NBA Trade Deadline Tracker 2023: Lakers Change Russell Westbrook, Acquire D’Angelo Russell; Curtsy get Josh Hart
The 2023 NBA trade deadline is set for Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, but fans have been following big moves since Sunday’s first blockbuster deal of the season, when the Dallas Mavericks acquired All-Star guard Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets . CBS Sports’ Sam Quinn gave the Mavs a ‘B+’ for the move that pairs the star with Luka Doncic.
The action continued on Wednesday when the Los Angeles Lakers finally parted ways with point guard Russell Westbrook after months of speculation. In a three-team deal between the Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz, Westbrook will travel to Minnesota while the Lakers will pick up D’Angelo Russell from the Wolves along with Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Jazz. Veteran point guard Mike Conley will travel to Minnesota from Utah while the Jazz adds a significant draft asset in a lightly protected 2027 Lakers first-round pick.
This was followed by the New York Knicks acquiring wing Josh Hart from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Cam Reddish and a draft fee.
Many other notable names could switch teams this week, including OG Anunoby, Fred VanVleet, Zach LaVine, Jae Crowder and John Collins. CBS Sports’ James Herbert has a full list of 65 commercial candidates here.
CBS Sports will be keeping an eye on the latest notable deals further down in our 2023 NBA trade deadline tracker.
2023 NBA Trade Deadline Tracker
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2023-nba-trade-deadline-tracker-lakers-move-russell-westbrook-acquire-dangelo-russell-knicks-get-josh-hart/ NBA Trade Deadline Tracker 2023: Lakers Change Russell Westbrook, Acquire D’Angelo Russell; Curtsy get Josh Hart