NBA Trade Deadline
The NBA trade deadline is one of the key calendar dates of the season. After the deadline, no trades can be made until the end of the season. Each year the NBA trade deadline is towards the latter part of February, usually around February 21 (Feb. 21 in 2008, Feb. 22 in 2007, Feb. 23 in 2006, Feb. 24 in 2005, Feb. 19 in 2004, Feb. 20 in 2003) give or take a few days. Looking at NBA trade deadline history is always interesting. There are usually a bunch of deals, but they're often smaller in importance than expected.
Here's a look NBA trade deadline deals in the recent past:
2009 NBA Trade Deadline
The date of the 2009 NBA trade deadline isn't known yet. When it is, we'll post it here.
2008 NBA Trade Deadline
In a three-team trade, Cleveland acquires Ben Wallace, Joe Smith and a 2009 second-round pick from Cleveland plus Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West from Seattle; Chicago acquires Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons from Cleveland; Seattle acquires Donyell Marshall and Ira Newble from Cleveland and Adrian Griffin from Chicago.
In a three-team trade, New Orleans acquires Bonzi Wells and Mike James from Houston, Houston acquires Bobby Jackson, Adam Haluska and a 2008 second-round pick from New Orleans as well as the rights to Sergei Lishouk from Memphis and Memphis acquires Marcus Vinicius from New Orleans and the draft rights to Malick Badiane from Houston.
Denver acquires Taurean Green from Portland in exchange for Von Wafer.
Detroit acquires Juan Dixon and cash considerations from Toronto in exchange for Primoz Brezec.
Houston acquires Gerald Green from Minnesota in exchange for Kirk Snyder, a second-round pick in 2010 and cash considerations.
2007 NBA Trade Deadline
TORONTO traded G Fred Jones to PORTLAND for G Juan Dixon
PHILADELPHIA traded F/C Alan Henderson to Utah in exchange for each team's second-round pick
DALLAS traded guard Anthony Johnson to ATLANTA for a second-round draft pick
2006 NBA Trade Deadline
SEATTLE acquired Earl Watson, Bryon Russell, a 2008 second-round pick and cash from DENVER, which acquired Reggie Evans from SEATTLE, and Ruben Patterson and Charles Smith from PORTLAND, which acquired Voshon Lenard from DENVER and Brian Skinner from SACRAMENTO, which Vitaly Potapenko from SEATTLE and Sergei Monia from PORTLAND.
SEATTLE traded Ronald Murray to CLEVELAND fro Mike Wilks and cash
NEW ORLEANS acquired Marc Jackson, Linton Johnson and cash from NEW JERSEY for Bostjan Nachbar
MIAMI acquired Derek Anderson from HOUSTON for Gerald Fitch
CLEVELAND acquired Lee Nailon and a 2006 second-round pick from PHILADELPHIA for a conditional 2006 second-round pick.
2005 NBA Trade Deadline
BOSTON traded F Jiri Welsch to CLEVELAND in exchange for a future first-round draft pick.
NEW ORLEANS traded F Jamal Mashburn and F Rodney Rogers to PHILADELPHIA in exchange for F Glenn Robinson.
MILWAUKEE traded G Mike James and C Zendon Hamilton to HOUSTON in exchange for G Reece Gaines and a 2006 and 2007 second-round draft pick.
MILWAUKEE traded F Keith Van Horn to DALLAS in exchange for C Calvin Booth, F/C Alan Henderson and cash.
HOUSTON traded F Maurice Taylor to NEW YORK in exchange for F Vin Baker, G Moochie Norris and a 2006 second-round draft pick.
ATLANTA traded F Antoine Walker and cash to BOSTON in exchange for G Gary Payton, F Tom Gugliotta, C Michael Stewart, and a future first-round pick.
NEW ORLEANS traded G Baron Davis to GOLDEN STATE in exchange for C/F Dale Davis, G Speedy Claxton and cash.
NEW YORK traded C Nazr Mohammed and G Jamison Brewer to SAN ANTONIO for F Malik Rose, two future first-round picks, and cash.
CHARLOTTE traded G/F Steve Smith to MIAMI in exchange for F Malik Allen and cash.
DENVER traded F Nikoloz Tskitishvili and F Rodney White to GOLDEN STATE for F Eduardo Najera, G Luis Flores, and a future first-round pick.
2004 NBA Trade Deadline
DETROIT traded G Lindsey Hunter, Chucky Atkins its 2004 first round pick and cash to BOSTON in exchange for G Mike James while sending C Zeljko Rebraca, G Bob Sura and a first round pick (pick will come from Milwaukee if the Bucks qualify for the playoffs) to ATLANTA in exchange for F/C Rasheed Wallace
ORLANDO traded G Gordan Giricek to UTAH for DeShawn Stevenson and a conditional second round draft pick.
ORLANDO traded G Shammond Williams to NEW ORLEANS in exchange for C Sean Rooks.
PHOENIX traded F Tom Gugliotta, two conditional first round picks, a 2005 second round draft pick and cash to UTAH in exchange for F/C Keon Clark and F/C Ben Handlogten.
2003 NBA Trade Deadline
BOSTON traded Shammond Williams, a 2003 second-round draft pick and cash cash considerations to DENVER for Mark Blount and Mark Bryant.
NEW ORLEANS traded Elden Campbell to SEATTLE for Kenny Anderson and cash considerations.
SEATTLE traded Gary Payton and Desmond Mason to MILWAUKEE for Ray Allen, Kevin Ollie, Ronald Murray, and either a 2003 first-round draft pick or two 2003 second-round draft picks.
2002 NBA Trade Deadline
DALLAS traded Juwan Howard, Donnell Harvey, Tim Hardaway, a 2002 first round draft pick and cash consideration to DENVER in exchange for Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, Tariq Abdul-Wahad and Raef LaFrentz.
GOLDEN STATE traded Marc Jackson to MINNESOTA in exchange for Dean Garrett and Minnesota's 2007 second-round draft pick.
2001 NBA Trade Deadline
ATLANTA traded C Dikembe Mutombo and F Roshown McLeod to PHILADELPHIA in exchange for C Theo Ratliff, F Toni Kukoc, C Nazr Mohammed and G Pepe Sanchez.
TORONTO traded G Mark Jackson and G Muggsy Bogues to NEW YORK in exchange for G Chris Childs and the Knicks' lottery-protected first-round pick.
WASHINGTON traded F Juwan Howard, C Obinna Ekezie and F Calvin Booth to DALLAS for F Christian Laettner, F Loy Vaught, F Etan Thomas, G Hubert Davis and G Courtney Alexander.
TORONTO traded F Corliss Williamson, F Tyrone Corbin, F Kornel David and a first-round pick to DETROIT for F Jerome Williams and C Eric Montross.
2000 NBA Trade Deadline
ATLANTA traded G Anthony Johnson to ORLANDO in exchange for a conditional second-round draft choice.
1999 NBA Trade Deadline
CLEVELAND traded F/C Vitaly Potapenko to BOSTON in exchange for F/C Andrew Declercq and a conditional 1999 first round draft pick.
HOUSTON traded G/F Rodrick Rhodes to VANCOUVER in exchange for G/F Sam Mack.
NEW YORK traded a conditional first round draft pick to PHILADELPHIA for the draft rights to F Mirsad Turkcan.
PHILADELPHIA traded F Tim Thomas and F/C Scott Williams to MILWAUKEE in exchange for F Tyrone Hill and G/F Jerald Honeycutt.
MILWAUKEE traded G Terrell Brandon to MINNESOTA and G Elliot Perry to NEW JERSEY in exchange for NEW JERSEY trading G Sam Cassell and F/C Chris Gatling to MILWAUKEE and F Brian Evans and future draft considerations to MINNESOTA in exchange for MINNESOTA trading G Chris Carr, F Bill Curley and G Stephon Marbury to NEW JERSEY and C Paul Grant to MILWAUKEE.
1998 NBA Trade Deadline
CHICAGO traded F Jason Caffey to GOLDEN STATE in exchange for F/C David Vaughn and 1998 and 2000 second-round draft picks.
L.A. CLIPPERS traded G Brent Barry to MIAMI in exchange for C Isaac Austin, G Charles Smith and a conditional 1998 first-round draft pick.
NEW YORK traded F Ronnie Grandison and C Herb Williams to PHILADELPHIA in exchange for F Terry Cummings.
NEW JERSEY traded F David Benoit, C Yinka Dare and G Kevin Edwards to ORLANDO in exchange for C Rony Seikaly and F Brian Evans.
1997 NBA Trade Deadline
CHARLOTTE acquired F Ricky Pierce from DENVER for C George Zidek and G Anthony Goldwire.
TORONTO acquired G Shawn Respert from MILWAUKEE for C Acie Earl.
DENVER acquired G Jerome Allen from INDIANA for F Darvin Ham.
GOLDEN STATE acquired G/F Scott Burrell from CHARLOTTE for F Donald Royal.
INDIANA acquired G Mark Jackson and F/C LaSalle Thompson from DENVER for G/F Vincent Askew, F Eddie Johnson and second-round draft picks in 1997 and 1998.
LAKERS acquired F George McCloud from NEW JERSEY in exchange for C Joe Kleine, a 1997 first-round pick and a conditional second-round pick.
1996 NBA Trade Deadline
ATLANTA acquired F Christian Laettner and C Sean Rooks from MINNESOTA in exchange for G Spud Webb and C Andrew Lang.
TORONTO acquired F Sharone Wright from PHILADELPHIA in exchange for C Ed Pinckney, F Tony Massenburg, the right to swap first-round draft picks in 1996 or 1997 and a second-round option.
PHOENIX acquired G Terrence Rencher from MIAMI in exchange for G Tony Smith.
MIAMI acquired G Tim Hardaway and F Chris Gatling from GOLDEN STATE in exchange for F Kevin Willis and G Bimbo Coles.
MIAMI acquired F Walt Williams and F Tyrone Corbin from SACRAMENTO in exchange for F Billy Owens and G Kevin Gamble.
ORLANDO acquired F Kenny Gattison and a 1996 second-round draft pick from VANCOUVER in exchange for F Jeff Turner.
1995 NBA Trade Deadline
DALLAS acquired G Scott Brooks from HOUSTON in exchange for G Morlon Wiley and a 1995 second-round draft pick.
1994 NBA Trade Deadline
CHARLOTTE acquired F Frank Brickowski and a conditional first-round draft pick from MILWAUKEE in exchange for C Mike Gminksi.
ATLANTA acquired F Danny Manning from the L.A. CLIPPERS in exchange for F Dominique Wilkins and a 1994 or 1995 conditional first-round draft pick.
LAKERS acquired F Danny Schayes from MILWAUKEE in exchange for a 1995 conditional second-round draft pick.
UTAH acquired G Jeff Hornacek, G Sean Green and a 1995 or 1996 second-round draft pick from PHILADELPHIA in exchange for G Jeff Malone and a 1994 conditional first-round draft pick.
1993 NBA Trade Deadline
CHICAGO acquired F Ed Nealy from GOLDEN STATE in exchange for a 2001 conditional second-round draft pick.
MILWAUKEE acquired F Orlando Woolridge from DETROIT in exchange for G Alvin Robertson.
1992 NBA Trade Deadline
NEW YORK acquired C James Donaldson from DALLAS in exchange for F Brian Quinnett.
1991 NBA Trade Deadline
SEATTLE acquired C Benoit Benjamin from the L.A. CLIPPERS in exchange for C Olden Polynice, a 1991 first-round draft pick and a 1993 or 1994 first-round draft pick.
1990 NBA Trade Deadline
SAN ANTONIO acquired C Uwe Blab from GOLDEN STATE in exchange for C Christian Welp.
CLIPPERS acquired G Winston Garland from GOLDEN STATE in exchange for two future second-round draft picks.
NEW YORK acquired C Stuart Gray from CHARLOTTE in exchange for a 1991 second-round draft pick.
CHARLOTTE acquired Randolph Keys from CLEVELAND in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.
MINNESOTA acquired F Brad Sellers from SEATTLE in exchange for Steve Johnson and a 1991 second-round draft pick.
1989 NBA Trade Deadline
NEW YORK acquired F Kiki Vandeweghe from PORTLAND in exchange for a 1989 first-round draft pick.
BOSTON acquired C Joe Kleine and F Ed Pinckney from SACRAMENTO in exchange for G Danny Ainge and F Brad Lohaus.
1988 NBA Trade Deadline
PHOENIX acquired G Kevin Johnson, F Tyrone Corbin, C Mark West, 1988 first and second-round draft picks and a 1989 second-round draft pick from CLEVELAND in exchange for F Larry Nance, F Mike Sanders and a 1988 second-round draft pick.
MILWAUKEE acquired G Jay Humphries from PHOENIX in exchange for G Craig Hodges and a 1988 second-round draft pick.
SEATTLE acquired G Sedale Threatt from CHICAGO in exchange for G Sam Vincent.
1987 NBA Trade Deadline
CHICAGO acquired F Ben Poquette from CLEVELAND in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.