The 2023 NBA Trade Deadline was one of the most active in recent memory, with teams across the league making moves to solidify their rosters for the upcoming season.
The biggest move of the day was Kevin Durant’s move to the Phoenix Suns. The Suns, who had already been a formidable team, are now a juggernaut with the addition of Durant. The Suns also acquired guard John Wall from the Rockets and forward Patrick Beverley from the Clippers.
LeBron James also made a move, as the Lakers acquired center Andre Drummond from the Cavaliers. The Lakers are hoping that Drummond will help bolster their front court and provide some much needed help for James.
The other big move of the day was the Bucks trading forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to the Mavericks. The Bucks received a package of picks and players in return, but the Mavericks are the clear winners of this deal.
ESPN’s “The Woj Pod” broke down all of the moves made at the deadline and graded each team’s performance. The Suns, Mavericks, and Rockets all received high marks for their moves, while the Bucks and Cavaliers were the biggest losers.
Overall, the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline was a wild one, with teams across the league making moves to improve their rosters for the upcoming season. With the moves made, the landscape of the NBA has changed and it will be interesting to see how these moves will affect the standings in the upcoming season.
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