This season, Oladipo is averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. Oladipo is a huge pick-up for the Heat; he is a Pat Riley-type player; he can score and play defense; the Swingman will also take some of the pressure of Jimmy Butler. The Rockets look to be in full rebuild mode.
Gordon is averaging 14.6, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists so far this season. He will be a solid pick for the Nuggets; Gordon’s points per game may go down but look for his rebound and defense to be a factor for Denver. The Magic are another team heading to rebuild mode.
Vucevic is averaging a career-high 24.5 points per game to go along with 11.8 rebounds. Bulls also picked Daniel Theis in a trade as they look to make a run for the playoffs. The Magic will receive a young talent in Carter Jr. and cap space in Porter, who is in the final year of his contract; he makes $28.4 million.
Orlando was at it again; this time, the Magic traded Evan Fournier to the Boston Celtics for two second-round picks. Fournier will give the Celtics scoring and shooting from the outside; he is averaging 19.7 and shooting 45% from the field and 38.8% from beyond the arc.
Rondo is averaging 3.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game with the Hawks. Not great numbers, but he will add leadership and be floor general for the Clippers. The Clippers will hope that Playoff Rondo will come alive come playoff time.
Williams will help out the Hawks with bench scoring, with his 12.1 points per game. The clippers will miss Williams’s production off the bench. It will be interesting to see how this trade plays out.
Reddick is struggling from this season, shooting just 36.4% from three-point land, but he is a 41.5% three-point shooter for his career. The veteran will provide floor spacing for Luka Doncic.
The Portland Trail Blazers got Norman Powell from the Toronto Raptors for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood. Powell is averaging 19.6 points per game and shooting a career-high 43.9% from beyond the arc. He will help space the floor for Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. I was a little surprised the Blazers part ways with Trent Jr, who is an up-and-coming player.
It was a very hectic trade deadline day.