2012 NBA Draft Trade Thread

6/26/2012: 9:43 AM: Minnesota trades the No. 18 (Terrence Jones) Overall Pick to Houston for Chase Budinger (888K) and the rights to Lior Eliyahu

Minnesota: For the Timberwolves this trade makes sense and doesn’t at the same time. They save roughly 750K in salary for Budinger verses taking on the No. 18 picks salary. They can also keep Budinger through the 2014-2015 season for less than one million a year. Lior Eliyahu is a talented wing that will be 27 when the season starts.

Houston: The Rockets sent a minor role player away for another pick to use in some package for a star player. No star player acquired on draft night, but they do add Terrence Jones who is yet another versatile forward to go with the other 27 they have.

Credit to Jonathan Givony

Charlotte trades Corey Maggette (10.9 million) to Detroit for Ben Gordon (2yrs 25.6 million) and the Pistons 2013 1st Round Pick (Lottery Protected)

Charlotte: The Bobcats needed scorers and get a rental guard for the next two years in Gordon. This should not change any philosophy for the team for the draft. The pick is protected Top 14 (2013), Top 8 (2014), Top 1 (2015), and Unprotected (2016). Patience MJ.

Detroit: Maggette comes off the books after this year and the Pistons save 14.9 million in total salary. His role on the team does not need to be major either with Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.

Credit to Adrian Wojnarowski

6/27/2012: 4:19 PM EST: Houston trades Samuel Dalembert and the No. 14 (John Henson) Overall Pick to Milwaukee for Jon Leuer, Jon Brockman, Shaun Livingston, and the No. 12 (Jeremy Lamb) Overall Pick

Houston: The Rockets continue to inch up the draft board and now own the No. 12, 16, and 18 Overall Picks. The players that come over will have little impact. Leuer is a nice stretch-four and will compliment the inside play of Luis Scola.

Milwaukee: It seems the Bucks are comfortable moving down a few spots to get their guy in the draft. The addition of Dalembert gives the team a rent-a-center that does not cost them to much as he becomes a free agent after this year.

Credit to Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo! Sports

6/28/2012: 9:11 PM EST: Dallas trades No. 17 (Tyler Zeller) to Cleveland for No. 24 (Jared Cunningham), No. 33 (Jae Crowder), and No. 34 (Bernard James) Overall

Dallas: For the Mavericks this is about collecting cheaper assets. They now have an athlete at No. 24 (Jared Cunningham) and the potential to add more younger athletes to the aging roster.

Cleveland: The Cavaliers were not going to bring home four rookies. Instead they net Dion Waiters early and Tyler Zeller late in this trade. Zeller is not going to blow anyone away, but has the intangibles of a consistent center in the NBA. A legit 7-footer and good in transition.

Credit to Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo! Sports

6/28/2012: 10:06 PM EST: Miami trades No. 27 (Arnett Moultrie) to Philadelphia for No. 45 (Justin Hamilton) and a future 1st Round Pick

Miami: Smart financial move for the Heat. They will get the 76ers pick next year (likely Top 20) and do not have to pay a rookie this year.

Philadelphia: The 76ers were high on Moultrie from the beginning and let him slide only to get him anyway. For the 76ers they add now Moultrie in the paint and Moe Harkless on the perimeter.

Credit to Chad Ford ESPN.com

6/28/2012: PM EST: Sacramento trades No. 36 (Orlando Johnson) to Indiana for cash

Sacramento: Cash

Indiana: Incase the Pacers lose one of their guards in free-agency they add some insurance. Johnson is a tough, big, physical guard that has a real shot at making the roster.

Credit to Jeff Goodman CBSSports.com

6/28/2012: 11:01 PM EST: Portland trades No. 41 (Tyshawn Taylor) to Brooklyn for cash

Portland: Cash

Brooklyn: The Nets get a steal and talented back-up for Deron Williams. He can knock down the three and is as athletic as any point guard in the draft.

Credit to Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo! Sports

6/28/2012: 11:39 PM EST: Philadelphia trades No. 54 (Tornike Shengelia) to Brooklyn for cash

Portland: Cash

Brooklyn: Here is a stash away International prospect that has some NBA potential in a year or two. Shengelia is a four that can score the ball and attack the basket from the perimeter.

Credit to Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo! Sports

6/28/2012: 11:36 PM EST: Dallas trades No. 55 (Darius Johnson-Odom) to the Los Angeles Lakers for cash

Dallas: Cash

Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers add potentially the steal of the draft in Darius Johnson-Odom. He is a pitbull as a guard who can knock down the three and create offense for others.

Credit to Chad Ford ESPN.com