Wizards Trade History
The Washington Wizards have been a NBA team since 1961. They were originally the Chicago Packers and then the Zephyrs before settling on the Wizards name in 1997. The Wizards have made the playoffs 27 times in their history, most recently in 2019.
They have won the Eastern Conference title four times (1979, 1980, 1982, 2005) and the NBA Finals once (1978). The Wizards have had many great players over the years including hall of famers like Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, and Earl Monroe. More recent stars include Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler, and John Wall.
The team has also had its share of disappointing seasons and trades. Here are some of the most notable trades in Wizards history: In 2001, the Wizards traded Juwan Howard to Dallas for Christian Laettner and Courtney Alexander.
This was a highly criticized move at the time as Howard was a key player on the Wizards teams that went to the playoffs in 1997 and 1998. Laettner and Alexander were both out of the league within two years while Howard continued to be a productive player for several more seasons. In 2010, The Wizards traded Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong to Atlanta for Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans, and first round draft pick Kevin Seraphin.
This trade is often cited as one of the worst in franchise history as Hinrich was a fan favorite who played well for the team while Bibby was past his prime and Crawford turned out to be a bust. Seraphin did have some success with the team but was never able to develop into a star player. In 2016, The Wizards traded Markieff Morris to Phoenix Suns for Kris Humphries , DeJuan Blair , Shannon Brown , and Malcolm Lee .
This trade is considered one ofthe best in franchise history as Morris has been instrumental in helpingthe Suns turn things around after years of being one ofthe worst teams inthe league while Humphries , Blair , Brown ,and Lee were all role players who didn’t last long withthe team .
Celtics Trade History
The Boston Celtics have been one of the most successful teams in NBA history, and they’ve made some big trades over the years. Here’s a look at some of the most notable ones: In 2007, the Celtics traded for All-Star forward Kevin Garnett.
The deal sent five players and two draft picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it helped propel the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008. In 2013, the Celtics dealt away veteran stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. The move was largely seen as a salary dump, but it did net the Celtics several future draft picks.
Just last year, in 2017, the Celtics pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. They acquired All-Star guard Kyrie Irving in exchange for All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, among other pieces. The trade has already paid dividends for Boston, as Irving has helped lead them to the best record in the Eastern Conference this season.