2022 NBA Trade Deadline News

The NBA Trade Deadline has just ended. Here you are a detailed report of the last three crazy days.

Ben Simmons in marcatura su James Harden

If the trade between Philadelphia and Brooklyn, which involved Ben Simmons and James Harden, was in the air, the same can’t be said for the one implicating Domantas Sabonis and Tyrese Haliburton.

We’ll go through the trades in chronological order, starting from Tuesday.

Cj McCollum traded to the New Orleans Pelicans

The first big name involved is the former Blazers. After almost nine years in Portland, McCollum said goodbye to his teammate and friend Damian Lillard, who shared a moving post on Instagram:

Grateful for our brotherhood and friendship above all bra… we knew this day would come but it doesn’t make it any easier. Hurt my heart to know shit won’t be the same but the love gone always remain C! You know what time it is with me always. All thr best going forward my brother 🙏

Damien Lillard, Instagram

New Orleans Pelicans received:

  • CJ McCollum;
  • Larry Nance Jr.;
  • Tony Snell.

Portland Trail Blazers received:

  • Josh Hart;
  • Tomas Satoransky;
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker;
  • Did Louzada;
  • a protected 2022 first-round pick and two second-round picks.

But Blazers are involved in a trade with Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs too:

Portland Trail Blazers received:

  • Joe Ingles;
  • Elizabeth Hughes;
  • a second-round pick (from Utah).

Utah Jazz received:

  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (from Blazers);
  • Juancho Hernangomez (from Spurs).

San Antonio Spurs received:

  • Tomas Satoransky (from Blazers);
  • a second-round pick (from Utah).

Domantas Sabonis traded to the Kings, Tyrese Haliburton to the Pacers

Maybe this is the trade that surprised almost everyone in NBA. Pacers had already announced their intention to rebuild the franchise, as they already sent Caris Levert to Cleveland Cavaliers and received Ricky Rubio. But no one could imagine the Kings would give up on Haliburton.

Sacramento Kings received:

  • Domantas Sabonis;
  • Jeremy Lamb;
  • Justin Holiday;
  • 2027 second-round pick.

Indian Pacers received:

  • Tyrese Haliburton;
  • Buddy Hield;
  • Tristan Thompson.

A trade involving Bucks, Clippers, Kings and Pistons

Considering Leonard and George’s absence, Clippers’ GM had already ran for cover acquiring Norman Powell and Robert Covington from the Blazers and sending to Portland Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future second-round pick. The four team trade took to LA other two players.

Los Angeles Clippers received:

  • Rodney Hood;
  • Semi Ojeleye (both from Milwaukee).

Milwaukee Bucks received:

  • Serge Ibaka (from LA);
  • two future second-round picks;
  • cash.

Sacramento Kings received:

  • Donte DiVincenzo (from Milwaukee);
  • Trey Lyles;
  • Josh Jackson (both from Detroit).

Detritus Pistons received:

  • Marvin Bagley III.

Goran Dragic traded to the Spurs

San Antonio Spurs received:

  • Goran Dragic;
  • 2022 first-round pick.

Toronto Raptors received:

  • Thaddeus Young;
  • Drew Eubanks;
  • 2022 second-round pick.

San Antonio is expected to negotiate a contract buyout with Dragic, making him free agent. Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, LA Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and Golden state Warriors are interested in the player, once the buyout is complete.

Celtics made room in the roster

The Boston Celtics were involved in three trades with three different franchises: Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets.

Boston Celtics received:

  • Derrick White (from San Antonio);
  • Daniel Theis (from Houston);
  • a future second-round pick (from Orlando).

Orlando Magic received:

  • PJ Dozier;
  • Bol Bol;
  • a future second-round pick;
  • cash.

San Antonio Spurs received:

  • Josh Richardson;
  • Romeo Langford;
  • a first-round pick.

Houston Rockets received:

  • Dennis Schroder;
  • Enes Freedom;
  • Bruno Fernando.

The Trade everyone was expecting

After long negotiations, it is official: Ben Simmons is a new player of the Brooklyn Nets, while James Harden flies to Philadelphia. It was the Beard to ask, indirectly, to be traded. What does the agreement provide? And who has won out?

Brooklyn Nets received:

  • Ben Simmons;
  • Seth Curry;
  • Andre Drummond;
  • two first-round picks.

Philadelphia 76ers received:

  • James Harden;
  • Paul Millsap.

A (not so) new arrival at Suns

The Phoenix Suns welcomed an old acquaintance from Indiana and a new player from Washington.

Phoenix Suns received:

  • Torrey Craig (from Indiana);
  • Aaron Holiday (from Washington).

Indiana Pacers received:

  • James Smith;
  • future second-round pick.

The last surprise of the Trade Deadline

Main characters are the Wizards, engaged on two different fronts: on one hand, the Mavericks; on the other hand, the Hornets.

Washington Wizards received:

  • Kristaps Porzingis;
  • a second-round pick (from Dallas);
  • Vernon Carey;
  • Ish Smith;
  • a second-round pick (from Charlotte).

Dallas Mavericks received:

  • Spencer Dinwiddie;
  • Davis Bertans.

Charlotte Hornets received:

  • Montrezl Harrell.

The big losers

In the last hours of the Trade Deadline were persistent the rumors about a 3-way deal with Lakers, Knicks and Raptors, but the franchises couldn’t come to an agreement.

Waived players

Here is a list of the waived player after the Trade Deadline:

  • DJ Augustin (Houston Rockets)
  • Armoni Brooks (Houston Rockets)
  • DeAndre Bembry (Brooklyn Nets)
  • Drew Eubanks (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jahmi’us Ramsey (Sacramento Kings)
  • Robert Woodard III (Sacramento Kings)
  • PJ Dozier (Orlando Magic)
  • Enes Freedom (Houston Rockets)
  • E’Twaun Moore (Orlando Magic)
  • Michael Carter-Williams (Orlando Magic)
  • Cody Zeller (Portland Trail Blazers)

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