5 of the biggest takeaways from the NBA trade deadline

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The NBA’s trade deadline wasn’t one to disappoint. What the moves mean for the rest of the league this season and beyond will reveal itself with time.

With a championship up for grabs and an underwhelming pending free agent class, the 2020 trade deadline had all the makings of a spectacle the NBA has come to relish.

Several trades were made in the days leading up to Feb. 6. Plenty of others were announced as the 3 p.m. deadline inched closer.

Suffice to say that as a whole, the deadline didn’t disappoint.

The biggest trade since the turn of the century took place, a massive four-team, 12-player deal that included Robert Covington and Clint Capela. D’Angelo Russell was reunited with one of his best friends in an attempt to spark a frozen foundation in the Twin Cities.

Each trade ranges extremely differently when judging its impact for the entirety of the NBA and specifically the 2019-20 season.

Whether minuscule or of the blockbuster variety, we won’t ever be able to properly assess these trade until the dust clears years down the line.

What we can do in the present day, however, is attempt to draw meaning from some of the more eye-opening moves that took place over the last several days. After all, they tend to reveal more than we think about the state of those involved.

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