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NBA Trade Grades

By Mike Elworth.Follow Mike @MikeElworth24. For site updates follow @walterfootball. Updated: Sept. 27, 2023. Bucks trade Grayson Allen, Jrue Holiday, multiple swaps and a 2028 NBA Draft first-round selection for Damian Lillard; Trail Blazers trade Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, Keon Johnson and Nassir Little for Deandre Ayton, Jrue Holiday, pick swaps and a future first-round…
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2023 NBA Offseason Grade – Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards- Grade: C-Additions:Tyus JonesBilal CoulibalyTristen VukcevicJordan PooleLosses:Bradley BealKristaps PorzingisBy trading Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis, the rebuild has started in Washington, but the franchise has been pretty poor this offseason. Adding Jordan Poole to be that one all-star level guy the Wizards can build with is kind of brilliant. Why give Kyle Kuzma $104…
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2023 NBA Offseason Grade – Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz- Grade: C+Additions:John CollinsTaylor HendricksBrice SensabaughKeyonte GeorgeOmer YurtsevenLosses:Rudy GaySo what happened to rebuilding in Utah? The franchise has had an odd offseason. I actually really liked most of the moves, as the team added three starting talents in the 2023 NBA Draft and nailed the Collins trade. My issue is that the Jazz need…
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2023 NBA Offseason Grade – San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs- Grade: A+Additions:Victor WembanyamaSidy CissokoSandro MamukelashviliLosses:NoneObviously, San Antonio’s offseason was about grabbing franchise player Victor Wembanyama, so that’s a win by itself. He is a phenom and will give them at least five wins next season. I also liked keeping starting point guard Tre Jones for more than fair value. The Spurs made…
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2023 NBA Offseason Grade – Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns- Grade: AAdditions:Bradley BealYuta WatanabeEric GordonDrew EubanksToumani CamaraLosses:Chris PaulJock LondaleCameron PayneThe Suns simply nailed this offseason given that they were already contenders, but have improved significantly. I still think that the Suns should have let Monty Williams get one shot at a title, but Frank Vogel is a winning coach too. The Bradley Beal/Chris…
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