The National Basketball Association (NBA) has officially closed its trade deadline, which featured several teams exchanging players and draft picks.
February 6 is the NBA trade deadline and several teams scrambled to complete transactions to acquire and move several layers and draft picks to potentially improve their rosters. Among the big names traded during the deadline were Andre Drummond, D’Angelo Russell, and Andre Iguodala.
The Detroit Pistons decided to part ways with its former All-Star center Andre Drummond and send him to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for guard Brandon Knight, center John Henson and a 2023 second-round pick. Many viewed the deal as a lopsided one in favor of the Cavs as Drummond is the league leader in rebounding.
The Los Angeles Clippers outdid the Lakers by acquiring Knicks forward Marcus Morris in a three-team trade involving the Wizards. The Clippers got Morris from the Knicks and guard Isaiah Thomas from the Wizards, the Wizards got Clippers guard Jerome Robinson, and Knicks acquired Moe Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick from the Clippers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves decided to make a drastic change to its core by dealing away former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to the Golden State Warriors for guard D’Angelo Russell along with a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick. The Warriors will also give the Wolves Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman.
In another three-team trade, the Miami Heat was able to acquire Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill from the Memphis Grizzlies by giving up Justise Winslow and Dion Waiters while sending James Johnson to the Wolves. The Grizzlies will also get center Gorgui Dieng from Minnesota.
After getting two guards in Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III, the Philadelphia 76ers got rid of a rotation player by trading forward James Ennis to the Orlando Magic in exchange for a second-round pick.