Who All Got Traded in the NBA?

The NBA trade deadline is always a big day for basketball fans. Here’s a look at who all got traded this year.

Kyrie Irving

On August 23, 2017, Kyrie Irving was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 unprotected first-round draft pick.

Cleveland Cavaliers

In 2017, the Cavs traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Ante Zizic, Jae Crowder and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round draft pick.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Founded in 1946 as one of the league’s original eight teams, the team play their home games at TD Garden, which they share with the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Boston Bruins. The Celtics are one of the most successful teams in NBA history; the franchise has won the most championships in the East and overall with 17 NBA titles, which accounts for 24.6 percent of all NBA championships since its founding.

Jimmy Butler

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to the Miami Heat in exchange for a package that included Meyers Leonard and cash considerations, league sources told ESPN. The Sixers also sent a second-round pick in the 2020 NBA draft to the Heat, sources said.

Chicago Bulls

Jimmy Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night in 2017 after six seasons with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls Selected Lauri Markkanen with the seventh overall pick in the draft and then traded him, along with Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine, to the Timberwolves for Butler and the 16th overall pick, which they used to draft Justin Patton.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on November 10, 2018, in a deal that sent Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick to the Timberwolves.

Paul George

The Indiana Pacers have agreed to trade four-time All-Star Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. George had been adamant about wanting to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Pacers never seriously entertained offers from the Lakers.

Oklahoma City Thunder

In the summer of 2017, the Oklahoma City Thunder made a blockbuster trade, sending All-Star forward Paul George to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis.

The trade was a shock to the NBA world, as George had just come off a season in which he finished third in MVP voting. However, with George set to become a free agent in 2018, and the Thunder facing a potentially large luxury tax bill, it made sense for them to cash in on him while they still could.

For the Pacers, adding George immediately made them a playoff contender in the Eastern Conference. And while they ultimately fell short of that goal in 2017-18, George had a fantastic season, averaging 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

The following offseason, George shocked everyone again by opting to sign with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers instead of returning to Oklahoma City or staying in Indiana.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are an American professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division. The Pacers were first established in 1967 as a member of the American Basketball Association (ABA). They joined the NBA in 1976 as a result of the ABA–NBA merger.

Carmelo Anthony

Anthony is a 10-time NBA All-Star and has been named an All-Star each of the last six seasons. He has won three Olympic gold medals and was the NBA scoring champion in 2013. Anthony has been one of the league’s most prolific scorers throughout his career, and currently ranks 22nd on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

New York Knicks

Carmelo Kyam Anthony (/kəˈmɛloʊ ænˈθoʊni/; born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an All-Star 11 times and an All-NBA Team member 10 times. He played college basketball for one season with the Syracuse Orangemen, winning a national championship, before being selected with the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. While playing for Denver, he led the Nuggets to their first playoffs appearance in nine years and their first Northwest Division title in 10 years. In 2010, he was traded from Denver to the Knicks just days prior to that year’s trade deadline. On January 24, 2014, Anthony was named as one of 12 players on USA Basketball’s 2014 Olympics men’s team.[1][2]

Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was African-American and his mother was Puerto Rican. During his youth, Anthony grew up in the Red Hook projects in Brooklyn.[3][4] As a young child, he played organized basketball with friends at cage courts near his home or went to Hoops in The Sun at Holcombe Rucker Park on 155th Street and Eighth Avenue where many NBA players such as Rafer Alston also spent their summers playing.[5] Growing up close to poverty throughout much of his childhood until moving out when he was 15 from Bed-Stuy into West Baltimore when his mom started working two jobs after his dad died when he was 12,[3][6] Anthony did not have much interest in school originally and felt that it interfered with his aim of becoming a famous basketball player: “I didn’t like anything about school … I just wanted to get out and start playing.”[7][8]

Oklahoma City Thunder

In July of 2017, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded for Carmelo Anthony, sending Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick to the New York Knicks.

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