Los Angeles Clippers The Clippers made a big splash in the trade window. They acquired Marcus Morris of the New York Knicks.
Morris is in the midst of a career-best season. He’s averaging 19.6 points and 5.4 rebounds a game, whilst shooting 44% from 3-point.
Andre Iguodala Andre Iguodala finally got his wish. He joined the Miami Heat just before the trade deadline shut. He’s now part of a team that has aspirations of a deep playoff run. Igoudala one of the best two-way players in the game today. While his numbers in the regular season don’t stand out, they jump drastically during the playoffs.He was a key member of the Warriors dynasty that made five consecutive NBA finals. No award more proves his credentials, than winning the 2015 NBA Finals MVP award.
Miami Heat The Heat emerged as a surprising top four seeded team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Before the deadline passed, they traded for Andre Igoudala, Jae Crowder. The Heat only traded away some older players not getting much game time.The Heat under Pat Riley was supposed to be a rebuilding team. Yet through shrewd moves in the draft, they have developed the talent and acquired a legitimate star in Jimmy Butler. Now they have two talents with playoff experience on their roster.
Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Thomas on his day can be a great scorer. However, the reality is his height makes him a defensive liability. Unless surrounded by elite defenders he cannot thrive.Thomas joined the Clippers through a three-team trade. Immediately after joining the Clippers, he was waived by the Clippers. He will become a free agent within 48 hours.
Detroit Pistons As stated above, the Pistons traded their star centre in Andre Drummond.
Likely not wanting to see him walk away in free agency, or take the financial burden of his player option. Given he’s one of the elite rebounding players in the league today, the compensation received was woeful.Getting Brandon Knight and John Henson a second-round draft pick is a sub-par return for the elite re-bounder. The two of them do not even make up for the production loss that will be experienced by Drummonds departure.