In case you don’t know, NBA News From FanSided is my way of linking the other lovely sites in this division because we’re all about community here.
Anyway, this week saw the end of the trade deadline so the links will be to sites talking about the small trades that went down.
Our first look is a trade between the Suns and Raptors. The Suns made another move that has me a fan of the team but lets stick to this one. The Raptors get Sebastian Telfair and the Suns get Hamed Haddadi & a second-round pick. The Suns had a backup PG already so they had room to give up Telfair. Meanwhile, the Raptors could use some help with the PG spot considering health issues. Seems to work out for both teams.
Our next trade is between the Wizards and Celtics. Wizards traded Jordan Crawford to Boston for Jason Collins and Leandro Barbosa. I thought Crawford was special but I guess Wizards trying to get a little older. But again, check out the links from the teams sites that cover those teams. They’ll know better than I. Also, Jason Collins is still in the NBA. He has a twin brother. This leads me to the next trade…
This was a 3 team trade with the Rockets, Suns, and Kings. In reference to my latest comment about twins, one of the players traded was Marcus Morris who now joins his twin brother, Markieff, in Phoenix. Cool. No, the Kings and Suns didn’t exchange players but I just linked these into one trade since they happened basically the same time.
Probably the biggest trade was between the Magic and Bucks. Magic traded J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to Milwaukee for Doron Lamb, Beno Udrih and Tobias Harris. The Bucks are going to be pretty nasty from the outside and this deal makes me fear even more for the Sixers’ playoff chances. Magic are also not too far behind the Sixers and while I don’t think they will catch the Sixers, the Magic are still…I don’t know. Bucks win for sure.
Hawks and Mavericks made a deal. Hawks traded Anthony Morrow to Dallas for Dahntay Jones. This deal doesn’t make a splash but again that was the common theme for all of the trades made Thursday.
Heat and Grizzlies made a move but I always find these types of trade boring. A player for cash/picks/draft rights. That’s what we’ve seen though and the rest of the trades here will be on that scale. Heat trade Dexter Pittman, a 2013 second-round draft pick and cash considerations to Memphis for the draft rights to Ricky Sanchez.
Knicks and Thunder had an exchange. Ronnie Brewer to Oklahoma City for a 2014 second-round draft pick and cash. Yeah. I will say that the Thunder may find of use for Brewer. A wing defender that can shoot a little bit. Another cute little story, Matt Shetler (editor of Knicks blog) is the assistant NBA division director and Andrew Kennedy is the director (editor of Thunder blog). So it was a trade between our leadership. Battle of the bosses! Or something. So yeah.
The Warriors made another trade besides the one made with the Sixers. They traded Jeremy Tyler to the Hawks for cash and future draft considerations.
And I did save the Sixers’ “move” for last. They got Charles Jenkins and cash from the Warriors for a protected second-round draft pick. So cool.
So that’s it for NBA News from FanSided! Tune in next week for more awesome FanSided content!
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