The Charlotte Bobcats traded Adam Morrison to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Vladimir Radmanovic on February 7, 2009. The Phoenix Suns signed him as a free agency on December 9, 2011. He was assigned to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League on November 16, 2012.
Shannon Brown was selected by the Phoenix Suns with their first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2005 NBA Draft. He played only one season with them before being traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Mike James and a second-round pick (44th overall) on July 15, 2006. The Hawks then traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers on draft night in a three-way deal that also involved the New York Knicks. He played two seasons with the Trail Blazers before being waived on October 17, 2008.
After not being offered contracts by any teams, he announced his retirement from the NBA on April 13, 2009. However, he changed his mind and returned to the league on June 25, 2010, when he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. But he was again released by the team at the end of training camp. On January 12, 2011, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets but was later waived by the team after appearing in four games.
The Los Angeles Lakers traded him to the Golden State Warriors on February 19, 2014, in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. On June 25, 2015, he was dealt by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Brooklyn Nets along with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in exchange for Pat Connaughton and Mason Plumlee. He played only one game for the Nets before being waived on July 23.
Blake was drafted by the Lakers in the first round (20th overall) of the 2010 NBA draft. He had been playing as their starting point guard since 2011-12 after injuries to Kobe Bryant and Jordan Farmar.
He has also played for Philadelphia during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. The 76ers were then owned by Comcast/NBC Sports which is how they got his rights. They released him after one game because they wanted to give the starting job to Evan Turner who was coming back from an ankle injury.
Blake attended California University of Pennsylvania where he played college basketball. He was recruited by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo but didn't end up going there. Instead, he signed with UCLA where he spent one season before entering the draft. As a freshman at UCLA, he averaged 14.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.
During his three seasons with the Lakers, he averaged 12.7 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.
On July 11, 2012, the New York Knicks traded Marcus Camby to the Houston Rockets for Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan, a 2014 2nd round draft pick (Nick Johnson was later selected) and a 2015 2nd round draft pick (Montrell Harrell was later selected). The Knicks received two years of protection on the 7-year, $70 million contract that they gave Camby last season.
Camby was unhappy in New York after being dealt by the Denver Nuggets before the start of the 2002-03 season. He wanted to be traded to a Western Conference team so he could play against his old friends from UCLA. However, the Knicks had no interest in trading with the Nuggets or any other Eastern Conference team. After one season in New York, Camby decided to leave as a free agent to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
In Houston, Camby will try to help the Rockets win another championship in Mike D'Antoni's system. He should fit in well with the rest of the team since they all love to compete and have fun together while playing basketball.
As for the Knicks, they needed a big man to protect the basket, so they traded away their only good young player in Toney Douglas. They also got some money off their hands, so they made the deal possible by removing the last year of Camby's contract.
The Phoenix Suns sold Shannon Brown, Marcin Gortat, and Malcolm Lee to the Washington Wizards on October 25, 2013, in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round lottery selection (Tyler Ennis was later selected). (Pick is safe in the top 12.) On October 28, 2013, he was released by the Washington Wizards.
Brown had been drafted by the Suns with the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft after playing one season at Kansas. He only played 35 games in his rookie season due to a knee injury that required surgery. In 2011-12, as a sophomore at Kansas, he averaged 14.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. After being named a second team All-American, he decided to stay in school for another year. As a junior last season, he started all 37 games for the Jayhawks and led them to the national championship game where they lost to Louisville. After the season, he declared for the 2013 NBA draft where he was expected to be an early first-round pick. However, he fell out of the first round and ended up being picked by the Suns.
As for Gortat, he went to high school in Arizona before moving back to Poland as a teenager. He came over to the United States and attended Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. While there, he made an immediate impact by leading the team to the 2004 NJCAA National Championship game before losing to Texas Western College.
The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Isaiah Thomas and a 2018 first-round draft selection (Moritz Wagner was later picked) to the Los Angeles Lakers on February 8, 2018. Signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 19, 2018. Traded to the L.A. Lakers on June 21, 2019.
Thomas played only three seasons for the Cavs before being traded to the Lakers. In those 103 games, he averaged 23.4 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers were not expected to retain his contract after trading him so they could clear space for LeBron James and Kevin Love's contracts. However, two days after the trade, it was announced that the Cavaliers had signed Thomas to a one-year deal.
In 36 minutes per game last season for the Lakers, Thomas averaged 24.3 points, 4.6 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game. He helped lead the Lakers to the playoffs for the first time since 2017 by averaging 26.5 points in their postseason run. The Cavaliers lost in six games to the Celtics in the First Round.
As a Cavalier, Thomas won an NBA Championship (2016); while with the Lakers, he has reached the Western Conference Finals (2019).
On June 27, 2013, the Atlanta Hawks sent cash to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Jared Cunningham, Mike Muscala, and Lucas Nogueira. On February 1, 2014, he was sent to the G-Texas League's Legends. Recalled from the G-Texas League's Legends on February 2, 2014. Option declined by Atlanta on February 18, 2014. On March 7, 2014, he was assigned to the Fayetteville Firebirds.
In 45 games with the Mavericks this season, Larkin has averaged 8.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He has also played 22 games (all starts) for Dallas this year, averaging 15.0 points, 4.5 boards, and 2.0 assists per contest.
Larkin was drafted by Atlanta in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. He spent one season with the college team before being traded to the Mavericks this past June.
Shane is the brother of Terrence Larkin, who plays for the Atlanta Hawks. The Larkins are part of a family of basketball players: brothers Jamal and Jermaine Jackson play for the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers respectively; another brother, Kevin Jackson, is an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets; and another sister, Teaira McCowan, plays volleyball for the Minnesota Lynx.