Quick breakdown of the deals that moved 26 players with 18 different teams at the NBA trade deadline.
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Tobias Harris to Detroit
Who the Pistons got: Tobias Harris.
Who the Magic got: Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova.
What this means: Detroit landed a young, athletic forward in Tobias Harris to accompany elite rebounding center Andre Drummond in their frontcourt. They sit at 27-27 (ninth place in Eastern Conference) and the move could help propel them toward the postseason. For Orlando, with a playoff appearance just about out of reach (23-29 this season, 4-16 in 2016), the move cleared up some cap space for a potential move this summer.
Courtney Lee to Charlotte
Who the Hornets got: Courtney Lee and cash considerations (from Memphis).
Who the Grizzlies got: P.J. Hairston (from Charlotte), Chris Andersen (from Miami), and four second-round draft picks (2017, 2018, and two in 2019).
Who the Heat got: Brian Roberts (from Charlotte).
What this means: The Hornets (27-26, eighth place in East) grabbed a three-and-d guy in Courtney Lee in hopes of a playoff push. By sending Lee away, the Grizzlies lost a starter and a player that can help spread the floor, and, in terms of player firepower, they didn’t get much in return (P.J. Hairston: 6.0 points, 35.9% shooting and Chris Andersen: 1.9 points in seven games played). Miami landed a veteran backup point guard in Brian Roberts, while dumping Andersen’s $5 million salary.
Donatas Motiejunas to Detroit
Who the Pistons got: Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton.
Who the Rockets got: Joel Anthony and a first-round pick in the 2016 draft.
What this means: While it’s unlikely that Motiejunas will make an immediate impact for Detroit (dealing with lingering post-surgery back issues), the 25-year-old forward is an upgrade from Joel Anthony, who has only scored nine points total for the Pistons this year. Marcus Thornton, Detroit’s other piece acquired in the deal, is on a veteran’s minimum contract, and will give the Pistons an extra scoring option off the bench.
Channing Frye to Cleveland
Who the Cavaliers got: Channing Frye (from Orlando) and a future second-round pick (from Portland).
Who the Magic got: Second-round pick in the 2020 draft (from Cleveland) and Jared Cunningham (from Cleveland).
Who Portland got: Anderson Varejao (from Cleveland) and a future first-round draft pick (from Cleveland).
What this means: The Cavs are the big winners with this one, grabbing 6-11 veteran sharpshooter Channing Frye to add to their rotation for Anderson Varejao. Although he’s been a career-long Cavalier and LeBron James’ favorite teammate, Varejao isn’t nearly as productive as he once was, and has averaged a career-low 10 minutes, 2.6. points per game.
Randy Foye to Oklahoma City
Who the Thunder got: Randy Foye.
Who the Nuggets got: D.J. Augustin, Steve Novak, two second-round draft picks, and cash considerations.
What this means: Veteran guard Randy Foye hasn’t shot the ball particularly well this season (career low 29.6% from three), but will add some depth for Oklahoma City at the shooting guard spot. D.J. Augustin (4.2 points per game) and Steve Novak (2.4 points) didn’t contribute much during their time with the Thunder, and getting rid of them will save some money moving forward.
Markieff Morris to Washington
Who the Wizards got: Markieff Morris.
Who the Suns got: DeJuan Blair, Kris Humphries, and a first-round pick in the 2016 draft.
What this means: Markieff Morris and the Suns have failed to see eye to eye for quite some time, and now Morris is headed to Washington. The underperforming Wizards are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, but have found a good fit in Morris to produce on the offensive end. Dejuan Blair has struggled to find time on the floor (7.5 minutes per game this season) and Kris Humphries has had trouble adjusting to the Wizards’ fast-paced offense.
Jeff Green to Los Angeles Clippers
Who the Clippers got: Jeff Green.
Who the Grizzlies got: Lance Stephenson and a future first-round draft pick.
What this means: Lance Stephenson never found his fit with the Clippers, averaging just 4.7 points and 15.8 minutes in 43 games this season. Incredibly shallow at small forward, L.A. will look to capitalize on acquiring Jeff Green, who averaged 12.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in just under 30 minutes per game for the Grizzlies this season.
- In a three-team deal between the Hawks, Jazz and Bulls: the Jazz got Shelvin Mack (from Atlanta), the Bulls received third-year guard Justin Holiday (from Atlanta) and a second-round draft pick (from Utah), and the Hawks landed veteran point guard Kirk Hinrich (from Chicago).
- Veteran point guard Brian Roberts, who the Heat acquired just days earlier, was traded to the Trail Blazers along with a future second-round draft pick for cash considerations.
- The Heat sent second-year forward Jarnell Stokes and cash considerations to the Pelicans for a second-round pick in the 2018 draft.
- In a three-team deal between the 76ers, Rockets and Pistons: the 76ers acquired Joel Anthony (from Detroit) and a second-round pick in the 2017 draft (from Houston), and the Rockets got the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum (from Philadelphia).