Old faces in new places: Blockbuster trades in the NBA

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The NBA experienced an unprecedented summer of player movement. So here’s a review of the trades that happened in the offseason.

2017 All-Stars Who Changed Teams in Offseason:

Carmelo Anthony – Oklahoma City Thunder (from the New York Knicks)

Jimmy Butler – Minnesota Timberwolves (from Chicago Bulls)

Paul George – Oklahoma City Thunder (from Indiana Pacers)

Gordon Hayward – Boston Celtics (from Utah Jazz)

Kyrie Irving – Boston Celtics (from Cleveland Cavaliers)

Paul Millsap – Denver Nuggets (from Atlanta Hawks)

Isaiah Thomas – Cleveland Cavaliers (from Boston Celtics)

The above list doesn’t even include DeMarcus Cousins, who was traded to the Pelicans last February after representing the Kings in the 2017 All-Star Game; or Chris Paul, a nine-time All-Star who was traded from the Clippers to the 55-win Rockets this summer.

Among the other prominent players to change teams this offseason: eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard (Hawks to Hornets), Nets career scoring leader Brook Lopez (Nets to Lakers), two-time All-Star and Memphis mainstay Zach Randolph (Grizzlies to Kings), 2010-11 NBA MVP Derrick Rose (Knicks to Cavaliers), former No. 2 overall pick D’Angelo Russell (Lakers to Nets) and two-time Slam Dunk champion Zach LaVine (Timberwolves to Bulls).