NBA trades abound around draft day
By admin - 2016-08-14 14:20:59

NBA teams have been making moves surrounding the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday.

On Wednesday, the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls pulled off a blockbuster deal that brought an injury addled Derrick Rose to Madison Square Garden.

The deal, which saw Chicago send Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday, and a 2017 second round pick to New York for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant, is being lauded by experts as a fresh start for former NBA MVP, Rose.

According to John Calipari, who coached Rose at Memphis University, Rose expressed that Chicago was his home and that he had given his all to the city but that he had come to terms with the next chapter in his career being in New York.

The Oklahoma Thunder and Orlando Magic also pulled off a major trade involving Serge Ibaka and Victor Oladipo.

That trade, officially agreed to Thursday, sees Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the draft rights to the 2016 NBA Draft number 11 overall pick, Domantas Sabonis (son of former NBA star, Arvydas Sabonis) go to the Thunder.

The Magic will receive Ibaka, who averaged approximately 13 points per game, seven rebounds and two blocks during the 2015-16 NBA season.

Another trade involving drafted players was agreed to between the Sacramento Kings and the Phoenix Suns.

The Kings agreed to trade their number eight overall draft pick, Marquese Chriss, to the Suns in return for the number thirteen overall pick, which turned into Greek Center, Georgios Papagiannis, Bogdan Bogdanovic, the 28th overall pick in the draft and a second round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.