Orlando Magic went to restructuring with his moves. In the second-to-last place in the Eastern Conference, Magic sent 3 of the team’s top 4 scorers (Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon) by barter.
The Chicago Bulls, who competed in the playoffs under the leadership of Zach LaVine, who was chosen as an all-star for the first time in his career this season, attracted attention by adding Vucevic, the Montenegrin all-star center of Magic, to his staff.
Trade In the NBA
Magic, who gave El-Faruk Aminu to the Bulls in addition to Vucevic, who played with the highest points and assists averages of his career this season (24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists), in return Wendell Carter, Otto Porter and two 1st round drafts.
Fournier, who had the best season of his NBA career with 19.7 points, made his way to the Boston Celtics for two 2nd round draft rights.
Gordon, who produced 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game, also went to the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets, who added Gordon and Gary Clark to their roster as a result of the trade, gave Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, and the 2025 first-round draft right to Magic.
Oladipo will wear Heat jersey
Another important move on the last day of the trade was last season’s finalist Miami Heat.
The Heat tied Houston Rockets’ all-star guard, Victor Oladipo, to colors in exchange for Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk, and the 2022 draft selection swap.
Oladipo, who was chosen as an all-star for his effective game in 2018 and 2019 with the Indiana Pacers jersey, was traded to the Rockets this season after consecutive injuries. The 28-year-old basketball player is playing with averages of 20.8 points, 5 rebounds, 4.7 assists this season.
Heat also added Nemanja Bjelica, the most valuable player of the regular season in the THY Europa League, to its squad with Fenerbahçe jersey in 2015. Heat sent Moe Harkless and Chris Silva to the Sacramento Kings for the Serbian forward.
A notable exchange was between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks. The Clippers awarded the Hawks 3 times sixth man of the year Lou Williams and two 2nd round drafts for all-star quarterback Rajon Rondo, who won two titles.