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2014-15 Trade Tracker

POSTED: Feb 20, 2015 2:53 AM ET Staff


GameTime: Trade Deadline Wrap-Up

Mike Dunleavy Sr, David Aldridge, and Stu Jackson recap all of the trade moves made around the Association before the trade deadline. reports on all the trades leading up to 2015 Trade Deadline, which ended on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. ET. // @NBAcom



Heat acquire Dragic from Suns in three-team trade

Suns send Dragic to Heat

Does the acquisition of Goran Dragic make the Heat a contender in the Eastern Conference?

Miami Heat get:
G Goran Dragic
G Zoran Dragic

Phoenix Suns get:
F Danny Granger
F John Salmons
2017 first-round pick from Heat
2019 first-round pick from Heat

New Orleans Pelicans get:
G Norris Cole
C Justin Hamilton
F Shawne Williams

Official release: Heat | Suns | Pelicans

Instant Analysis: This moves looks risky for the Heat until you realize that Pat Riley stole Goran Dragic away from a host of other suitors (Lakers and Knicks) without sacrificing any long-term pieces of the Heat's future. That said, he's gambling that Dragic, never an All-Star but a third-team All-NBA pick last season, will return to the form he showed in the 2013-14 season. If this works, Riley's genius will be celebrated deep into the playoffs. The Pelicans picked up some solid rotation pieces in Cole, Hamilton and Williams. And they'll need them if they want to compete for a playoff spot in the West. The Suns(et) is the appropriate destination for Granger and Salmons. The two first-round picks the Suns acquired are gold.

Thunder trade Jackson, get Kanter in three-team deal

Jackson to Detroit, Kanter to OKC

Did the Thunder get better even if they traded the best player in this trade? Will Brandon Jennings be happy with the acquisition of Reggie Jackson?

Detroit Pistons get:
G Reggie Jackson

Oklahoma City Thunder get:
C Enes Kanter
F Steve Novak
G D.J. Augustin
F Kyle Singler

Utah Jazz get:
F Grant Jerrett
C Kendrick Perkins
Draft rights to C Tibor Pleiss
2017 second-round pick from Pistons
Future first-round pick from Thunder

Official release: Pistons | Thunder | Jazz

Instant Analysis: The Pistons get a point guard in Jackson that fits Stan Van Gundy's offense perfectly and Jackson finally gets his chance to prove he can run his own show, free from the shadow of Russell Westbrook. Thunder GM Sam Presti remade the bench, adding a quality backup point guard (Augustin), shooter (Novak), big man (Kanter) and stretch big (Singler). No team did more or better work on deadline day. Jerrett could be a keeper in Utah while Perkins is expected to get a buy out and find his way to a contender's roster.

Suns acquire Knight, Bucks get Carter-Williams in three-team trade

Suns, Bucks, Sixers pull 3-team deal

Why did the Bucks get rid of Brandon Knight? Will the Sixers ever not trade their players away?

Phoenix Suns get:
G Brandon Knight
G Kendall Marshall

Milwaukee Bucks get:
G Michael Carter-Williams
G Tyler Ennis
F Miles Plumlee

Philadelphia 76ers get:
2015 first-round pick from Lakers

Official release: Suns | Bucks | 76ers

Instant Analysis: Bucks coach Jason Kidd gets two intriguing point guard prospects to groom in Carter-Williams and Ennis while the Suns continue their confounding guard rotation with Knight, who is not a true point guard and Marshall, who has been with the organization before. Kidd worked wonders for Knight in Milwaukee and should do the same for Carter-Williams and potentially Ennis.

Versatile Afflalo headed to Portland

Afflalo headed to Portland

Good move or bad move for the Blazers? Are they now a serious contender in West?

Portland Trail Blazers get:
F Arron Afflalo
F Alonzo Gee

Denver Nuggets get:
G Will Barton
F Victor Claver
F Thomas Robinson
2016 first-round pick (lottery protected)

Official release: Trail Blazers | Nuggets

Instant Analysis: The Blazers add a gem in Afflalo, who can work off the bench or in the starting unit, and provide stability on both ends of the floor for a crew that has its sights set on The Finals (yes, The Finals) this season. They would not have gone this route without thinking big. Will Barton and Thomas Robinson had their moments in Portland but might find the prospects much, much better in Denver (where spots in the rotation for the second half of this season will be wide-open).

Brooklyn sends Garnett back to Minnesota

Minnesota Timberwolves get:
F Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn Nets get:
F Thaddeus Young

Official release: Timberwolves | Nets

Instant Analysis: Kevin Garnett coming home to the place he spent his first 12 seasons in the league has a certain synergy to it. The Timberwolves are still trying to recover from his departure for Boston, where he fulfilled the championship destiny Minnesotans dreamed he would in a Timberwolves uniform. His leadership alone in that locker room is worth whatever it took to bring him back. Thaddeus Young, as quality a role player as there is in this league, continues his NBA odyssey in Brooklyn. Lionel Hollins will find a spot for him.

Suns send Thomas to Celtics

Phoenix Suns get:
G Marcus Thornton
2016 first-round pick from Cavaliers

Boston Celtics get:
G Isaiah Thomas

Official release: Suns | Celtics

Instant Analysis: Thomas seemed like an odd fit from the start in a crowded Suns backcourt rotation. He'll get to run the show in Boston, though it's unclear what kind of show it will be with the dearth of veteran talent around to help tote the load. Say hello to the seemingly never ending rebuilding project that is the Celtics these days, Mr. Thomas.

Rockets acquire McDaniels from 76ers

Houston Rockets get:
G K.J. McDaniels

Philadelphia 76ers get:
G Isaiah Canaan
2015 second-round pick from Denver or Minnesota

Official release: Rockets | 76ers

Instant Analysis: Rockets GM Daryl Morey and Sixers GM Sam Hinkie doing deadline day business with one another should have produced more fireworks than this. McDaniels gives the Rockets another live body to add to a frontcourt rotation that will have to be stout to compete in the Western Conference playoff chase. Canaan was the odd man out in the guard rotation in Houston. And Hinkie adding another 2nd-round pick means the Sixers will be on the clock for the entire second half of the June Draft.

Kings deal Sessions for Wizards' Miller

Sacramento Kings get:
G Andre Miller

Washington Wizards get:
G Ramon Sessions

Official release: Kings | Wizards

Instant Analysis: If George Karl is going to implement his program in Sacramento properly, he's going to need someone he trusts to facilitate that transition. And Miller is the steady, veteran hand he knows and will hopefully serve as a conduit for improved relations with DeMarcus Cousins. Sessions is a younger and better system-fit behind John Wall in Washington, where a good backup point guard could prove crucial come playoff time.

Pistons acquire Prince from Celtics

Detroit Pistons get:
F Tayshaun Prince

Boston Celtics get:
F Jonas Jerebko
F Gigi Datome

Official release: Pistons | Celtics

Instant Analysis: Prince heads back to where it all started for him in the league, joining a Detroit team that could use a veteran hand for a second-half playoff push. The Celtics need bodies, and they get two solid pieces in Jerebko and Datome, who never could find his niche in Detroit.

Knicks send Prigioni to Rockets

New York Knicks get:
G Alexey Shved
2017 second-round pick from Rockets
2019 second-round pick from Rockets

Houston Rockets get:
G Pablo Prigioni

Official release: Knicks | Rockets

Instant Analysis: The Rockets chased Goran Dragic and struck out. But they found a seasoned hand in Prigioni, who can spot up and shoot from distance while playing off the ball as James Harden facilitates. There's not nearly the sizzle with Prigioni but the function and fit might actually be better. Where Shved and those picks fit into Phil Jackson's master plan in New York remains to be seen. The stockpiling of assets in a ground-up rebuild, however, is a necessity.

Nuggets send McGee, pick to 76ers

Denver Nuggets get:
Draft rights to G Cenk Akyol

Philadelphia 76ers get:
C JaVale McGee
2015 first-round pick (lottery protected) from Thunder
Draft rights to C Chukwudiebere Maduabum

Official release: Nuggets | 76ers

Instant Analysis: JaVale McGee helps Hinkie lock down the market on injured/enigmatic big men the past three seasons. The true gem in this deal for the Sixers is the Thunder's protected first round pick (worth its weight in gold in Hinkie-land, where future Draft picks rule the day). The Nuggets get financial relief and poor Cenk Akyol, a Billy Knight Draft pick in Atlanta a lifetime ago, continues getting passed around the league like a playing card, despite never actually suiting up for any of the teams that have owned his rights.

Wolves trade Mo Williams to Hornets

Minnesota Timberwolves get:
G Gary Neal
G Troy Daniels
2019 second-round pick

Charlotte Hornets get:
G Mo Williams

Official release: Hornets | Wolves

Instant analysis: The Hornets got some much-needed backcourt help with the addition of Williams. With Kemba Walker out at least another month while recovering from knee surgery, Williams gives them a veteran presence at the point that can help them stay in playoff contention. For the Wolves, this deal is about getting younger and flexibility for future.

Hawks send rookie Adreian Payne to Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves get:
F Adreian Payne

Atlanta Hawks get:
Future first-round draft pick

Official release: Hawks | Wolves

Instant analysis: Adreian Payne had been languishing on the bench for the league-leading Hawks. Atlanta, looking to win this season, may be trying to open up a roster spot for a veteran (Ray Allen?) or role player (rebounding help?) that could help them in the playoffs. In Minnesota, Payne -- the No. 15 pick in the 2014 Draft -- will get a chance to finally see some playing time.



Clippers acquire guard Austin Rivers in three-team trade

Los Angeles Clippers get:
G Austin Rivers

Phoenix Suns get:
G Reggie Bullock

Boston Celtics get:
F Chris Douglas-Roberts
F Shavlik Randolph
2017 second round draft pick

Official release: Clippers | Suns | Celtics

Instant analysis: The Rivers family makes history as Austin becomes the first player in NBA history to play for his father, Doc. This could be a case of the father, also the Clippers' VP of basketball, saving the son's NBA career as Austin had struggled to find his niche previously. The Clippers are taking some huge risks by shaking up their roster to bring the younger Rivers into the fold. More tweaks are on the way, including the potential addition of Nate Robinson as the new backup point guard after Jordan Farmar is waived. The Suns make out like bandits in this deal, getting an ideal fit in Reggie Bullock to add to their mix. Getting him at on a rookie contract -- with time to see if he can evolve into a high-level role player -- is a luxury borne out of the meticulous work of Suns GM Ryan McDonough.


Boston, Denver swap guards

Boston Celtics get:
G Nate Robinson

Denver Nuggets get:
G Jameer Nelson

Official release: Celtics | Nuggets

Instant analysis: There is no need to get sentimental about Nate Robinson returning to Boston. The former Celtics point guard is expected to be officially bought out soon, saving the Celtics some cash and allowing Robinson to seek out a better fit on a playoff team's roster. Good luck figuring out what Danny Ainge is doing in Boston. Nelson, on his third team in roughly a month, is the sort of veteran presence Nuggets coach Brian Shaw needs to help change the culture in Denver. Shaw needs a steadier hand at the point behind starter Ty Lawson and Nelson provides exactly that, at a reasonable price ($2.85 million next season).


Memphis adds Green in three-team deal

Memphis Grizzlies get:

F Jeff Green
G Russ Smith
Traded player exception

Boston Celtics get:
F Tayshaun Prince
G Austin Rivers
Protected future first round draft pick

New Orleans Pelicans get:
G/F Quincy Pondexter
2015 second round draft pick

Official release: Grizzlies | Celtics | Pelicans

Instant analysis: The Grizzlies' search for a younger and more dynamic small forward/swingman is realized in Green, who has teased us for years with glimpses of All-Star level potential only to settle in as a good-but-not-consistently-great player. He'll get every opportunity to prove his worth in Memphis. Prince and Rivers don't need an introductory news conference in Boston (neither is expected to remain with the Celtics). Rivers could be headed to Los Angeles to play for his father, Clippers coach Doc Rivers, provided the Celtics and Clippers can get a deal done. The Celtics stacked up another Draft pick and the Pelicans acquired a player they've coveted in Pondexter. That future Draft pick that will surely come in handy for New Orleans, too, if there is more dealing to be done.


Wright dealt to Phoenix

Phoenix Suns get:
F Brandan Wright

Boston Celtics get:
Protected first round pick

Official release: Suns | Celtics

Instant analysis: The Suns get an upgrade in Wright, who is a better shot blocker and more explosive overall than Miles Plumlee. A free agent July 1, Wright will be a priority for the Suns if he produces for them the way he did during his best moments in Dallas (where he was before being sent to the Celtics in the Rajon Rondo deal). Phoenix is locked into the Western Conference playoff chase and Wright is a big body who can keep up with their accelerated pace. Phoenix's brass believes Wright is on the verge of becoming something more than just a quality role player.


Denver sends Mozgov to Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers get:
C Timofey Mozgov

Denver Nuggets get:
Two protected 2015 first-round draft picks

Official release: Cavaliers | Nuggets

Instant analysis: The Cavaliers add the big man they need to offset the loss of Anderson Varejao. Mozgov's length and size are needed -- particularly on defense -- given the Cavs' defensive deficiencies. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson will appreciate the help more than anyone, as they'll settle into more comfortable roles as well. Love won't have to guard centers and Thompson moves to a bench role that will give the Cavaliers some added punch there. The Cavaliers are all in for this season, obviously, but Mozgov is far from an elite big man.


Cavaliers, Thunder, Knicks complete swap

Cleveland Cavaliers get:
F/G J.R. Smith
G Iman Shumpert

Oklahoma City Thunder get:
G Dion Waiters

New York Knicks get:
F Lou Amundson
C Alex Kirk
2015 first-round pick (from Oklahoma City)
2019 second-round pick (from Cleveland)

Official release: Cavaliers | Thunder | Knicks

Instant analysis: Cleveland needed a talent upgrade on the perimeter and added both an offensive talent in J.R. Smith and a potential defensive stopper in Iman Shumpert, who could help alleviate some of that pressure for LeBron James. Dion Waiters going to Oklahoma City allows the enigmatic lottery pick to restart with a franchise known for developing its young talent. The fight for minutes will be even tougher with the Thunder than it was with the Cavaliers, but Waiters has all of the physical skills necessary to thrive in Oklahoma City. Phil Jackson's tear down routine in New York is officially underway.




Detroit trades for veteran Tolliver

Phoenix Suns get:
F Tony Mitchell

Detroit Pistons get:
F/C Anthony Tolliver

Official release: Suns | Pistons

Instant analysis: A roster spot opened up when the Pistons waived Josh Smith. Smith's former Atlanta Hawks teammate, Anthony Tolliver, was the ideal fit. He's a quality veteran willing to play whatever role he's asked. The Pistons parted ways with Tony Mitchell, who never found his niche in Detroit. Tolliver is an active utility man who gives the Pistons frontcourt depth and 3-point shooting without taking away opportunities for Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and others.


Houston adds Brewer via three-team trade

Houston Rockets get:
G/F Corey Brewer
G Alexey Shved

Minnesota Timberwolves get:
G Troy Daniels

Philadelphia 76ers get:
F/C Ronny Turiaf
Rights to Sergei Lishouk
2015 second-round pick (from Houston)

Official release: Rockets | Timberwolves | 76ers

Instant analysis: The Rockets' response in the Texas-sized arms race cranked up by Rajon Rondo's arrival in Dallas? Adding the versatile Brewer (as well as Shved) to the mix of a team in need of a depth boost. Brewer's ability to defend and thrive in an up-tempo attack makes him a solid fit in whatever capacity Rockets coach Kevin McHale wants to use him. The Sixers continue to stockpile future Draft picks and assets to aid their ongoing (and seemingly never-ending) rebuilding effort.


Rondo dealt to Dallas in multi-player swap

Dallas Mavericks get:
G Rajon Rondo
F Dwight Powell

Boston Celtics get:
G Jameer Nelson
F Jae Crowder
F Brandan Wright
2015 first-round draft pick
2016 second-round draft pick

Official release: Mavericks | Celtics

Instant analysis: Why wait until the Feb. 19 trade deadline when you can jump-start the process before Christmas? The Mavericks set the tone for the entire trade season by adding the veteran point guard with championship credentials, giving themselves one of the most accomplished starting units in the league. Rondo's impact will be even greater come playoff time. The Celtics got two future Draft picks (a 2015 first-rounder and a 2016 second-rounder), assets more valuable than any player Danny Ainge requested in return for Rondo.


Veteran Kirilenko sent to 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers get:
F Andrei Kirilenko
G Jorge Gutierrez
2020 second-round pick
Cash considerations

Brooklyn Nets get:
F Brandon Davies
Right to swap 2018 second-round picks

Official release: 76ers | Nets

Instant analysis: The Sixers acquired Kirilenko with every intention of waiving the veteran forward, at least that was believed to be the plan. But Kirilenko never reported to Philadelphia and was suspended by the team for for that action. Kirilenko has cited family concerns for his absence while Sixers coach Brett Brown refuted those reports that team planned to waive Kirilenko. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie's perplexing rebuilding plans take another strange twist.