Here Are the Other Deals that Went Down During the NBA Trade Deadline
If you missed it, the Bulls did absolutely nothing on trade deadline day to improve the roster or sell parts for draft picks. While the Bulls sat on their hands, the rest of the league was on fire leading up to the 2:00 pm CT trade deadline.
Eli did a great job covering all the major deals around the Association today, but we wanted to fill you in on all of the rest of the deadline deals that went down:
- The Clippers acquired center Mason Plumlee from the Hornets to bolster their big-man depth behind Ivica Zubac. The Clippers sent veteran guard Reggie Jackson and a 2028 second-round pick back to Charlotte. Jackson is likely to be bought out by Charlotte and hit the free agent market. He might be a name to keep an eye on for the Bulls.
- The Pelicans traded guard Devonte’ Graham and four second-round picks to the Spurs for Josh Richardson. Richardson provides New Orleans with some decent bench depth. He’s averaged 11.5 PPG off the bench this year for San Antonio in just over 23 minutes per game.
- In another minor deal, the Atlanta Hawks did a little tweaking to the back end of their bench shipping Frank Kaminsky, Justin Holiday, and a pair of second round picks to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Garrison Mathews and Bruno Fernando.
- In another deal that saw five second-round picks get moved, the Warriors acquired Gary Payton II from Portland in exchange for the aforementioned five second-round picks. Payton II played for the Warriors the last two seasons. He was a great defender (like father, like son) for them coming off the bench and should fill that same role again this season.
- In definitely the biggest deal the Suns made all day, they sent Dario Saric and a second-round pick to the Thunder in exchange for Darius Bazley. But in all seriousness, for details on the KD to the Suns deal, check out Eli’s article from this morning.
- Another move involving the active LA Clippers, they picked up point guard (and potential Bulls target) Bones Hyland from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for two second-round picks. In a reserve role this season, Hyland has averaged 12.1 PPG and 3.0 APG in just over 19 minutes a game. For sure not something the Bulls could have pulled off, right? I’m definitely not bitter.
- George Hill is on the move back to Indiana. The veteran guard was traded to the Pacers from the Bucks in exchange for a second-round pick. Hill spent 5 seasons of his career with Indiana from 2010-2016. This season with Milwaukee he was averaging 5.0 PPG in 19 minutes per game off the bench.
- The Celtics added some three-point shooting depth for their playoff run adding Mike Muscala from Oklahoma City in exchange for Justin Jackson and two future second-round picks. Muscala is shooting 39.4% from three this season and is a career 37.9% three-point shooter.
That’s it and that’s all for a wild trade deadline day around the NBA. For as frustrating of a day as it was for Bulls fans, it was a ton of fun to watch all the madness unfold in the last few hours before the trade deadline.
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