The NBA trade deadline had plenty of league-shifting trades as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook will finish the 2022-23 season with a different team than they started it with. Along the way, we saw a flurry of future second-round draft picks changing hands across the league, some notable reunions and a hefty buyout market shaping up.
Report: Warriors effectively trade James Wiseman for a Gary Payton II reunion
The Golden State Warriors are trading recently No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman to the Detroit Pistons in a series of deals that nets them a reunion with defensive-minded guard Gary Payton II, per multiple reports. The Atlanta Hawks will reportedly receive Saddiq Bey from the Pistons as part of a three-team transaction. Golden State received five second-round picks from Atlanta and reserve forward Kevin Knox from Detroit, all of which will be rerouted to Portland for Payton in a separate deal, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. More on this trade and Payton reunion from Ben Rohrbach.
Report: Rockets acquiring John Wall from Clippers in 3-team deal with Grizzlies
The Houston Rockets are acquiring John Wall from the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-team deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to The Athletic’s Sham Charania. Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes reported the Rockets plan to waive him. The Clippers will reportedly receive Eric Gordon and three second-round picks, while the Grizzlies will receive Luke Kennard. In addition to Wall, the Rockets will also get Danny Green. More on this deal.
The Los Angeles Lakers are trading former All-Defensive guard Patrick Beverley and a second-round pick to the Orlando Magic in exchange for center Mo Bamba, according to Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes. Beverley is reportedly unlikely to play for the Magic. More on this deal.
Reports: Kevin Durant traded to Phoenix Suns in blockbuster 5-player deal
The Brooklyn Nets traded the second of their two All-Stars in a blockbuster move Wednesday night. The Phoenix Suns acquired Kevin Durant for Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, four unprotected first-round draft picks in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029 and a 2028 pick swap, accordingly ESPN. TJ Warren is headed to Phoenix in the deal, as well. Here are the full trade details.
Crowder is reportedly on the move again as the Nets are trading him to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for five second-round draft picks, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported.
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Russell Westbrook heading to the Jazz, then reportedly to the buyout market, in a 3-team deal
Russell Westbrook is leaving Los Angeles, and his next playing destination is not entirely clear. The Lakers sent Westbrook to the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal, the teams confirmed Thursday, and the Jazz are likely to buy out his contract. If so, Westbrook will have multiple suitors on the buyout market.
Also in the deal: the Lakers will acquire D’Angelo Russell from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Jazz, while Russell Westbrook, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones and a lightly protected 2027 Lakers first-round pick will be sent to Utah. The Jazz are sending Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker to Minnesota, who will also receive draft picks. How the full trade unfolded.
Kyrie Irving received the trade he requested last week as the Brooklyn Nets dealt him to Dallas on Monday. The Mavericks sent Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, and a 2029 first-round draft pick and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029 to the Nets, who also sent Markieff Morris to the Mavericks. Here are the full trade details.
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Completed 2022-23 NBA trades
The Los Angeles Lakers traded Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the teams announced Thursday. The Lakers received D’Angelo Russell from the Timberwolves and Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Jazz. The Timberwolves received Mike Conley Jr., Nickeil Alexander-Walker and second-round picks in 2025 and 2026 from the Jazz, along with a 2024 second-round pick swap from the Lakers. The Jazz received Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones and a 2027 first-round pick from the Lakers along with Westbrook.
The Toronto Raptors acquired Jakob Poeltl from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Khem Birch, a 2024 first-round pick and second-round picks in 2023 and 2025, the teams announced Thursday.
The Sacramento Kings traded for Kessler Edwards from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the draft rights to David Michineau, the league announced Tuesday. The Kings also received cash considerations.
The San Antonio Spurs acquired Dewayne Dedmon and a 2028 second-round pick from the Miami Heat in exchange for cash considerations, the teams announced Tuesday.
The Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris to the Dallas Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 first-round draft pick and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029, the teams announced Monday.
The Washington Wizards traded Rui Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kendrick Nunn, a conditional 2028 second-round draft pick and a 2029 second-round pick, the teams announced Jan. 23.
The Boston Celtics traded Noah Vonleh and cash considerations to the San Antonio Spurs for a conditional, future second-round draft pick, the teams announced Jan. 5. The Spurs then waived Vonleh.