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UPDATED: Every Deadline Trade and Knee-Jerk Reactions

Ah yes, the NBA trade deadline, when everyone in the league changes teams and everyone in our office consumes a medically unadvisable amount of coffee.

Despite talk of a potentially quiet trade deadline this year, there was no shortage of fireworks when the deadline got close.

Let’s jump straight into a quick-hitting rundown of everything that went down, with our updated recap below.

 

SIGNINGS

Lakers get: Andre Drummond 

Imagine the feeling of landing on the Lakers after years playing for the Pistons and Cavs (not to mention living in Detroit and Cleveland).

Andre Drummond, the man who crawled through a river of s**t and came out clean on the other side.

 

Nets get: LaMarcus Aldridge

I was 100% joking when I posted this in the wake of the Blake Griffin singing:

And LaMarcus went ahead and actually did it 💀

 

READ MORE: NBA Players React To Trade Deadline Madness

 

Bucks get: Austin Rivers (probably) 

The Bucks are reportedly leading the race to sign Austin Rivers (it’s not a big race).

 

Spurs get: Gorgui Dieng

 

TRADES

Heat get: Victor Oladipo

Rockets get: Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk, pick swap

It really is incredible that Miami didn’t give up Tyler Herro or Duncan Robinson, with everyone assuming they would have to part with one or the other in their pursuit of Oladipo. Evil genius Pat Riley does it again.

 

Nuggets get: Aaron Gordon, Gary Clark

Magic get: Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, first-round pick (2025)

To get Aaron Gordon, all the Nuggets gave up was a late first-round pick they couldn’t find any court time for, a future pick way down the road, and an overpaid Gary Harris. Not a bad day’s work for Denver’s front office.

 

Trail Blazers get: Norman Powell

Raptors get: Gary Trent Jr., Rodney Hood

Fun fact: Norman Powell is averaging just under 20 points in 30 minutes per game, while shooting 44 percent from long range. And over his past 10 games he’s putting up 26 points per game on 45 percent from deep.

 

Celtics get: Evan Fournier

Magic get: Jeff Teague, two second-round picks

Much like someone who finally escaped a long and miserable marriage, Evan Fournier finally gets to live a little after seven long years in Orlando.

 

Bulls get: Nikola Vucevic, Al-Farouq Aminu

Magic get: Wendell Carter Jr., Otto Porter Jr, two first-round picks

Nikola Vucevic escapes the eternally mediocre Magic, only to find himself at another wildly mismanaged organisation. At least Orlando had nice weather.

The Bulls now have two players in Zach Lavine and Vucevic or can score the ball like crazy (three if you want to include Lauri Markkanen) but at 30 years of age, he doesn’t exactly fit this young team’s timeline.

 

Clippers get: Rajon Rondo

Hawks get: Lou Williams, two second-round picks, cash

Rajon Rondo’s trade-fuelled quest to play for every team in the league continues. Meanwhile, the Battle of LA just got a little spicier (assuming that the Clippers can actually survive long enough in the playoffs to face the Lakers this time).

 

Heat get: Nemanja Bjelica

Kings get: Mo Harkless, Chris Silva

 

76ers get: George Hill, Ignas Brazdeikis

Knicks get: Terrance Ferguson

Thunder get: Tony Bradley, Austin Rivers, two second-round picks (2025 and 2026)

 

Nuggets get: JaVale McGee

Cavaliers get: Isaiah Hartenstein, two second-round picks

Kings get: Mfiondu Kabengele

Clippers get: Future second-round pick

 

Mavericks get: J.J. Redick, Nicolo Melli

Pelicans get: James Johnson, Wesley Iwundu, 2021 second-round pick

 

Hornets get: Brad Wanamaker

Warriors get: Cash

 

Kings get: Terence Davis

Raptors get: Future second-round pick

 

Jazz get: Matt Thomas

Raptors get: Future second-round pick

 

Bulls get: Troy Brown Jr., Daniel Theis

Wizards get: Chandler Hutchison, Daniel Gafford

Celtics get: Moritz Wagner, Luke Kornet

 

Spurs get: Marquese Chriss

Warriors get: Cady Lalanne

 

Kings get: Delon Wright

Pistons get: Cory Joseph, 2021 second-round pick, 2024 second-round pick

 

PLAYER WAIVINGS

Terrance Ferguson (Knicks) 

Ferguson started every game for the Thunder two years ago and two thirds of them last season. But it’s all been downhill since.

Jeff Teague (Magic) 

Imagine not being wanted by the Magic. 

Meyers Leonard (Thunder) 

Leonard has immediately transitioned from starting almost every regular season game he played for the Finals-bound Heat to being unwanted across the league largely for PR reasons.

Jabari Parker (Kings) 

Marquese Chriss (Spurs) 

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