Often on the move, Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks in 2008, effectively ending the Seven Seconds or Less era.
2 of 11John Biever
Ray Allen traded to Seattle
This deal involved two NBA legends, as Ray Allen, Kevin Ollie, Ronald Murray and a conditional first-round pick were traded for Gary Payton and Desmond Mason in 2003.
3 of 11John Biever
Carmelo Anthony traded to New York
In one of the biggest trades in NBA history, the Nuggets completed a three-team, 13 player deal that landed Carmelo Anthony in New York in 2011. Denver landed Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov, a future first-round pick and two future second-round picks, the right to exchange 2016 first-round picks and cash considerations. Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph were sent to Minnesota.
4 of 11Bob Rosato
Ron Artest traded to Indiana
Ron Artest, Brad Miller and Kevin Ollie were traded to Chicago in exchange for Jalen Rose, Travis Best, Norm Richardson and a second-round draft pick in 2002.
5 of 11John W. McDonough
Isaiah Thomas traded to Boston
One in a series of moves for Isaiah Thomas, the Suns shipped the point guard to Boston, where he played to the best season of his career. Phoenix received Marcus Thornton and the Cavs’ 2016 first-round pick. Thomas has since been moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving.
6 of 11Damian Strohmeyer
Kendrick Perkins traded to Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City added the ultimate role player when Celtics center Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Thunder. Boston received Jeff Green and Nenad Kristic.
7 of 11John W. McDonough
Clyde Drexler traded to Houston
NBA legend Clyde Drexler and Tracy Murray were traded to Houston for Otis Thorpe, Marcelo Nicola and a 1995 first-round pick. This set the stage for two Rockets titles.
8 of 11Greg Nelson
Pau Gasol traded to L.A. Lakers
In 2008 Pau Gasol was traded to the Lakers in exchange for his younger brother, Marc Gasol, Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie and 2008 and 2010 first-round picks.
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Rasheed Wallace traded to Detroit
In 2004 a three-team deal between the Hawks and Celtics sent Rasheed Wallace—and Mike James—to the Pistons. The Pistons traded Zeljko Rebraca, Bob Sura and a conditional first-round pick to the Celtics and Lindsey Hunter, Chucky Atkins and a first-round pick to the Celtics.
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DeMarcus Cousins traded to New Orleans
After years of rumors, the Sacramento Kings finally traded DeMarcus Cousins—along with Omri Casspi—to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, a protected 2017 first-round pick and 2017 second-round pick. The big man, who recently suffered a torn Achilles, will be a free agent this summer.
11 of 11John W. McDonough
Blake Griffin traded to Detroit
In a 2018 NBA trade deadline shocker, the Clippers finally dimmed the light on Lob City, dealing Blake Griffin, Brice Johnson and Willie Reed to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovich, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2019 second-round draft pick.
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