All-Time Largest Trades in NBA History
Aug. 2, 2005 -- The largest trade ever in NBA history was completed today, the first day contracts could be signed under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Five teams combined to swap 13 players, surpassing a 12-player deal completed in 2000. Take a look at the all-time biggest trades in NBA history.
September 20, 2000: NEW YORK acquires F Glen Rice, C Travis Knight and a first-round pick from the LOS ANGELES LAKERS and C Vladimir Stepania, F Lazaro Borrell, G Vernon Maxwell, a first-round pick and two second round picks from SEATTLE in a four-team trade that sent C Patrick Ewing to Seattle; Los Angeles Lakers acquired F Horace Grant and F Chuck Person, C Greg Foster and G Emanual Davis from Seattle; PHOENIX acquired C Chris Dudley and a first-round pick from New York for C Luc Longley.
March 11, 1999: MILWAUKEE traded G Terrell Brandon to MINNESOTA and G Elliot Perry to NEW JERSEY in exchange for New Jersey trading G Sam Cassell and F Chris Gatling to Milwaukee and F Brian Evans and future draft considerations to Minnesota in exchange for Minnesota trading G Chris Carr, F Bill Curley and G Stephon Marbury to New Jersey and C Paul Grant to Milwaukee.
August 17, 2000: BOSTON traded F Danny Fortson to GOLDEN STATE as part of four-team deal in which Celtics received G Robert Pack, F/C John "Hot Rod" Williams and cash considerations from DALLAS and a conditional first-round draft choice from UTAH, Mavericks received G Dana Barros from Celtics, F Bill Curley from Warriors and G Howard Eisley from Utah Jazz, Jazz received F Donyell Marshall from Warriors and C Bruno Sundov from Mavericks and Warriors received F Adam Keefe from Jazz.
August 18, 2003: GOLDEN STATE traded F Antawn Jamison, F Danny Fortson, F Chris Mills and G Jiri Welsch to DALLAS for G Nick Van Exel, G Avery Johnson, G Antoine Rigaudeau, F Popeye Jones, and C Evan Eschmeyer.
January 5, 2003: NEW YORK traded F Antonio McDyess, G, Howard Eisley, G Charlie Ward, F/C Maciej Lampe and the draft rights to G Milos Vujanic to PHOENIX for G Stephon Marbury, G Anfernee Hardaway and C Cezary Trybanski.
August 26, 2004: DALLAS traded F Eduardo Najera, F Christian Laettner and the draft rights to G Luis Flores and G Mladen Sekularac, two future first round draft picks and cash considerations to GOLDEN STATE for C Erick Dampier, C Evan Eschmeyer, G Dan Dickau, the draft rights to Steve Logan.
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