Now that a wild NBA trade deadline is in the books, who are the winners and losers?
If deadline week had featured only the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers swapping All-Stars James Harden and Ben Simmons as part of a five-player trade, it would have been league-shaking. That deal merely highlighted a series of other high-profile exchanges, some of which -- headlined by All-Star Domantas Sabonis to the Sacramento Kings and CJ McCollum to the New Orleans Pelicans -- took place prior to Thursday.
Some, including the Harden-Simmons trade, have been buzzed about for some time. Others, most notably the Dallas Mavericks sending Kristaps Porzingis to the Washington Wizards, seemed to come out of nowhere.
As we continue to sort through the fallout from the past week's barrage of trades -- just how many times have Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Tomas Satoransky changed teams again? -- let's take a look at the big-picture takeaways from an altered NBA landscape.
Here are my winners and losers from the trade deadline, starting with the pair of stars who got the trades they reportedly both wanted.