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Financially Breaking Down the NBA Trade Deadline

Financially Breaking Down the NBA Trade Deadline

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 (unprotected)
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 $6.3M 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.

 

 

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.

 

The 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)
$1.8M cash

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): 24,793,702$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.

 

 

Rockets Ship Ennis to Sixers

Feb 7

Houston RocketsHOUSTON ACQUIRES
2021 2nd round pick (rights to swap)
Houston RocketsPHILADELPHIA ACQUIRES
James Ennis ($1,621,415)
2021 2nd round pick (rights to swap)

James Ennis (SF, 28): Bounced around a few benches since joining the league in 2013. He holds a $1.8M player option for 2019-20 that comes off the Rockets' books.

 

Houston clears $1.62M of 2018-19 tax cap, & amother $1.8M in 2019-20.

 

 

Bucks Acquire Mirotic from the Pelicans

Feb 7

Detroit PistonsDETROIT ACQUIRES
Thon Maker ($2,799,720)
Detroit PistonsMILWAUKEE ACQUIRES
Nikola Mirotic ($12,500,000)
Detroit PistonsNEW ORLEANS ACQUIRES
Jason Smith ($5,450,000)
2021 2nd round pick (WAS pick)
2020 2nd round pick (WAS pick)
Stanley Johnson
 ($3,940,402)
2019 2nd round pick (DEN pick - top-55 protected)
2020 2nd round pick (MIL pick)

Nikola Mirotic (PF, 27): He's gotten better each of the past three seasons and will be a big addition to a young Bucks team. Mirotic brings over an expiring contract.

Jason Smith (PF, 32): Hasn't been much of a factor in 2018, but brings over a tenable $5.45M salary on an expiring contract. Stanley Johnson (SF, 22): Lasted about 35 minutes as a member of the Bucks, Johnson can bring some production and is headed for restricted free agency.

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.

 

Milwaukee adds $4.25M of 2018-19 tax cap, but clear $3.5M in 2019-20. The Pelicans clear another $4.25M in 2018-19, adding the $3.5M to Johnson next season, while the Pistons clear $2.65M in 2018-19.

 

 

Rockets Flip Stauskas, Baldwin to Indy

Feb 7

Houston RocketsHOUSTON ACQUIRES
2nd round pick
Houston RocketsINDIANA ACQUIRES
Nik Stauskas ($1,512,601)
Wade Baldwin
 ($1,544,951)

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.

 

Houston sheds $3M from their 2018-19 tax cap, putting them under the threshold - the clear goal here.

 

 

Grizzlies Acquire Avery Bradley from the Clip

Feb 7

Los Angeles ClippersLOS ANGELES ACQUIRES
Garrett Temple ($8,000,000)
JaMychal Green
($7,666,667)
Los Angeles ClippersMEMPHIS ACQUIRES
Avery Bradley ($12,000,000)

Avery Bradley (SG, 28): Bradley's production is way down in 2018, so a change of scenery should do him well. He brings a $12M cap figure in 2018, & a $12.96M hit in 2019-20, though just $2M is fully guaranteed right now.

Garrett Temple (SG, 32): Carries over an $8M salary on an expiring contract, and just under 10 points, 3 rebounds per game.

JaMychal Green (PF, 28): The big man has put up 10 points, 6 boards this year, and should help fill the void of the departed Marc Gasol. He brings over a $7.6M salary on an expiring contract.

 

The Clippers take on $3.6M of 2018-19 tax cap, but shed Bradley's $12.96M hit for 2019-20. Gearing up for a big offseason.

 

 

Raptors Acquire Marc Gasol from the Grizzlies

Feb 7

Memphis GrizzliesMEMPHIS ACQUIRES
Jonas Valanciunas ($16,539,326)
Delon Wright
 ($2,536,898)
C.J. Miles
 ($8,333,333)
2024 2nd round pick
Memphis GrizzliesTORONTO ACQUIRES
Marc Gasol ($25,406,736)

Marc Gasol (C, 34): The big man brings over $25.4M this year, & a $25.5M player option for 2019-20. He'll be a key component to their postseason run.

Jonas Valanciunas (C, 26): A younger, cheaper version of Gasol, Jonas brings over a $16.5M salary this year, & a $17.6M player option for 2019-20.

Delon Wright (PG, 26 ): A depth ball handler still on his rookie deal, Wright carries over $2.5M this year before heading to restricted free agency.

C.J. Miles (SF, 31 ): The production is way down, but Miles is relatively cheap at $8.3M this year, & an $8.7M player option next year.

 

The Raptors add $1.9M of tax cap in 2018-19, & around $800,000 for next season.

 

 

Lakers Ship Beasley & Zubac to the Clippers

Feb 7

Los Angeles ClippersLOS ANGELES ACQUIRES
Michael Beasley ($3,500,000)
Ivica Zubac ($1,544,951)
Los Angeles ClippersLOS ANGELES ACQUIRES
Mike Muscala ($5,000,000)

Michael Beasley (SF, 30): Fell out of favor with the Lakers and will bring 11 points per game to the Clippers on an expiring $3.5M salary.

Ivica Zubac (C, 21): The young big man was on a nice stretch, lifting his numbers to 8.5 points, 5 boards per game. He brings over a $1.5M salary in 2018-19 before restricted free agency.

Mike Muscala (PF, 27): A depth player who does well around the rim, Muscalar brings over a $5M salary on an expiring contract.

 

The Lakers add $44,951 to their 2018-19 tax cap, but open up a roster spot for a move to come. They also clear a 2019-20 cap hold from Zubac.

 

 

Former #1 overall Fultz heads to Orlando

Feb 7

Orlando MagicORLANDO ACQUIRES
Markelle Fultz ($8,339,880)
Orlando MagicPHILADELPHIA ACQUIRES
Jonathon Simmons ($6,000,000)
2020 1st round pick (protected)
2nd round pick

Markelle Fultz (PG, 20): The Fultz experiment comes to a close in Philly. He brings an $8.3M salary for 2018-19, $9.75M salary in 2019-20, and club options thereafter.

Jonathon Simmons (SF, 29): After a really nice 2017, Simmons has battled an abdomen injury of late. He brings a $6M salary to Philly in 2018-19, then a $5.7M salary for 2019-20, but just $1M of it guaranteed.

 

The Sixers clear $2.3M of 2018-19 tax cap, while also clearing at least $4M from 2019-20;