The NBA trade deadline has passed, but not before a couple of blockbuster deals capped Thursday’s action.
Teams that made major moves included the Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Miami Heat.
There were a handful of players considered on the trade block who are remaining with their teams, including Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul, Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love, Orlando’s DeMar DeRozan and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma.
Before this week, teams executed a couple trades this season.
Here are the completed deals now that the NBA’s 3 p.m. ET deadline has passed:
LA Clippers add Morris, Thomas (Feb. 6)
►Clippers get: Marcus Morris, Isaiah Thomas; Knicks get: Moe Harkless, 2020 first-round pick; 2023 second-round pick (via Detroit); Wizards get: Jerome Robinson
► Analysis: The Clippers, second in the Western Conference, will continue their playoff push with forward Morris, who averaged 19.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 43.9 percent from the perimeter. Thomas is averaging 12.2 points and is shooting 41.3 percent from 3-point land.
Cavaliers get Drummond (Feb. 6)
►Cavaliers get: Andre Drummond; Pistons get: Brandon Knight, John Henson, 2023 second-round pick
► Analysis: Drummond’s stock in Detroit had taken a hit and his outside game had not evolved enough for the Pistons. His work on the boards and ability to create plays will be an asset for Cleveland.
Wizards ship McRae to Denver (Feb. 6)
► Nuggets get: Jordan McRae; Wizards get: Shabazz Napier
► Analysis: McRae gives the Nuggets scoring punch and 3-point shooting off the bench.
Blazers trade Labissiere (Feb. 6)
► Hawks get: Skal Labissiere and cash
► Analysis: In low-risk move, Hawks will see if there’s a future for Labissiere in Atlanta.
T’Wolves finally land D’Angelo Russell (Feb. 6)
► Timberwolves get: D’Angelo Russell, Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman; Warriors get: Andrew Wiggins, 2021 first-round pick, 2021 second-round pick
Russell, who made the All-Star Game last season for the first time, has continued to put up impressive numbers in just 33 games with the Warriors this season. And Minnesota is in a dire situation. Amid an 11-game losing streak and growing frustration in the organization, the T’Wolves needed a guard and got Russell, who they have been pursuing since last summer.
Sixers get much-needed shooting, scoring help (Feb. 6)
► Sixers get: Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III; Warriors get: Three second-round draft picks (2020, 2021, 2022)
► Analysis: The Sixers need help offensively and Burks and Robinson can provide that. This season for the Warriors, Burks averaged 16.1 points and shot 37.5 percent on 3-pointers, and Robinson averaged 12.9 points and shot 40 percent on 3s. This eases the disappointment from losing out on Robert Covington.
Heat land Iguodala from Grizzlies (Feb. 5)
► Heat get: Andre Iguodala, Solomon Hill, Jae Crowder; Grizzlies get: Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters, James Johnson
► Analysis: Miami is making a push at the Eastern Conference championship by trading for Iguodala who is a respected veterans with championship experience. Iguodala is getting a two-year, $30 million contract extension that has a team option for 2021-22. Memphis was determined to get something for Iguodala, and it did. The Grizzlies front office is doing solid work.
Kings acquire Parker, Len from Hawks (Feb. 5)
► Kings get: Jabari Parker, Alex Len; Hawks get: Dewayne Dedmon, two second-round picks (2020, 2021).
► Analysis: Dedmon wanted out of Sacramento for a chance at more playing time after signing a three-year, $40 million deal with the Kings in the summer. Parker can score and rebound, and the Kings need scoring. Len is on an expiring contract, giving the Kings financial flexibility to re-sign shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic this summer when he is a restricted free agent.
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Covington to Houston; Capela to Atlanta (Feb. 4)
► Rockets get: Robert Covington, Jordan Bell; 2024 second-round pick (from Hawks via Golden State Warriors); Hawks get: Clint Capela; Nene; Timberwolves get: Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Jarred Vanderbilt and Evan Turner; 2020 first-round pick (from Hawks via Brooklyn Nets); Nuggets get: Keita Bates-Diop, Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier and Gerald Green; 2020 first-round pick (via Rockets)
► Analysis: The trade season kicked off in earnest with this four-team, 12-player blockbuster deal. The Rockets get a swingman to bolster their defense and one-two punch of James Harden and Russell Westbrook in hopes they can return to the Western Conference finals with a small-ball lineup. They had to give up center Clint Capela, long rumored to be on the trading block. Capela, who is averaging 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds, joins a young team building around Trae Young. Atlanta also waived forward Chandler Parsons, who was injured last month in a car accident.
Cauley-Stein heads to Dallas (Jan. 24)
► Mavericks get: Willie Cauley-Stein; Warriors get: 2020 second-round pick (via Utah)
► Analysis: When the Mavericks lost Dwight Powell for the season Jan. 21 with a ruptured right Achilles tendon, they needed a replacement big man and they got one in Cauley-Stein. He averaged 7.9 points and 6.2 rebounds for Golden State, which saves about $5.6 million in luxury tax payments.
Blazers acquire Ariza from Kings (Jan. 18)
► Blazers get: Trevor Ariza, Caleb Swanigan, Wenyen Gabriel; Kings get: Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks (2024, 2025)
► Analysis: Portland trims more than $12 million from its luxury tax bill, and Ariza might be able to help with the Blazers’ perimeter defense. The Kings now have expiring contracts in Bazemore and Tolliver and an open roster spot for another potential move.
Timberwolves trade Teague to Atlanta (Jan. 16)
► Hawks get: Jeff Teague, Treveon Graham; Timberwolves get: Allen Crabbe
► Analysis: In Teague, who started his career with Atlanta, the Hawks acquire a quality back-up and help for young point guard Trae Young. The Timberwolves hope Crabbe, who is in the final season of his contract, can help with outside shooting.
Cavaliers send Clarkson to Utah (Dec. 24)
► Jazz get: Jordan Clarkson; Cavaliers get: Dante Exum, two second-round draft picks (2022, 2023)
► Analysis: The Jazz need a scoring boost off the bench, and they got that in Clarkson. The Cavaliers want draft picks and will see if they can get production from Exum, who has one more season left on his contract.
Contributing: Heather Tucker; Chris Iseman, Vince Ellis
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