The 2022 NBA Trade Deadline is set for Thursday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. ET. It figures to be a very busy trade season in 2022 with some big names potentially on the move. We know the deal with Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons and his desire to be dealt out of Philly. We know that Brooklyn Nets G James Harden has popped up in reports lately and is unhappy with how the team is performing this season. On top of those two players, there are plenty of other notable names in the news who could be moved.
Here we’re going to be tracking all of the trades leading up to the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline.
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Well, it happened. James Harden gets his wish and he’s headed to Philly. Ben Simmons gets his wish and he’s headed to Brooklyn. This deal is a pretty solid one for both sides. You can find the details in the story link above, where we go over some futures odds.
This one sort of came out of left field a bit. The Mavericks add Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans while the Wizards get Kristaps Porzingis and a second-round pick in the trade. The salaries match up and it gives Dallas some more depth while not really losing much by letting Porzingis go.
We’ll see what the Wizards get back in this deal, but it can’t be much. The Suns add a depth piece for the rest of the regular season. Holiday might not crack the playoff rotation in Phoenix but he’s a nice player to have if Cam Payne doesn’t come back.
The Boston Celtics acquired PG Derrick White in a deal with the San Antonio Spurs for SG Josh Richardson, G Romeo Langford and a first-round pick before the deadline on Thursday. We go over the details of the trade and the impact for the Celtics.
The Celtics shed some salaries while gaining a future second-round pick. Boston will likely add some players in the buyout market with these open roster spots. Both Dozier and Bol are out for the season, so there’s no impact on the court with this trade.
Feb. 10 — Dragic goes to Spurs for Thad Young
The Toronto Raptors dealt the veteran PG to San Antonio for Thaddeus Young before the deadline. This gives the Raps some salary-cap flexibility while also adding a great depth forward for a playoff push. Dragic is expected to be bought out and head to the Dallas Mavericks.
This is your standard annoying four-teamer before the deadline with a ton of moving parts. Here’s a basic outline of the entire deal, but you can find the details in the link above. Bagley goes to the Pistons while Donte DiVincenzo goes to Sacramento, those are the two big parts. The Bucks land veteran big Serge Ibaka from the Clippers, who get spare parts.
In one of the more inconsequential moves ahead of the deadline, the Thunder give up a pick to take a chance on a young player in Okpala. He wasn’t getting much run in Miami anyway, so it’s a minor deal with little cost to either team. The second-round pick doesn’t convey until 2026, and Oklahoma City has so much draft capital for this to mean much to them. Okpala’s potential has more value than that pick for the Thunder.
Feb. 9 — Jazz deal Joe Ingles, acquire Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Juancho Hernangomez in three-team trade
The Utah Jazz have dealt Joe Ingles in a three-team trade, acquiring some solid rotation players in Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Juanco Hernangomez in the process. The Spurs got Tomas Satoransky while the Blazers will get Ingles. With Ingles out for the season with an ACL injury, Portland will have to wait until next year to see him suit up in red and black if they bring him back in free agency.
The Sacramento Kings are doing Sacramento Kings things again. Sure, they acquire an All-Star PF/C in Domantas Sabonis. They also let go of one of the top prospects in the NBA. The Kings also dealt SG/SF Buddy Hield to the Pacers, who gave up Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday as well.
The Pacers appear to have come out of this deal on top. Indy may not have to expedite a rebuild at this point. The back court of Malcolm Brogdon and Haliburton is very formidable. You still have Myles Turner to anchor the front court and promising prospects in Chris Duarte and Isaiah Jackson.
The Blazers were at it again on Tuesday morning with a deal to send SG CJ McCollum to the New Orleans Pelicans for a package centered around Josh Hart and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. Portland also sent back Tony Snell and Larry Lance in the deal while acquiring a bunch of draft picks.
Cleveland struck a deal on Sunday to acquire the veteran guard from Indiana. This is the first big move from the Pacers, who appear ready for a fire sale. We could also see Domantas Sabonis and/or Myles Turner dealt before the deadline on Thursday. The Cavaliers add depth at guard, something that was needed after PG Ricky Rubio went down with a torn ACL.
The Trail Blazers acquired Eric Bledsoe, Keon Johnson, Justise Winslow and a second-round pick for Norman Powell and Robert Covington last week. The Clippers add a ton of depth and a long-term asset in Powell. RoCo is on an expiring deal but can provide a 3-and-D wing that is needed with Kawhi Leonard unlikely to return this season.