14 trades on NBA deadline day the most in 30 years
A total of 14 trades were made on NBA trade deadline day, which is the most moves made over the last 30 years. Moreover, 19 players were involved, which is tied with 2018 for the most on deadline day over the last three decades.
Here are some other cool tidbits:
2019 trade deadline recap:
-14 trades: most on deadline day over the last 30 years.
-19 teams involved: tied with 2018 for the most on deadline day over the last 30 years.
-34 players changed teams: second most on deadline day over the last 30 years (43 in 2015).
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) February 8, 2019
The biggest trade which happened on deadline day was the Toronto Raptors’ deal with the Memphis Grizzlies for three-time NBA All-Star Marc Gasol.
The night before, the Philadelphia 76ers made their second blockbuster trade of the season, acquiring Tobias Harris from the LA Clippers. The Sixers traded for Jimmy Butler in November.
Philadelphia also parted ways with former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, sending him to the Orlando Magic.
Anthony Davis is still on the New Orleans Pelicans, as he wasn’t traded despite requesting one. The superstar big man will be moved in the summer.
The Milwaukee Bucks made a big splash, acquiring stretch Nikola Mirotic from the Pelicans. The Bucks have the best record in the Eastern Conference and look primed to go on a deep playoff run this season.
The biggest trade, though, didn’t happen on deadline day. The New York Knicks sent power forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks. Porzingis won’t play this season, but the Mavs now have a dynamic duo in Luka Doncic and KP to build around.
All in all, it was a pretty fun and wild trade season.