The NBA’s February Trades and How They May Affect The Season.

The NBA has changed again, with some huge mid-season trades confirmed! Let’s check out where the biggest names in basketball are going.

Let’s start with the biggest and most impactful trades.

On February fifth, the Maverick’s made a huge move by adding Kyrie Irving to the roster. The Dallas Mavericks traded Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a first-round pick, and two-second round picks to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie and Markieff Morris

Kyrie Irving averaged 27 points per game before he joined the Mavs; with Kyrie, the team’s offense will likely rank even higher. The Maverick’s championship odds rose substantially with the addition of Irving. The nets add some depth to their roster, but losing both of their best players could certainly impact their record.


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The Lakers made a big move to acquire a star point guard in D’Angelo Russell. The Lakers traded Russell Westbrook to the Jazz in a three-way trade involving the Timberwolves to acquire D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt.

The Jazz received Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damien Jones along with Westbrook. The Timberwolves received Mike Conley, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and three second-round picks.

The Laker’s chances of winning a title this year doubled with D’Angelo Russell on their squad. The Jazz waived Westbrook, who eventually signed with the Clippers, making their odds skyrocket.


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John Wall will join the Rockets along with Danny Green after a three-team trade. The Clippers received Eric Gordon in the trade, and the Grizzlies acquired Luke Kennard. John Wall will be waived and become a key player in free agency.


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Acquiring Mason Plumlee was a huge move for the Clippers, who gave up Reggie Jackson and a second-round pick to the Hornets. They needed the depth in their chart, and Plumlee has been consistent each game for the Hornets.


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Arguably the biggest trade that has occurred this whole season is the Suns acquiring Kevin Durant. The Suns traded Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks, and a pick swap in 2028.

The Suns received Durant and T.J. Warren. Kevin Durant will Join an already stacked starting lineup, with Devin Booker and Chris Paul playing well alongside Deandre Ayton. With Kevin Durant, the odds of the Suns winning a championship are extremely high; they are now second in the betting odds to win it all this season.


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Other trades (from oldest to newest) include:

Dewayne Dedmon (Heat) and a second-round pick to the Spurs in exchange for cash considerations.

Kessler Edwards (Nets) was traded to the Kings in exchange for David Michineau.

The Trail Blazers sent Josh Hart to the Knicks for Cam Reddish, Ryan Arcidiacono, Matisse Thybulle, and a first-round pick in a three-team trade. The Hornets received Svi Mykhailiuk and two second-round picks. The 76ers received Jalen McDaniels and two second-round picks.

Jakob Peoltl was sent from the Spurs to the Raptors for Khem Birch, a first-round pick and two second-round picks.

In a four-team trade, the Nuggets received Thomas Bryant. The Lakers received Mo Bamba, Davon Reed, and a second-round pick. The Clippers receive Bones Hyland. The Magic received Patrick Beverly, a second-round pick, and cash considerations.

The Hawks traded Bruno Fernando and Garrison Mathews to the Rockets for Justin Holiday, Frank Kaminsky, and two-second round picks.

The Suns traded Darius Bazley in exchange for Dario Saric (Thunder), a second-round pick, and cash considerations.

In another four-team trade, the Warriors received Gary Payton II, the Pistons received James Wiseman, the Hawks received Shaddiq Bey, and the Trail Blazers received Kevin Knox along with five second-round picks.

Josh Richardson (Spurs) is going to the Pelicans in exchange for Devonte Graham and four second-round picks.

Celtics acquire Mike Muscala in exchange for Justin Jackson and two second-round picks.

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Ulises Gutierrez was born in Sunnyside, Washington, and is a first-generation Mexican American student. He aspires to work in social media and digital marketing management. He is currently interning for AfterBuzz TV and is graduating this year (2023) with a degree in strategic communications from WSU.