- Here’s a list of every NBA team’s biggest trades in their respective franchise history.
- Each team’s listed player had the most significant impact or the biggest haul of players included in the deal.
The trade market is one of the most exciting and intriguing facets of the NBA. It’s where teams transact with each other to either improve their roster (and NBA championship odds) or start a rebuild.
These exchanges and swaps of players were also responsible for altering the landscape of the league.
Some of the biggest trades that shifted the NBA’s power and produced multiple championships for their respective teams include:
The Boston Celtics’ acquisition of Bill Russell in 1956 (which racked up 11 titles)
Scottie Pippen’s arrival in Chicago in 1987 (which piled up six titles)
The legendary stint of LeBron James in Miami, resulting in four straight NBA Finals appearances and two titles
Regardless of these monumental trades that sent shockwaves across the basketball community, all the teams in the NBA have made their fair share of the biggest trades in their respective franchises.
Find out the biggest trades for each NBA team below.
Every NBA Team’s Biggest Trades
|NBA Team||Best Player Acquired Via Trade|
|Atlanta Hawks||Dominique Wilinks|
|Boston Celtics||Bill Russell|
|Brooklyn Nets||Jason Kidd|
|Charlotte Hornets||Glen Rice|
|Chicago Bulls||Scottie Pippen|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Kevin Love|
|Dallas Mavericks||Dirk Nowitzki|
|Denver Nuggets||Allen Iverson|
|Detroit Pistons||Bill Laimbeer|
|Golden State Warriors||Andre Iguodala|
|Houston Rockets||James Harden|
|Indiana Pacers||Tyrese Halibuton|
|Los Angeles Clippers||Chris Paul|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Kobe Bryant|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Marc Gasol|
|Miami Heat||LeBron James|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Oscar Robertson|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Rudy Gobert|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Brandon Ingram|
|New York Knicks||Earl Monroe|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander|
|Orlando Magic||Tracy McGrady|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Wilt Chamberlain|
|Phoenix Suns||Charles Barkley|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Damian Lillard|
|Sacramento Kings||Chris Webber|
|San Antonio Spurs||Kawhi Leonard|
|Toronto Raptors||Kawhi Leonard|
|Utah Jazz||Rudy Gobert|
|Washington Wizards||Moses Malone|
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