NBA Trade Deadline recap: Lakers get new PG, Blazers unload Camby, Wallace
The NBA trade deadline passed at 3pm ET on Thursday and surprisingly there weren’t as many deals made as expected. Dwight Howard signed an agreement saying he won’t opt out of his contract after the season, so he stayed with the Magic. However, Orlando failed to acquire any additional help. The Lakers and Blazers were two big movers on Thursday.
The Lakers got a new point guard in Ramon Sessions and jettisoned Derek Fisher to Houston. While it hurts Lakers fans sentimentally, it’s a good move for the team — they needed point guard help desperately and Ramon Sessions can provide that. Portland made several changes, including firing coach Nate McMillan, and dealing two of their better players in Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby. Though the Nets are getting Wallace, his contract expires after the season, giving Deron Williams less incentive to re-sign with New Jersey. Lastly, the Spurs always spoke fondly of Stephen Jackson, and now they’re getting him back. He hasn’t worked out well in his last few stops, but maybe he’ll play well in San Antonio under Gregg Popovich.
Below is a rundown of every NBA trade made Thursday before the deadline (most notable players are in bold):
Lakers get Ramon Sessions, Christian Eyenga from Cavaliers
Cavs get Luke Walton, Jason Kapono
Lakers trade PG Derek Fisher, 2012 1st-round pick to Rockets
Lakers get F Jordan Hill
Spurs acquire F Stephen Jackson from Warriors
Warriors get F Richard Jefferson
Wizards get Nene Hilario in three-way deal involving Nuggets, Clippers
Nuggets get C JaVale McGee, Ronny Turiaf from Wizards
Clippers get G Nick Young from Wizards
Wizards get Brian Cook, conditional 2nd-round pick from Clippers
Rockets acquire C Marcus Camby in trade with the Blazers
Blazers get C Hasheem Thabeet, G Jonny Flynn, 2nd-round pick
Blazers trade F Gerald Wallace to Nets
Blazers get Top 3 protected 2012 1st-round pick, F Mehmet Okur, F Shawne Williams from Nets (both are injured)
Pacers get G Leandro Barbosa from Raptors
Raptors get 2nd-round pick
76ers get G/F Sam Young from Grizzlies
Grizzlies get rights to ’05 draft pick Ricky Sanchez
Chris Kaman, Ray Allen, Michael Beasley, Jamal Crawford, Kirk Hinrich were not traded despite all the rumors.