If you want to remember that power can change in the NBA quickly, look at the trade deadline.
Jerami Grant is a power forward for the Detroit Pistons. How high will the bidding war for him go? In this case, will the Indiana Pacers finally decide to start rebuilding their team by trading Domantas Sabonis or Carmelo Anthony? Is Ben Simmons finally going to find someone who wants to be a fan of the 76ers? Is there a team that would be willing to pay John Wall’s salary?
In time, the answers to these and other questions should become clear. Here’s everything you need to know…
When is the NBA trade deadline in 2022?
On Thursday February 10 at 3 p.m. EDT, the NBA trade deadline for 2022 passed. A few trades weren’t made public until after a certain date.
Recap of the NBA’s 2022 Trade Deadline
In terms of transactions, the deadline in 2022 will be less busy than previous deadlines, such as the one last year. Only a few deadlines have seen many large trades.
When the Nets and Sixers agreed to trade James Harden and Ben Simmons, it made headlines. There were numerous other significant trades in the days leading up to and on the day of the deadline.
On Thursday, 33 NBA players were traded, along with two more draft and stash moves. Six more trades involving 24 different players, including two who were moved twice, were made in the week before the deadline.
Trades made on deadline day:
The Nets and the Sixers make the most important trade of the year:
- Added to the Sixers’ roster: James Harden and Paul Millsap.
- The Nets get Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond, as well as the Sixers’ unprotected first-round picks in 2022 and 2027 when they trade for the teams. (protection of the top 8).
- According to reports, the Nets can hold on to their 2022 first-round pick until 2023.
Kristaps Porzingis has left the Dallas Mavericks, and he won’t be coming back:
- The Wizards get Kristaps Porzingis and the Mavericks’ pick in the second round of the 2022 NBA draft (top-45 protected).
- Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans have been added to the Mavericks’ team.
The Celtics have found a point guard who could be a long-term answer for the team:
- It means Derrick White’s first game in the NBA with the Celtics.
- This means the Spurs get Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford, the Celtics’ 2022 first-round pick (protected in the top four), and the right to trade 2028 first-round draft picks with the Celtics (top-one protected).
One-year deal: The Celtics have re-signed their center to play for another year.
- They have signed Daniel Theis to a deal with the Celtics.
- The Rockets have a lot of new faces: Dennis Schröder, Bruno Fernando, and Enes Freedom.
There has been only one four-team trade this season between the Bucks, Kings, Clippers, and Pistons:
- So that they can select Josh Jackson, Trey Lyles, Donte DiVincenzo, and David Michineau, As a result, the Kings acquire the contract rights of other teams as well as the rights to Donte and Josh Jackson.
- The Pistons have signed Marvin Bagley III.
- The Clippers buy the draft rights to Rodney Hood, Semi Ojeleye, and Vanja Marinkovic from the other teams.
- Serge Ibaka, the Warriors’ or Cavaliers’ 2023 second-round pick, the Kings’ 2024 second-round pick, and cash are bought by the Bucks (from Clippers).
The Hornets have made changes to their stadium:
- Montrezl Harrell joins the Hornets
- They get Ish Smith, Vernon Carey, and the Celtics’ pick in the 2023 second round (top-45 protected).
Before Goran Dragic’s contract runs out, the Raptors need to find a buyer:
- They get Thaddeus Young, Drew Eubanks, and a second-round draft pick from either the Pistons or Bulls in 2022. (whichever is more favorable).
- The Spurs acquired them for Goran Dragic and a 2022 first-round pick from the Raptors (top-14 protected).
The Suns have kept a defender on the wing:
- Craig agreed to join the Phoenix Suns.
- They get Jalen Smith and the Suns’ second-round pick in the 2022 NBA draft.
The Suns add to their backcourt strength:
- The Phoenix Suns have signed Aaron Holiday.
- Wizards receive a lot of money
It doesn’t apply to the Celtics because they don’t have a lot of cap money to spend:
- Bol Bol and PJ Dozier and the Celtics’ second-round pick in 2028.
- The Celtics have bought the Magic’s draft pick in the second round of the 2023 NBA draft (top-55 protected).
Who are the best available players…
Jerami Grant, F ( Detroit Pistons)
As a scorer, Jerami Grant has been overlooked by a lot of people in the NBA over the last two years. He has been good for a struggling Pistons team that is in the bottom of the Eastern Conference. The Pistons are said to be interested in getting him this season, but the price will be high.
Ben Simmons, G (Philadelphia 76ers)
There has been a lot of talk about the 76ers’ off-court problems because of Ben Simmons. He asked for a trade last year and has been very clear that he wants to play somewhere else, even if that means sitting out the entire season.
John Wall, G (Houston Rockets)
John Wall hasn’t played for the Rockets this season as the team tries to trade him and give his minutes to the team’s young guards. Wall has a huge contract that makes it hard for Houston to get him, and he hasn’t agreed to a buyout.
Al Horford, F (Boston Celtics)
Al Horford, the Celtics’ center, is said to be available in exchange for a bigger star. The Celtics have had a rough season, but they are still hoping to win another championship. This season, Horford is averaging 10.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. He is 35.
The trade deadline was on February 10th. The Celtics are trying to get a bigger star, while the Pistons are trying to add more depth. Stay tuned to see how the many trades worked out.