This year’s NBA trade deadline was definitely impactful around the league as we saw 16 deals made on March 25th and a total of 48 different players get traded. Among those 48 players, we saw 4 current/former All-Stars in Victor Oladipo, Nikola Vucevic, Rajon Rondo and Jeff Teague all being traded to new teams.
While there were plenty of NBA trade rumors about some other big names potentially being on the move, a lot of deals fell through at the last minute, including a trade that would have sent Kyle Lowry to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Lowry is from Philadelphia and the Sixers made a strong push to bring Lowry “home,” but the Toronto Raptors decided it was in their best interest to hold onto Lowry through the end of the season, even though he is now 35-years-old and in the final year of a $30M contract.
Overall though, the NBA trade deadline was very exciting and will definitely have an impact on how the rest of the season plays out. Some players will definitely benefit from being traded and others will definitely benefit from staying with their current team and not being dealt at the NBA trade deadline this year.
With that said let’s take a look at four players who have and will benefit the most from what has occurred at this year’s NBA trade deadline.