Let’s start this trade day article with the list of all the trades that happened last night:
- Houston trades Victor Oladipo to Miami for Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk
- Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball stay put
- Hawks trade Rajon Rondo to Clippers for Lou Williams, draft picks + cash
- Raptors trade Norman Powell to Blazers for Gary Trent and Rodney Hood
- Magic trade Evan Fournier to Celtics for draft picks
- Bulls acquire Daniel Theis from the Celtics
- Cavaliers trade JaVale McGee to Nuggets
- Mavericks acquire JJ Redick and Trey Lyles
- Raptors trade Terence Davis to Kings for a future draft pick
- Hornets acquire Brad Wanamaker from Golden State
- Raptors trade Matt Thomas to Utah for a draft pick
- Pistons trade Delon Wright to Kings for Cory Joseph, draft picks
- Magic trade Nikola Vučević, Al-Farouq Aminu, and Otto Porter to Bulls for Wendell Carter Jr. and draft picks
- Magic trades Aaron Gordon and Gary Clark to Denver for Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, draft picks
- 76ers acquires George Hill from Oklahoma City for Tony Bradley, Iggy Brazdeikis, draft picks. Terrance Ferguson goes to New York; Austin Rivers goes to OKC (three-team trade)
Miami get Oladipo in a blockbuster trade
In one of the blockbuster trades of the night, Victor Oladipo was traded to the Miami Heat, after playing just 20 games for the Rockets. In return for him, Houston gets Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk. As this deal goes through, in the end James Harden has gotten his old team:
- 4 first-round picks
- 5 first-round pick swaps
- Avery Bradley
- Kelly Olynyk
- Dante Exum
This is a great deal for the Heat, who managed to trade zero rotation players for an All-Star caliber player like Oladipo.
The Orlando Magic went crazy last night
By the looks of it, the Orlando Magic have decided to give up on their current roaster and try to build from the ground up. Yesterday, they became the talk of the trade deadline day after completing the biggest deals.
Let’s round them up:
Nikola Vučević, Al-Farouq Aminu, and Otto Porter are going to the Chicago Bulls, while Wendell Carter Jr. and two first-round draft picks are heading to Orlando.
We all thought that this was big enough, but the Magic front office was going wild.
Next up, we have Aaron Gordon leaving to join the Denver Nuggets. As part of the deal, Orlando gets Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, and a first-round draft pick.
By this point, you may all feel as though the Magic just decided to give up on the league as a whole, but there’s more coming.
Evan Fournier also got traded last night to the Boston Celtics for just two first-round picks.
Minor trades that can turn out big
From the Orlando craze, let’s move on to some smaller, but nonetheless interesting deals.
Rajon Rondo is heading to the Los Angeles Clippers. In return, the Atlanta Hawks are getting Lou Williams and two first-round picks.
After some initial rumors that JJ Reddick will join his ex-teammates Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan on the Nets, he finally landed in Dallas, where he can shoot 3s with Luka Doncic.
LaMarcus Aldridge is officially a free agent. The wing came to an agreement with the San Antonio Spurs and was released immediately. Currently, the Miami Heat are expected to sign with the player.
Some trades that didn’t happen
Kyle Lowry is staying with the Toronto Raptors until the summer when he will become a free agent and can choose his next team.
Lonzo Ball is also staying up for the time being and remaining in New Orleans, even though there were rumors sparked by his father that he no longer wanted to play for the Pelicans.
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