Best and Worst Trades of NBA 2020


Damian Albrecht, Staff Writer

The NBA 2020 trade deadline ended on February 6th. A lot of players have new homes and some got waived immediately after the trade happened. Here’s a run-down of Worst to Best. 


The Pistons traded Andre Drummond to the Cavaliers for John Henson, Brandon Knight and a second-round pick in 2023. This is a confusing trade since he was great in Detroit, and the Cavaliers already had Thompson who is a good rebounder. I think this is a terrible trade for the Pistons because they don’t have as much experience or equal talent at the center position than Drummond. 

The LA Clippers, New York Knicks and Washington Wizards agreed upon a three-team deal that would send Marcus Morris and Isiah Thomas to the Clippers, and the New York Knicks received Mo Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick. Isiah Thomas got waived hours later by the Clippers. I think this is a terrible trade for the Knicks because Marcus Morris was their first scoring option but a good deal for the Clippers because he will have a bigger role with points off the bench. 

The Miami Heat traded Dion Waiters, Justice Winslow and James Johnson to the Grizzlies for Andre Iguodala, Soloman Hill, and Jae Crowder. The Timberwolves later joined the deal, acquiring Johnson from the Grizzlies in exchange for Gorgui Deng. Iguodala got a 30 million 2 year extension with the Miami Heat that includes a team option. I think this is a great trade for the Heat because they need more veteran experience like Iguodala and better wing shooters like Jae Crowder.  

The Warriors who are without Curry and Klay have no other guy who can score the ball. The three-guard position players on the Warriors was a failure. They traded D’Angelo Russell for Wiggins with no picks or other players, just player for player. I think this is a good trade for both teams cause the Warriors needed another wing player and the Timberwolves need a point guard who can score. 

The Houston Rockets acquired  Robert Covington and traded Clint Capela to the Hawks as a part of a 4-team 12 player deal. The Timberwolves acquired two first-round picks, Including Houston’s 2020 pick. They then moved on to the Denver Nuggets for guard Malik Beasley and forward Juan Hernangomez. I think this is a great move by the Hawks because that’s another option for Trae Young on the offensive side of the ball and he’s a great rim protector for their defense. He is injured at the moment but aiming to return right after the all-star weekend. It’s a terrible trade for the Houston Rockets because they got rid of their best defensive player and they have no other center. Ever since they got rid of Capela, They have had P.J Tucker at Center who is 6”5. Malik Beasley was also a great pickup for the Timberwolves because he’s a great wing player who can score the ball and a playmaker to get Towns and Russell the ball.