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5 Potential NBA Trade Deadline Moves

5 Potential NBA Trade Deadline Moves

Knicks Send Porzingis to the Mavericks

Jan 31

Dallas MavericksDALLAS ACQUIRES
Kristaps Porzingis ($5,697,054)
Courtney Lee
 ($12,253,780)
Tim Hardaway Jr.
 ($19,200,127)
Trey Burke ($1,795,015)
Dallas MavericksNEW YORK ACQUIRES
Dennis Smith Jr. ($3,819,960)
Wesley Matthews ($18,622,513)
DeAndre Jordan
 ($22,897,200)
2021 1st round pick
2023 1st round pick (top-10 protected)


Kristaps Porzingis (PF, 23): Holds a $4.4M restricted qualifying offer for 2019-20. He's eligible for a maximum 5 year, $158M extension, but early signs point to a "prove it" year in Dallas before the 23-year-old gets locked in.
Courtney Lee (SG, 33): The 33-year-old carries a $12.75M salary for 2019-20, and has seen limited action thus far in 2018. This was a successful salary dump for the Knicks.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (SG, 26): Will actually be a nice piece to complement Luka Doncic & Porzingis. Hardaway has an $18.1M salary in 2019, then an $18.9M player option in 2020. The 26-year-old should be a factor in Dallas.
Trey Burke (PG, 26): Was a late addition to this trade, and will head to free agency after the year.
Dennis Smith Jr. (PG 21): Holds a $4.4M salary in 2019-20, then a $5.6M team option in 2020-21, & his restricted offer of $7.7M in 2021-2022. The 21-year-old has a chance to be a key piece going forward.
Wesley Matthews (SG, 32): Brings over an expiring contract and will likely test free agency after the year.
DeAndre Jordan (C, 30): Brings over an expiring contract and will likely hit the open market, though a small extension is possible.

The Knicks actually wind up adding $8.26M of tax cap to 2018-19 in this deal, but clear $30.9M of 2019-20 tax space, which should prove very useful this July.

 

Portland Acquires Rodney Hood from the Cavs

Feb 4

Cleveland CavaliersCLEVELAND ACQUIRES
Nik Stauskas ($1,512,601)
Wade Baldwin
 ($1,544,951)
2021 2nd round pick
2023 2nd round pick
Cleveland CavaliersPORTLAND ACQUIRES
Rodney Hood ($3,472,887)

Rodney Hood (SG, 26): Hood holds an expiring contract on his $3.4M qualifying offer and is a solid rental piece for Portland's playoff run.
Nik Stauskas (SG, 25): Brings over a near minimum $1.6M salary on an expiring contract. He'll hit the open market in July.
Wade Baldwin (PG, 22): The former Grizzlies first round pick is on a near minimum expiring contract and will hit the open market in July.

The Cavaliers clear around $415,000 of 2018-19 tax cap with this deal, picking up a few solid draft picks along the way. There are no future financial ramifications.

 

Bucks Acquire Stanley Johnson from the Pistons

Feb 6

Detroit PistonsDETROIT ACQUIRES
Thon Maker ($2,799,720)
Detroit PistonsMILWAUKEE ACQUIRES
Stanley Johnson ($3,940,402)

Stanley Johnson (SF, 22): The #8 overall selection back in 2015 has underachieved in his short time in Detroit, but will join a strong, young core in Milwaukee. He holds a $4.4M qualifying offer in 2019-20 as a restricted free agent.
Thon Maker (C, 21): Wanted out of Milwaukee as his playing time was dipping mightily. He can play inside and out when right, and should get a chance at more minutes in Detroit. He carries a $3.5M salary in 2019-20, then a $4.8M restricted offer in 2020-21.

Bucks add $1.14M of 2018-19 tax cap, clearing $3.5M in 2019-20.

 

Lakers Acquire Reggie Bullock from the Pistons

Feb 6

Detroit PistonsDETROIT ACQUIRES
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk ($1,487,694)
2021 2nd round pick
Detroit PistonsLOS ANGELES ACQUIRES
Reggie Bullock ($2,500,000)

 

Reggie Bullock (SG, 27): Has had a strong year in Detroit (12 PPG, 3 RB, 2.5 Ast) and will be a depth rental piece, with a potentially larger role should the Lakers ship out their kids. He's on an expiring contract.
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (SG, 21): Was a non-factor in LA, and probably won't be much more in Detroit. He holds a non-guaranteed $1.4M salary in 2019-20, then a few club options thereafter.

Lakers add $1.01M of 2018-19 tax cap, clearing $1.4M in 2019-20.

 

 

76ers Acquire Tobias Harris from the Clippers

Feb 6

Los Angeles ClippersLOS ANGELES ACQUIRES
2023 2nd round pick
2021 2nd round pick
2021 1st round pick ((MIA unprotected 1st))
2020 1st round pick
Mike Muscala
 ($5,000,000)
Wilson Chandler
 ($12,800,562)
Landry Shamet
 ($1,703,640)
Los Angeles ClippersPHILADELPHIA ACQUIRES
Mike Scott ($4,320,500)
Boban Marjanovic ($7,000,000)
Tobias Harris
 ($14,800,000)

Tobias Harris (SF, 26): Brings over an expiring contract as a very solid rental piece for the postseason, plus bird rights with the ability to be extended thereafter. This was a big get for Philly.
Boban Marjanovic (C, 30): Carries an expiring contract as a salary dump and likely won't be a factor in PHI.
Mike Scott (PF, 30): Brings over an expiring contract as a salary dump and likely won't be a factor in PHI.
Mike Muscala (PF, 27): Adds a decent rental depth piece on an expiring contract and will hit the open market after the year.
Wilson Chandler (SF, 31): Wasn't getting many looks in Philly, but should fill-in nicely in LA once he returns from a quad injury. He's on an expiring contract.
Landry Shamet (PG, 21): A late first round pick this past draft, Shamet was one of the better bench players in Philly, and will have a chance to breakout a bit in LA. He holds a $1.9M salary in 2019-20, then 3 straight club options.

The Sixers added $6.6M of 2018-19 tax cap in this deal, clearing just $1.9M of 2019-20 space going forward.

 

Suns Acquire Johnson, Ellington from the Heat

Feb 6

Miami HeatMIAMI ACQUIRES
Ryan Anderson ($20,421,546)
Miami HeatPHOENIX ACQUIRES
Tyler Johnson ($19,245,370)
Wayne Ellington
 ($6,270,000)

Tyler Johnson (SG, 25): Holds a $19.2M player option next year that's likely to opt-in to. He's been a double digit scorer in Miami.
Wayne Ellington (SG, 31): Holds an expiring contract and will likely be bought out to afford him a chance to join a contending team.
Ryan Anderson (PF, 30): $15.6M of his 2019-20 salary is fully guaranteed, though he's a waive candidate.

The Heat clear $5.09M of 2018-19 tax space (but still remain over the threshold), while also adding $2M of 2019-20 cap.

 

Bulls Take Otto Porter Jr.'s Max from the Wizards

Feb 6 2019

Chicago BullsCHICAGO ACQUIRES
Otto Porter Jr. ($26,011,913)
Chicago BullsWASHINGTON ACQUIRES
Bobby Portis ($2,494,346)
Jabari Parker ($20,000,000)
2023 2nd round pick

Otto Porter Jr. (SF, 25): Brings over salaries of $27.25M next year, and a $28.4M player option in 2020-21. He's overpaid, but should have more room to produce in Chicago.
Bobby Portis (PF, 23): Holds a $3.6M restricted offer for 2019-20 and is averaging 14 points & 7 rebounds per game. He holds a $7.5M cap hold next year until a new deal is put in place (somewhere).
Jabari Parker (PF, 23): Is averaging 14 points, 6 boards & 2 assists this year, and holds a $20M club option for 2019-20. The option must be exercised by June 29th.

Washington clears $3.5M of 2018-19 tax cap, while shedding Porter's $27.25M next season.

 

Rockets Acquire Depth from Kings, Cavs

Feb 6 2019

Cleveland CavaliersCLEVELAND ACQUIRES
Brandon Knight ($14,631,250)
Marquese Chriss
 ($3,206,160)
2019 1st round pick (protected)
Cleveland CavaliersHOUSTON ACQUIRES
Iman Shumpert ($11,011,236)
Nik Stauskas ($1,512,601)
Wade Baldwin
 ($1,512,601)
Cleveland CavaliersSACRAMENTO ACQUIRES
Alec Burks ($11,286,515)
2020 2nd round pick (lesser of Rockets/Warriors)

Iman Shumpert (SG, 28): Brings solid veteran depth across the board on an expiring contract
Nik Stauskas (SG, 25): Brings over a near minimum $1.6M salary on an expiring contract. He'll hit the open market in July.
Wade Baldwin (PG, 22): The former Grizzlies first round pick is on a near minimum expiring contract and will hit the open market in July.
Alec Burks (SG, 27): Holds an expiring contract and has posted 10+ points, 4 rebounds, & 2 assists per game.
Brandon Knight (PG, 27): Has played a total of 12 games over the past year and a half, and holds a $15M salary in 2019-20. He's a buyout candidate next year.
Marquese Chriss (PF, 21): The #8 overall pick in 2016 had his option for 2019 declined, setting him up for free agency after this year.

The Rockets clear $3.8M of 2018-19 tax space with this move, and another $15.6M for 2019-20. The Kings add $250,000 to this year's cap, while the Cavs added $3.5M in 2018-19, $15.6M in 2019-20.

 

Pelicans Acquire Morris from the Wizards

Feb 7

Washington WizardsWASHINGTON ACQUIRES
Wesley Johnson ($6,134,520)
Washington WizardsNEW ORLEANS ACQUIRES
Markieff Morris ($8,600,000)

Markieff Morris (PF, 29): Brings double digit production to the Pelicans who might need to fill a big-man role sooner than later. He's on an expiring contract.
Wesley Johnson (SF, 31): Has had better days on the court, and will be a bench body in Washington through the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

Washington clears $2.46M of 2018-19 tax cap.

 

Kings Acquire Harrison Barnes from Dallas

Feb 7

Dallas MavericksDALLAS ACQUIRES
Zach Randolph ($11,692,308)Justin Jackson ($2,807,880)
Dallas MavericksSACRAMENTO ACQUIRES
Harrison Barnes ($24,793,702)

Harrison Barnes (SF, 26): Holds a $25.1M player option in 2019-20 & brings a nice veteran presence to a young, improving Kings squad.
Zach Randolph (PF, 37): Brings an expiring contract to Dallas that he'll likely be waived from in the coming days.
Justin Jackson (SF, 23): The #15 overall selection in 2017 has been about half the player he was projected to be thus far. He holds a $3.2M salary in 2019-20 then a club option in 2020-2021.

Dallas clears $10.29M of 2018-19 tax cap, and another $21.8M in 2019-20. Big money move for the Mavs.