A lot of attention has been paid to the Raptors’ blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, and it’s been one of the most talked about moves of the offseason.
While it didn’t come with a huge return, there were plenty of positives for both sides.
The Raptors made three players who were previously acquired from the Pelicans.
The Raptors also acquired three picks in return for the Pelicans’ first-round pick in 2017.
This was a very shrewd trade that will help the Raptors continue to build their young core of players.
The Pelicans are currently 2-8 and have been struggling to find their rhythm since DeMar DeRozan left for Toronto in free agency.
While the Raptors did have a chance to upgrade the Pelicans, the deal was never close and ended up costing them a playoff spot.
The three players the Raptors acquired are:Jordan McRae, Gerald Henderson, and a 2018 first-rounder in returnThe Pelicans, meanwhile, were also able to add four more players to their roster, which is the kind of splash that usually comes with blockbuster trades.
The Hornets are a rebuilding team that’s struggling to turn things around.
They’ve gone from a lottery team to a lottery-bound team and the new acquisitions should help the Hornets compete for the playoffs again.
Here are the Raptors and Pelicans players that the Raptors sent to the Pelicans in this trade:Jordan Henderson, PG, Toronto Raptors: The Raptors dealt the Raptors first- round pick in 2018 to the New York Knicks in exchange for Jordan Henderson.
Henderson is a 6-foot-10 center and his best attribute is his athleticism.
The Pelicans were looking for a wing who could stretch the floor, and Henderson was the obvious choice.
He had an excellent year for the Raptors last year, averaging 14.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.7 steals.
The Hornets had a lot of young players on their roster that were trying to break into the NBA this year, and the addition of Henderson could help the team’s young core.
Gerald Henderson, PF, New Orleans Hornets: The Pelicans acquired Gerald Henderson’s 2018 first round pick from the Raptors in exchange, and they also sent Anthony Davis’ 2018 first overall pick to New Orleans for Henderson.
The pick was the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The New Orleans’ first pick was selected by the Raptors over the Knicks.
Henderson was a former first-team All-American who averaged 16.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 2.4 steals in just 14 games last season.
The Nets were looking to add another shooting guard and Henderson fits the bill.
The team added veteran guard Marcus Thornton in free-agency this offseason, but Henderson can also play both guard positions, which makes him a valuable piece to any team.
Jordan McPherson, SG, Toronto Nets: The New York Raptors sent McPhersson’s 2019 first round draft pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange.
McPriesson is a versatile scorer and is a player who can play both forward positions.
McPsons biggest strengths are his size and athleticism.
He’s a 6’11 guard who has great hands and has shown an ability to score in transition.
McPriesons biggest issue was his shooting.
He was a career 38 percent three-point shooter in his rookie year with the Raptors, but shot just 25 percent in his second season with the team.
He improved his three-pointers from the three-pointer to 46 percent last season, which should help his career in that area.
The Rockets, Clippers, and Lakers have been looking for scoring in the past few years.
The Nets had the first of those deals and the Clippers were looking at adding another player in free agencies this offseason.
They added Chris Paul, who is one of their most talented players, and Chris Paul was willing to take less than what they paid to get him.
They also added Jamal Crawford, who was one of Houston’s top defenders and a key piece of their rotation last season as they improved to a playoff contender.
The Lakers are still rebuilding, and this move will help them stay in the race to contend.
Jordan Clarkson is a big part of the rebuild, and he will be a big upgrade for the Lakers.
He can score and rebound, and Clarkson can play either forward position.
Jordan Clarkson, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers: The Los Angeles Clippers traded their 2019 first- and second-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange and added a 2018 second-rounder to help their rebuilding efforts.
Clarkson is an elite offensive player who will be one of two guards on this team.
The Hawks gave up their first-ever draft pick in 2019 and they need to add a scoring presence to their lineup.
Clarkson had a career year in 2019, averaging 17.8 and 8.7 points per game.
Clarkson was also a key part of Houston in their playoff run last season and the trade could help him again this year.
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