Good Morning Dub Nation,
The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone with several massive moves taking place that could change the entire landscape of the league this season. The Golden State Warriors were among those who got in on yesterday’s action as they traded third-year center James Wiseman to the Detroit Pistons for five second-round picks which were later rerouted to bring back Warriors’ fan favorite, Gary Payton II.
PISTONS receive: James Wiseman
HAWKS receive: Saddiq Bey
WARRIORS receive: five second-round picks
WARRIORS receive: Gary Payton II
TRAIL BLAZERS receive: five future second-round picks
As for the rest of the league, the Brooklyn Nets were the team that truly got the trade deadline madness started after their two deals involving disgruntled superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Irving was sent to the Dallas Mavericks, while Durant was sent to the Phoenix Suns in a late night move that shocked the NBA world.
MAVERICKS receive: Kyrie Irving, Markieff Morris
NETS receive: Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, future first-round pick & two second-round picks
SUNS receive: Kevin Durant, TJ Warren
NETS receive: Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder and four first-round picks
In between these two Brooklyn trades was a three-team mega deal headlined by Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook leaving Los Angeles for a package of D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Malik Beasley.
JAZZ receive: Russell Westbrook, future first-round pick
LAKERS receive: D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt
TIMBERWOLVES receive: Mike Conley Jr., Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones, three future second-round picks
Not to be outdone by their in-town rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers also made a couple of trades themselves — boosting their back court with guards Eric Gordon and Bones Hyland while adding a quality back-up big man in Mason Plumlee.
GRIZZLIES receive: Luke Kennard
CLIPPERS receive: Eric Gordon, three second-round picks
ROCKETS receive: John Wall, Danny Green and 2023 first-round pick swap (from Clippers)
CLIPPERS receive: Bones Hyland
NUGGETS receive: two future second-round picks.
CLIPPERS receive: Mason Plumlee
HORNETS receive: Reggie Jackson, 2028 second-round pick
There were several players who were rumored to be on the Warriors’ radar throughout the trade season. Here are where some of them landed after the dust settled on Thursday’s deadline.
76ERS receive: Jalen McDaniels
TRAIL BLAZERS receive: Matisse Thybulle
RAPTORS receive: Jakob Poetl
SPURS receive: Khem Birch, future first-round pick and two second-round picks
NETS receive: five second-round picks
BUCKS receive: Jae Crowder
With the trade deadline over, the final remaining way teams will be able to make upgrades to their roster is through the buyout market. With several players included in deadline deals expected to be bought out, the market should be robust — especially for team like Golden State which may be looking to add some additional front court depth if the right player becomes available.
Here are the rest of today’s stories:
In case you missed it from Golden State of Mind:
- Steph Curry’s leg injury to be re-evaluated after the All-Star Break
- Breaking: Warriors trade for Gary Payton II
- Warriors reportedly making a run at OG Anunoby
- Breaking: Warriors trade James Wiseman to Pistons
- Will the Warriors make a move before today’s NBA Trade Deadline?
Other Warriors News:
- Warriors swap James Wiseman for Gary Payton II: Why did it happen? (The Athletic)
- Kawakami: James Wiseman’s time ran out with the Warriors because he never really got started (The Athletic)
- Five Warriors buyout market candidates after NBA trade deadline (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Warriors’ Gary Payton II trade helps Steph Curry, only timeline that matters (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Dray reacts to Durant, Westbrook, Wiseman trades & NBA trade deadline reports (Draymond Green Show)
- Instant NBA trade deadline grades for every deal as they come in (SB Nation)
- 2023 NBA buyout season: Who are the candidates? (Hoops Hype)
- Championship or bust: Inside the new-look West and the Suns’ all-in gamble for Kevin Durant (ESPN)
- Blazers get a gut punch on trade deadline day, but greater concern is what lies ahead (The Athletic)
- 2 days later, LeBron James still feels scoring record is ‘surreal’ (NBA)
A tweet to end the week:
Thursday’s trades officially bring an end to the Wiseman era in Golden State. Although his time in the Bay Area was disappointing, the move should give him a fresh opportunity to jumpstart his career in Detroit. That being said, Warriors’ fans will happily welcome back the return of Gary Payton II in his place. Enjoy the weekend Dub Nation!
Drafted to The Bay & became a champion.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 10, 2023
Thank you, @BigTicket_JW. Best of luck in Detroit. pic.twitter.com/GdNR8ng0Pp
A champion.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 10, 2023
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