Trade Deadline Craziness
UNDATED (AP) — Just ahead of the NBA trading deadline, the Phoenix Suns sent Goran Dragic to Miami, getting two first-round picks and a package of players for the Slovenian, a third-team All-NBA selection last season. The Suns filled his spot by acquiring Brandon Knight from Milwaukee in a three-team deal with Philadelphia, which sent Michael Carter-Williams to the Bucks.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ticket is going home. Kevin Garnett also has a new address — his original NBA one. The Timberwolves brought him back to Minnesota by sending Thaddeus Young to Brooklyn.
DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Jackson, who began the season replacing an injured Russell Westbrook, now will step in for the sidelined Brandon Jennings in the Motor City. The Oklahoma City Thunder sent Jackson to Detroit in a three-way trade that included Utah.