List of 2008–09 NBA season transactions

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The following is a list of all team-to-team transactions that have occurred in the National Basketball Association during the 2008–09 NBA season. It lists what team each player has been traded to, signed by, or claimed by, and for which players or draft picks, if applicable.

Retirement[edit]

Date Name Team(s) played (years) Age Notes Ref.
September 11 Pat Garrity Phoenix Suns (1998-1999)
Orlando Magic (1999-2008)
32 [1]
September 22 Shareef Abdur-Rahim Vancouver Grizzlies (1996-2001)
Atlanta Hawks (2001-2004)
Portland Trail Blazers (2004-2005)
Sacramento Kings (2005-2008)
32 [2]
September 26 Jason Williams Sacramento Kings (1998-2001)
Memphis Grizzlies (2001-2005)
Miami Heat (2005-2008)
31 [3]
November 1 Michael Doleac Orlando Magic (1998-2001)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2001-2002)
New York Knicks (2002-2004)
Denver Nuggets (2004)
Miami Heat (2004-2007)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-2008)
31 Michael won a champion with the Heat in 2006 season. [4]
December 10 Cuttino Mobley Houston Rockets (1998-2004)
Orlando Magic (2004-2005)
Sacramento Kings (2005)
Los Angeles Clippers (2005-2008)
33 Cuttino Mobley unofficially retired due to health problems, however, he remained in New York's roster. [5]
January 22 Alonzo Mourning Charlotte Hornets (1992-1995)
Miami Heat (1995-2002, 2005-2008)
New Jersey Nets (2003-2004)
39 Won a champion with Heat in 2006. [6]
April 5 Eric Snow Seattle SuperSonics (1995-1998)
Philadelphia 76ers (1998-2004)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-2008)
35 Eric Snow unofficially retired in the off-season due to knee injury, however, he remained in Cleveland's roster until he was released on April 5, 2009. [7]
April 23 Dikembe Mutombo Denver Nuggets (1991-1996)
Atlanta Hawks (1996-2001)
Philadelphia 76ers (2001-2002)
New Jersey Nets (2002-2003)
New York Knicks (2003-2004)
Houston Rockets (2004-2009)
42 [8]
May 21 Sam Cassell Houston Rockets (1993-1996)
Phoenix Suns (1996)
Dallas Mavericks (1996-1997)
New Jersey Nets (1997-1999)
Milwaukee Bucks (1999-2003)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2003-2005)
Los Angeles Clippers (2005-2008)
Boston Celtics (2008)
40 Cassell won championships with the Celtics and the Rockets. [9]

Front office movements[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Off-season[edit]

Date Team Outgoing coach New coach Previous position Ref.
April 21, 2008 Milwaukee Bucks Krystkowiak, LarryLarry Krystkowiak Skiles, ScottScott Skiles Head coach of the Chicago Bulls (2003–2007) [10]
April 28, 2008 Miami Heat Riley, PatPat Riley Spoelstra, ErikErik Spoelstra Assistant coach / Director of Scouting of the Miami Heat (2001–2008) [11]
April 29, 2008 Charlotte Bobcats Vincent, SamSam Vincent Brown, LarryLarry Brown Head coach of the New York Knicks (2005–2006) [12]
May 13, 2008 New York Knicks Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas D'Antoni, MikeMike D'Antoni Head coach of the Phoenix Suns (2003–2008) [13]
May 14, 2008 Dallas Mavericks Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson Carlisle, RickRick Carlisle Head coach of the Indiana Pacers (2003–2007) [14]
June 9, 2008 Phoenix Suns D'Antoni, MikeMike D'Antoni Porter, TerryTerry Porter Assistant coach of the Detroit Pistons (2006–2008) [15]
June 10, 2008 Detroit Pistons Saunders, FlipFlip Saunders Curry, MichaelMichael Curry Assistant coach of the Detroit Pistons (2007–2008) [16]
June 11, 2008 Chicago Bulls Boylan, JimJim Boylan (interim) Del Negro, VinnyVinny Del Negro Assistant general manager of the Phoenix Suns (2007–2008) [17]

In-season[edit]

Date Team Outgoing coach New coach Previous position Ref.
November 22, 2008 Oklahoma City Thunder Carlesimo, P. J.P. J. Carlesimo Brooks, ScottScott Brooks (interim) Assistant coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder (2007–2008) [18]
November 24, 2008 Washington Wizards Jordan, EddieEddie Jordan Tapscott, EdEd Tapscott (interim) Director of Player Development of the Washington Wizards (2007–2008) [19]
December 3, 2008 Toronto Raptors Mitchell, SamSam Mitchell Triano, JayJay Triano (interim) Assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors (2002–2008) [20]
December 8, 2008 Minnesota Timberwolves Wittman, RandyRandy Wittman McHale, KevinKevin McHale (interim) Vice President of Basketball Operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves (1995–2008) [21]
December 13, 2008 Philadelphia 76ers Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks DiLeo, TonyTony DiLeo (interim) Senior Vice President / Assistant general manager of the Philadelphia Sixers (2003–2008) [22]
December 15, 2008 Sacramento Kings Theus, ReggieReggie Theus Natt, KennyKenny Natt (interim) Assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings (2007–2008) [23]
January 23, 2009 Memphis Grizzlies Iavaroni, MarcMarc Iavaroni Davis, JohnnyJohnny Davis (interim) Assistant coach of the Memphis Grizzlies (2007–2009) [24]
January 25, 2009 Memphis Grizzlies Davis, JohnnyJohnny Davis (interim) Hollins, LionelLionel Hollins Assistant coach of the Milwaukee Bucks (2008–2009) [25]
February 16, 2009 Phoenix Suns Porter, TerryTerry Porter Gentry, AlvinAlvin Gentry (interim) Assistant coach of the Phoenix Suns (2004–2009) [26]

General manager change[edit]

Player movements[edit]

Trades[edit]

June
June 25 To Charlotte Bobcats
To Denver Nuggets
  • Future protected first-round pick
June 26 To Memphis Grizzlies
To Minnesota Timberwolves
To Detroit Pistons
To Seattle SuperSonics
To Cleveland Cavaliers
To Miami Heat
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Portland Trail Blazers
To Phoenix Suns
To San Antonio Spurs
To Boston Celtics
To Washington Wizards
  • Cash considerations
To Miami Heat
To Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Two future second-round picks
  • Cash considerations
To New Orleans Hornets
  • Cash considerations
To Portland Trail Blazers
To Milwaukee Bucks
To New Jersey Nets
To Houston Rockets
To Portland Trail Blazers
To Houston Rockets (from Memphis Grizzlies)
To Memphis Grizzlies (from Portland Trail Blazers)
To Chicago Bulls
To Portland Trail Blazers
  • Two future second-round picks
To Denver Nuggets (from Chicago Bulls)
To Portland Trail Blazers (from Denver Nuggets)
July
July 9 To Indiana Pacers
To Portland Trail Blazers
To Indiana Pacers
To Toronto Raptors
To Minnesota Timberwolves
To Philadelphia 76ers
  • Future conditional second-round draft pick
July 9 To Denver Nuggets
  • Option to exchange 2010 second-round picks
To Los Angeles Clippers
July 21 To New Jersey Nets
To Orlando Magic
  • Cash considerations
July 22 To Golden State Warriors
To New Jersey Nets
  • Future first-round pick
July 23 To Los Angeles Clippers
To Utah Jazz
July 28 To Denver Nuggets
To New York Knicks
August
August 6 To Houston Rockets
  • Option to exchange 2011 second-round picks
To Los Angeles Clippers
August 11 To Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2009 second-round pick
To Oklahoma City Thunder
August 13 To Cleveland Cavaliers
To Milwaukee Bucks
To Oklahoma City Thunder
To Milwaukee Bucks
August 14 To Sacramento Kings
To Houston Rockets
August 29 To New York Knicks
To Houston Rockets
November
November 3 To Denver Nuggets
To Detroit Pistons
November 21 To New York Knicks
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Golden State Warriors
To New York Knicks
December
December 10 To Charlotte Bobcats
To Phoenix Suns
To Washington Wizards
To New Orleans Hornets
To Washington Wizards
To Memphis Grizzlies
  • Conditional future first-round draft pick
December 24 To Houston Rockets
  • Conditional 2011 second-round draft pick
To Memphis Grizzlies
January
January 5 To Denver Nuggets
  • Conditional future second-round draft pick
  • Cash considerations
To Los Angeles Clippers
January 7 To Los Angeles Clippers
To Toronto Raptors
  • Conditional future second-round draft pick
To Denver Nuggets
To Oklahoma City Thunder
To Memphis Grizzlies
To Miami Heat
  • Conditional 2012 second-round draft pick
January 16 To Charlotte Bobcats
To Dallas Mavericks
February
February 5 To Milwaukee Bucks
To Orlando Magic
February 7 To Charlotte Bobcats
To Los Angeles Lakers
February 14 To Miami Heat
To Toronto Raptors
February 16 To Detroit Pistons
  • 2013 second-round draft pick
To Los Angeles Clippers
February 17 To Boston Celtics
  • 2015 second-round draft pick
To Sacramento Kings
February 18 To Chicago Bulls
To Sacramento Kings
To Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2013 second-round draft pick
To Memphis Grizzlies
To Portland Trail Blazers
To Sacramento Kings
February 19 To Chicago Bulls
  • 2009 first-round draft pick
To Oklahoma City Thunder
To Minnesota Timberwolves
To Sacramento Kings
To Houston Rockets
To Orlando Magic
To Houston Rockets
To Memphis Grizzlies
To Chicago Bulls
To New York Knicks
To Oklahoma City Thunder
To New York Knicks
To Toronto Raptors
To Boston Celtics
  • 2014 second-round draft pick
To Sacramento Kings
To Toronto Raptors
  • Cash considerations

Free agency[edit]

The following lists players who join or leave other team via free agency. Some dates might be contrast from other sources.

Player

Date signed

New team Former team
Gerald Green July 3 Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets
Hassan Adams July 6 Toronto Raptors Teramo Basket
J.J. Barea July 9 Dallas Mavericks
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets
Elton Brand Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Clippers
José Calderón Toronto Raptors
DeSagana Diop Dallas Mavericks New Jersey Nets
Chris Duhon New York Knicks Chicago Bulls
James Jones Miami Heat Portland Trail Blazers
Corey Maggette Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets
Mickaël Piétrus Orlando Magic Golden State Warriors
Beno Udrih Sacramento Kings
Brent Barry July 10 Houston Rockets San Antonio Spurs
Baron Davis Los Angeles Clippers Golden State Warriors
Andrew Bogut July 11 Milwaukee Bucks
Roger Mason, Jr. San Antonio Spurs Washington Wizards
Keith McLeod Dallas Mavericks Indiana Pacers
James Singleton Dallas Mavericks TAU Cerámica (Spain)
Antoine Wright Dallas Mavericks New Jersey Nets
Anthony Carter July 12 Denver Nuggets
Gilbert Arenas July 13 Washington Wizards
Anthony Johnson July 14 Orlando Magic Sacramento Kings
Jarvis Hayes July 16 New Jersey Nets Detroit Pistons
Eduardo Nájera New Jersey Nets Denver Nuggets
Roko Ukić Toronto Raptors Virtus Roma
Malik Allen July 17 Milwaukee Bucks Dallas Mavericks
Tyronn Lue Milwaukee Bucks Dallas Mavericks
Craig Smith Minnesota Timberwolves
Dee Brown July 18 Washington Wizards Galatasaray Café Crown
Deron Williams Utah Jazz
Tony Allen July 19 Boston Celtics
Kurt Thomas July 21 San Antonio Spurs
Eddie House July 22 Boston Celtics
Matt Barnes Phoenix Suns Golden State Warriors
Hamed Haddadi August 28 Memphis Grizzlies Saba Battery Tehran (Iran)

Going overseas[edit]

Date Player New team Former team Ref.
June 19, 2008 Spain Navarro, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Navarro Spain Regal FC Barcelona Memphis Grizzlies [27]
July 18, 2008 Argentina Delfino, CarlosCarlos Delfino Russia Khimki Toronto Raptors [28]
July 20, 2008 Slovenia Brezec, PrimožPrimož Brezec Italy Lottomatica Roma Toronto Raptors [29]
July 21, 2008 Slovenia Nachbar, BoštjanBoštjan Nachbar Russia Dynamo Moscow New Jersey Nets [30]
July 25, 2008 United States Childress, JoshJosh Childress Greece Olympiacos Piraeus Atlanta Hawks [31]
July 29, 2008 Serbia Krstić, NenadNenad Krstić Russia BC Triumph New Jersey Nets [32]
August 4, 2008 Puerto Rico Arroyo, CarlosCarlos Arroyo Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv Orlando Magic [33]
August 6, 2008 United States Boykins, EarlEarl Boykins Italy Virtus Bologna Charlotte Bobcats [34]
August 15, 2008 United States Pargo, JanneroJannero Pargo Russia Dynamo Moscow New Orleans Hornets [35]
August 20, 2008 United States Barron, EarlEarl Barron Italy Fortitudo Bologna Miami Heat [36]
August 21, 2008 Croatia Giriček, GordanGordan Giriček Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker Phoenix Suns [37]

Released[edit]

Waived[edit]

Player Date waived Former team Ref
McKie, AaronAaron McKie May 5 Memphis Grizzlies [38]
Garbajosa, JorgeJorge Garbajosa June 18 Toronto Raptors [39]
Johnson, AlexanderAlexander Johnson June 23 Miami Heat [40]
Green, TaureanTaurean Green July 29 New York Knicks [41]
Jones, BobbyBobby Jones New York Knicks [41]
Augustine, JamesJames Augustine Orlando Magic [42]
Powell, JoshJosh Powell July 30 Los Angeles Clippers [43]
Curry, JamesOnJamesOn Curry July 31 Chicago Bulls [44]
Jones, BobbyBobby Jones August 15 Miami Heat [45]
Marshall, DonyellDonyell Marshall August 20 Oklahoma City Thunder [46]
Lasme, StephaneStephane Lasme September 3 Miami Heat [47]
Taylor, DonellDonell Taylor October 14 Charlotte Bobcats [48]
Williams, MarcusMarcus Williams Charlotte Bobcats [48]
Miles, DariusDarius Miles October 20 Boston Celtics [49]
Jones, DwayneDwayne Jones October 23 Orlando Magic [50]
Williams, JustinJustin Williams Charlotte Bobcats [51]
Ahearn, BlakeBlake Ahearn Minnesota Timberwolves [52]
Harrison, DavidDavid Harrison Minnesota Timberwolves [52]
Richard, ChrisChris Richard Minnesota Timberwolves [52]
Davidson, JermareoJermareo Davidson October 27 Charlotte Bobcats [53]
Hart, JasonJason Hart February 27 Los Angeles Clippers
Head, LutherLuther Head February 28 Houston Rockets
Gooden, DrewDrew Gooden March 1 Sacramento Kings
Foyle, AdonalAdonal Foyle Memphis Grizzlies
Smith, JoeJoe Smith Oklahoma City Thunder
Swift, StromileStromile Swift New Jersey Nets
Williams, MarcusMarcus Williams March 10 Golden State Warriors
Snow, EricEric Snow April 5 Cleveland Cavaliers
Hairston, MalikMalik Hairston April 8 San Antonio Spurs
Solomon, WillWill Solomon Sacramento Kings

Going overseas[edit]

Date Player New team Former team Ref.
Spain Garbajosa, JorgeJorge Garbajosa Russia Khimki Toronto Raptors
United States Green, TaureanTaurean Green Spain CAI Zaragoza Denver Nuggets
United States Jacobsen, CaseyCasey Jacobsen Germany ALBA Berlin Memphis Grizzlies
United States Johnson, AlexanderAlexander Johnson Germany Brose Baskets Miami Heat
September 17, 2008 Serbia Perović, KostaKosta Perović Spain Valencia Golden State Warriors [54]
September 22, 2008 Gabon Lasme, StephaneStephane Lasme Serbia KK Partizan Miami Heat [55]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2008 NBA Draft

Signed[edit]

Date Round Pick Player Team School/Club Team Notes Ref.
July 1, 2008 1 1 Rose, DerrickDerrick Rose Chicago Bulls Memphis (Fr.)
July 1, 2008 1 2 Beasley, MichaelMichael Beasley Miami Heat Kansas State (Fr.)
July 8, 2008 1 3 Mayo, O. J.O. J. Mayo Memphis Grizzlies USC (Fr.) Drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves [56]
July 4, 2008 1 4 Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder UCLA (So.)
July 11, 2008 1 5 Love, KevinKevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves UCLA (Fr.) Drafted by Memphis Grizzlies
July 8, 2008 1 6 Gallinari, DaniloDanilo Gallinari New York Knicks Olimpia Milano (Italy)
July 2, 2008 1 7 Gordon, EricEric Gordon Los Angeles Clippers Indiana (Fr.)
July 8, 2008 1 8 Alexander, JoeJoe Alexander Milwaukee Bucks West Virginia (Jr.)
July 8, 2008 1 9 Augustin, D. J.D. J. Augustin Charlotte Bobcats Texas (So.)
July 2, 2008 1 10 Lopez, BrookBrook Lopez New Jersey Nets Stanford (So.)
July 9, 2008 1 11 Bayless, JerrydJerryd Bayless Portland Trail Blazers Arizona (Fr.) Drafted by Indiana Pacers
July 8, 2008 1 12 Thompson, JasonJason Thompson Sacramento Kings Rider (Sr.)
July 15, 2008 1 13 Rush, BrandonBrandon Rush Indiana Pacers Kansas (Jr.) Drafted by Portland Trail Blazers
July 15, 2008 1 14 Randolph, AnthonyAnthony Randolph Golden State Warriors LSU (Fr.)
July 10, 2008 1 15 Lopez, RobinRobin Lopez Phoenix Suns Stanford (So.)
July 18, 2008 1 16 Speights, MarreeseMarreese Speights Philadelphia 76ers Florida (So.)
July 15, 2008 1 17 Hibbert, RoyRoy Hibbert Indiana Pacers Georgetown (Sr.) Drafted by Toronto Raptors
July 9, 2008 1 18 McGee, JaValeJaVale McGee Washington Wizards Nevada (So.)
July 10, 2008 1 19 Hickson, J. J.J. J. Hickson Cleveland Cavaliers North Carolina State (Fr.)
July 8, 2008 1 20 Ajinça, AlexisAlexis Ajinça Charlotte Bobcats Hyères-Toulon Var Basket (France)
July 2, 2008 1 21 Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson New Jersey Nets California (So.)
July 3, 2008 1 22 Lee, CourtneyCourtney Lee Orlando Magic Western Kentucky (Sr.)
July 10, 2008 1 23 Koufos, KostaKosta Koufos Utah Jazz Ohio State (Fr.)
July 22, 2008 1 25 Batum, NicolasNicolas Batum Portland Trail Blazers Le Mans Sarthe Basket (France) Drafted by Houston Rockets
September 24, 2008 1 26 Hill, GeorgeGeorge Hill San Antonio Spurs IUPUI (Jr.)
July 8, 2008 1 27 Arthur, DarrellDarrell Arthur Memphis Grizzlies Kansas (So.) Drafted by New Orleans Hornets [56]
July 14, 2008 1 28 Greene, DontéDonté Greene Houston Rockets Syracuse (Fr.) Drafted by Memphis Grizzlies
July 4, 2008 1 29 White, D. J.D. J. White Oklahoma City Thunder Indiana (Sr.) Drafted by Detroit Pistons
August 26, 2008 1 30 Giddens, J. R.J. R. Giddens Boston Celtics New Mexico (Sr.)
August 6, 2008 2 32 Sharpe, WalterWalter Sharpe Detroit Pistons UAB (Jr.) Drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder (as Seattle SuperSonics)
September 29, 2008 2 33 Dorsey, JoeyJoey Dorsey Houston Rockets Memphis (Sr.) Drafted by Portland Trail Blazers
July 9, 2008 2 34 Chalmers, MarioMario Chalmers Miami Heat Kansas (Jr.) Drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves
July 15, 2008 2 35 Jordan, DeAndreDeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers Texas A&M (Fr.)
July 9, 2008 2 37 Mbah a Moute, Luc RichardLuc Richard Mbah a Moute Milwaukee Bucks UCLA (Jr.)
August 27, 2008 2 38 Weaver, KyleKyle Weaver Oklahoma City Thunder Washington State (Sr.) Drafted by Charlotte Bobcats
September 15, 2008 2 39 Weems, SonnySonny Weems Denver Nuggets Arkansas (Sr.) Drafted by Chicago Bulls
July 9, 2008 2 40 Douglas-Roberts, ChrisChris Douglas-Roberts New Jersey Nets Memphis (Jr.)
July 11, 2008 2 41 Jawai, NathanNathan Jawai Toronto Raptors Cairns Taipans (Australia) Drafted by Indiana Pacers
July 9, 2008 2 42 Singletary, SeanSean Singletary Sacramento Kings Virginia (Sr.)
July 9, 2008 2 43 Ewing, Jr., PatrickPatrick Ewing, Jr. Sacramento Kings Georgetown (Sr.)
September 22, 2008 2 45 Dragić, GoranGoran Dragić Phoenix Suns KK Union Olimpija (Slovenia) Drafted by San Antonio Spurs
August 22, 2008 2 47 Walker, BillBill Walker Boston Celtics Kansas State (Fr.) Drafted by Washington Wizards
September 30, 2008 2 48 Hairston, MalikMalik Hairston San Antonio Spurs Oregon (Sr.) Drafted by Phoenix Suns
July 24, 2008 2 49 Hendrix, RichardRichard Hendrix Golden State Warriors Alabama (Jr.)
September 6, 2008 2 52 Jackson, DarnellDarnell Jackson Cleveland Cavaliers Kansas (Sr.) Drafted by Miami Heat
July 15, 2008 2 55 Taylor, MikeMike Taylor Los Angeles Clippers Idaho Stampede (D-League) Drafted by Portland Trail Blazers
August 27, 2008 2 58 Crawford, JoeJoe Crawford Los Angeles Lakers Kentucky (Sr.)

From previous seasons[edit]

Date Round Pick Player Team School/Club Team Notes Ref.
July 1, 2008 1 24 Fernández, RudyRudy Fernández Portland Trail Blazers Joventut Badalona (Spain) Drafted in 2007 by Phoenix Suns [57]
August 25, 2008 2 40 Yue, SunSun Yue Los Angeles Lakers Beijing Olympians (ABA) Drafted in 2007 [58]
July 16, 2008 2 41 Ukić, RokoRoko Ukić Toronto Raptors KK Split (Croatia) Drafted in 2005 [59]
July 9, 2008 2 49 Gasol, MarcMarc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies CB Girona (Spain) Drafted in 2007 by the Los Angeles Lakers [60]

Signed undrafted players[edit]

Date Player Team School/Club Team
August 7 Hunter, OthelloOthello Hunter Atlanta Hawks Ohio State (Sr.)
September 8 Kurz, RobRob Kurz Golden State Warriors
July 9 Nelson, DeMarcusDeMarcus Nelson Golden State Warriors
July 9 Dowell, DionDion Dowell Golden State Warriors
July 24 Morrow, AnthonyAnthony Morrow Golden State Warriors
September 12 Giles, C. J.C. J. Giles Los Angeles Lakers
July 2 Richards, JasonJason Richards Miami Heat
July 2 Padgett, DavidDavid Padgett Miami Heat
September 25 Rice, MaureeceMaureece Rice Miami Heat
August 27 Hill, StevenSteven Hill Portland Trail Blazers

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