It was a big trade deadline for NBA Garys
The NBA trade deadline has passed and if your name is Gary, there’s a likely chance that you got traded on Thursday. Ahead of the trade deadline, Gary Harris, Gary Clark, and Gary Trent Jr. were all traded to new teams.
Every NBA player named Gary was traded during today's deadline 😅
— Gary Harris: Traded to Magic
— Gary Trent Jr.: Traded to Raptors
— Gary Clark: Traded to Nuggets
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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 25, 2021
Harris was involved in the trade that sent Aaron Gordon to the Denver Nuggets, ending his seven-year tenure in Denver to begin his NBA career. The veteran guard has been limited to 19 games this season, where he was averaging only 9.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. All of those numbers are the lowest marks of his career since his rookie season.
On the other side of the Gordon trade, Clark is joining Gordon in joining the Nuggets. Clark has been used sparingly by the Orlando Magic this season as he’s served as a bench contributor behind Gordon in certain games.
As for Trent, the 22-year-old guard is headed to the Toronto Raptors in the trade that landed the Portland Trail Blazers Norman Powell. Trent filled in admirably for C.J. McCollum earlier this season when McCollum dealt with an injury. Trent gives the Raptors a young wing to replace Powell and unlike Powell, Trent will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.
The NBA trade deadline was littered with notable trades, with Victor Oladipo’s trade to the Miami Heat happening after the deadline concluded. Besides Oladipo and Evan Fournier, Gary’s dominated the headlines when it came to trades taking place on Thursday.