The 2020 NBA trade deadline has come and gone, with blockbusters and peripheral moves alike taking place.
In case you missed any of the madness unfolding in real-time, Sportsnet has collected every transaction from Wednesday and Thursday to keep you up-to-date.
Washington Wizards receive: Jerome Robinson
Los Angeles Clippers receive: Marcus Morris and Isaiah Thomas.
New York Knicks receive: Moe Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick.
Jerome Robinson will join the Wizards, while Maurice Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick will go to the Knicks.
Both the Clippers and cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, were engaged in talks to land Morris — widely considered to be among the best players available at the deadline, with averages of 19.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game across 43 appearances.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN added that the Knicks were also seeking Danny Green — to make the financial side of the deal work — as well as a future second-round pick. Los Angeles, according to Shelburne, felt this collection of assets was too steep and walked away late.
The Clippers also added Thomas who, despite being far-removed from his Boston Celtics peak, holds value as a secondary ball-handler and creator off the bench.
However, David Aldridge of The Athletic subsequently reported that the Clippers do not intend to keep Thomas in the fold.
Thomas has averaged 12.2 points and 3.7 assists in 40 appearances for the Wizards so far this year.
Philadelphia 76ers receive: A second-round pick.
Orlando Magic receive: James Ennis.
James Ennis, at 29, has limited long-term upside for the Magic, but he has shown flashes of potential to be another three-and-d wing player for them to roll out alongside Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross and Wes Iwundu.
Ennis played in 49 games, averaging 15.8 minutes per contest and scoring 5.8 points on 44.2 per cent shooting from the floor with the 76ers.
Washington Wizards receive: Shabazz Napier.
Denver Nuggets receive: Jordan McRae.
With the deadline less than 30 minutes away, the Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets reportedly swapped depth pieces, according to Wojnarowski.
McRae offers the Nuggets another bench scorer with a capacity to get hot quickly. In 29 games for the Wizards so far this season, the 28-year-old shooting guard has averaged 12.8 points while shooting 37.7 from long range. He also is in the last year of his one-year, $1.6-million contract, meaning he will not have to factor into Denver’s long-term financial plans.
In 36 games this season, Napier has averaged 9.6 points and will have to fight for playing time in a crowded backcourt that already features Ish Smith and Bradley Beal.
Cleveland Cavaliers receive: Andre Drummond, future second-round pick (lesser of Golden State or Cleveland’s 2023 selection)
After weeks of rumours swirling around the future of Andre Drummond, the Detroit Pistons sent him to the Cavaliers for Brandon Knight, John Henson and a second-round pick.
With Drummond, the Cavaliers’ front court becomes more crowded, featuring Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love as well. In 49 games, the 26-year-old has averaged 17.8 points and 15.8 rebounds per game.
Should Drummond opt into his $28.7-million player option for next season, the Cavaliers’ cap space will be all but gone. Cleveland will now hope that the big man, who is in the midst of a career year, can find synergy with its young perimeter players Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.
The Pistons opted to trade Drummond, according to O’Connor, for less than they initially hoped because they wanted to avoid the possibility of him filling up their cap space next year.
Henson had been injured during much of his stay with Cleveland. He joined the Cavaliers last season after being traded from Milwaukee. He’s in the final year of a four-year, $48-million contract.
Knight, too, was on an expiring contract. His role was severely reduced with Cleveland, as the Cavaliers pivoted toward their future with Sexton and Garland as their foundation. The 28-year-old is making $15.6 million this season, his final one on a five-year, $70-million deal.
In acquiring both their expiring contracts, the Pistons open up more certainty over their cap situation this summer.
Portland Trail Blazers receive: TBD.
The Atlanta Hawks continued to pursue big-man depth, acquiring Skal Labissiere from the Portland Trail Blazers as well as $2m million in cash considerations, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Labissiere will be absorbed into Atlanta’s cap space.
Labissiere is currently sidelined with a left-knee articular cartilage lesion, and is expected to be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. In 33 games so far this season, he has averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
Memphis Grizzlies receive: Jordan Bell, second-round pick.
As part of this exchange, Memphis reportedly has the right to swap the least favourable of Dallas’ and Miami’s 2023 second-round picks for Houston’s in 2023, as long as the Rockets’ pick is not 31 or 32, according to Wojnarowski.
Caboclo, infamously dubbed as being “two years away from being two years away” when he was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2014, has been sidelined since Jan. 17 with a hyperextended left knee.
In 22 games for Memphis this year, the 24-year-old has averaged 2.8 points per game on 40.6 per cent shooting from the floor.
Bell, who was acquired by the Rockets on Wednesday as part of the Clint Capela blockbuster, has played 27 games with the Timberwolves this season, averaging 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds.
After speculation grew leading up to the deadline that a potential Wiggins-Russell swap may come to be, the Timberwolves and Warriors found the blueprint to make one work.
In Wiggins, the Warriors acquire a 24-year-old wing who positionally slots more comfortably alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson once they return from injury.
Wiggins is in the midst of a solid year, averaging 22.4 points and a career-high 3.7 assists. However, concerns over whether his improved playmaking is sustainable and his ongoing reluctance to space the floor, mixed with occasional lapses on the defensive end, are recurring red flags.
Complicating his long-term role with any team is his contract, as he currently sits in the second year of a five-year deal that sees him earn over $29.5 million per season on average.
As noted by Anthony Slater of The Athletic, there is a contingent within the Warriors who reportedly see Wiggins as a salvageable project and believe his well-established deficiencies can be ironed out alongside their superstar guard tandem.
Golden State, in shedding the Spellman and Evans contracts, also moves into position to dodge the luxury tax — saving the organization from paying the repeater tax this year, a significant financial boon — Slater added.
The Timberwolves on the other hand, mired in another losing season, found a means of pairing Karl-Anthony Towns with Russell.
Towns and Russell are known to be friends, and the Timberwolves pursued Russell in the off-season before he settled into his brief tenure with the Warriors.
Russell, who is in the first year of a four-year max contract worth an average of $29.3 million per year, was enjoying an impressive campaign prior to being traded from the Warriors. In 33 appearances, he averaged 23.6 points and 6.2 assists per game on 43 per cent shooting from the floor.
Los Angeles Clippers receive: Cash considerations.
Atlanta Hawks receive: Derrick Walton Jr.
The Los Angeles Clippers traded depth player Derrick Walton Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks for cash considerations, according to Wojnarowski.
In doing so, the Clippers free up a roster spot and create a $1.55-million trade exception, according to Bobby Marks of ESPN, raising the possibility that this move could be a precursor to something larger.
Throughout 23 games with Los Angeles, Walton Jr. averaged 2.2 points and one assist in 9.6 minutes per night.
The amount of cash changing hands was not disclosed at this time.
Memphis Grizzlies acquire: Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and Gorgui Dieng
Miami Heat acquire: Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, Solomon Hill.
Minnesota Timberwolves acquire: James Johnson.
The Heat also signed Iguodala to a two-year, $30-million extension as part of the transaction.
Though initial reports surfaced that this trade was agreed upon on Wednesday night — revolving around Iguodala and Winslow — further elements emerged on Thursday, with Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN adding the Waiters, Crowder Johnson and Hill details.
While Iguodala has yet to play this season, his playoff experience as a former Finals MVP made him an attractive target to would-be contenders. In Miami, should he rediscover anything resembling his former steady performance, the Heat will have one of the better perimeter rotations in the Eastern Conference — featuring Jimmy Butler, young-gun Tyler Herro and Iguodala.
As the deadline drew nearer, the Timberwolves also joined in on the deal, picking up James Johnson in exchange for Gorgui Dieng, according to Wojnarowski.
Dieng joins a Grizzlies rotation that already added Jordan Bell at the deadline — in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who had previously acquired Bell in the blockbuster Clint Capela trade — and will be slotting in behind Jonas Valanciunas as Memphis chases a surprising post-season appearance.
There were earlier reports that the Oklahoma City Thunder could become a part of the deal, with Miami’s goal being to pick up Danilo Gallinari as well, however Wojnarowski later suggested that — while talks were fluid and ongoing — their participation never materialized.
From Wednesday night
Atlanta Hawks acquire: Dewayne Dedmon, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick.
The Sacramento Kings traded Dewayne Dedmon, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Jabari Parker and Alex Len, according to Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN.
Dedmon spent the previous two seasons with the Hawks and averaged double-digit points both years. Parker hasn’t played since Jan. 3 with a shoulder injury and will move onto his fourth team in the past two years. Through 32 contests, he was averaging 15 points, six rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 26.2 minutes per game.
Philadelphia 76ers acquire: Glenn Robinson and Alec Burks.
Golden State Warriors acquire: A 2020 second-round pick via Dallas, a 2021 second-round pick via Denver, and 2022 second-round pick via Toronto.
The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Glenn Robinson and Alex Burks from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick (Dallas’ selection in the draft), a 2021 second-round pick (Denver’s selection in the draft), and a 2022 second-round pick (Toronto’s selection in the draft), according to Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Both players were inactive for Wednesday in the Warriors’ game against the Brooklyn Nets in anticipation of a trade, which was finalized shortly after the contest was completed.
Robinson was in the midst of a career year for an injury-riddled Golden State squad, averaging 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.9 steals in 31.6 minutes per game. Burks, too, was enjoying a stellar year, averaging 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 triples in 29.0 minutes per game.
Houston Rockets acquire: Robert Covington, Jordan Bell.
Atlanta Hawks acquire: Clint Capela and Nene.
Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is headed to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated four-team trade that was approved by the NBA late Wednesday night.
Atlanta is waiving Chandler Parsons and his expiring $25.1M contract to create roster space to complete the four-team trade, according to Wojnarowski..