Ok yeah, he is my boss so of course I'm going to gas up his posts a little bit. But also it's Kevin Garnett, one of the most online, emoji-loving NBA legends in the social media game.

I could have given you my opinions on the NBA trade deadline, but instead I thought it'd be cooler to re-live draft week through the eyes of someone a foot (and then like a little more, stop judging) taller with a few more trophies than I do.

Let's review.

1. Kyrie Irving traded to the Dallas Mavericks

That happened quick! Irving was shipped at his request, this time to Dallas along with Markieff Morris in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and a bevy of picks.


Mavericks Championship Odds: +1800 (bet $10 to win $180)

2. Russell Westbrook traded to the Utah Jazz

This was a big one!!

We thiiiink Westbrook will see his contract bought out and he'll be free to sign where he pleases, but for now he's a Jazz guard.

Elsewhere in this complex trade, D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt became Lakers, Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker became Timberwolves, and Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damian Jones became Jazz players. There were loads of picks swapped too, with the shiniest being a top-4 protected first-rounder in 2027 from the Lakers to the Jazz.

KG's take: He loved it! For everyone involved.

Lakers Championship Odds: +6000 (bet $10 to wn $600)

3. Kevin Durant is traded to the Phoenix Suns

Like whaaaaat!? This is the one nobody saw coming.

After Kyrie Irving's departure, KD wanted out, too, and a blockbuster deal followed. Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and Jae Crowder became Brooklyn Nets (Crowder was later sent to the Bucks) and four first-round picks also went to New York. T.J. Warren went to the Suns.

KG's take: Watch out, Western Conference!


KG's other take: The Suns REALLY wanted him that bad đź’€


Suns Championship Odds: +480 (bet $10 to win $48)

4. In sum: deadline day was chaos?

A handful of Hall of Famers, plus a fleet of role players and every second-round pick you could imagine moved hands in a few short days. The NBA feels wide open this year, and a couple of teams pounced on the opportunity to upgrade while the rest were pressured to keep up or bow out.

KG's take: This might've been the best deadline ever?!

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