In a trade deadline full of huge deals and surprising moves, the biggest came in a three team deal between the Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Utah Jazz.
Utah will also send Joe Johnson to Sacramento, and Cleveland will send Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to Utah, league sources tell ESPN. Sacramento sends George Hill to the Cavs.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
The Kings received guard Iman Shumpert from Cleveland and veteran wing man Joe Johnson from Utah, as well as a 2020 second round pick that Cleveland acquired from Miami in a trade for Dwyane Wade. Cleveland also will also send $3 million in cash to Sacramento as part of the trade.
Utah received point guard Derrick Rose and forward Jae Crowder from Cleveland to complete the deal. Utah will release Derrick Rose to allow him to pursue signing with a playoff team, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.
Sources: Utah will release Derrick Rose, allowing him to pursue signing with a playoff team. https://t.co/a9RsM4kgTW— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018
After weeks dealing with a bad locker room environment, the loss of All-Star forward Kevin Love, and disappointing performances on the court, Cleveland has rebuilt their roster with in the span of a day, dealing multiple veterans for promising, young wing players.
While it is unclear if superstar LeBron James will remain in Cleveland after this season, the Cavaliers have revealed their commitment to the future, bringing in multiple young players to build around if the King takes his talents elsewhere.