NBA Trade Deadline

NBA Trade Deadline

Katelyn Day, Staff Writer

Some NBA fans might argue that the 2017 trade deadline was one of the most significant in the past few years or even decade, but in my personal opinion, as well as many basketball analysts, this season’s was the biggest.

To start off with the most talked about trade, Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye were traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, Jr. This came as a surprise to fans and players due to the most prominent trade of the previous season being Thomas getting traded from Boston to Cleveland in replace of Cavaliers’ starting point guard Kyrie Irving.

Another star Cavs player, Dwayne Wade, was traded back to Miami in exchange for a “heavily protected second-round pick.” Wade had spent his first 13 seasons with the Miami Heat.

The Cavaliers continued to change up their roster by acquiring Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz and George Hill from the Sacramento Kings. As part of the three-team deal, Sacramento acquired Joe Johnson, Iman Shumpert and a 2020 second-round draft pick (via Miami), while Utah will be receiving Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose.

The Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks have also agreed on a three-team deal that will send Mavs veteran Devin Harris to Denver, Emmanuel Mudiay to New York and Doug McDermott to Dallas.

Along with this deal, Denver and New York will be swapping second-round picks in the deal.

Finally, one of the most well recognized deals this season was All-Star LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin being sent to the Detroit Pistons.