2011 NBA Draft Trade Tracker
Draft night 2011 promises to be full of movement and as every trade goes down HOOPSWORLD will provide instant analysis below.
Denver Nuggets Receive: Rights to (Chukwudiebere Maduabaum)
Los Angeles Lakers Receive: Future second-round pick
Analysis: Not much to see here. Maduabaum is very raw and far from being a NBA player. Played three games in the NBDL last year.
Cleveland Cavaliers Receive: Rights to 2013 and 2014 2nd round picks
Orlando Magic Receive:Rights to #32 pick (Justin Harper)
Analysis: The Cavs had two first round picks inside the top five, so trading away a second round pick in this year’s draft to add two future second round picks was a move they thought would help them down the line. The Magic added a three point shooting forward in Justin Harper that could fit in perfectly with their style of play.
New Orleans Hornets Receive: Cash Considerations ($700-750k)
New York Knicks Receive:Rights to #45 pick (Josh Harrellson)
Analysis: New Orleans has been one of the struggling franchises in the NBA so selling a second round pick for cash shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Knicks added another player in Josh Harrellson that they hope can crack their rotation next season and provide some much needed defense, rebounding and toughness.
Golden State Warriors Receive: Rights to pick #39 (Jeremy Tyler)
Charlotte Bobcats Receive:Cash Considerations
Analysis: The Bobcats have sold their second round pick to the Warriors. The Warriors add a young center in Jeremy Tyler who played overseas the last two seasons and was at one time considered a potential #1 overall pick in the draft.
Minnesota Timberwolves Receive: Rights to pick #31 (Bojan Bogdanovic), future 2nd round pick, and cash considerations
Miami HEAT Receives:Rights to pick #28 (Norris Cole)
Analysis: This trade is not yet official. The HEAT had been targeting Reggie Jackson with the first pick in the second round; when he was taken 24th pick the HEAT moved quickly to add another player they were interested in with the 28th pick in Norris Cole. The ‘Wolves added the second round pick they traded away, #31 (Bojan Bogdanovic), last season to acquire Michael Beasley and picked up a future second rounder as well as cash considerations.
Boston Celtics Receive: Rights to pick #27 (JaJuan Johnson) and a 2014 second round pick
New Jersey Nets Receive:Rights to pick #25 (Marshon Brooks)
Analysis: The Celtics and Nets swapped picks. The Nets added the player they wanted in Marshon Brooks, while the Celtics pick up a future draft pick and still add a player they liked in JaJuan Johnson.
Minnesota Timberwolves Receive: Rights to picks #28 (Norris Cole) and #43 (Malcolm Lee)
Chicago Bulls Receive: Rights to pick #23 (Nikola Mirotic)
Analysis: This trade is not yet official. The Timberwolves traded away one pick so they could add two. The Bulls added one of the top talents in the draft, but Nikola Mirotic isn’t expected to come over to the NBA for several years. Some rumors believe he will stay overseas until the 2014 season.
Portland Trail Blazers Receive: Ray Felton, rights to pick 57 (Tanguy Ngombo)
Denver Nuggets Receive: Andre Miller, rights to pick #26 (Jordan Hamilton), and a future 2nd rounder (Portland’s from 2013 or 2014)
Dallas Mavericks Receive: Rudy Fernandez and the rights to Petteri Koponen
Analysis: This trade is not yet official. Andre Miller can be waived by the Nuggets if they want to save money immediately or they can use him as a tutor for Ty Lawson who they believe will be a building block for the future. There is also the possibilty they can try and flip Miller again for another asset that might fit their team better. The Nuggets also added Jordan Hamilton with the 26th pick, who was considered to be a fringe lottery talent. The Blazers have been looking for a younger point guard to lead them and have found one in Ray Felton. The only issue is Felton becomes an unrestricted free agent after the 2011-2012 season. The Mavericks added another solid perimeter player that can play anywhere from point guard to small forward. He is also added insurance in case they lose Caron Butler this offseason to free agency.
Houston Rockets Receive: Jonny Flynn, rights to pick #20 (Donatas Matiejunas), and a future second-round pick
Minnesota Timberwolves Receive:Brad Miller, rights to picks #23 (Nikola Mirotic), and a future first rounder
Analysis: This trade is not yet official. With Ricky Rubio finally coming over from Spain, Jonny Flynn no longer fits into the T-Wolves future. Flynn will compete with Kyle Lowry for the Rockets starting point guard position and gives the Rockets another young rebuilding piece. Matiejunas is a seven foot center who could be the eventual replacement for Yao Ming if he is unable to return to the Rockets due to injury. The T-Wolves freed up playing time for Rubio by trading Flynn and in the process added a veteran backup center in Miller who only has one more fully guaranteed year left on his contract. They also added the 23rd
(Nikola Mirotic) and 38th (Chandler Parsons) pick in the draft as well as a future first rounder.
Indiana Pacers Receive: George Hill
San Antonio Spurs Receive:15th pick in draft (Kawhi Leonard), rights to #42 (Davis Bertans), and the rights to Erazem Lorbek
Analysis: The San Antonio Spurs have been trying to trade into the lottery for much of the last week. Even though they weren’t able to do it, they were able to add a lottery type talent in small forward Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs also added former 2005 second round draft pick Erazem Lorbek and
the 42nd pick (Davis Bertans) in tonight’s draft. The Pacers upgraded their backcourt with combo guard George Hill who could compete for the starting shooting guard spot next year with Paul George. Otherwise, Hill could be one of the top sixth men next season.
Milwaukee Bucks Receive: Beno Udrih, Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, and 19th pick (Tobias Harris) in tonight’s draft
Sacramento Kings Receive: John Salmons and 10th pick (Jimmer Fredette) in tonight’s draft
Charlotte Bobcats Receive:Corey Maggette and 7th pick (Bismack Biyombo) in tonight’s draft
Analysis: The Bobcats now own the 7th (Bismack Biyombo) and 9th (Kemba Walker) picks in tonight’s draft. This is a clear sign that the Bobcats are in rebuilding mode. Over the last 12 months they’ve traded away their top players in Tyson Chandler, Gerald Wallace and now Stephen Jackson. They did add Corey Maggette, but he is a downgrade compared to the players they had to give up to add another lottery pick. The Kings added a former player in John Salmons that is under contract for four more years and is capable of being their starting small forward, which was a hole for them. They also moved down in the draft from the 7th pick (Biyombo) to the 10th pick (Jimmer Fredette) which will provide some savings and could produce a similarily talented player. The Bucks must believe they can compete for a playoff spot right now because they traded out of the lottery. They did add the 19th pick (Tobias Harris) in tonight’s draft, but the focus of this trade was adding a starting shooting guard in Stephen Jackson who should fit in well with defensive minded coach Scott Skiles. They also added two point guards in Beno Udrih and Shaun Livingston giving them depth and an insurance policy in case Jennings faces injuries like he did last season.
More analysis here, by Joel Brigham.