The NBA trade deadline came and went yesterday and boy were teams active. Over half the league (17 teams) were involved in a deadline deal. The NBA saw approximately 37 current players swap teams while many draft picks and rights to players overseas were moved as well. Lets take a look at some of the biggest moves that happened yesterday.
Detroit Pistons Acquires: PG Reggie Jackson
Oklahoma City Thunder Acquires: C Enes Kanter, F Steve Novak, PG DJ Augustin, SF Kyle Singler
Utah Jazz Acquires: C Kendrick Perkins, F Grant Jerrett, rights to Tibor Pleiss, Draft Picks
The Thunder walk away with a deep bench after this trade. After already acquiring Dion Waiters earlier this year, Reggie Jackson became expendable and Perkins was declining in production. Add in younger more talent in Kanter, Novak, Augustin (who played with Durant at Texas) and Singler and the Thunder now have a much deeper rotation.
Brooklyn Nets Acquire: F Thaddeus Young
Minnesota Timberwolves Acquire: F Kevin Garnett
The Nets get a younger (26 years old) forward in Young who can play both the 3 and the 4. He also is under contract after this year. For the Wolves, they bring home their once franchise player.
Miami Heat Acquires: PG Goran Dragic and SG Zoran Dragic
New Orleans Pelicans Acquires: PG Norris Cole. C Justin Hamilton, F Shawne Williams
Phoenix Suns Acquires: F Danny Granger, F John Salmons, two 1st round picks
The Heat get their guy in Dragic to sign long term in FA. Everyone else involved was involved just to make salary numbers work.
Phoenix Suns Acquires: PG Brandon Knight and PG Kendall Marshall
Milwaukee Bucks Acquires: PG Michael Carter-Williams, PG Tyler Ennis, and C Miles Plumlee
Philadelphia 76ers Acquires: Draft picks
The 76ers continue to compile draft picks as they’re in rebuild mode. This trade ultimately comes down to a shake up in point guards between the Suns and Bucks. Knight has played off the ball before and maybe that’s what the Suns are looking for.
Boston Celtics Acquires: PG Isaiah Thomas, F Jonas Jerebko, and F Gigi Datome
Phoenix Suns Acquires: SG Marcus Thornton and a 2016 1st round pick
Detroit Pistons Acquire: SF Tayshuan Prince
Isaiah Thomas just signed with the Suns in the offseason but he’ll be suiting up for Boston as of now for the duration of his contract. The Suns gain a 1st round pick and expiring contract in Thornton and the Pistons bring home a fan favorite in Prince.
For more on the trades that went down, check this graphic out here.