will also save roughly $7 million in luxury tax this year and $30 million in 2023-2024 after these trades.

Saddiq Bey is a good get for the Hawks as a straight shooting forward in his third NBA season. He can bounce off Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.

KNICKS RECEIVE: Josh Hart

BLAZERS RECEIVE: Cam Reddish, Svi Mykhailiuk, Ryan Arcidiacono, a 2023 first-round pick (lottery protected; if it doesn’t convey, it turns into four second-rounders)

Poor Josh Hart found out he was being traded during the warm up with the Blazers. When Shams and Woj say it, it must be true.

His former teammate Jalen Brunson was stoked to learn he would be reunited with Hart and Hart seems to be in good spirits about the trade following his latest tweet.

OTHER TRADES:

NUGGETS RECEIVE: Thomas Bryant

LAKERS RECEIVE: Davon Reed, three second-round picks

 

SUNS RECEIVE: Darius Bazley

THUNDER RECEIVE: Dario Saric, second-round pick

 

CLIPPERS RECEIVE: Mason Plumlee

HORNETS RECEIVE: Reggie Jackson

 

CLIPPERS RECEIVE: Eric Gordon, three second-round picks

ROCKETS RECEIVE: Danny Green, John Wall, first-round pick swap with Clippers

GRIZZLIES RECEIVE: Luke Kennard

 

SPURS RECEIVE: Devonte’ Graham, four second-round picks

PELICANS RECEIVE: Josh Richardson

 

LAKERS RECEIVE: Mo Bamba

MAGIC RECEIVE: Patrick Beverley

 

CLIPPERS RECEIVE: Bones Hyland

NUGGETS RECEIVE: Two second-round picks

 

CELTICS RECEIVE: Mike Muscala

THUNDER RECEIVE: Justin Jackson, two second-round picks

RAPTORS RECEIVE: Jakob Poeltl

SPURS RECEIVE: Khem Birch, 2024 first-round pick, two second-round picks

 

KINGS RECEIVE: Kessler Edwards and cash

NETS RECEIVE: David Michineau

 

SPURS RECEIVE: Dewayne Dedmon and a 2028 second-round pick

HEAT RECEIVE: Cash

 

HAWKS RECEIVE: Garrison Mathews, Bruno Fernando

ROCKETS RECEIVE: Justin Holiday, Frank Kaminsky, two second-round picks

 

LAKERS RECEIVE: Rui Hachimura

WIZARDS RECEIVE: Kendrick Nunn, three second-round picks

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