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Overview of NBA Trades

Submitted by on February 18, 2010 – 2:59 pm9 Comments

The NBA trade deadline occurred today at 3 PM. Many teams were already in talks of switching up their rosters, adding a mid level star here, trading away draft picks, offering cash considerations there, and making all kinds of decisions that would leave us all to wonder who eventually got traded. Hopefully this overview will keep everyone on point so we don’t ask that question, “Hey why is Antawn Jamison in a Cleveland Cavalier jersey?!” Although there are a lot of trades we would like to focus on the headliners.

In a 3 team deal, the New York Knicks have acquired Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodriguez, the Sacremento Kings recieved Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey, & New York’s Larry Hughes and the Rockets got Kevin Martin, Jordan Hill and Jared Jeffries. Although New Yorkers are ecstatic about having T-Mac, there are talks about his contract being bought out so that he can go play for a contender. T-Mac is worried about that championship ring. What does he have to offer though?

The Knicks decided to trade Nate Robinson for Boston’s Eddie House, J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker. Eddie House was an important factor in the Celtics’ championship run. Although a streaky shooter, when he was hot he was someone that you could not help off of. The Knicks lose a tough player, as well as a seat filler for MSG. Sources say that Nate wanted to be traded so they gave him his wish.

Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, and Deshawn Stevenson are headed to Dallas from DC for Drew Gooden, Josh Howard, and cash. The Wizards “Big Three” began their breakup with Gilbert’s gun play so it was only right to move to another team. Stevenson brings his weird tattoos and Jay Z hate to Dallas. I don’t see this move helping Dallas but Mark Cuban is really set on this roster being playoff bound and championship caliber.

The remainder of the big three in DC, Antawn Jamison, will have the pleasure to call LeBron James his teammate in Cleveland. The Wizards received Zydranus Ilgauskas who expects his contract to be bought out and Cleveland can claim him again in 30 days. The Clippers were involved with this trade as well as they shipped Al Thornton to the Wizards and Sebastian Telfair to Cleveland.

Marcus Camby will now be playing for Portland instead of remaining with the Clippers. LA will receive Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw. Portland was in need of a center since they lost Greg Oden and Joe Przybilla to season ending injuries. Marcus Camby is a leader in rebounds who can average a 10-10 and bring experience to Portland.

Tyrus Thomas from the Chicago Bulls is headed to to the Charlotte Bobcats for Flip Murray and Acie Law. The Bulls also sent John Salmons to the Bucks in order to get expiring contracts of Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander.

A lot of moves were made. Some helpful, some short term, some long term. I have the feeling that everyone is getting ready for the big free agency this summer that involves many superstars including LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and more. But we ask our Dr. Jay’s readers, which trades made sense? Which ones were horrible? Who wins? Who loses? Let us know!

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  • DM says:

    Good job on the article sir. I agree with you on the impact of Eddie House for Boston’s offense. With Rondo I don’t see why Boston would need Nate. He’s explosive and Nate the Great no doubt, but I don’t see them moving along further. Gonna be interesting to see Nate in the playoffs though. Cleveland to me looks very interesting. Antawn Jamison and Sebastian Telfair to the Cavs??? Don’t stamp LeBron’s NY ticket just yet.

  • DM says:

    i’m watching Cavs press conference and they don’t sound like they gonna pick Z back up, but that may just be the politics.

  • Rel says:

    Great article man.

    For the C’s, I think it’s good for the team. Psychologically, it shakes them up and shows them that Doc Rivers’ “inner core” is not sacred and that if they don’t play ball, anyone could go. Nate could bring a new type of energy to the C’s that they need. Although he’s a PG, he can drop to 2 and run the floor with Rondo when Ray Allen needs a rest.

    Knicks prob want to drop T-Mac and free up space anyway. He may not be a huge contributor for them anyway, especially if he wants to leave. I bet they’ll drop him and he’ll sign with someone that could use a veteran shooter.

    Excuse my hometown bias, but the Cavs made the strongest move this trade deadline. They got Jamison for basically nothing (a 1st round draft pick). They will re-sign Z. He’s played with the Cavs 11 seasons and means a lot to the team, the staff, and the city. I doubt he’ll move out of town. Without Lebron and with a healthy team, the Cavs would make the playoffs. WIth Lebron, they’re nasty. He’s stay home for a while.

  • nyswag says:

    I think the Mavs got a great trade. Caron butler is a skilled strong guy who can guard and even go at the kobes, Melos etc. Dampier is gonna be out for a month I think, so Brendan Haywood is gonna be a good replacement. Josh Howard seriously needed to leave Dallas anyway. With Antawn Jamison Cleveland has a guy who can shoot the 3, drive or hit the mid range shot. Lebron actually has a reliable teammate that can help him late in the playoffs. And don’t forget about the Bulls. Guys like Wade, Lebron, and Bosh could fit really well with Rose and Noah. Can’t wait until the summer.

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  • Modi says:

    wow this breakdown is exactly what i’ve been needing. i had no idea who was going where. great job, bruv.

  • Mike Rose says:

    Great post. Can’t wait to see if they feature Jordan release dates

  • chen yuan says:

    wow this breakdown is exactly what i’ve been needing. i had no idea who was going where. great job, bruv.

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