This trade takes on added significance because it also sets the Heat up for future transactions. Wolves finally get Russell, give up Wiggins Warriors Acquired: Andrew Wiggins, 2021 first-round pick, 2021 second-round pick Timberwolves Acquired: D’Angelo Russell, Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans
This deal is significant for a number of reasons, but let’s start with the immediate impacts.
3. Clippers beat out Lakers for Morris Clippers Acquired: Marcus Morris, Isaiah Thomas Knicks Acquired: Moe Harkless, Issuf Sanon, Clippers’ 2020 first-round pick Wizards Acquired: Jerome Robinson
This trade has the most immediate ramifications, perhaps just behind Miami’s additions, but the lack of future significance knocks it down a peg.
6. Drummond trade underwhelms Pistons Acquired: Brandon Knight, John Henson, lesser of Warriors’ or Cavs’ 2023 second-round pick Cavaliers Acquired: Andre Drummond
Well, this is not the Andre Drummond trade we thought we’d see.