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NBA trade tracker: Grades and details for every offseason deal in 2021

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Stephen A. Smith reacts and breaks down the benefits for both Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers in a potential trade involving both parties. (2:28)

NBA trade season got off to an early start in the summer of 2021, with the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder swapping former All-Stars. As the NBA moves past the 2021 NBA draft in July and toward 2021 free agency in August, expect there to be many more deals.

With multiple superstars signing contract extensions over the past year, the free-agent class of 2021 isn't as star-studded as previously expected. Will that mean teams looking to shake up their roster will try to make a trade for superstar players, like we've seen in past years with James Harden going to the Brooklyn Nets and Paul George going to the LA Clippers? If so, we'll have a rundown of those deals -- plus every other trade that gets made -- right here, including grades from ESPN's Kevin Pelton.

MORE: Tradable draft assets for all 30 teams


Celtics add swingman Richardson

Boston Celtics get:
G Josh Richardson

Dallas Mavericks get:
Future second-round pick

Trade grades: Why Kyle Lowry is the winner of Mavs moving Richardson's contract


Kings add Thompson in three-team deal

Atlanta Hawks get:
G Delon Wright

Boston Celtics get:
G Kris Dunn
F Bruno Fernando
2023 second-round pick

Sacramento Kings get:
C Tristan Thompson

Trade grades: How does the swap help balance all three teams' rosters?


Utah deals Favors to OKC

Oklahoma City Thunder get:
C Derrick Favors
Future first-round pick

Utah Jazz get:
Future second-round pick

Trade grades: Will the Thunder be able to flip Favors to another team?


Trail Blazers acquire No. 43 from the Pelicans

Portland Trail Blazers get:
2021 second-round pick (No. 43: Greg Brown)

New Orleans Pelicans get:
Future second-round pick


Clippers grab No. 33 from the Magic

Los Angeles Clippers get:
2021 second-round pick (No. 33: Jason Preston)

Orlando Magic get:
Future second-round pick
Cash considerations


OKC trade two to move up to No. 32

Oklahoma City Thunder get:
2021 second-round pick (No. 32: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl)

New York Knicks get:
2021 second-round pick (No. 34: Rokas Jokubaitis)
2021 second-round pick (No. 36: Miles McBride)


Memphis trades up for Aldama

Memphis Grizzlies get:
2021 first-round pick (No. 30: Santi Aldama)

Utah Jazz get:
2021 second-round pick (No. 40: Jared Butler)
Two future second-round picks


Clippers move up to No. 21

LA Clippers get:
2021 first-round pick (No. 21: Keon Johnson)

New York Knicks get:
2021 first-round pick (No. 25: Quentin Grimes)
2024 second-round pick (via DET)


Hornets trade up for Jones

Charlotte Hornets get:
2021 first-round pick (No. 19: Kai Jones)

New York Knicks get:
Future first-round pick


H-Town trades up for Sengun

The Oklahoma City Thunder traded their No. 16 pick to the Houston Rockets for the No. 18 pick and two future first-round selections, a source told ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Houston Rockets get:
2021 first-round pick (No. 16: Alperen Sengun)

Oklahoma City Thunder get:
2022 first-round pick (via DET)
2023 first-round pick (via WAS)

Trade grades: Yes, the Thunder added more first-rounders to their treasure trove


The Brodie heads to Showtime

The Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards have agreed on a deal to exchange Russell Westbrook for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 first-round pick, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Los Angeles Lakers get:
G Russell Westbrook
2024 second-round pick
2028 second-round pick

Washington Wizards get:
F Kyle Kuzma
C Montrezl Harrell
G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2021 first-round pick (No. 22: Isaiah Jackson)

Trade grades: What adding Westbrook means for LeBron and the Lakers


Indiana trades up

Indiana Pacers get:
2021 second-round pick (No. 31: Isaiah Todd)

Milwaukee Bucks get:
2021 second-round pick (No. 54: Sandro Mamukelashvili)
2021 second-round pick (No. 60: Georgios Kalaitzakis)
Future second-round pick


Pistons deal Plumlee to Hornets

The Detroit Pistons will send center Mason Plumlee and the No. 37 pick to the Charlotte Hornets for the No. 57 pick, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Charlotte Hornets get:
C Mason Plumlee
2021 second-round pick (No. 37: JT Thor)

Detroit Pistons get:
2021 second-round pick (No. 57: Balsa Koprivica)

What the Plumlee deal means for the Pistons and Hornets


Cavs add point guard depth in Rubio

The Cleveland Cavaliers will acquire point guard Ricky Rubio from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a 2022 second-round pick and cash for forward Taurean Prince, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Cleveland Cavaliers get:
G Ricky Rubio

Minnesota Timberwolves get:
F Taurean Prince
2022 second-round pick
Cash considerations

Rubio is headed to Cleveland -- who wins the deal?


Shamet heads south to the Suns

The Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns for point guard Jevon Carter and the No. 29 pick in tonight's draft, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Brooklyn Nets get:
G Jevon Carter
2021 first-round pick (No. 29: Day'Ron Sharpe)

Phoenix Suns get:
G Landry Shamet

What's next for Brooklyn after dealing Shamet?


Grizzlies and Pelicans trade centers ahead of the draft

New Orleans is finalizing a trade to send Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe and two future first-round picks -- including the 10th overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft -- to Memphis for center Jonas Valanciunas and the 17th overall pick, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

New Orleans Pelicans get:
C Jonas Valanciunas
Two 2021 first-round picks (Nos. 17 and 51)

Memphis Grizzlies get:
C Steven Adams
G Eric Bledsoe
Two 2021 first-round picks (Nos. 10 and 40)
2022 first-round pick (top 10 protected -- via Lakers)

Trade grades: Who wins the center swap?


Celtics send Walker to OKC, bring Horford back to Boston

Two weeks after replacing Danny Ainge as president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens made a seismic first move in his new role.

Boston Celtics get:
C Al Horford
C Moses Brown
2023 second-round pick

Oklahoma City Thunder get:
PG Kemba Walker
2021 first-round pick (No. 16)
2025 second-round pick

Trade grades: Who wins the deal?