NBA Trade Deadline Day is upon us and we already have a massive haul between four teams. The Los Angeles Clippers have traded Serge Ibaka to the Milwaukee Bucks, while the Sacramento Kings have acquired Donte DiVincenzo and Marvin Bagley is heading to the Detroit Pistons. Also, the Bucks are trading Semi Ojeleye and Rodney Hood to the Clippers. Josh Jackson and Trey Lyles leave Detroit for Sacramento, too.
Full trade participants:
Kings: Donte DiVincenzo, Trey Lyles and Josh Jackson.
Bucks: Serge Ibaka, two future second-round picks, cash.
Clippers: Rodney Hood, Semi Ojele.
Pistons: Marvin Bagley Jr.
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A lot of moving pieces, but the biggest takeaway here is Ibaka going to the Bucks. The defending champions get another impactful big man for their frontcourt alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo. Ibaka, who won a title with the Toronto Raptors in 2019, brings a ton of experience to the table. He’s spent the last two seasons in LA, but the Congo native has only played in 76 regular-season games due to injuries. It’s definitely seen as a positive that Milwaukee gets a pair of draft picks as well.
Bagley meanwhile gets a fresh start in Detroit with a young core who are looking to rebuild and become relevant again in the future. DiVincenzo leaves the Bucks but he’ll now likely have a more established role in Sacramento, especially since they just shipped off Tyrese Haliburton to the Pacers.
If Ibaka can stay healthy, this could prove to be a massive addition for the Bucks as they look to run it back and win another title.