The Most Interesting Trades of the 2017 NBA Offseason
On June 28, Chris Paul was traded from the LA Clippers to the Houston Rockets for players Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Lou Williams, Darrun Hillard, Deandre Liggins and Kyle Wiltjer. Now the Rockers have the Chris Paul-James Harden duo, which will give them the chance to be a top team and successful in the West. One of the biggest trades this summer was on August 22 when Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics for the 2018 first-round pick, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic.
This trade was so monumental because of the division of Irving and LeBron James after many successful years on the Cavaliers together. With the Celtics and Cavaliers scheduled to play each other for their season openers, it will be interesting to see the results.
The most recent trade on September 23 was Carmelo Anthony being traded from the New York Knicks to the Oklahoma Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and the 2018 draft second round pick. With Anthony, the Thunder also has Paul George and Russel Westbrook, a combination which will certainly make them a team to watch.
List of Traded NBA Players in 2017
|Player||Traded From||Traded To|
|DeAndre Liggins||Dallas Mavericks||Houston Rockets|
|Darrun Hilliard||Detroit Pistons||Houston Rockets|
|Tim Quarterman||Portland Trail Blazers||Houston Rockets|
|Ryan Kelly||Atlanta Hawks||Houston Rockets|
|Shawn Long||Philadelphia 76ers||Houston Rockets|
|Chris Paul||LA Clippers||Houston Rockets|
|Ricky Rubio||Minnesota Timberwolves||Utah Jazz|
|Paul George||Indiana Pacers||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Danilo Gallinari||Denver Nuggets||LA Clippers|
|Josh McRoberts||Miami Heat||Dallas Mavericks|
|DeMarre Carroll||Toronto Raptors||Brooklyn Nets|
|Cory Joseph||Toronto Raptors||Indiana Pacers|
|Allen Crabbe||Portland Trail Blazers||Brooklyn Nets|
|Kyrie Irving||Cleveland Cavaliers||Boston Celtics|
|Carmelo Anthony||New York Knicks||Oklahoma City Thunder|
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