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2022 NBA trade deadline buyers guide: Lakers, Nets all-in to win now; Suns, Bulls among more flexible teams

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Article Summary:

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Needs: Brook Lopez insurance; shot creation; a P.J. Tucker replacement
  • Restrictions: Can’t trade a first-round pick; $20 million over luxury tax line
  • Notable assets: Donte DiVincenzo

If the Bucks package DiVincenzo with George Hill, they scrounge together enough salary to add a $12M-$13M player.

Miami Heat

  • Needs: One more shot creator
  • Restrictions: Can’t trade a first-round pick until 2028 unless they remove protections on 2023 pick owed to Oklahoma City; $350,000 below luxury tax line; $6.7 million below hard cap line
  • Notable assets: Max Strus, Caleb Martin, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson(?)

Remember, the Heat will have Victor Oladipo back soon enough.

Utah Jazz

  • Needs: Perimeter defense; backup center
  • Restrictions: Can’t trade a first-round pick until 2028; $15 million over luxury tax line
  • Notable assets: None

Losing Joe Ingles, the player, is going to hurt Utah’s offense, but the truth was that his expiring salary made him by far the most likely Jazz player to be dealt even before he got injured. Neither fix what ails these Jazz.

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Needs: Perimeter defense; shooting; forward-sized humans
  • Restrictions: Can’t trade a first-round pick until 2027; $20 million over luxury tax line
  • Notable assets: Talen Horton-Tucker, Austin Reaves

Does anyone want Talen Horton-Tucker? Anyone at all? The asset once too prized to be dealt for Kyle Lowry suddenly feels incapable of landing any upgrade of note even with a potentially very valuable 2027 first-round pick attached.

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