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NBA Trade Deadline 2020: Wizards acquire Jerome Robinson, trade Isaiah Thomas in three-team trade with Clippers, Knicks

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Now, the Shabazz Napier trade makes more sense! The Wizards were also a facilitator in a major trade that sent Marcus Morris from the Knicks to the Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers v New Orleans Pelicans
Jerome Robinson is now heading to the Wizards.
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The Washington Wizards made a second trade right before the NBA Trade Deadline. In a three-team deal that involved the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers, Washington acquired guard Jerome Robinson in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, who now heads to the Clippers.

According to numerous reports including Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the headliner in this particular deal was then-New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris, who was also sent to the Clippers. Moe Harkless and the Clippers’ 2020 first round pick went to the Knicks.

And if all that weren’t enough, the Wizards will send the draft rights of Issuf Sanon, their 2018 second round draft pick to the Knicks, according to David Aldridge of The Athletic.

This particular deal helps put the Shabazz Napier trade in perspective. It made little sense to have three point guards on the roster, not including John Wall. Now, things are a bit clearer with that position.

Robinson comes to Washington averaging 2.9 points a game in a reserve role for the Clippers. Since he is making just 33.8 percent of his shots, Robinson isn’t expected to get much more playing time than he was in L.A.

Thomas averaged 12.2 points and 3.7 assists per game for Washington this season. Since he is no longer on the team, I wonder what’s going to happen to all of those bobbleheads fans were supposed to get for tomorrow’s game against the Mavericks. It is — or was — IT bobblehead night AND Latvian and Slovenian Heritage Night!

Unfortunately for Thomas, even though he is now with the Clippers, he is expected to be waived, also according to Aldridge.

I thought this NBA Trade Deadline would be pretty quiet. But boy was I wrong!