February 24, 2011

OKC, Boston, Memphis, Houston, & More Make Final Trades as Deadline Passes

    The NBA trade deadline passed just about an hour ago at 3:00 eastern. These are the trades that went down today:
Nate Robinson

    The Celtics and Thunder have agreed to a four-player deal. Nate Robinson and Kendrick Perkins are going to Oklahoma City, while Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic are going to Boston. Jeff Green was originaly drafted by Boston, but traded him to the then Seattle SuperSonics for Ray Allen and Glen Davis. The SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City in 2008.

    If the Sonics were still in Seattle, Nate Robinson would have his own homecoming. The Seattle native and former Washington Huskie would be back home. But he will be playing in Oklahoma City for the team that he might have a grudge against for leaving Seattle. I know all of Seattle does.
Morris Peterson

     The Celtics also traded rookies Luke Harangody and Semih Erden to Cleveland for a second round draft choice. The Celtics have traded away three post players today.

    It also wasn't the only trade of the day either for the Thunder. They sent D.J. White and Morris Peterson to Charlotte for center Nazr Mohammed.

Aaron Brooks
    A big clue to where Steve Nash will play after this year happened today, and it appears he might not be in Phoenix after this season. Today the Suns acquired young point guard Aaron Brooks from Houston for guard Goran Dragic, and a first round pick. Could Brooks be the point guard next year in Phoenix?

    Houston and Memphis also made a deal that will send Shane Battier to Memphis for center Hasheem Thabeet and a first round pick. Thabeet is a raw big man who was drafted with the second overall pick in 2009. People said he was drafted to early, and they were right. Poor play led to Thabeet becoming the highest overall pick to be sent to the NBA D-League. Houston did get a first round pick to replace the one they sent to Phoenix today.

     As I said yesterday, the Bobcats and Blazers were in serious talks about Gerald Wallace going to Portland. It went through today as the Blazers sent center Joey Przybilla and a seconed round pick to the Bobcats for Wallace. Przybilla will be the replacement for Nazr Mohammed who was traded to Oklahoma City. Andre Miller, the Trail Blazers point guard, is remaining a Blazer for the rest of the season as it seemed certain that he would be moved before the deadline.




  1. Ben, do you think it's true that Seattle is the WORST city for sports in the US?

  2. As much as I hate to say it, yes. I will always be a Seattle fan. But you can not ignore the fact that it is the worst city in the country for sports.