NBA Trade Deadline Round-Up

NBA Trade Deadline

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, with plenty of players heading in and out of different rosters, but who has gone where? Will these changes work out in the long term?

We have decided to take a look at all the moves from the trade deadline day, and sum up the winners and the losers from the moves.

Danny Granger (Indiana to Philadelphia)

Danny Granger

It was never going to be an easy integration for Danny Granger considering the success Indiana had seen without him last season, and this was proven right up until the trade deadline.

Granger was no longer the main man and he clearly struggled after sitting out an entire year thanks to injury.

Paul George has truly taken the mantle as the Indiana focal point, with players like Roy Hibbert, David West and Lance Stephenson quickly backing him up, leaving little room for Granger.

In return for the SF, Indiana received Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen from Philadelphia, in what seems a lot like a win for Indiana, whilst Granger is reportedly unhappy with the move, and could look to maneuver his way out of Philly.

The move is a great one for Indiana, who also signed Andrew Bynum earlier this month, who have made some smart ‘low-risk’ moves that also help them financially.

Nando De Colo (San Antonio to Toronto)

Nando De Colo

This seems like a bit of a ‘nothing’ trade, but if Gregg Popovich can bring the best out of Austin Daye, who was the other player involved in the trade, it could definitely prove fruitful for the Spurs.

De Colo didn’t see major minutes at San Antonio, and whilst Raptors fans won’t be thrilled with the move, he could produce for them given the opportunity.

If things pan out well for Daye, it could be a pretty big win for the Spurs, but again, neither player will have a massive effect right away.

Antawn Jamison/Byron Mullens (Both left Clippers)

Antawn Jamison Trade

Not a trade that effects the Clippers displays on the court, with both of these moves aiming to increase financial flexibility for L.A.

Jamison, who was a former major point producer in Cleveland and Washington is battling age, whilst Mullens has never been a great player in L.A.

In return, the Clippers received a future 2nd round draft pick from Philadelphia for Byron Mullens, and got the draft rights for 2005 draftee Cenk Akyol from Atlanta for Jamison.

Aaron Brooks (Houston to Denver)

Aaron Brooks

A tough deal for Brooks, who reportedly wanted to stay in Houston, where he saw success a few years ago when he won the Most Improved Player award.

But Houston dealt him to Denver for Jordan Hamilton, a long-range shooter who could work well with Dwight Howard.

Brooks had to confirm the deal himself, and decided to go ahead with it to get some more time on court, which he wasn’t getting behind Lin and Beverley at the Rockets.

The move is also a win for Denver, who have a serious problem at the Point Guard spot, trading away Andre Miller and having Nate Robinson and Ty Lawson out through injury.

Andre Miller (Denver to Washington)

Andre Miller

Andre Miller had not been happy in Denver this season, mainly because of Head Coach Brian Shaw, who didn’t seem to get on with Miller’s style of play, meaning a move was a dead cert to happen.

In the three team trade, Denver gave up Miller to Washington, whilst Washington sent Jan Veseley to Denver, and Philadelphia got Eric Maynor and two 2nd round draft picks.

Miller could do well as a mentor for John Wall in Washington, whilst Vesley will fit in with Shaw’s style of play at Denver far better than the want-away Point Guard, and will be a free agent at the end of the season, opening up cap space for them.

Philly are doing well to build up some assets as well, with more trade picks meaning more opportunities to bring in younger players.

Gary Neal/Luke Ridnour (Milwaukee to Charlotte)

Gary Neal Luke Ridnour

Charlotte weren’t expected to be in the position they are right now, and to solidify their Playoff push they’ve brought in Neal and Ridnour for Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien.

The move is certainly a win for Charlotte and the two players heading there, giving Charlotte a better chance at making the post-season and giving the players something to play for.

Milwaukee are clearly tanking now, playing some of the worst basketball in the league this season, and will be hoping for a top draft pick this Summer.

Roger Mason Jr. (Miami to Sacramento)

Roger Mason Jr

This definitely isn’t a show stopping trade, with Mason Jr. heading to Sac-town for a protected future 2nd round pick.

Sacramento are expected to waive Mason, who will be starting to search for a new team if the proposed release goes ahead.

Spencer Hawes (Philadelphia to Cleveland)

Spencer Hawes

Hawes has done well in Philadelphia this season, but Cleveland went in for him, giving up Earl Clarke, Henry Sims and two 2nd round draft picks for the expiring contract of Hawes.

The Centre could do well for Cleveland if he plays to his potential, and Clarke could do well for Philly, who are still in that rebuilding phase.

With Anderson Varejao struggling with injury, this seems to be the key trigger for the trade by Cleveland.

So, those were all the deals which happened on an exciting NBA trade deadline day, what do you think about the deals? Why not comment below?

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Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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