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NBA trade grades: Breaking down the most impactful deals

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Which NBA players are on the move during free agency?

NBA free agency began Thursday at 6 p.m. ET, and a flurry of moves were made. That included during draft night, when the New York Knicks added three future first-round picks after a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and a three-team trade with the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets.

The Knicks were at it again a few days later, dealing Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks to Detroit in a move that cleared $19 million in salary-cap space, enough to sign free-agent guard Jalen Brunson to a four-year deal.

The most impactful deal of the summer so far went down between the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves. Three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert is headed to Minnesota for a massive haul of players and draft picks.

A trio of deals went down in the days leading to the draft: The Thunder acquired JaMychal Green from the Denver Nuggets, the Dallas Mavericks traded for Christian Wood in a deal with the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers got Jerami Grant from the Pistons.

What else is in store throughout the rest of the offseason? ESPN NBA insider Kevin Pelton is grading all the biggest moves.

Jump to a trade:
Gobert blockbuster | Brogdon to Celts | Kings deal for Huerter
Nets get O'Neale | Murray to Hawks | Wizards land Barton
Knicks clear cap space | Draft-night deals | Pre-draft deals

July 1: Wolves get Gobert in massive deal

Timberwolves get:
Rudy Gobert

Jazz get:
Malik Beasley
Patrick Beverley
Walker Kessler
Jarred Vanderbilt
Leandro Bolmaro
Four first-round picks


Minnesota Timberwolves: D

In theory, I'm intrigued by the idea of Minnesota moving Karl-Anthony Towns to power forward during the regular season.

Once we get to the playoffs, though, is another story.