Latest Trade Deadline Headlines
• Reports: Cavs pick up Pistons’ Drummond
• Marcus Morris headed to Clippers, per reports
• Reports: Wolves deal Wiggins to Warriors for Russell
• Reports: Wolves get in on Heat-Grizzlies swap
• Reports: Wizards trade McRae to Nuggets for Napier
• Sixers reportedly trade Ennis to Magic
• Hawks reportedly add Labissiere
• Rockets reportedly add Caboclo
• Walton Jr. reportedly dealt to Hawks
• Report: Grizzlies, Heat agree on 6-player trade
• Report: Grizzlies to waive Waiters
• Reports: Burks, Robinson off to Sixers
The Detroit Pistons era for Andre Drummond appears to be over. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania are reporting the Cleveland Cavaliers are bringing the former All-Star center to Ohio. Drummond is being traded for guard Brandon Knight, center John Henson and a 2023 second-round pick. This season, Drummond is leading the NBA in rebounding (15.8 rpg) while also averaging 17.8 ppg, 2.0 spg and 1.7 bpg for the Pistons. He has played his entire eight-year NBA career with Detroit and is the No. 2 rebounder in team history.
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Knicks forward Marcus Morris has been a part of many playoff runs in his career and is in the midst of a standout season (19.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg). With the LA Clippers hoping for a deep playoff run themselves, he is reportedly on his way there. In a three-team trade, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Clippers will get Morris and Isaiah Thomas, the Wizards will get Clippers guard Jerome Robinson, and the Knicks will get Moe Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick from the Clippers. The Athletic’s David Aldridge reports the Clippers will not be keeping Thomas once he is acquired. The Knicks also get the rights to Issuf Sanon from the Wizards, per The Athletic’s Mike Vorkunov.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have made a major change to their core. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota is sending former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to the Golden State Warriors for guard D’Angelo Russell. Additionally, the Wolves are sending a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick to Golden State while the Warriors are sending Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to Minnesota. Per Wojnarowski, the 2021 pick is protected to No. 3 and becomes an unprotected pick in 2022.
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The Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets reportedly swapped guards on trade deadline day as the Wizards dealt away Jordan McRae for Shabazz Napier, per Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. Napier was dealt to Denver in the four-team, 12-player trade on Feb. 5 that centered on Clint Capela and Robert Covington. This season, he is averaging 9.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.2 apg and 1.1 spg, while McRae is averaging 12.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.8 apg.
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Miami’s trade with Memphis that landed it Andre Iguodala was thought to include a third team. It did, but it wasn’t the squad most expected. Per multiple reports, the Minnesota Timberwolves — and not the Oklahoma City Thunder with Danilo Gallinari — joined in the trade by sending center Gorgui Dieng to the Grizzlies for James Johnson. In the originally reported deal, Johnson had gone from Miami to Memphis as part of the Iguodala swap.
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The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly added two guards to their rotation in the wee hours of trade deadline day in Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III. As the trade deadline window neared its end, the Sixers got rid of a rotation player as well. Per multiple reports, the Sixers sent forward James Ennis to the Orlando Magic in exchange for a second-round pick. Ennis is averaging 5.8 points and 3.1 rpg in 15.8 mpg for the Sixers, appearing in 49 games off the bench.
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The Atlanta Hawks have picked up another young big man to add to their growing roster of them, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Portland’s Skal Labissiere is headed to Atlanta for cash in a deal that gives the Hawks a young center it can develop. Labissiere has been out since Dec. 28, when he suffered a left knee injury, but is averaging 5.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 1.3 apg in 33 games.
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Houston has swapped one big man for another, it seems. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets have acquired 6-foot-9 forward Bruno Caboclo from the Memphis Grizzlies for 6-foot-8 forward Jordan Bell (whom the Rockets acquired in the Robert Covington trade on Feb. 5). Caboclo saw his role with the Grizzlies diminish this year after showing signs of progress in 2018-19. He’s averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds (after 8.3 ppg and 4.6 rpg) last season. Bell averaged 3.1 ppg and 1.9 rpg for the Timberwolves before being dealt to Houston. The teams are also exchanging future second-round picks in 2023.
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The Atlanta Hawks have made overhauling their roster before the trade deadline a goal and are continuing to do so — albeit in a smaller move. LA Clippers reserve guard Derrick Walton Jr. has reportedly been dealt to the Hawks for cash, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Walton, an undrafted player from Michigan, is averaging 2.2 points in 9.7 minutes per game this season for the Clippers, appearing in 23 games.
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Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Heat are sending Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Memphis for Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill. Waiters isn’t expected to remain on the roster, per Yahoo Sports Chris Haynes. No Draft picks are changing hands in the deal. In a later trade on Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves got in on the trade as well, reportedly sending center Gorgui Dieng to the Grizzlies for Johnson.
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The Golden State Warriors are trading Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III to Philadelphia 76ers for three second-round picks, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic. The picks are expected to include one each in 2020 (via Dallas), 2021 (via Denver) and 2022 (via Toronto).