NBA Trade Deadline Busy

Rafael Ortega

February 6, 2020 marked the deadline for NBA trades. This season’s deadline saw trade after trade go down up to the final minute. The final day chaos started with a 3-team deal between the LA Clippers, New York Knicks, and the Washington Wizards. The deal saw the LA Clippers acquire F Marcus Morris Sr & G Isaiah Thomas. Meanwhile the New York Knicks would receive F Maurice Harkless, a 2020 first-round pick, and a Second-round pick. The final team, the Washington Wizards would acquire G Jerome Robinson.

From there we moved on to a two team trade. This was a huge trade that occurred between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons which saw the Pistons trade their all-star center, Andre Drummond who was sent to the Cavaliers for F John Henson, G Brandon Knight, and a 2023 second-round pick.

Another shocking surprise was the trade between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves which included two star players. The Golden State Warriors acquired F Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 top-3 protected first-round pick, and a 2021 second-round pick. The result was that Minnesota Timberwolves acquired G D’Angelo Russell, G Jacob Evans, and F Omari Spellman. 

Besides the blockbuster trades that occurred right before the deadline, the NBA also saw quite a few other trades go through before the end.  These trades included the Orlando Magic’s acquisition of F James Ennis III from the Philadelphia 76ers for a Second-round pick. The Atlanta Hawks completed a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers which they acquired F Skal Labissiere. The Portland Trail Blazers got a future protected second-round pick.

There was also another three team trade between the Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Heat acquired F Andre Iguodala, F Jae Crowder, and F Solomon Hill. The Grizzlies acquired F Justise Winslow, F James Johnson, G Dion Waiters, and C Gorgui Dieng. Lastly, the Timberwolves acquired F James Johnson. 

The Golden State Warriors also went out and finalized a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers that ended up sending G Alec Burks and F Glenn Robinson III to the 76ers for picks. They received a 2020 second-round pick, a 2021 second-round pick, and a 2022 second-round pick.