The Miami Heat are still the toast of the East and that’s no more indicated by the fact that their head coach, one of the 15 best NBA coaches of all time in Erik Spoelstra, is the head coach of the Eastern All-Star team.
Speaking of the Eastern Conference though, at the NBA Trade Deadline, the rest of the East seemed to be pretty active, at least most of those teams competing to come out in the end.
However and from the outside looking in, it appears that they are all trying to catch up with the amazing season that the Miami Heat have had thus far.
It’s also worth noting that the Miami Heat didn’t even make a deal on Deadline Day, sending KZ Okpala away the day prior as their only move. Enough romanticizing though, let’s go over it a little bit.
The Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers are the stars of this show. They finally got the deal done.
They swapped James Harden and Ben Simmons in a package that also saw James Harden and Paul Millsap go to Philly, while Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, a 2022 unprotected first-round pick, and a 2027 protected first-round pick went to Brooklyn.