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NBA trade tracker: NBA trades today with grades and analysis

Our NBA trade tracker for the summer of 2023 is now live. We look at NBA trades today with grades and analysis for each of these basketball trades, regardless of how small they might be. Here is our latest NBA trade news as teams jockey to dethrone the defending champion Denver Nuggets.

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Who got traded in the NBA today?

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  • Atlanta Hawks get: Rudy Gay and a future second-round pick
  • Utah Jazz get: John Collins

After months of speculation, the Atlanta Hawks finally pulled the trigger on a long-rumored deal for big man John Collins. Sending the former first-round pick to the Utah Jazz in a trade that only landed them well-aged veteran Rudy Gay and a future second-round pick.

The move was a true addition-by-subtraction transaction as the Hawks free up a good bit of cap space and move on from a talent they had soured on. For the Jazz, they take a chance on a player that is still only 25 and has a lot of potential. The deal could end up being a steal if head coach Will Hardy can turn his career around like he did fellow former first-round pick Lauri Markkanen last season.

  • Hawks: C
  • Jazz: B

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Detroit Pistons acquire first-round pick in draft deal trade

  • Pistons get: 25th pick (Marcus Sasser)
  • Celtics get: 31st pick, future 2nd-round picks

Boston moved one of the picks it acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis-Marcus Smart deal (below in our NBA trade tracker). In doing so, it picked up the 31st pick and future second-round selections.

As for the Pistons, they acquire a unanimous 2022-23 All-American in Sasser. The 6-foot-1 shot 38% from distance for Houston last season.

  • Pistons: A
  • Celtics: B

Richaun Holmes heads to Dallas Mavericks in draft day trade

NBA: Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder
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  • Mavericks get: Richaun Holmes, 24th pick
  • Kings get: traded player exception

Sacramento is taking the long game here. It moves off Holmes and his $12.05 million salary for next season while taking on a traded player exception. This potentially sets up a big move for Sacramento, who now has $30 million in cap room.

As for the Mavericks, they had acquired this exception earlier in the draft via a trade with the Thunder. With the pick, Dallas selected fast rising wing Olivier-Maxence Prosper from Marquette.

  • Kings: A
  • Mavericks: A

Davis Bertans heads to the Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks
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  • Thunder get: Davis Bertans, 10th pick
  • Mavericks get: 12th pick

Dallas did a heck of a job to get out from under Bertans contract as our NBA trade tracker hits a fever pitch. Bertans has $22 million guaranteed remaining on his contract. In doing so, the Mavs move down just two spots.

As for the Thunder, they add Bertans to the mix with their traded-player exception. Oklahoma City then drafted former Kentucky guard Cason Wallace.

  • Thunder: A
  • Mavericks: A

Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards pull NBA Draft trade

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  • Pacers get: 8th pick (Jarace Walker), 2 2nd-round picks
  • Wizards get: 7th pick (Bilal Coulibaly)

We’re not exactly sure what the Wizards are doing here. Sure, they acquired several second-round picks in the Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis’ trades. But moving two of them to trade up one spot for a major project didn’t make sense.

As for Indiana, it is able to acquire a target player while adding two second-round picks to the mix. Pretty solid stuff from the Pacers.

  • Wizards: D
  • Pacers: A

Future Hall of Famer Chris Paul heads to the Golden State Warriors

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  • Warriors get: Chris Paul
  • Wizards get: Jordan Poole, Ryan Rollins, 2027 2nd-round pick, 2030 1st-round pick

This was a very surprising trade for the Golden State Warriors. First off, they need more size. That did not happen in acquiring another point guard to go with Stephen Curry. Secondly, some might believe that the team should’ve gotten more for a young 20-point scorer in Jordan Poole. Even then, Paul gives the Warriors a level hand off the bench at the point. Poole was not that.

For the Wizards, we have to look at this as an extension of the Bradley Beal trade. They get a potential cornerstone in Poole who helped Golden State to the NBA title in 2022. He will take over the Beal role. Future draft assets only adds to the gold mine Washington received in this blockbuster.

  • Wizards: A+
  • Warriors: B-

Los Angeles Lakers move up in NBA Draft

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  • Lakers get: 40th pick
  • Pacers get: 47th pick and cash

One of the first notable trades on Thursday ahead of the 2023 NBA Draft saw the Los Angeles Lakers land a second selection in the top 40. The Lakers moved their pick at 47, and cash, to the Indiana Pacers for their selection at 40. Los Angeles now owns picks 17 and 40 in the event.

  • Lakers: B
  • Pacers: B

Related: Sportsnaut’s updated NBA trade rumors

Boston Celtics add Kristaps Porzingis, lose Marcus Smart to Memphis Grizzlies

  • Celtics get: Kristaps Porzingis, 25th pick and 2024 1st-round pick
  • Grizzlies get: Marcus Smart
  • Wizards get: Danilo Gallinari, Mike Muscala, 35th pick

After losing in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics once again shake up their roster, this time sending out former Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart in exchange for Kristaps Porzingis to add more size to their frontcourt. But the Celtics also added future assets in a move that helps now and later.

Meanwhile, the Grizzlies add one of the best perimeter defenders in basketball but give up two first-round picks and their reliable backup point guard to do so. Washington just furthers their rebuild, but with Porzingis ready to opt out, the Wizards ran the risk of losing him for nothing at all. Any return at all is a win.

  • Celtics: A+
  • Grizzlies: B
  • Wizards: D

Denver Nuggets add first-round pick

  • Nuggets get: 29th and 32nd picks in 2023 NBA Draft
  • Pacers get: 40th pick in 2023 NBA Draft, 2024 1st-round pick

The defending champion Nuggets did their thing again on the eve of the 2023 NBA Draft, trading back into the first round. This move comes after Denver pulled off a separate trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA Finals to acquire more draft capital.

In short, Denver now has three of the top-37 selections in Thursday’s draft. It can move up even more if that’s what general manager Calvin Booth and Co. decide to do. With veteran wing Bruce Brown opting out of his contract, that could be in the cards.

For Indiana, the team had five picks in the draft heading in. It now adds a first-round selection in the 2024 NBA Draft.

  • Nuggets: A
  • Pacers: A

Bradley Beal traded to the Phoenix Suns in blockbuster

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  • Suns get: Bradley Beal, Isaiah Todd, Jordan Goodwin
  • Wizards get: Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, 2nd-round picks, pick swaps

We don’t have the full details of the draft picks and pick swaps heading to Washington in this blockbuster. It’s also highly likely that Paul is rerouted to another team with the Los Angeles Clippers being a likely destination. It’s the start of a rebuild under new front office head Michael Winger in D.C.

From the Suns’ perspective, they form a big three with Beal, Kevin Durant and Devin Booker. That’s three players who have averaged well over 25 points over the past three seasons. Though, Phoenix now only has four players under contract for next season.

  • Suns: A
  • Wizards: C+

Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder swap draft picks

  • Nuggets get: 37th pick in 2023 NBA Draft, 2024 first-round pick, 2024 second-round pick
  • Thunder get: 2029 first-round pick

As far as recent trades go, this one was a bit baffling. Denver pulled it off as the team was on its way to winning the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. In the process, the Nuggets created a ton of flexibility for the summer months. They now have the 37th and 40th picks in the 2023 NBA Draft. Adding a first and second rounder next year was just icing on the cake.

The Nuggets are now expected to use these assets as a way to trade into the first round of the NBA Draft. As for Oklahoma City, this deal didn’t make a whole lot of sense. It’s going to be all about the protections included in the pick Denver sent to the Thunder.

  • Nuggets: A+
  • Thunder: D

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NBA trade tracker: 2023 NBA trade deadline deals

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Here is a recap of the biggest NBA trades from February’s in-season trade deadline.

Kevin Durant goes to the Phoenix Suns in blockbuster

  • Suns get: Kevin Durant, T.J. Warren
  • Nets get: Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder (bought out), 4 1st-round picks, pick swap

Josh Hart lands with the New York Knicks

  • Knicks get: Josh Hart
  • Blazers get: Cam Reddish, future 1st-round pick

Blockbuster D’Angelo Russell, Russell Westbrook trade

  • Lakers get: D’Angelo Russel, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt
  • Timberwolves get: Mike Conley Jr., Nickeil Alexander-Walker, 3 2nd-round picks
  • Jazz get: Russell Westbrook (bought out), Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones, 2027 1st-round pick

Kyrie Irving heads to the Dallas Mavericks

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  • Mavericks get: Kyrie Irving, Markieff Morris
  • Nets get: Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, 2029 1st-round pick, 2 2nd-round picks

Rui Hachimura traded to the Los Angeles Lakers

  • Lakers get: Rui Hachimura
  • Wizards get: Kendrick Nunn, 3 2nd-round picks

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NBA trade tracker: Players currently on the trade block

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  • Chris Paul, Washington Wizards
  • Kristaps Porzingis, Washington Wizards
  • Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers
  • Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers
  • Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
  • Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors
  • OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors
  • John Collins, Atlanta Hawks
  • Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks
  • Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
  • Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors
  • Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors

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