2023 NBA trade tracker: Jae Crowder traded a second time, now headed to Bucks

Our 2023 NBA trade tracker now includes Kyrie Irving heading from the Brooklyn Nets to the Dallas Mavericks after he requested a trade less than a week before the NBA trade deadline, and Kevin Durant being shipped off to the Phoenix Suns.

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As teams pick up the pace in trade talks over the next few days, we’ll be providing a ton of updates in this space and on our NBA page. Bookmark. Save. Do your thing. We’ll be providing instant updates to our 2023 NBA trade tracker with the deadline approaching on Feb. 9.

Milwaukee Bucks acquire veteran Jae Crowder from Brooklyn Nets (Feb. 9)

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On Thursday, after being shipped off to the Brooklyn Nets in the blockbuster deal that sent Kevin Durant to Phoenix, as rumored, Jae Crowder was traded for a second time in less than 24 hours. Now the well-traveled veteran is heading to the Milwaukee Bucks to be a helpful talent on a team contending for a title in 2023.

In return, Brooklyn will receive five future second-round picks. The news was first reported by The Athletic’s NBA insider Shams Charania.

Milwaukee Bucks get Brooklyn Nets get
Jae Crowder Five future 2nd-round picks

Kevin Durant goes to the Phoenix Suns in a late-night blockbuster (Feb. 9)

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat
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The NBA world has been absolutely rocked with one of the league’s best players changing conferences. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets are shipping Kevin Durant off to the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix Suns get Brooklyn Nets get
Kevin Durant Mikal Bridges
T.J. Warren Cam Johnson
Jae Crowder
1st-round pick in 2023
1st-round pick in 2025
1st-round pick in 2027
1st-round pick swap in 2028
1st-round pick in 2029

First off, both Brooklyn and Phoenix came out well in this deal. The Suns acquire Durant, who is one of the best players in the NBA, and pair him with Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Meanwhile, the Nets receive one of the biggest hauls in the history of the sport.

This move has drastically shifted the landscape of the NBA and there could be significant ramifications. Teams in the Western Conference may need to beef up their teams with a “Big 3” of Durant, Booker, and Paul. It can’t be understated how massive of a move this is for both teams.

Jakob Poeltl traded to the Toronto Raptors (Feb. 9)

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs
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Jakob Poeltl is the first player to be traded on the day of the 2023 NBA trade deadline. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the San Antonio Spurs have sent Poeltl back to the Toronto Raptors after trading for him a few offseasons ago.

Toronto Raptors get San Antonio Spurs get
Jakob Poeltl Khem Birch
1st-round pick in 2024
Future 2nd-round pick
Future 2nd-round pick

This is a good move for the Raptors; however, it may create questions about the goals for Toronto during the trade deadline. Forward O.G. Anunoby has been a hot topic over the past few weeks and could be the next Raptors player to be traded. If not, the team has solidified a very solid team capable of cracking the play-in tournament with its new center.

Josh Hart lands with the New York Knicks (Feb. 8)

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers
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Josh Hart is on the move from Portland all the way to the East Coast. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers have sent the forward to the New York Knicks.

New York Knicks get Portland Trail Blazers get
Josh Hart Cam Reddish
Future protected 1st-round pick

This is a pretty solid move for a Knicks squad that is looking to contend for a playoff spot down the stretch.

  • Initial Josh Hart trade report from Sportsnaut’s Vincent Frank

Blockbuster D’Angelo Russell, Russell Westbrook trade (Feb. 8)

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans
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The Los Angeles Lakers have pulled off that blockbuster trade that all-time NBA scoring leader LeBron James has wanted for some time now.

Los Angeles Lakers get Minnesota Timberwolves get Utah Jazz get
D’Angelo Russell Mike Conley Jr. Russell Westbrook
Malik Beasley Nickeil Alexander-Walker Juan Toscano-Anderson
Jarred Vanderbilt 2nd-round pick in 2024 Damian Jones
2nd-round pick in 2025 2027 1st-round pick from Lakers
2nd-round pick in 2026

First off, Westbrook will likely now be bought out by the Jazz and hit NBA free agency. Utah has no desire to give him minutes as front office head Danny Ainge and Co. continue to rebuild after the trades of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell this past offseason.

From Los Angeles’ perspective, it is able to turn Westbrook’s expiring contract as well as two out-of-rotation players and a first-round pick into three potential core players. Obviously, Russell is the headliner heading to the Los Angeles Lakers in this trade.

Brooklyn Nets create roster spot by trading Kessler Edwards (Feb. 7)

nba trade tracker: kessler edwards trade from brooklyn nets to sacramento kings
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Fresh off the Kyrie Irving blockbuster to the Dallas Mavericks, the Nets have created another roster spot. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, they have moved seldom-used forward Kessler Edwards and cash to the Sacramento Kings.

Sacramento Kings get Brooklyn Nets get
Kessler Edwards Future conditional 2nd-round pick

Edwards, 22, was a second-round pick of the Nets back in 2021. The Pepperdine product averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds as a rookie in 2021-22. He struggled finding a spot in the Nets’ rotation this season, averaging 1.1 points in 14 games. Brooklyn also saves $8 million against the salary and luxury taxes by making this move. Bookmark our NBA trade tracker for further analysis leading up to the deadline.

Miami Heat trade Dewayne Dedmon to San Antonio Spurs (Feb. 7)

NBA: Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks
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Following a quiet Monday in the NBA, outside of the Kyrie Irving deal being finalized, Tuesday opened with the first small deal of the week. Already shopping Kyle Lowry, the Miami Heat have now traded Dewayne Dedmon to the San Antonio Spurs as first reported by Shams Charania.

San Antonio Spurs get Miami Heat get
Dewayne Dedmon Cap space
2nd round pick

It’s purely a financial deal for Miami. Dedmon held a $4.7 million cap hit this season and trading him off the roster creates more wiggle room to add salaries before the NBA trade deadline. According to Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype, the Heat will go from $192,895 under the luxury tax to $4.9 million below. As for the Spurs, they pick up a future second-round pick and have a roster spot to absorb Dedmon. Expect Miami to be aggressive at the NBA trade deadline, even with limited assets to move.

Kyrie Irving heads to the Dallas Mavericks (Feb. 5)

2023 nba trade tracker: kyrie irving, brooklyn nets
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Dallas Mavericks get Brooklyn Nets get
Kyrie Irving Spencer Dinwiddie
Markieff Morris Dorian Finney-Smith
2029 1st-round pick
2nd round picks in 2027 and 2029

The Brooklyn Nets superstar guard stunned the NBA world this week when it was revealed that he had officially requested a trade out of New York. The demand for an escape from the Empire State came after Irving’s representatives pushed for a contract extension so the seven-time All-Star could remain in Brooklyn long-term.

Kyrie Irving bringing his talents to Dallas is a massive acquisition for the Mavericks. The team is currently sitting in the sixth spot in the Western Conference and only two games over .500 with a record of 28-26. Losing star guard Jalen Brunson in free agency to the New York Knicks this summer was a tremendous hit to their roster, and it has shown in their play in 2022-2023.

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Rui Hachimura traded to the Los Angeles Lakers (Jan. 23)

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Los Angeles Lakers get Washington Wizards get
Rui Hachimura Kendrick Nunn
2nd-round picks in 2023, 2028, 2029

While this move is far from a blockbuster, and it’s unlikely to spark the Lakers toward a playoff push, it does help balance the roster. But what exactly can LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the rest of the Lakers roster expect to get out of Hachimura?

While he entered the league as a talented, yet raw prospect needing to improve, Hachimura has largely been the same player he was when he was drafted four years ago.

Still, as is, Hachimura can chip in ten-plus points per game, and he has the ability to go off every now and then.

Stay tuned for more NBA trade rumors and news ahead of the trade deadline. And don’t forget to bookmark our NBA trade tracker.

This article was originally published on Sportsnaut.com and is republished here with permission.

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