Detriot Pistons Make Biggest Noise Before Trade Deadline
With no blockbuster trades before the deadline, it was overall a quiet couple days. There were a few minor moves but here are the (somewhat) important ones.
Detroit made the biggest moves before the deadline by acquiring forward Tobias Harris from the Orlando Magic for PG Brandon Jennings and PF Ersan Ilyasova.
Then before the deadline they traded center Joel Anthony and a protected top eight first-round pick for PF Donatas Motiejunas and SF/SG Marcus Thornton.
The Denver Nuggets traded combo guard Randy Foye to the Oklahoma City Thunder for SF Steve Novak and PG D.J. Augustine, along with two second-round draft picks.
Kevin Love will stay put in Cleveland but the Cavaliers did trade for PF Channing Frye from the Magic for SG Jared Cunningham. The Magic also received a second-round pick from the Portland Trailblazers. Portland received center Anderson Varejao from Cleveland and a conditional first-round draft pick
The Los Angeles Clippers traded away SG/SF Lance Stephenson and a future first-round 2019 lottery pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in return for forward Jeff Green.
Finally, the Phoenix Suns got rid of SF Markieff Morris with a trade for PF Kris Humphries, PF DeJuan Blair and a protected first-round pick from the Washington Wizards.