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Who Won the NBA Trade Deadline? Breaking Down the Biggest Moves and Surprises.

Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo are joined by a rotating cast of guests in this four-part trade deadline extravaganza. What do they make of the rebuilding Magic, the powered-up Heat, Kyle Lowry staying put, and more?

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For the NBA trade deadline, today’s episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast will be split into four parts. Catch up on all the action below:

Part 1: Orlando’s Big Day With Ryen Russillo and Kevin Clark

In Part 1 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on The BS Pod, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Orlando Magic fan Kevin Clark to discuss Orlando’s rebuild; the team trading Aaron Gordon to the Nuggets, Nikola Vucevic to the Bulls, and Evan Fournier to the Celtics; how Wendell Carter Jr. will fit in with the Magic; and more!

Part 2: Lakers, Lowry, and Pelicans With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

In Part 2 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the BS Pod, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Raptors trading Norman Powell to the Trail Blazers for Gary Trent and Rodney Hood. Then Kevin O’Connor joins to discuss the Lakers being surprisingly active, George Hill to the 76ers, Terrance Ferguson to the Knicks, Austin Rivers to the Thunder, no trade for Kyle Lowry, and more!

Part 3: Last-Minute Deals With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

In Part 3 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the BS Pod, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the final minutes leading up to deadline, including JJ Redick heading to the Mavericks, Victor Oladipo to the Heat, the Celtics trading Daniel Theis to the Bulls for Mo Wagner, buyout candidates, and more!


NBA Trade Deadline, Part 4: Winners & Losers With Ryen Russillo and Jackie MacMullan

In Part 4 of NBA trade deadline coverage on The Bill Simmons Pod, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Jackie MacMullan to discuss why the Raptors did not trade Kyle Lowry after all the trade buzz leading up to the deadline. They also revisit the Celtics’ additions, the Heat’s great day (adding Victor Oladipo and LaMarcus Aldridge), the Clippers trading for Rajon Rondo, Andre Drummond speculation, and more.


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