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Live-tracking NBA deadline trades and effect on the San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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Trade deadline day is officially here, and many have been waiting with bated breath to see if the San Antonio Spurs will finally pull the trigger on a move. Several guys on the roster have been involved in trade rumors, with LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan being the biggest names.

On Thursday afternoon, Chris Haynes announced the Spurs have acquired Marqueese Chriss from the Golden State Warriors for Cady Lalanne. It marks the first trade by the Spurs in the middle of a season since 2014. Plenty more on that to come on Air Alamo.

As the list of other trades grows, I’ll be updating the trade terms in real-time on this post, along with any potential effects they may have on the San Antonio Spurs.

Trade 1: Denver Nuggets acquire JaVale McGee

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the terms of the deal on Twitter:

Denver is acquiring center Cleveland center JaVale McGee for Isaiah Hartenstein and two future protected second-round picks, sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: None. The Spurs weren’t involved in any reported talks with Cleveland or Denver and neither are division rivals, although Denver will be a Western Conference thorn in the Spurs’ side for years in the to come with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray.

Trade 2: Bulls land Nikola Vucevic & Al Farouq Aminu

Here's the deal: The Bulls land Nikola Vucevic and Al Farouq Aminu for Otto Porter, Wendell Carter Jr., and two first-round picks. Huge addition for Chicago, who remains in pursuit of Lonzo Ball. The Magic are moving toward a rebuild now with Aaron Gordon deal on deck.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: Medium. There were rumblings that the Spurs were in the market for Nikola Vucevic, but the Magic were asking for too many future assets to make something work. As it turns out, their asking price of two first-round picks came to fruition, and San Antonio likely dodged one here.

The bigger thing to track here is what the Bulls will now do with Lauri Markkanen, who will be a free agent after this season.

Related Story. Can the Spurs lure away Markkanen?

Per a source: The Chicago Bulls are still looking at Lauri Markkanen trades. Chicago doesn't see him and Nikola Vucevic as a long-term fit next to each other in the frontcourt.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 25, 2021

Trade 3: Celtics acquire Evan Fournier

Teams are finalizing the deal now, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/Rc27IxxhnB

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: Small. There were also rumblings of another deal between the Spurs and Magic that would see DeRozan being moved to Orlando for Evan Fournier and a pick (with others mixed in to make salaries work). Now, that possibility is no more, as Fournier joins the Boston Celtics.

Trade 4: Wizards trade Troy Brown and Mo Wagner

Washington is trading Troy Brown and Mo Wagner to Chicago for Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchinson, sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: None. Both teams are in the East and none of the guys involved are big names.

Trade 5: Denver acquires Aaron Gordon

Gary Harris, RJ Hampton and a first-round pick to the Magic for Aaron Gordon, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/VWMUVCokeS

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: Small. Aaron Gordon was always a longshot to be involved in a trade to San Antonio. The Magic continue to stockpile picks for their future while the Nuggets lose Spurs-killer Gary Harris but gain an athletic big.

Trade 6: Heat acquire Nemanja Bjelica

Sacramento is finalizing a deal to send Nemanja Bjelica to the Miami. Heat, sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Miami is sending Moe Harkless and Chris Silva to the Kings, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/qcIwNnme3t

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: None. Another non-factor for the Spurs.

Trade 7: Philadelphia acquires George Hill, Austin Rivers goes to OKC

Philadelphia is acquiring OKC's George Hill for Tony Bradley, Terrance Fergusson and two future second-round picks, sources tell ESPN. Austin Rivers goes to OKC as part of a three-way deal.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: None. There’s no direct impact on the Spurs, other than Gregg Popovich not getting to see one of his former favorites as often. Hill moves to the Eastern Conference to help a contender.

Trade 8: Blazers acquire Norm Powell for Gary Trent and Rodney Hood

Toronto has traded Norm Powell to Portland for Gary Trent and Rodney Hood, sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: Small. The Portland Trail Blazers will likely be in the thick of the play-in tournament sweepstakes or just above the 7th and 8th seeds. The Spurs hope to stay in the mix but have an extremely difficult schedule going forward.

The Blazers lose some solid guards but acquire Normal Powell, who’s averaging 19.6 points per game on 44 percent shooting from downtown. Big pickup by Portland.

Trade 9: Jazz acquire Matt Thomas from Toronto, trade Terence Davis

Toronto is trading guard Matt Thomas to the Utah Jazz for a future second-round pick, source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Toronto is trading guard Terrence Davis to Sacramento for a future second round pick, source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: None. Thomas can shoot the three well but averaged less than 10 minutes per game in Toronto.

Trade 10: Clippers acquire Rajon Rondo for Lou Williams

Clippers are finalizing a deal to acquire Rajon Rondo from Atlanta for Lou Williams, two second-round picks and cash, sources tell me and @sam_amick.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: Some. Lou Williams is always a scoring threat capable of getting hot quickly, and now he’ll be heading east. The Clippers acquire a 34-year-old point guard averaging a career-low 3.5 assists per game, but he’s only been playing 15 minutes per game in Atlanta.

Draft picks are more valuable than ever lately, so seeing the Clippers give up two second-rounders is a bit of a surprise.

Trade 11: Hornets acquire Bran Wanamaker

The Hornets are acquiring Golden State's Brad Wanamaker, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: None. Warriors are likely acquiring assets for next season’s healthy squad.

Trade 12: Rockets trade Victor Oladipo to Miami

Sources: Houston traded Victor Oladipo to Miami for Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and a draft swap.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: Small. This was an expected move. Since Houston is a division rival, this will have an impact on the Spurs, but their biggest problem in Houston goes by the name of Christian Wood.

The Rockets now get another big man capable of knocking down the three and a 30-year-old veteran guard.

Trade 13: Dallas acquires Redick and Melli from New Orleans

Sources: Dallas sent James Johnson, Wes Iwundu and a second-round pick to New Orleans to acquire JJ Redick and Nicolo Melli.

Mavericks acquiring two shooters to bolster their depth. Pelicans receive a gritty veteran forward in Johnson, young player and draft asset. https://t.co/WaVX3BKh6T

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: Small. The Mavericks are another division rival that has had success against San Antonio recently. Here, they get two more shooters to add to a roster that’s in the middle of the pack in 3-point shooting at 15th.

Trade 14: Bulls acquire Daniel Theis for Mo Wagner

Mo Wagner goes to the Celtics, per sources. https://t.co/TPrzW9WqEd

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021

Affect on Spurs: None. Two Eastern Conference teams.

Next. 2 Deadline trades to help Spurs build their future

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