NBA Trade Tracker 2018-2019

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Los Angeles Clippers & Oklahoma City Thunder (July 5th, 2019)

Clippers Receive:  Paul George
Thunder Receive: Seven Draft Picks, Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Lineups Analysis: A monumental trade went down in the late stages of Friday night, as Kawhi Leonard wanted Paul George to play alongside him in Los Angeles. The rumor was Leonard was not signing unless they got another star, and that they did. While it is a hefty price to pay, you have to think they just traded this package for both George and Leonard.

Atlanta Hawks & New Orleans Pelicans (June 20th, 2019)

Pelicans Receive:  No. 8 2019 Pick, No. 17 Pick, No. 35 Pick, 2020 First Round Pick (Via CLE)
Hawks Receive: 2019 No. 4 Pick, & 57th Pick, Solomon Hill, Future 2nd Rounder

Lineups Analysis:  The Hawks are shipping some picks to New Orleans to jump to number four, which New Orleans acquired in the Anthony Davis trade with Los Angeles. The Pelicans get another three first round picks and a a future first round pick from Cleveland which will likely be valuable.

Minnesota Timberwolves & Phoenix Suns(June 20th, 2019)

Suns Receive:  2019 No. 11 Pick, PF Dario Saric
Timberwolves Receive: 2019 No. 6 Pick

Lineups Analysis: The Suns are trading down, and they might have gotten wind the point guard they wanted won’t be there at six. Minnesota isn’t giving up much swapping their 11th pick and Dario Saric who was just a role player. It will be interesting to see how the picks turn out.

Atlanta Hawks & New Orleans Pelicans (June 20th, 2019)

Pelicans Receive:  No. 8 2019 Pick, No. 17 Pick, No. 35 Pick, 2020 First Round Pick (Via CLE)
Hawks Receive: 2019 No. 4 Pick, & 57th Pick, Solomon Hill, Future 2nd Rounder

Lineups Analysis:  The Hawks are shipping some picks to New Orleans to jump to number four, which New Orleans acquired in the Anthony Davis trade with Los Angeles. The Pelicans get another three first round picks and a a future first round pick from Cleveland which will likely be valuable.

Indiana Pacers & Phoenix Suns (June 20th, 2019)

Pacers Receive:  SF/PF T.J. Warren, 2019 2nd Round Pick
Suns Receive: Cash Considerations

Lineups Analysis: This was more about Phoenix unloading the T.J. Warren pick, and this is a nice get for Indiana. He will immediately give them some wing depth. As for Phoenix, this clears up some roster space and Warren was in a weird spot with youthful names cutting into minutes at times.

Milwaukee Bucks & Detroit Pistons (June 19th, 2019)

Bucks Receive:  PF Jon Leuer
Pistons Receive: 2019 1st Round Pick (30th Overall), SF Tony Snell

Lineups Analysis: Not a sexy trade by any means, but you will have the Pistons getting a first round pick and a role player in Tony Snell. The Bucks will also get a front court depth player in Jon Leuer. Both are familiar in the Eastern Conference.

Memphis Grizzlies & Utah Jazz (June 19th, 2019)

Grizzlies Receive:  PG Grayson Allen, SG Kyle Korver, PF Jae Crowder, 2020 1st Round Pick
Jazz Receive: PG Mike Conley

Lineups Analysis: This was a trade many wanted during the season, but the Jazz just got a point guard for the next few years. As long as Conley can stay healthy, the Jazz are a scary team to contend with next year. Memphis is likely taking Murray in the draft, and those names from the Grind House teams are now all gone. The Jazz bolster their squad, while Memphis clears way for the next wave.

Los Angeles Lakers & New Orleans Pelicans (June 15th, 2019)

Lakers Receive:  PF/C Anthony Davis
Pelicans Receive: PG Lonzo Ball, SG/SF Brandon Ingram, G Josh Hart, Lakers 2019 4th Overall Pick, Two Other 1st Round Picks

Lineups Analysis: We kick off the offseason with a bang, as Anthony Davis will wear the gold and purple. The Lakers will part ways with the fourth overall pick in the upcoming draft, which gives the Pelicans the 1st and 4th overall picks in the draft. They will also get Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart. Outside of Hart, the two others will likely start right away. As for the Lakers, we now see what they can do as far as building around James and Davis.

Brooklyn Nets & Atlanta Hawks (June 6th, 2019)

Nets Receive:  SF Taurean Prince, 2021 2nd Round Pick
Hawks Receive: SG/SF Allen Crabbe, 17th Pick 2019 Draft, 2020 1st Round Pick

Lineups Analysis: Getting rid of the Allen Crabbe contract was important for the Nets, and they had to add some draft picks to get rid of it. Taurean Prince is a nice return piece, while the Hawks get another wing player that won’t have that much of an impact likely after the draft.

Orlando Magic & Philadelphia 76ers (February 7th, 2019)

Sixers Receive:  F Jonathan Simmons, OKC’s 2020 protected (1-20) 1st rounder, 2019 2nd rounder
Magic Receive: G Markelle Fultz

Lineups Analysis: Fultz is finally going to get a fresh start after a rough 2 years in Philly. This was a great low risk high reward option for the Magic who have been looking for a young point guard all season long. The Sixers will get Jonathan Simmons who is a pretty solid defender along with 2 draft picks. This is a deal that helps long term as Philly showed they are looking to win now and not wait for Fultz to figure it out.

Portland Trail Blazers & Sacramento Kings (February 7th, 2019)

Blazers Receive:  F Skal Labissiere
Kings Receive: F Caleb Swanigan

Lineups Analysis: A smaller deal that helps both teams moving guys who couldn’t quite break the rotation on their respective teams. Neither Skal or Swanigan are expected to make huge impacts on their new teams.

Los Angeles Lakers & Los Angeles Clippers (February 7th, 2019)

Lakers Receive:  F Mike Muscala
Clippers Receive: C Ivica Zubac & F Michael Beasley

Lineups Analysis: The Lakers traded their young center, Zubac, and veteran Michael Beasley in a move to acquire more shooting in the form for Muscala who was just traded to the Clippers in the Tobias Harris deal from Philly. It isn’t AD but the moves the Lakers have made for shooting is promising.

Memphis Grizzlies & Toronto Raptors (February 7th, 2019)

Grizzlies Receive:  C Jonas Valanciunas, G Delon Wright, F CJ Miles, 2024 2nd Round Pick
Raptors Receive: C Marc Gasol

Lineups Analysis: In probably the biggest deal of deadline day longtime Grizzlies C Marc Gasol has been moved to Toronto in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, and CJ Miles. The Grizzlies are officially going to begin the rebuilding process and the Raptors now get a guy who does it all PTS, REB, and AST. With his shooting ability it opens up the floor even more for a lot of the current Raptors players.

Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans (February 7th, 2019)

Bucks Receive:  F Nikola Mirotic
Pelicans Receive: F Jason Smith, F Stanley Johnson & 4 2nd round picks

Lineups Analysis: All of the big guns in the Eastern Conference made big moves this week besides the Celtics as the Bucks traded for Nikola Mirotic from the Pelicans. Mirotic gives the Bucks some more shooting to surround Giannis. His expiring contract netted New Orleans 4 second round picks and a young player in Stanley Johnson. If Mirotic can stay healthy, which has been an issue, this could be a trade that swings the East in their direction knowing how Mirotic played in the playoffs last year.

Houston Rockets & Philadelphia 76ers (February 7th, 2019)

Rockets Receive:  Swap rights to a 2021 2nd round pick
76ers Receive: James Ennis

Lineups Analysis: In another small deal the Rockets have traded James Ennis likely in an effort to open up a roster spot to get a buyout player for the rights to swap a 2021 2nd round pick with the Sixers.

Washington Wizards & New Orleans Pelicans (February 6th, 2019)

Wizards Receive:  G/F Wesley Johnson
Pelicans Receive: F Markieff Morris

Lineups Analysis: Nothing entirely huge here this move includes two players who will be free agents next year and allowed the Wizards to get under the luxury cap threshold for this season which will save them tons of money. This isn’t quite the deal Pelicans fans were looking to see long term.

Sacramento Kings & Dallas Mavericks (February 6th, 2019)

Kings Receive:  F Harrison Barnes
Mavericks Receive: F Zach Randolph & G/F Justin Jackson

Lineups Analysis: This was a move a lot of people saw coming with the Kings trying to use Zach Randolph’s salary to try and trade for another player a team like the Mavericks were trying to offload. Barnes will be making $25 million next year assuming he opts into his player option but this is the type of deal teams like the Kings, who won’t attract major free agents, have to do. This opens up things for the Mavs to go after max level player this offseason and they also get a young shooter to sweeten the deal. Overall this helps both teams in a big way.

Sacramento Kings & Houston Rockets & Cleveland Cavaliers (February 6th, 2019)

Kings Receive:  G Alec Burks & 2nd round pick
Rockets Receive: G/F Iman Shumpert, G Nik Stauskas, & Wade Baldwin IV                                                        
Cavs Receive: G Brandon Knight, F Marquese Chriss, 2019 1st round pick (lottery protected)

Lineups Analysis: The Rockets needed some depth and they got it. This is a trade where everybody involved got exactly what they wanted. The Kings will receive Alec Burks who has been playing very well on the Cavs since being moved from Utah earlier this season. The Cavs get a 1st round pick in addition to a young player in Marquese Chriss. And lastly the Rockets needed depth and defending which they got in Iman Shumpert as well as a shooter in Nik Stauskas. The trades are starting to fly keep up to date on this page with the latest NBA trade moves.

Chicago Bulls & Washington Wizards (February 6th, 2019)

Bulls Receive:  F Otto Porter Jr.
Wizards Receive: F Bobby Portis, F Jabari Parker, & 2023 2nd round pick

Lineups Analysis: This is an interesting trade because it felt like just a couple of days ago when the perception was that Otto Porter would be tough to get and/or not on the block at all. This is pretty much a salary dump for the Wizards moving Porter and his huge deal, $27 million next year and $28 million the next. For the Bulls this deal is interesting because of the amount of money they are taking on but they think a core of Dunn, LaVine, Porter, Markkanen, and Wendell Carter Jr. can get them competing again in the Eastern Conference.

Miami Heat & Phoenix Suns (February 6th, 2019)

Heat Receive:  F Ryan Anderson
Suns Receive: G Tyler Johnson & G Wayne Ellington

Lineups Analysis: The Suns needed a guard big time and made a deal moving the big Ryan Anderson contract to the Heat in exchange for Tyler Johnson who is making $20 million himself. They are expected to buyout Wayne Ellington.

Detroit Pistons & Milwaukee Bucks (February 6th, 2019)

Pistons Receive:  C Thon Maker
Bucks Receive: F Stanley Johnson

Lineups Analysis: Thon Maker has made it clear that he wanted to be moved so he could get some more playing time and the Bucks granted his request. They traded him in a deal to acquire Stanley Johnson who has had a rough career to this point but is an above average defender who could have a long career if he is able to develop a reliable jump shot. Maker wasn’t playing a lot so a move like this makes sense for Milwaukee.

Los Angeles Clippers & Philadelphia 76ers (February 6th, 2019)

Clippers Receive:  G Landry Shamet, F Wilson Chandler, F Mike Muscala, 2020 1st Round Pick, 2021 1st Round Pick via Miami, two 2nd Rounders
76ers Receive: F Tobias Harris, C Boban Marjanovic, F Mike Scott

Lineups Analysis: This is a move that will shake the NBA landscape as it looks like on paper the 76ers are the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. They now have 4 key players and according to Woj they are budgeting to be able to resign Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris for the long haul. On the Clippers side of things it may look bad but with Tobias being a free agent at the end of the year and the team not going to compete for the title and they got a haul. The picked up a 1st rounder this year, the Miami 2021 first rounder next year which was highly coveted, and with them presumably falling out of the playoffs they will get their own first round pick back which was previously in the hands of Boston but it is top 14 protected this season. On the player side Mike Muscala and Wilson Chandler likely won’t be not the team long term but Landry Shamet has shown in spurts that he can score big time in the NBA. Overall this is easily the biggest trade of the deadline season even bigger in my opinion than the Porzingis deal a couple of days ago.

Los Angeles Lakers & Detroit Pistons (February 5th, 2019)

Lakers Receive:  G/F Reggie Bullock
Pistons Receive: G Svi Mykhailiuk & 2021 2nd Round Pick

Lineups Analysis: It isn’t Anthony Davis but this fills a big need for the Lakers. Reggie Bullock is a brilliant catch and shoot player and the Lakers lack shooting and will need his production and he is on a 1 year deal so it will open up some space after this season. This season he’s making 38.4% of his three-pointers and 87.5% of his free throws. On the Pistons end it’s a puzzling move as they are competing to sneak into the playoffs in the East and Mykhailiuk is a young 2nd rounder from last year who doesn’t seem like he will be ready to make a big impact. Overall the Lakers win this deal even if it isn’t the big Anthony Davis trade they want.

Cleveland Cavaliers & Portland Trail Blazers (February 3rd, 2019)

Cavaliers Receive:  G Wade Baldwin IV, Nik Stauskas, 2021 2nd round pick, 2023 2nd round pick
Trail Blazers Receive: G/F Rodney Hood

Lineups Analysis: The Blazers obviously want to compete now and if they want that they are going to need to get some more pieces to score consistently next to Lillard and McCollum. Stauskas and Baldwin played good at times for Portland but they obviously felt like Hood fit their needs more at the SF position. Hood is a capable defender who has been shooting a respectable 36% from behind the line this season. He has also shown flashes his career to outperform the 12.2 PPG he is averaging this season and despite a rocky playoffs last season with the Cavs he is still very much respected across the league. The Blazers don’t have a lot of flexibility so this is the type of deal a lot of people expected them to pull off as this is likely the last season the Blazers go for it until they are going to have to switch things up.

Dallas Mavericks & New York Knicks (January 31st, 2019)

Mavericks Receive:  F Kristaps Porzingis, G Tim Hardaway Jr., G Courtney Lee, G Trey Burke
Knicks Receive: G Dennis Smith Jr, G Wes Matthews, C Deandre Jordan, 2 future 1st round picks

Lineups Analysis:

Well that escalated quickly. Kristaps Porzingis marched into the Knicks front office and demanded a trade. An hour later, he is now teammates with Luka Doncic in Dallas. The Mavericks gave up two future first round picks, but overall they didn’t give up an overwhelming amount. DeAndre Jordan wasn’t in the picture long term, nor was Wes Matthews. They also had concerns of Dennis Smith and were shopping him around anyway. Dallas will also get some instant guard depth, which they needed with J.J. Barea done for the season. While we don’t know how Porzingis comes out post ACL tear, but Dallas is taking the risk, and he is well worth it. The addition of Tim Hardaway Jr is a more offensive centered option over Matthews, and both Lee and Burke fill in nicely off the bench. As for the Knicks return, Smith will have to work his way into a Fizdale rotation that is tough to predict. I would expect the Knicks to buyout Matthews, and field offers or buyout Jordan as well.

Chicago Bulls & Houston Rockets (January 22nd, 2019)

Bulls Receive:  F Carmelo Anthony, F Jon Diebler, Cash Considerations
Rockets Receive: F  Tadija Dragićević

Lineups Analysis:

Houston was not willing to just cut ties with Carmelo Anthony after the failed experiment, so they sent him and some cash to the Chicago Bulls. Houston was in need of clearing space on their roster to sign Kenneth Faried. Everything points towards Anthony being bought out by the Bulls, and clearing waivers. This means that he could sign with any team if they are willing to take him on. Anthony’s stock in the league has been dropping for the last few seasons, and it will be interesting to see what or if a team decides to use him. The Bulls have no use for Anthony as a team trying to rebuild, and Anthony will likely try and drive his way to at least a contender. This is more of a win for the Rockets, who open up a roster spot for someone more useful.

Chicago Bulls & Houston Rockets (January 7th, 2019)

Bulls Receive:  G Michael Carter-Williams (Guard), Cash Considerations
Rockets Receive: 2020 2nd pick

Lineups Analysis:

Michael Carter-Williams continues to float around the league, and he didn’t pan out trying to play backup in Houston. With the emergence of Danuel House and Daryl Morey trying to adjust their roster on the fly, this trade was needed to clear out a roster spot. This trade also drops them down in luxury-tax payments, and their overall salary cap. Carter-Williams had no worth, and that was shown after Houston landed Austin Rivers to play as the Chris Paul fill-in, and some backup guard as well. It is unlikely Carter-Williams lands major playing time in Chicago with Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine as the starting guards. He has a better chance of being waived and moving on to try and get a job somewhere else. The Rockets also got a 2020 second-round pick in the deal.

Chicago Bulls & Memphis Grizzlies (January 3rd, 2019)

Bulls Receive:  G Marshon Brooks, G Wayne Selden, 2019 2nd round pick, 2020 2nd round pick
Grizzlies Receive: G Justin Holiday

Lineups Analysis:

The Bulls have been busy over the last month, and they traded one of their more useful players to a team that was in need of guard and wing depth. Justin Holiday is 29 years old, and was logging heavy minutes with the Bulls both playing shooting guard and small forward. Holiday is part of the other NBA family tree, and brings some quality minutes to Memphis. With Dillon Brooks out for the season and Kyle Anderson set to miss some time, Holiday will get some solid run. Memphis traded MarShon Brooks and Wayne Seldon alongside the next two years of second-round picks. Both Brooks and Seldon have gotten some minutes the last two seasons due to injuries, but were not in the future plans. Chicago will likely see what they have with both, but they are nothing more than backup guard options.

Washington Wizards & Phoenix Suns (December 13th, 2018)

Wizards Receive:  F Trevor Ariza
Suns Receive: G Austin Rivers, G/F Kelly Oubre Jr.

Lineups Analysis:

This was a very weird trade the way it went down because it was originally a three way trade with the Grizzlies. Some miscommunication between the Suns thinking Dillon Brooks was the one coming over, it broke down. The Suns still managed to get a deal, sending Trevor Ariza to the Wizards in exchange for Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre Jr. Rivers was bought out and eventually went to Houston, but Oubre Jr. is playing more of a sixth man role off the bench, and doing quite well. Oubre was a top 20 draft pick, and is still looking to emerge. Phoenix isn’t a bad place to do it given he is already jumping ahead of Josh Jackson. Washington has been banged up losing Dwight Howard and John Wall. Ariza was expected to go to a contender, so it would be interesting to see if he is moved again given he will be in high demand.

Milwaukee Bucks & Cleveland Cavaliers & Washington Wizards (December 7th, 2018)

Bucks Receive:  G George Hill, C Jason Smith, 2021 2nd round pick
Cavs Receive: G Matthew Dellavedova, F John Henson, 2021 1st round pick, 2021 2nd round pick                         Wizards Receive: F Sam Dekker

Lineups Analysis:

A three way deal between Milwaukee, Washington, and Cleveland took place in the middle of December. The Bucks parted ways with Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson, and landed George Hill and Jason Smith. Hill is the more notable name here who will be a backup point guard behind Eric Bledsoe. The Wizards added Sam Dekker, which gives them another forward behind Porter and Ariza. The Cavs made out well landing two picks in the 2021 draft, which is a good return given they gave up an aging point guard and a forward that wasn’t in their plans. Barring injury they won’t see a ton of minutes. None of these names really stand to gain much with their new teams, so it goes down as one of the more lackluster three team trades of the season. Hill is the most intriguing because he has an actual role within a contending team.

Utah Jazz & Cleveland Cavaliers (November 29th, 2018)

Jazz Receive:  F Kyle Korver
Cavs Receive: G Alec Burks, 2020 2nd round pick, 2021 2nd round pick

Lineups Analysis:

This was an early trade that got the ball rolling in the NBA. Utah was one of the worst three point shooting teams, and they went out an added a familiar face in Kyle Korver. Cleveland added two more second-round picks as they have their intentions set on accumulating draft picks for the next few seasons. The haul Cleveland got here is actually quite strong. Alec Burks has been a bench scorer not fully in use during his time in Utah. He has already broken out into more minutes off the bench for Cleveland, and his overall stats are already on the rise. It is nice to see Burks out on the court where he has proven he belongs. Korver will have a similar bench role as a spot up three specialist, so there isn’t much of a change in his role.

Philadelphia 76ers & Minnesota Timberwolves (November 12th, 2018)

76ers Receive: F Jimmy Butler, C Justin Patton
Timberwolves Receive: F Robert Covington, F Dario Saric, G Jerryd Bayless, 2022 2nd round pick

Lineups Analysis:

It was only a matter of time before Minnesota moved on from Jimmy Butler. It was a fun ride for all of us enjoying the drama, but Philadelphia reached out with a fair trade, and Minnesota moved on. Minnesota received two starting quality players, as Robert Covington will move into the starting small forward role. Dario Saric was starting for Philadelphia, but has been playing behind Taj Gibson. This might change with Thibs now out of play, but Saric is still a useful player off the bench. They also received Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick. The 76ers added a third piece, as they try and make a run through the East that is without LeBron James for the first time in years. Butler is going to move in with a high usage center, and a point guard that needs the ball in his hands to be productive. This is going to be a little wonky to start, and might lower the ceilings of all three at times. It isn’t a massive upgrade for Philly with Covington being an elite defender, but adding Butler is definitely a plus.

 

  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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