NBA Trade Tracker: Updated NBA Trades & Exciting Expert Analysis


Now that the off-season is underway keep tabs on NBA trades with the NBA trade tracker. There have several significant transactions at the trade deadline, including Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, D’Angelo Russell, Cameron Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Bones Hyland, Luke Kennard, Thomas Bryant, Jae Crowder, Spencer Dinwiddie, Cam Reddish, Josh Hart, and many others being moved to other teams! Check out the rest of the NBA Trade Tracker for the 2022-23 season below to see which players or picks your team is getting and what our experts think of them!

NBA Trade Tracker 2022-23: Overall Analysis

The dust has settled after what could only be described as chaos leading up to the trade deadline. Let’s check out all of the key moves that have either benefitted or hurt teams up to this point.

The New York Knicks might be one of the most surprising winners of the trade deadline; their acquisition of Josh Hart has proven to be well worth the cost. Since Hart arrived in New York, the Knicks have not lost a game, boasting a 9-0 record. Hart gives the Knicks everything that they need: a versatile defender who does a bit of everything for winning teams.

Hart is a perfect complement to Julius Randle, RJ Barrett, and Jalen Brunson, who are all much better players on the offensive end of the floor than the defensive end. During these past nine games, New York has the second-most efficient offense, with Brunson and Randle averaging just shy of 30 points per game each. It is wild to think that New York might have won this trade by a wide margin, yet here we are.

The Kevin Durant trade has worked out exactly how most people thought it would for Phoenix; the Suns are 3-0, with all of those wins coming on the road. In that span, Phoenix has shot a blistering 51% from the field and 39% from three. Durant and Devin Booker are leading the way for the Suns, each operating with incredible efficiency on offense. Keep an eye on the Suns’ bench depth, but if they continue playing at this level, they will certainly be title favorites.

NBA Trade Tracker 2022-23

The NBA Trade Tracker heated up before the deadline, as evidenced by the massive trade involving Kyrie Irving being sent to the Dallas Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 first-round pick, and a few second-rounders, as well as the massive Durant trade! Stay on top of all the recent trades in the NBA below, and check back frequently, as this page is updated regularly.

NBA Trade Tracker: Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, & Indiana Pacers (February 9, 2023)

Suns Receive: Kevin Durant, T.J. Warren

Nets Receive: Cameron Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Juan Pablo Vaulet, Four First-Rounders (Phoenix, Unprotected, 2023, 2025, 2027, 2029), First-Round Pick Swap (Phoenix, 2028), Two Second-Rounders (2028, 2029 Milwaukee)

Bucks Receive: Jae Crowder

Pacers Receive: George Hill, Serge Ibaka, Jordan Nwora, Three Future Second-Rounders (Milwaukee), Cash Considerations (Brooklyn) Analysis: All the Pacers did was take on a few contracts, which is hardly a problem given their cap space situation. In return, they got George Hill, a former starter for the Pacers who can play either guard position, Serge Ibaka (waived), Jordan Nwora, and three future second-rounders. Great work, Indiana.

Milwaukee managed to hold onto first-round draft capital and grab a veteran forward with winning DNA in Jae Crowder. Sure, five second-rounders sounds like a lot, but look at the Bucks roster. They don’t really need those picks. Crowder gives more depth to the Bucks’ frontcourt; this is another terrific move.

All right. Now, we get into the two teams that had the most to gain/lose in this trade: Brooklyn and Phoenix. The Nets were put in a tough position after Kyrie Irving demanded a trade just a few days before the deadline. Irving and the Nets have had a volatile (to say the least) relationship. Shortly after that move, Brooklyn found out that Durant would want out, too. At least, that’s the thought process behind the move.

Brooklyn gave up Durant for Cameron Johnson, Mikal Bridges, four unprotected first-rounders, two second-rounders, and a Phoenix pick swap in 2028. Most people likely viewed this trade as a shock for a multitude of reasons. For one, that is the package that you’re getting in return for Kevin Durant? Durant is an all-time great and is under contract for several years. Plus, those first-rounders might be unprotected, but they probably won’t need to be anyway, as most should fall in the 20-30 range.

Still, the Nets can get a few additional first-rounders if they decide to move Johnson or Bridges. That could make this trade look a bit better. Even if they don’t, their roster now has more than enough pieces to compete for a championship, as long as they were able to somehow bring in a superstar to replace Durant. The grade on this trade is still in the air for Brooklyn, but for now, it gets a B-.

On the other hand, Phoenix gets an obvious “A.” Let’s not overthink this: Durant is no longer in a toxic situation, and he is paired with Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton. This is the best four-player combo in the NBA by a wide margin. The Suns are instantly the favorites to come out of the Western Conference, and with Durant under contract for the following three years, they could make several NBA Finals. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Suns Grade: A

Nets Grade: B-

Bucks Grade: A-

Pacers Grade: A


NBA Trade Tracker: Los Angeles Clippers & Charlotte Hornets (February 9, 2023)

Clippers Receive: Mason Plumlee

Hornets Receive: Reggie Jackson, 2028 Second-Rounder Analysis: Charlotte needed to move on from Plumlee, and the Clippers needed to get rid of Reggie Jackson. This was a mutually beneficial trade. The Clippers get an advantage, though, as Plumlee can provide some decent bench minutes that they could really use in their frontcourt. Frontcourt depth, especially at the center position, has been a serious issue all season long. This move fixes that problem.

The Hornets are a tanking team that needs to hit the reset button on most of their roster. They cleared the way for frontcourt players like Mark Williams to see more minutes, which is necessary during a rebuild. Williams has a high ceiling, especially as a rim protector, and is a young talent for this Hornets squad. Charlotte also got a 2028 second-rounder in the process. This was a good move for Charlotte. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Clippers Grade: A

Hornets Grade: A-


NBA Trade Tracker: Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, & Portland Trail Blazers (February 9, 2023)

76ers Receive: Jalen McDaniels, 2024 Second-Rounder (Charlotte), 2029 Second-Rounder (Portland)

Hornets Receive: Svi Mykhailiuk, 2023 Second-Rounder (Philadelphia), 2027 Second-Rounder (Portland)

Knicks Receive: Josh Hart

Blazers Receive: Cam Reddish, Matisse Thybulle, Ryan Arcidiacono, 2023 First-Rounder (New York) Analysis: This trade isn’t going to move the needle enough for Portland to be a playoff-contending team; however, it has given the Blazers a few key pieces for the future, including Cam Reddish, Matisse Thybulle, and a 2023 First-Rounder from New York. They hit a home run, in my opinion.

Josh Hart is a solid player, and will do quite well in New York playing alongside college teammate Jalen Brunson, but Portland wasn’t getting enough from him to justify passing up an opportunity like this. New York gets an A- from me, because it did update its roster with another 3-and-D player who coach Thibodeau will love. However, the Knicks gave up a little too much, in my opinion.

Philadelphia also won from this trade, acquiring Jalen McDaniels, a guy who who can help out immediately. Thybulle has not been getting much tick with the Sixers this season, and he just didn’t fit in with this squad. Portland will be able to use him much more, as it has one of the laziest defenses in the NBA.

Altogether, this trade is beneficial for all teams involved. It doesn’t seem like there is any big loser in this one. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

76ers Grade: A

Hornets Grade: B

Knicks Grade: A-

Blazers Grade: A


NBA Trade Tracker: Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, & Memphis Grizzlies (February 9, 2023)

Clippers Receive: Eric Gordon, Three Future Second-Rounders

Rockets Receive: John Wall, Danny Green, Protected Pick Swap (LA)

Grizzlies Receive: Luke Kennard Analysis: Finally, Eric Gordon has been freed from what could only be described as the least ideal for a veteran. Gordon was moved back to the Clippers in this three-team trade, giving them a solid shooter off the bench and great veteran presence, as well as the ability to trade John Wall.

Unfortunately, that meant moving on from Luke Kennard, one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. Los Angeles has needed offense all season long, but I think that has less to do with its players, and more to do with coaching. Regardless, this move does very little for the Clippers except get rid of Wall and create roster space for another trade that they made (Bones Hyland trade.)

One team that saw an immediate benefit as a result of this trade was the Memphis Grizzlies, who desperately needed three-point shooting. Many Grizzlies fans wanted to see the front office be a bit more active than just trading for a sharpshooter, especially considering the fact that Phoenix got substantially better with the acquisition of Kevin Durant. Still, as far as this single trade goes, the Grizzlies hit a home run; they got rid of Danny Green, who just returned from injury, is on an expiring, and looks like a shell of the player he was a few years ago.

Green’s locker room presence has been great for the Grizz, but he was not going to do much on the floor for them. Meanwhile, Kennard shoots 45% from three and 52% from the corner, which is an imperative aspect of the Grizzlies’ offense and spacing. Teams will not be able to collapse as much on Ja Morant penetrating the lane with Kennard in either corner. Memphis should quickly shoot up into the top ten in the NBA in 3P%, which will be huge for its potential postseason success. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Clippers Grade: C+

Rockets Grade: C-

Grizzlies Grade: A+


NBA Trade Tracker: Boston Celtics & Oklahoma City Thunder (February 9, 2023)

Celtics Receive: Mike Muscala

Thunder Receive: Justin Jackson, Two Future Second-Rounders Analysis: What a grab for the Boston Celtics, a team that really only needed to make one or two small moves. Muscala gives Boston a tall, veteran frontcourt player who can shoot it from deep at a great clip. The C’s don’t have to worry about playing Blake Griffin anymore. Plus, Gallinari could return at some point in the playoffs, giving Boston another terrific frontcourt shooter. This move may not seem super consequential, but it is a slam dunk for the C’s.

At some point, Oklahoma City needs to stop focusing on acquiring draft capital, especially irrelevant second-rounders. The Thunder are not out of the playoff picture this season, and Muscala was providing some valuable minutes for them. I’m not a big fan of this move for OKC. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Celtics Grade: A

Thunder Grade: C+


NBA Trade Tracker: Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, & Orlando Magic (February 9, 2023)

Nuggets Receive: Thomas Bryant

Lakers Receive: Mo Bamba, Davon Reed, Second-Rounder

Clippers Receive: Bones Hyland

Magic Receive: Patrick Beverley, 2024 Second-Rounder (from Denver), Cash Considerations (from Los Angeles) Analysis: Orlando put itself in a position where it had to get rid of a decent young talent for pennies on the dollar due to an overload in frontcourt players, especially with Jonathan Isaac’s return. Bamba’s PER 36’s look pretty solid, and while the move was inevitable, getting back cash considerations, a buyout player (Beverley), and a Denver second-rounder. I can’t think of a more underwhelming move for the Magic.

The Clippers are such a bad offensive team, and they desperately need scoring. Enter: Bones Hyland. Hyland is one of the premier sixth-men in the league, providing explosive scoring and a consistent stroke from deep. This is a great spot for Hyland, and he will be a huge help to LA. Replacing Wall and Jackson’s minutes with Hyland gets an “A.”

I understand why Denver needed to move Bones Hyland, but I was concerned about what it was going to get for him. Will the Nuggets go after future draft capital? Will they make a trade that’s rushed and doesn’t help them this year? It turns out that Denver knew exactly what it was doing, fixing its frontcourt depth issue completely by bringing in Thomas Bryant. Denver’s bench has been an issue all season long, often giving up leads when Jokic, Murray, and MPJ would step off.

Now, the Nuggets will send in a high energy center who has had terrific success in LA this year: Thomas Bryant. When Anthony Davis missed roughly a month of basketball due to a lower extremity injury, Bryant had a 14-game stretch where he posted 17 points (on 66% shooting from the field) and ten rebounds per game in just under 30 minutes of action. Massive move, Denver.

Los Angeles was somewhat pigeonholed into moving Bryant after he requested a trade; he didn’t like that his minutes dropped off so substantially after AD returned from injury. Honestly, who can blame him? He was playing incredibly well. Given the trade demand, the Lakers did a relatively solid job bringing in another frontcourt talent (Bamba), as well as Davon Reed. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Nuggets Grade: A+

Lakers Grade: B+

Clippers Grade: A

Magic Grade: D+


NBA Trade Tracker: Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, & Utah Jazz (February 9, 2023)

Lakers Receive: D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt

Timberwolves Receive: Mike Conley, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, 2024 Second-Round Swap (via Lakers), 2025 & 2026 Second-Rounders (via Jazz)

Jazz Receive: Russell Westbrook, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones, 2027 First-Rounder (via Lakers) Analysis: Let’s not muddy the Lakers’ move here with “but look what Phoenix did!” Los Angeles held onto one of its first-rounders, was able to get off Westbrook and his play/contract/etc…, and brought in three pieces that can immediately help.

Russell is a talented point guard who will immediately improve the backcourt play for LA, and Beasley and Vanderbilt are terrific pieces to complement LeBron James and Anthony Davis. I like the new look of this team.

Utah was able to grab what could end up being an incredibly valuable first-round pick from Los Angeles, and while it seems that it gave up a lot, that pick could become a huge asset. Ultimately, this was a solid move for a Jazz team that isn’t going to do much in the West, but does have multiple pieces that could help them be a championship-caliber team eventually (Kessler and Markkanen.)

Minnesota unfortunately showed its hand to the rest of the NBA; everyone knew it wanted to move on from D’Angelo Russell, and, thus, gave up any leverage it may have had previously. The Timberwolves got Mike Conley, a solid veteran point guard, in the trade, as well as a little bit of draft capital. However, this trade is an overall loss for the Wolves, in my opinion. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Lakers Grade: A

Timberwolves Grade: C-

Jazz Grade: B


NBA Trade Tracker: Toronto Raptors & San Antonio Spurs (February 9, 2023)

Raptors Receive: Jakob Poeltl

Spurs Receive: Khem Birch, 2024 First-Rounder, 2023 Second-Rounder, 2025 Second-Rounder Analysis: I would have liked this move for Toronto a lot more if it didn’t decide that this is all it would take to try and “compete.” The Raptors are 11th in the Eastern Conference, and only 2.5 games from 13th. Adding Poeltl is not going to fix their problems.

Toronto elected to hold onto Fred VanVleet, O.G. Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, and Gary Trent Jr. I don’t think that was the correct decision. The Raptors should have moved at least one of those guys, because money is going to end up being quite tight, and Poeltl will not move them to the top of the Eastern Conference. They could have added a ton of draft capital, as the going rate for Anunoby was at an all-time high. It will never be higher than it just was.

The San Antonio Spurs getting a first-rounder and two second-rounders for Poeltl is quite solid; they did a great job of displaying his ability and increasing his value this season. Now, San Antonio will get a top pick and has future draft capital to utilize when the time comes. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Raptors Grade: B-

Spurs Grade: A-


NBA Trade Tracker: New Orleans Pelicans & San Antonio Spurs (February 9, 2023)

Pelicans Receive: Josh Richardson

Spurs Receive: Devonte’ Graham, Four Second-Rounders (2024, 2026, 2028, 2029) Analysis: The Pelicans started the 2022-23 season on fire, but have since sustained several injuries to key players, halting their prior momentum. It has been a bummer to watch, honeslty. There were talks of New Orleans going after another great defensive-minded, and tertiary scoring, wing like O.G. Anunoby. Those conversations did not go too far.

Still, I like this move for the Pels, and it definitely made them a little bit better. Richardson is a solid bench piece and should provide much more valuable minutes than what Devonte’ Graham was giving them.

While second-rounders seem to have lost perceived value this year, grabbing four of them for Richardson is pretty solid for a tanking Spurs team. At this point, grabbing as much draft capital as possible is the correct move. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Pelicans Grade: A-

Spurs Grade: B


NBA Trade Tracker: PENDING – Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, & Portland Trail Blazers (February 9, 2023)

Pistons Receive: James Wiseman

Warriors Receive: Gary Payton II, Three Future Conditional Second-Rounders (from Atlanta)

Hawks Receive: Saddiq Bey

Blazers Receive: Kevin Knox, Five Future Second-Rounders Analysis: Gary Payton II’s physical with the Warriors has created some complications with this four-team trade. Payton has an abdominal injury that could keep him from seeing the floor for three more months; he may not see the floor again during the 2022-23 season, especially if Golden State got bounced early in the playoffs.

This trade is difficult to grade, at the moment. If the Warriors traded for Payton, but he can’t play for the rest of the year, they would get a much lower grade than if he were available immediately. Either way, we can’t grade this until we know whether or not the trade will get pushed through, or if it will be voided due to Payton’s failed physical. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Pistons Grade: Inc

Warriors Grade: Inc

Hawks Grade: Inc

Blazers Grade: Inc


NBA Trade Tracker: Phoenix Suns & Oklahoma City Thunder (February 9, 2023)

Suns Receive: Darius Bazley

Thunder Receive: Dario Saric, 2029 Second-Rounder, Cash Considerations Analysis: Given the fact that Phoenix turned around and moved multiple important pieces for Kevin Durant, this trade is huge. Saric hardly fit in with the Suns, and Bazley will be a key bench player for them during their playoff run.

This is another move from OKC that indicates it wants to acquire more and more draft capital, as well as try and lose some games in the last third of this season. Saric doesn’t help the Thunder, and a 2029 second-rounder doesn’t do too much for them, either. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Suns Grade: B+

Thunder Grade: C


NBA Trade Tracker: Atlanta Hawks & Houston Rockets (February 9, 2023)

Hawks Receive: Bruno Fernando, Garrison Mathews

Rockets Receive: Justin Holiday, Frank Kaminsky, 2024 Second-Rounder, 2025 Second-Rounder (OKC) Analysis: Houston seems to be intent on just acquiring some extra draft capital in the few moves that it made. The Rockets have some great young pieces, including Alperen Sengun and Jalen Green, but they need some more help in the future. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Hawks Grade: C

Rockets Grade: B+


NBA Trade Tracker: Sacramento Kings & Brooklyn Nets (February 7, 2023)

Kings Receive: Kessler Edwards, Cash Considerations

Nets Receive: Draft rights to David Michineau Analysis: This is another underwhelming move from the Kings and Nets. It is just a necessary roster move for both teams to position themselves for other moves. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Kings Grade: B

Nets Grade: C-


NBA Trade Tracker: Miami Heat & San Antonio Spurs (February 7, 2023)

Heat Receive: Cash Considerations

Spurs Receive: Dewayne Dedmon, 2028 Second-Rounder Analysis: There’s not much going on with this trade, and therefore, it is hardly worth covering or delving into. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Heat Grade: C

Spurs Grade: B


NBA Trade Tracker: Dallas Mavericks & Brooklyn Nets (February 6th, 2023)

Mavericks Receive: Kyrie Irving, Markieff Morris

Nets Receive: Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, 2029 First-Rounder, Two Future Second-Rounders Analysis: Woah, this was a massive move from the Dallas Mavericks, a team that didn’t seem like they would make a splash like this before the trade deadline. The riskiness of this move cannot be overstated: Kyrie Irving is essentially on a “rental” right now, and there are no indications that he will re-sign with Dallas. That gives Dallas one year (this year) to win a championship or at least perform well enough for Irving to want to resign and stay there.

Meanwhile, the Nets brought in a pretty good haul for Irving, a player that has been known to cause issues and had already requested a trade anyway. Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith are two terrific pieces to any team, and the addition of a 2029 first-round pick and two second-rounders makes this quite the haul. The question now is whether or not the Nets will look to move Durant, too.

Check out Dallas head coach Jason Kidd’s thoughts on the Irving trade, courtest of Bally Sports Southwest. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Mavericks Grade: B-

Nets Grade: B+


NBA Trade Tracker: Los Angeles Lakers & Washington Wizards (January 23rd, 2023)

Lakers Receive: Rui Hachimura

Wizards Receive: Kendrick Nunn, Conditional 2028 Second-Rounder, 2029 Second-Rounder Analysis: Los Angeles made a really solid move here, adding Rui Hachimura to this team. Hachimura did not get as much of a chance to stand out in Washington, and the Lakers capitalized on that; they only had to give up Kendrick Nunn, who had done virtually nothing for their team, and two future second-rounders, to get a player who can impact the team now and in the future.

Washington was somewhat strong-armed into moving Hachimura for pennies on the dollar, and honestly, he had not done enough in his limited minutes for any team to take a huge gamble on him (like trading firsts or solid, young players.) This is a good move for Washington but a great move for the Lakers. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Lakers Grade: A

Wizards Grade: B


NBA Trade Tracker: Boston Celtics & San Antonio Spurs (January 5th, 2023)

Celtics Receive: Future Conditional Second-Rounder

Spurs Receive: Noah Vonleh, Cash Considerations Analysis: This is not a very consequential move at all. Vonleh has logged NBA minutes but has not really proven to be anything more than a player to stick on the end of the bench. He had a few solid seasons a handful of years ago but has since been almost entirely irrelevant. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Celtics Grade: A-

Spurs Grade: A-


NBA Trade Tracker: Los Angeles Lakers & Utah Jazz (August 25th, 2022)

Lakers Receive: Patrick Beverley

Jazz Receive: Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson Analysis: Utah did the right thing here. The Jazz pick up Talen Horton-Tucker, who is still merely 21 years old. While he has struggled the past few years, the upside is there, and he has plenty of time. Beverley has moved from team to team in recent years, but that has not stopped him from making a huge impact wherever he goes. He is the kind of player you want on your team because you don’t want to play against him. The Lakers allowed the second-most points per game to opposing point guards, so this move is massive for them on the defensive end of the floor. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Lakers Grade: A-

Jazz Grade: A-


NBA Trade Tracker: Minnesota Timberwolves & Utah Jazz (July 1st, 2022)

Timberwolves Receive: Rudy Gobert

Jazz Receive: Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Walker Kessler, Leandro Bolmaro, and four future first-rounders Analysis: A trade out of right field! A few weeks ago, Minnesota wasn’t even being mentioned as a possible suitor for Gobert, but now, it has him on the roster. The Timberwolves just signed KAT to an extension and paired him with Gobert, a much better defender who can help substantially on the interior.

The Jazz were able to pull in FOUR future first-rounders from Minnesota and still got back some young talent with Beasley, Vanderbilt, and Kessler. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Timberwolves Grade: D

Jazz Grade: A+


NBA Trade Tracker: Sacramento Kings & Atlanta Hawks (July 1st, 2022)

Kings Receive: Kevin Huerter

Hawks Receive: 2024 Protected First-Rounder (top-14), Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless Analysis: After the Atlanta Hawks acquired Dejounte Murray, the writing was on the wall for Huerter; they just don’t need him anymore after that pickup. If Atlanta kept him, it would be backcourt overload. Sacramento did a good job (I can’t believe I’m saying this) recognizing the need to move off Huerter and pounced. This gives the Kings yet another young wing to add to their core after signing Malik Monk yesterday. It has been a really solid last 24 hours for Sacramento. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Kings Grade: A-

Hawks Grade: B+


NBA Trade Tracker: Indiana Pacers & Boston Celtics (July 1st, 2022)

Pacers Receive: Aaron Nesmith, Daniel Theis, Malik Fitts, Nik Stauskas, Juwan Morgan, and 2023 First-Rounder

Celtics Receive: Malcolm Brogdon Analysis: That’s all the Pacers could get for Malcolm Brogdon? Much like the Jerami Grant trade, which actually ended up being just fine for Detroit, the perceived value of Brogdon was significantly more than the reality. It’s hard to imagine Indiana stalling on trading Brogdon for a lottery pick during the draft, if it was possible, so perhaps, this was the best deal available.

Boston picked up a quality, proven lead guard with years of experience and a defensive-minded background (Virginia.) This is a homerun trade for the C’s, because it provides more depth and better guard play; that could have made the difference in the Finals this year. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Pacers Grade: C+

Celtics Grade: A


NBA Trade Tracker: Brooklyn Nets & Utah Jazz (June 30th, 2022)

Nets Receive: Royce O’Neale

Jazz Receive: 2023 First-Rounder (lesser of Brooklyn, Houston, or Philadelphia) Analysis: Utah got a first-round pick for Royce O’Neale? O’Neale averaged just over seven points per game last year and is nearly 30 years old, so I’m not quite sure how this makes Brooklyn better. He’s a solid defender, one of the few that Utah had on its roster, but I don’t see him getting a ton of minutes. This trade is a win for the Jazz, who can now focus on acquiring draft capital. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Nets Grade: C-

Jazz Grade: A-


NBA Trade Tracker: San Antonio Spurs & Atlanta Hawks (June 29th, 2022)

Spurs Receive: 2023 First-Rounder (via Charlotte), 2025 First-Rounder, 2027 First-Rounder, 2026 Pick Swap, Danilo Gallinari

Hawks Receive: Dejounte Murray Analysis: San Antonio has fully committed to a rebuild, which was something I criticized about it last year. This move has “full-blown tank” written all over it, and perhaps their concern with Murray was that he would win them too many games to be in contention to draft Victor Wembanyama next year. Wembanyama is widely regarded as one of the best prospects since LeBron James, and he would look great in a Spurs uniform being coached by legend Gregg Popovich.

Atlanta needed defense desperately. The Hawks had no chance of competing in the top-heavy Eastern Conference if they didn’t make a big move; however, I don’t think anyone would have predicted this a few weeks ago. Murray gives Atlanta a terrific backcourt complement to Trae Young, who is a consistent defensive liability but an absolute bonafide star on offense. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Spurs Grade: A-

Hawks Grade: B


NBA Trade Tracker: Denver Nuggets & Washington Wizards (June 29th, 2022)

Nuggets Receive: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith

Wizards Receive: Monte Morris and Will Barton Analysis: Washington may not have come out of the 2022 NBA Draft with a point guard, whether by trade or drafting one; however, it did grab a decent, young starting point guard in Morris and a prolific scorer in Barton, when healthy. The Wizards shopped around the No. 10 pick but clearly didn’t like what they would get in return, so they decided to draft Johnny Davis.

Denver is under new leadership so this move may be indicative of a slight roster reconstruction. Giving up Barton and Morris just to bring in Caldwell-Pope feels a bit too much, but if the Nuggets think that he is a great fit, it could end up paying off. This also clears the way for Bones Hyland to get more minutes in his second year, which Denver fans will surely love. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Nuggets Grade: A

Wizards Grade: B+


NBA Trade Tracker: New York Knicks & Detroit Pistons (June 28th, 2022)

Knicks Receive: Two future second-round picks and Cash Incentives

Pistons Receive: Nerlens Noel, Alec Burks, 2023 second-rounder, 2024 second-rounder, $6 million Analysis: As quickly as Detroit entered the run for Deandre Ayton, it is out of it just as quickly. After snagging Jalen Duren, in what could be one of the biggest steals in the 2022 NBA Draft, Detroit opted to shift gears. There is no need to pay that much for Ayton when it can grab Duren on a rookie contract. Now, the Pistons are allowing New York to dump two contracts on them in order to acquire more draft capital. The two future second-rounders that they are bringing in should be in the 30s or early 40s.

For the Knicks, this 100% validates that they are going after Jalen Brunson in free agency. They will likely try to pry him away from the Dallas Mavericks and make him their starting point guard of the future. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Knicks Grade: B+

Pistons Grade: A-


NBA Trade Tracker: Minnesota Timberwolves & Charlotte Hornets (June 23rd, 2022)

Timberwolves Receive: Two future second-rounders

Hornets Receive: No. 40 pick (Bryce McGowens) Analysis: I feel like there is still a ton of value in the 40s and Minnesota decided to trade out for two future second-rounders. This is huge for Charlotte; it gets a young scorer in the vein of Kevin Martin in the second round. That is fantastic value. Minnesota did land two seconds in the future, but it still could have used a player like that on its roster next season. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Timberwolves Grade: B-

Hornets Grade: A-

NBA Trade Tracker: Memphis Grizzlies & San Antonio Spurs (June 23rd, 2022)

Grizzlies Receive: No. 38 pick (Kennedy Chandler)

Spurs Receive: Future Second-Rounder and Cash Considerations Analysis: There is so much value still on the board for San Antonio to grab, and a future Memphis second-rounder is not really going to help its cause. This was an opportunity to take a high-flier on a guy like Josh Minott or a player of that caliber; instead, the Spurs traded the rights to Kennedy Chandler, who could be the backup for Memphis as soon as next year. The Grizzlies made a fantastic move here, but I am skeptical of this play from San Antonio. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Grizzlies Grade: A

Spurs Grade: C-


NBA Trade Tracker: Minnesota Timberwolves & Houston Rockets (via Dallas Mavericks) (June 23rd, 2022)

Timberwolves Receive: No. 26 (Wendell Moore)

Rockets Receive: No. 29 pick (TyTy Washington), two future second-rounders Analysis: The Rockets have cleaned up in this draft, grabbing Jabari Smith Jr, Tari Eason, and now, TyTy Washington. They were able to move off the No. 26 pick, grab two future second-rounders, and still get their guy. Minnesota may have given up a bit too much here. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Timberwolves Grade: B-

Rockets Grade: A+


NBA Trade Tracker: Memphis Grizzlies & Philadelphia 76ers (June 23rd, 2022)

Grizzles Receive: David Roddy, Danny Green

76ers Receive: De’Anthony Melton Analysis: Melton is one of the most reliable backup guards in the NBA on both ends of the floor and Philly merely gave up the 23rd pick in this year’s draft, which it has outwardly said it does not want, and Danny Green, whose prime was years ago. This is a huge move from the Sixers; they are in win-now mode and Melton can give them an efficient player on both ends of the floor. I like David Roddy’s upside, but he is undersized and I’m not sure what role he will play with Memphis from the jump. Only time will tell whether this is a good move for Memphis. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Grizzlies Grade: B-

76ers Grade: A


NBA Trade Tracker: Memphis Grizzlies & Minnesota Timberwolves (June 23rd, 2022)

Grizzles Receive: Jake LaRavia

Timberwolves Receive: Grizzles’ No. 22 and No. 29 Analysis: This is one of those few trades where both teams win. Memphis gets a huge win-now player in Jake LaRavia, who I have been super high on for months. The Grizzlies did not need both of those picks, and packaging them only made sense. Meanwhile, Minnesota was able to grab two first-rounders this year, and who knows what it will try to do with those! NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Grizzlies Grade: A

Timberwolves Grade: A


NBA Trade Tracker: Detroit Pistons & New York Knicks & Charlotte Hornets (June 23rd, 2022)

Pistons Receive: Jalen Duren, Kemba Walker (buyout)

Hornets Receive: 2023 Second-Rounder (via New York), 2024 Second-Rounder (via New York), 2023 First-Rounder (from Denver via Oklahoma City and New York), 2023 Second-Rounder (via Utah), 2023 Second-Rounder (favorable between Dallas and Miami)

Knicks Receive: 2025 First-Rounder (via Milwaukee) Analysis: The Detroit Pistons were able to off-load Jerami Grant’s contract and grab a 2025 first-rounder via Milwaukee, which I was initially underwhelmed by; however, the Pistons somehow flipped the first-rounder into Jalen Duren, which is absolutely massive. The Pistons surpassed all of my expectations in this draft considering they also snagged Jaden Ivey.

Meanwhile, Charlotte was able to maximize its position at No. 13 to grab Duren and dangle him in front of Detroit, knowing that Cleveland wouldn’t take Mark Williams at No. 14. Now, the Hornets have Mark Williams (15th pick) and were able to make a three-team deal for Duren. A huge success. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Pistons Grade: A++

Hornets Grade: A

Knicks Grade: B-

NBA Trade Tracker: New York Knicks & Oklahoma City Thunder (June 23rd, 2022)

Knicks Receive: 2023 protected first-rounder (via Detroit), 2023 protected first-rounder (via Washington), 2023 protected first-rounder (via Denver)

Thunder Receive: No. 11 pick (Ousmane Dieng) Analysis: Oklahoma City expanded its haul by adding the No. 11 pick, who was Ousmane Dieng. OKC didn’t have to give up its 12th pick either, which is absolutely huge; instead, it gave up two future first-rounders, which the Thunder have in a bountiful amount. Dieng is a long-term project, but if he works out, the Thunder will look brilliant.

New York was unable to trade up for Jaden Ivey with the fourth pick and, thus, not interested in any players at No. 11. I like this move for the Knicks because it’s better to grab more draft capital in the future than to pick someone they don’t like. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Knicks Grade: A

Thunder Grade: B-


NBA Trade Tracker: Los Angeles Lakers & Orlando Magic (June 23rd, 2022)

Lakers Receive: 2022 No. 35 overall pick

Magic Receive: Future second-rounder and cash considerations Analysis: I like this trade for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers need to win now, and adding the No. 35 pick may not seem like a big deal, but it gives them one more chance to grab a contributor, preferably a shooter. I believe there’s some solid talent between 20-40, and Los Angeles clearly feels the same way. If you’re a Lakers fan, you should feel great about this move.

Orlando doesn’t need to have too many cooks in the kitchen; it already has the first overall pick and the No. 32 pick in this year’s draft. The Magic are filled with young talent that still needs to develop and unless they are intent on moving some of those guys, it doesn’t make sense to keep all three draft picks. It’s possible that Orlando doesn’t even keep No. 32, but only time will tell. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Lakers Grade: A-

Magic Grade: B-


NBA Trade Tracker: Portland Trail Blazers & Detroit Pistons (June 22nd, 2022)

Trail Blazers Receive: Jerami Grant, 2022 Second-Round Pick Swap (No. 46)

Pistons Receive: Milwaukee 2025 First-Round Pick, 2025 Second-Round Pick, 2022 Second-Round Pick Swap (No. 36) Analysis: Portland merely gave up Milwaukee’s 2025 first-rounder, a 2025 second-rounder, and a second-round pick swap this year to pull in Jerami Grant, who has averaged 20.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game over the past two seasons. This is an incredible haul given the fact that it still has the seventh overall pick in this year’s draft.

Detroit was certainly hoping to get a better return for Grant than just a 2025 first-rounder (from Milwaukee, a team that should still be a powerhouse at that point), a 2025 second-rounder, and a second-round pick swap this year. Still, this move at least gives the Pistons some cap space to work with in free agency. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Trail Blazers Grade: A

Pistons Grade: B-


NBA Trade Tracker: Houston Rockets & Dallas Mavericks (June 15th, 2022)

Mavericks Receive: Christian Wood

Rockets Receive: Boban Marjanovic, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss, 2022 No. 26 overall pick. Analysis: I’m not really sure what Houston is doing with this trade. Boban won’t crack the rotation with Alperen Sengun, Usman Garuba, and the No. 3 overall pick likely getting tick ahead of him. I think the same can be said about Marquese Chriss, Trey Burke, and Sterling Brown with the other young Rockets players, who will almost certainly see the floor ahead of them. It makes sense to move on from Christian Wood, but the Rockets got a questionable return.

Dallas seemed to come out on top in this trade by bringing in Christian Wood, who has had back-to-back solid seasons for the Houston Rockets. The only concern for the Mavs in this trade would be if they overvalued Wood, considering the possibility that his stats are somewhat empty due to an inept Rockets team that had to get scoring somewhere or that his attitude and “will” are not there. Those concerns seem minor because no matter what stats you put up in the points column, you can cross-check those with efficiency. In the past two seasons, Wood has shot over 50% from the field and just shy of 40% from three on significant volume. NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Mavericks Grade: A

Rockets Grade: D


NBA Trade Tracker: Oklahoma City Thunder & Denver Nuggets (June 13th, 2022)

Thunder Receive: JaMychal Green, protected 2027 first-round pick

Nuggets Receive: 2022 No. 30 overall pick, two future second-round picks (2023, 2024) Analysis: Oklahoma City is at it again! This time the Thunder are actually sending more draft picks than they are receiving. Still, they have plenty of draft capital left, including this year with the No. 2, 12, and 34 overall picks. Either way, it’s a decent trade for both teams, in my opinion, but I think the Nuggets got the better end.

Denver was able to move on from JaMychal Green and got another immediate first-rounder to go along with its 2022 No. 21 overall pick and two future seconds in the next two years. This move helps the Nuggets financially as Green would likely opt into his player option next year, which is a little steep. They need to build around Jokic right now; it’s his prime, and Jamal Murray and MPJ should be back next season, too! NBA Trade Tracker Grades:

Thunder Grade: C+

Denver Grade: B+

Drew is a lead NBA writer at where he has been covering in-season basketball coverage to the NBA Draft. He is a former collegiate player who now spends time diving into NBA prospects and evaluating the analytics of the NBA.

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