Tag:2011 NBA Trade Tracker
Posted on: February 24, 2011 5:45 pm

Trade Tracker: Boston sends Daniels to Sactown

Boston trades Marquis Daniels to Sacramento for cash.
Posted by Matt Moore

An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff.  


Boston receives: Cash, money, moulah, dinero

Sacramento receives: Marquis Daniels, ability to avoid penalty for being under minimum salary

Analysis:  The Kings were below the minimum salary. They literally were not paying their players enough, and had to have another guy to avoid a penalty. As a result, they trade for Daniels, who suffered a bruised spine and will not play again this season. They paid off the Celtics to help them avoid being below the minimum.  Daniels had played well for the Celtics. He had worked for them, helped them to the top seed in the East. He was injured in a freak accident. And now the Celitcs have just ditched him so they can go pursue another player. I get it's a business. I get these things happen. But it just feels wrong to punish Daniels like this, even if he would only be able to support the team from the bench. It's how it is, how this league works, but for a team that talks about family so much, those words ring hollow today. 
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:30 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 5:37 pm

Trade Tracker: Bobcats trade Wallace to Blazers

An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff. 

The Charlotte Bobcats trade Gerald Wallace to the Portland Trail Blazers for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham and two first round picks

Charlotte receives: Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks and two first round picks
Portland receives: Gerald Wallace

Analysis: The Bobcats look to the future, moving Gerald Wallace and his eight figure multi-year contract for the expiring contracts of center Joel Przybilla and forward Dante Cunningham, netting two first round picks in the process. Przybilla, a veteran center who has been slowed by injury, isn't likely to be a major factor for the Bobcats, and has hinted that he might prefer a buyout and/or retirement in the near future. Cunningham, a talented but undersized power forward with a high basketball IQ, had demonstrated the ability to knock down a mid-range jump shot and defend a variety of players both in the post and on the perimeter. Marks is a friendly, fringe NBA center on the tail end of a long career. The Blazers have reportedly coveted Wallace for years, and will add his defensive versatility to a team that features other tough-minded perimeter defenders like Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews.
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:01 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 5:53 pm

Trade Tracker: Rockets trade Brooks for Dragic

Posted by Royce Young

The Phoenix Suns trade Goran Dragic to the Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks and a first-round pick

Phoenix receives: Aaron Brooks and a first-round pick
Houston receives:
Goran Dragic

Analysis: The Rockets have been talking about moving Brooks for some time as he's kind of soured in Houston. They're fine with handing the team to Kyle Lowry and heck, maybe even Dragic now who is a pretty good point guard. They also get a nice first-round pick from Phoenix, which is always an added bonus.

The Suns get last season's Most Improved winner and a decent heir to Steve Nash's throne. Of course Brooks is a restricted free agent so something will have to be settled there, but Phoenix likely didn't make this deal just to let Brooks walk. At some point they will need a new point guard and Brooks looks to be their man.
Category: NBA
Posted on: February 24, 2011 3:44 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 4:46 pm

Trade Tracker: Boston trades Perkins to OKC

Boston Celtics trade Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic
Posted by Matt Moore
An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff. 

The Boston Celtics trade Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic, and a 1st round pick

Oklahoma City receives: Kendrick Perkins, Nate Robinson 

Boston  receives: Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, 2012 1st round pick (Top-10 protected)

Analysis: This is like a bowling ball falling on your head after you've been hit by a piano after a truck ran you over. That's how insane this trade is following the week we've had. Basically, Boston has bailed on a centerpiece of their championship title contention, along with a talented backup point guard for an inconsistent, non-rebounding three-point shooting, stretch four and a very stiff center with size. Green does bring something to the table and is so wildly questioned about his rebounding ability his talent in working in the flow of an offense. However, he is pretty much the polar opposite of the traditional Celtics player, in terms of defense, rebounding, and toughness. It's not that he's not good at those things, it's that he's not excellent. Krstic should fill a gap, and the hope is that he, Jermaine O'Neal, and Shaquille O'Neal together should be able to form a competent center rotation. But for Boston to give up Perkins, a centerpiece of their championship and Eastern Conference championship teams, for those two is going to cause a lot of questions in Boston. The biggest issue on the table is the status of Perkins' knee. He limped off the court against the Warriors Tuesday night, and has continued to have issues since coming back. You have to wonder how his physical will shake out. Robinson provides a great backup point option to pair with the Thunder, who may now have the deepest team in the league. Of course, it's Nate Robinson, which comes with its own problems, but if he struggles as he has in Boston this year, they also have Eric Maynor
Posted on: February 24, 2011 3:10 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 4:31 pm

Trade Tracker: Grizzlies trade Thabeet to Rockets

An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff. 

The Memphis Grizzlies trade Hasheem Thabeet and a first round pick to the Houston Rockets for Shane Battier

Memphis receives: Shane Battier and Ish Smith
Houston receives: Hasheem Thabeet and a first round pick

Analysis: Hasheem Thabeet, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, has so far been a bust. He's a huge, young and raw player that needs hours and hours of player development work. Trading for him and his fairly large (for a rookie scale contract) salary is a bit of a gamble, but the Rockets need to address the middle given the uncertain future of center Yao Ming. Shane Battier has long been regarded as one of the league's best defenders but his contract is expiring this season and would be a solid, veteran asset for a title contender next season. The Rockets add to their stockpile of picks and give up Ish Smith, a seldom-used guard averaging 2.6 points and 2.3 assists in 11.8 minutes off the bench. The Grizzlies do this to cut bait on Thabeet and avoid paying the rest of his contract, turning instead to the futures of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:58 am

Trade Deadline Tracker: Baron to Cavs for Mo

An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff.

Clippers trade Baron Davis and 1st round pick (unprotected) to Cleveland for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon
Los Angeles receives: Mo Williams, Jamario Moon

Cleveland receives: Baron Davis, unprotected 2011 first round draft pick

Analysis: It's at its heart a swap of overpaid, unpopular point guards. Byron Scott and Baron Davis had issues with one another at the end of Davis' time in New Orleans as Scott was taking over the team, so that will be something to watch. The Cavs' biggest pull from this is the first-round pick, which even in a thin draft, they desperately need as they continue to purge everything left over from the LeBron era.  Meanwhile, the Clippers get a younger point guard with better scoring ability, but who doesn't pass as well, and some depth with an expiring $3 million on the wing with Moon. Moon could clear the way for another deal involving Ryan Gomes, if the Clippers decide to get frisky before the deadline.  The Clippers continue to peel off moneyf for 2012 to either add free agents or re-sign theirs to long extensions. For more analysis, check out our reaction post

Posted on: February 23, 2011 10:39 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2011 10:41 pm

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Murphy to GSW

An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff

Brandan Wright AND Dan Gadzuric TO NEW JERSEY FOR Troy Murphy AND 2012 SECOND ROUNDER

New Jersey receives: Brandan Wright and Dan Gadzuric

Golden State receives: Troy Murphy, 2012 second-round pick

Analysis: For the Warriors, this is nothing other than a payroll move. Murphy will almost certainly be bought out Thursday with potential suitors being Boston and Miami. They save a good amount with this deal and only really lose Wright, who has been horribly mismanaged in his time as a Warrior. So maybe a new look will suit him.

The Nets have been desperately trying to move Murphy who just hasn't fit into Avery Johnson's system. They get a couple big bodies with one of them having a wrinkle of potential. Maybe with Wright playing with Deron Williams, he can discover some of the talent we all know he posseses.
Category: NBA
Posted on: February 23, 2011 7:43 pm

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff

Kirk Hinrich AND Hilton Armstrong TRADED TO ATLANTA FOR Jordan Crawford, Mike Bibby, Mo Evans AND A FIRST ROUND PICK

Atlanta receives : Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong

Washington : Jordan Crawford, Mike Bibby, Mo Evans, first-round pick

(Yahoo! Sports, NBA.com )

Analysis: The Hawks are clearly trying to make a move to keep from falling in the East. Mike Bibby has done well with Hawks, but there's just always been something missing for Atlanta. Is Kirk Hinrich really the answer? Well, that's a good question. Hinrich is a clear upgrade though defensively over Bibby, which is somewhere the Hawks have been killed this year. His place in the offense won't be that much different than Bibby, as he'll find open perimeter shots, but again, his upgrade on the other end is key for Atlanta.

The Wizards are clearly shedding some salary here and really the best part of the deal is probably the first-round pick. Stockpiling young talent is never bad so acquiring Jordan Crawford, who has some scoring talent could potentially work out well in the future. Washington isn't going anywhere soon so this is one of those rebuilding moves.
Category: NBA
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