- The NBA trade deadline can be a difficult time for many players
- This year, two friends made tough situation a bit better for each other
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It’s one of the sad realities of life as a professional athlete that you could have to pick up and move your entire life at a moment’s notice. It seems to be a particularly prevalent concern in the NBA, especially around the trade deadline.
It has to be tough to have to leave your teammates, your home, and sometimes your family as you join a team in a new city. Luckily, two players who were traded for each other at this year’s trade deadline may have found a way to make things easier for players in their situation.
According to NBA reporter Andrew Lopez, Larry Nance and Josh Hart will be temporarily swapping homes after swapping teams.
Larry Nance said him and Josh Hart are just swapping houses for now. Said he wishes he would’ve been here to play with one of his best friends.
Called his surgery a minor procedure and he said he hopes to be back on the floor soon.
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) February 24, 2022
The two were swapped in a deal that saw the New Orleans Pelicans acquire CJ McCollum, Tony Snell, and Nance. In return the Portland Trailblazers received Hart, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Tomas Satoransky, Didi Louzada, a protected first round pick, and two second round picks.
Josh Hart and Larry Nance have a friendship that dates back to their time together as members of the Los Angeles Lakers. They played together for the entirety of Hart’s rookie year. Nance was then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hart spent another year in LA before being dealt to the Pelicans in the Anthony Davis trade.
Now the two friends have barely missed out on another chance to play together, but were at least able to make the transition a little bit easier for each other in the process.