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Brooklyn adds veteran toughness to its young core, while the Pelicans take a flyer on a former first-round pick who is still just 21 years old and has shown flashes of being an NBA 3-point shooter. With Wade reportedly on his way back home, the Heat decided to add an extra dash of outside shooting to the mix.
Babbitt is hitting Between the slashing games of Wade and Dragic, as well as the inside presence of Hassan Whiteside, Babbitt should get plenty of open looks whenever he is on the floor.
The Hawks, meanwhile, waived White to trim salary. Nelson joins former coach Stan Van Gundy in Detroit, where Nelson will likely find minutes as a veteran guard off the bench. The Bulls reportedly plan to waive Reed. New York Knicks receive: An All-Rookie first team selection last season, Hernangomez had fallen out of the Knicks' playing rotation in His move to Charlotte may give him more of a chance to play, but he'll join a frontcourt that features Dwight Howard, Frank Kaminsky, Cody Zeller and others.
O'Bryant, a power forward, is averaging 4. A modest little move by the Bucks to boost their frontcourt depth in advance of the stretch run. In exchange, the Nets will get the opportunity to jump start the flagging prospects of Vaughn, a first-round pick in , while adding a second-round selection. New Orleans Pelicans receive: F Nikola Mirotic second-round pick.
A threat from 3-point range, Mirotic has appeared in 25 games for the Bulls, averaging For the Bulls, Asik returns to Chicago where he played from and joins a rebuilding Bulls crew. As for Allen and Nelson, they may or may not be with the team through the Feb. With their playoff hopes rapidly dwindling after a strong start, the Pistons made a bold move to turn their season around with the acquisition of Griffin. The five-time All-Star is having another productive season, averaging For the Clippers, trading their long-time draw just months after re-signing him to a massive extension -- on the heels of sending Chris Paul to the Rockets, no less -- marks a shocking turn.
They're hoping the addition of two solid starters while dumping the four-plus seasons left on Griffin's deal will equate to a soft reboot, allowing them to rebuild without starting completely over. Okafor wondered about his place in the Sixers' rebuilding efforts before got started. It may be a while before he suits up with the Nets -- to get in shape as well as learn the ins and outs of his new team -- but Okafor will have chances to make up for lost time on the court. For the Sixers, Booker provides another big body to spell star center Joel Embiid and others as Philadelphia seeks to end its five-year playoff drought.
It didn't take long for the Suns to move the disgruntled Bledsoe, whose "I Don't wanna be here" tweet early in made that much clear. From there, Phoenix got to work trying to move him and came up with what it sought -- an expiring contract in Monroe and picks to add to a burgeoning treasure chest of future Draft hope. In Milwaukee, Bledsoe will free up superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo from his heavy load of ball-handling and scoring duties and should help the Bucks stay in the chase for home court in the first round of the playoffs.
Keep track of all the trades during the season. G Emmanuel Mudiay Denver Nuggets receive: Rights to C Milovan Rakovic. Los Angeles Lakers get: Who won the blockbuster Lakers-Cavaliers deal? Wade back to Miami after Cavs deal Miami Heat get: Will Hood and Hill help Cavs' title chances? Grizzlies trade Ennis to Pistons Detroit Pistons get: C Willie Reed Detroit's second-round pick. Can Jameer Nelson give the Pistons' backcourt a boost? F Johnny O'Bryant Two future second-round picks.
How did Knicks, Hornets do in Hernangomez deal? Does the trade free Willy Hernangomez in fantasy? G Rashad Vaughn protected second-round pick. Who wins the Bucks-Nets deal? F Nikola Mirotic second-round pick. Who wins the Pelicans-Bulls deal? Pelicans in pursuit of center Greg Monroe Jan.
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