The NBA draft is a fertile ground for trades and this year's edition on Thursday was no different.
Throughout the day leading up to the draft, rumors were swirling about potential deals involving Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, as the two-time All-Star and 2014 Finals MVP's relationship with San Antonio has deteriorated significantly after an injury-riddled 2017-18 season in which he played just nine games.
While no deal went through with Leonard on Thursday, there were plenty of moves from teams who changed their draft positions and picks.
One of the most biggest deals came when the Hawks traded European star Luka Doncic (the No. 3 pick) to the Mavericks in exchange for Trae Young (the No. 5 pick) and a future first-rounder.
Another buzzworthy move was when the Sixers traded Villanova's Mikal Bridges, whom they selected with the No. 10 pick, to the Suns in exchange for the draft rights to No. 16 pick Zhaire Smith and a 2021 first rounder (via Miami).
Leading up to the draft, the Hornets traded Dwight Howard to the Nets in exchange for Timofey Mozgov, two second-round picks and cash. The Lakers also acquired the 39th pick from the Sixers (who, coincidentally, own the Lakers' No. 10 pick) in exchange for L.A.'s 2019 second-rounder via the Bulls and cash.
Here's every deal that went down Thursday night and those that led up to the draft.
• The Hawks traded Luka Doncic (the third pick) to the Mavericks in exchange for Trae Young (fifth pick) and a future first-round pick.
• The Sixers traded Villanova's Mikal Bridges, whom they selected with the No. 10 pick, to the Suns in exchange for the draft rights to No. 16 pick Zhaire Smith and a 2021 first rounder (via Miami).
• The Hornets traded Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, whom they selected with the No. 11 pick, to the Clippers in exchange for Miles Bridges (the No. 12 pick) and two future second-round picks.
• The Hawks traded Devonte Graham, whom they selected with the No. 34 pick, to the Hornets.
• The Kings traded Gary Trent, who they selected with the No. 37 pick, to the Blazers. Portland will send two future second-round picks in exchange.
• The Jazz traded the 52nd overall pick to the Rockets, then Houston selected Purdue's Vince Edwards.
• Orlando traded No. 41 pick Jarred Vanderbilt to the Nuggets in exchange for Denver's 43rd pick, Justin Jackson.
• The Charlotte Hornets traded center Dwight Howard to the Nets in exchange for Timofey Mozgov, two-second round picks and cash. The move saves the Nets $17 million in cap space for the 2019-2020 season. Howard, who averaged 16.6 points and 12.9 rebounds last year, is reportedly working on a buyout with Brooklyn.
• The Sixers traded the 39th overall pick in this year's draft to the Lakers in exchange for Los Angeles' second-round pick (via Chicago) in 2019 and cash.