NBA trade grades: Who won the KD blockbuster and every deadline deal?
The 2022-2023 NBA trading season is underway, so let’s take a closer look at which players are on the move ahead of today’s 3:00 pm ET deadline.
Early Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets traded Kevin Durant and TJ Warren to the Phoenix Suns for forwards Cameron Johnson, Mikal Bridges and Jay Crowder, four first-round picks and a trade for a 2028 pick.
On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to a deal to trade Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt, who also sent Mike Conley and spades to the Timberwolves along with Russell Westbrook and a 2027 first-round pick. Utah Jazz.
Later on Wednesday, the Portland Trail Blazers sent Josh Hart to the New York Knicks for Cam Reddish and a future first-round pick.
The Brooklyn Nets traded star guard Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris to the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend for Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie and draft picks, sources told Sportzshala’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
This shocking act brought an abrupt end to Irving’s dramatic four seasons in Brooklyn, during which he scored his only playoff series win with Kevin Durant. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are getting the co-star they needed next to Luka Doncic following the departure of Jalen Brunson last summer, but that could hinder their ability to make a trade for a more reliable star in the future.
Sportzshala NBA insider Kevin Pelton follows transactions as they happen and rates all the biggest ones.
Feb. 9 OFFERS
Suns acquire Durant in Nets blockbuster
Suns receive: Forward Kevin Durant
Forward TJ Warren
Networks receive: Forward Cameron Johnson
Forward Mikal Bridges
Forward Jay Crowder
Four first round picks, 2028 pick swap