Tag Archives: NBA Trades

Jae Crowder Wants to Stay in Miami Long-Term

Jacari McRae  | March 16th, 2020 

A three-team trade that included Miami, Minnesota, and Memphis landed Andre Iguodala to the Heat. While Andre Iguodala was the big name in the deal, Jae Crowder has made the most impact on the team so far. Since his Heat debut on February 9th, Crowder has averaged 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc. Continue reading

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2020 NBA Trade Deadline Recap Roundtable

The Scorecrow Staff | February 10th, 2020

This past week, the NBA had the mid-season trade deadline, and as such, trades happened! Who woulda thunk?

At The Scorecrow, trade deadlines and draft days are our equivalent of a national holiday, so when the NBA’s largest trade in two decades went down to start the madness, we all just got drunk instead of doing our jobs and writing things. Sorry Johnnie.

Either way, here are the trades, and here are (most of) our thoughts. I, for one, don’t have them often, so y’all better appreciate the rare occasion. – Josh Continue reading

Podcast- NBA Trade Deadline Special with Pranav Rama

Tom Greene  | February 7th, 2020

The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone!

I brought in a fellow member of The Scorecrow, Pranav Ramasubramanian, also known as Pranav Rama, (@PranavRama1), to break down the surprises and disappointments of the NBA Trade Deadline!

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Three teams are interested in DeMar DeRozan

Levon Satamian | July 16th, 2019

The Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Orlando Magic all have interest in trading for DeMar DeRozan. Continue reading

Report: HEAT seeking multiple picks in Chris Paul trade talks

Jacari McRae | July 16th, 2019

Last Thursday, Chris Paul was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder in a deal that sent Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. With the Thunder likely rebuilding, Paul is reportedly seeking a move to a contender. A team that has been mentioned as a top trade destination is the Miami Heat, but a possible OKC-Miami deal will be complicated, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Continue reading

Chris Bosh sees HEAT as a top three team in the East with Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook

Jacari McRae| July 11th, 2019

Former Miami Heat star Chris Bosh believes the Heat could be a top-three team in the Eastern Conference if they acquired Russell Westbrook. Continue reading

D’Angelo Russell Traded to Golden State

Troy Pierce | July 10th, 2019

In the most surprising move of the NBA offseason, restricted free agent D’Angelo Russell is now a Golden State Warrior. In addition to the Warriors and Brooklyn Nets, the sign-and-trade deal also includes the Minnesota Timberwolves. Continue reading

Could the Heat target Russell Westbrook?

Jacari McRae| July 7th, 2019

The NBA is now more wide open than ever before.

Early Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Clippers signed Kawhi Leonard and pulled off a trade for Paul George In a move to acquire George, the Clippers gave up Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, four unprotected first rounders, a protected first rounder, plus two pick swaps. That’s a lot to give up, but if you have a chance to land Leonard and George, you do it. Continue reading

The Aftermath of the Kawhi, PG13 Moves: What’s Next for the Raptors, Thunder?

Mike Fanelli | July 6th, 2019

July 5th, 2019 will go down as one of the wildest days for the state of California in history. Coming off its second earthquake in as many days, the NBA’s prime summer league game between Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans verse R.J. Barrett and the New York Knicks was stopped and ultimately suspended because of safety concerns due to the earthquake. Who would have guessed an earthquake stopping a Las Vegas summer league would have been only the third biggest NBA story of the day!

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Matt Barnes: HEAT looking to pair up Jimmy Butler and Bradley Beal

Jacari McRae | July 1st, 2019

It appears the Miami Heat will finally land a star by acquiring Jimmy Butler through a sign and trade. So far, the team will be sending guard Josh Richardson to the Philadelphia 76ers and the Heat will try to move Goran Dragic to a third team. Once the Butler trade is finalized, the Heat will try to land another star. One name that’s been thrown around is Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. Continue reading

Los Angeles Lakers Begin the Quest for a 17th Championship by Completing the Trade for Anthony Davis

Pranav Ramasubramanian | June 30th, 2019

Rich Paul was hired as Anthony Davis‘ agent after Davis fired longtime agent Thad Foucher signaling that Anthony Davis was done with the Pelicans. Rich Paul represents some of the biggest players in the NBA, but none bigger than his biggest client LeBron James, who has been with him since Day 1. Davis has lost a substantial amount of money since signing with Klutch Sports, but Davis isn’t too worried about that.

Davis averaged a double-double this year with 26 and 12 trying to win games for the Pelicans. However, Anthony Davis also had to do what’s best for him by refusing to play in a lot of games for the Pelicans to risk any type of health problem. The Pelicans started out the season well, but eventually, the grueling Western Conference schedule caught up to them and they started losing a lot of games.

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Who is the Next NBA Star to be Traded?

Mike Fanelli | June 19th, 2019

On Saturday the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans finally agreed on a trade that will send six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers. In return, the Pelicans will receive Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the fourth overall pick in Thursday night’s draft. For months the rumors and reports have been swirling that Davis would become a Laker and now it’s finally done.

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Report: Mike Conley trade talks between Heat and Grizzlies went nowhere

Jacari McRae | June 18th, 2019

So far, trade discussions between the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat regarding Mike Conley have not gone well. Over the last couple of weeks, the Heat have had talks with Grizzlies about the veteran point guard, but according to Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson the talks went nowhere. Continue reading

The HEAT should avoid trading for Chris Paul

Jacari McRae | June 10th, 2019

After losing to the Golden State Warriors for the second consecutive season, it’s clear the Houston Rockets are looking to shake things up. While Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says James Harden and Chris Paul are safe, that hasn’t stopped the trade rumors from circulating. Continue reading

Should the HEAT pursue Bradley Beal this Summer?

Jacari McRae| May 27th, 2019

During his season-ending press conference in April, Miami Heat president Pat Riley mentioned three acronyms he uses to describe players. “AOT” is for players who give effort all of the time, “NOT” is for players who give effort none of the time. Riley feels the Heat have plenty of “SOT” players, who perform some of the time. Continue reading

The Nuggets Decided to Stand Pat at the Trade Deadline. What Does that Mean Going Forward?

Zach Gotlieb | February 11th, 2019

It was a wild day at the NBA Trade Deadline. Lots of moves were made. The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Tobias Harris, the Toronto Raptors snatched Marc Gasol, and the Los Angeles Lakers did NOT get Anthony Davis, despite an offer that included upwards of six players including key core pieces and multiple first round draft picks. The Denver Nuggets, however, decided not to make a move at the deadline and frankly, it may have been for the best.

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Tobias Harris Headed East

Troy Pierce | February 7th, 2019

TUESDAY NIGHT
The Los Angeles Clippers squared off against the Charlotte Hornets. Los Angeles would come away with the 117-115 victory thanks to a Tobias Harris buzzer beater. Harris would have 34 points while going 13-of-21 from the field as well as making six three-pointers.

Then, Tobias Harris got traded to Philadelphia…

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Player Spotlight: Nikola Vučević

Coach Treal | February 6th, 2019

What a season for the 8th year pro out of USC and current Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic. Don’t get me wrong, Nikola has been more than a solid player during his career which shows by his production with career averages of 15ppg along with 10rpg. But, in particular this season, right before he is set to become a free agent, he has taken his game up another level by posting career highs of 20ppg, 12rpg & 4apg. His hard work has not only been noticed by me because just this past week he was named to his first NBA All-Star Game being selected as a reserve. The hard work that Vooch has put into his game was recognized this season as he has had a very solid career thus far. He has even expanded his game like many big men have had to do in today’s NBA to able to stay on the court and is shooting a career-high 37% from the three-point line this season. By adding a new dimension to his already impressive offensive package, he becomes harder to defend and game plan for and also more attractive to teams looking to add him either via trade or this off-season thru free agency.  Winning is the only thing missing right now from his resume, and getting his team to a playoff appearance is the next step for him at this point in his career.

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NBA Trade Deadline Preview: Southwest Division

Mike Fanelli | February 3rd, 2019

The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six-part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the deadline. The Southwest division is last and here is a trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous parts on the Pacific Division, Northwest division, Southeast Division, Central Division, and Atlantic Division.

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NBA Trade Deadline Preview: Pacific Division

Mike Fanelli | February 2nd, 2019

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The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the trade deadline. The Pacific division is up next and here is a trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous parts on the the Northwest division, Southeast division, Central division and Atlantic division.

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NBA Trade Deadline Preview: Northwest Division

Mike Fanelli | February 1st, 2019

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The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the trade deadline. The Northwest division is up next and here is a trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous parts on the the Southeast division, Central division and Atlantic division.

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NBA Trade Deadline Preview: Southeast Division

Mike Fanelli | January 31st, 2019

The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six-part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the trade deadline. The Southeast division is up next and here is a trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous parts on the Central Division and the Atlantic Division.

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NBA Trade Deadline Preview: Central Division

Mike Fanelli | January 30th, 2019

The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six-part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the trade deadline. The Central division is up next and here is trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous part on the Atlantic division.

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NBA Trade Deadline Preview: Atlantic Division

Mike Fanelli | January 29th, 2019

The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six-part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the deadline. The Atlantic division is up first and here is trade each team should make.

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Report: Heat expected to inquire about a trade for Anthony Davis

Jacari McRae | January 29th, 2019

The Anthony Davis trade season has officially begun. Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, informed the Pelicans that his client had no intention of signing a contract extension with them this summer and wanted to be traded to a championship contender, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday. Davis is eligible for a supermax extension, which would pay him around $240 million over five seasons.

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The Best Trades For Mike Conley and Marc Gasol and Why None of Them Should Happen

Josh Elias | January 26th, 2019

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies are finally ready to put the “Grit and Grind” era behind them, having reportedly made it clear to other teams throughout the NBA that they are actively listening to offers for their two star players, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, both of whom have spent their entire decade-plus-long NBA careers in Memphis. Continue reading

Melo Traded to the Bulls, What’s Next?

Mike Fanelli | January 22nd, 2019

Yesterday, the Carmelo Anthony drama finally came to an end (for now) as the Houston Rockets traded Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls. Anthony hasn’t played a game since November 11th and the Rockets have been trying to trade him for months.

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Seven Trade Options for the Houston Rockets to Replace Clint Capela

Mike Fanelli | January 17th, 2019

Back from the dead, the Houston Rockets have won 14 of their last 18 games and are currently the fourth seed in the Western Conference mainly because James Harden is playing like a mad man. During the winning streak, Harden is averaging 40.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 8.9 assists and 38.4 minutes per game while registering five 30 point triple-doubles. The Rockets have been killed by injuries recently and now rising star center Clint Capela is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a thumb injury.

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