Overview of NBA 2012-2013 trades
The trade deadline ended Thursday at 3 p.m. Let’s go through all of the trades that have occurred this season and see who stuck out as real winners and losers.
First off, this season had some weak trades and it was not very exciting. There were definitely more losers than winners this season making it pretty boring. That does not mean it is not worth knowing what trades were made.
Let’s begin with the trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Memphis Grizzlies. The Cavs got Wayne Ellington, Marreese Speights, Josh Selby, and first round pick for 2015. All the Cavs had to give was Jon Leuer. This trade was a way for the Grizzlies to get rid of their salaries and open some space.
Next up was the big Rudy Gay trade between the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, and Detroit Pistons. Three team trades are usually fairly complicated but I will break it down. The Raptors got Rudy Gay and Hammed Haddadi. The Grizzlies, with their newly opened up salary, got Tayshaun Prince, Ed Davis, and the Raptors’ second round pick. The Pistons made out with Jose Calderon. The Raptors are definitely winners for acquiring Rudy Gay. The numbers show it, the team has won six out of nine games since he joined the team.
This one is a real winner for a player involved. That player is Thomas Robinson, who has been miserable in Sacramento. This trade was with the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. Robinson went to the Rockets along with Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt. The Kings got Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich, and Toney Douglas. However, the Kings really lost out since they did not save much money and got rid of their No. 5 pick in Robinson. Read more about this trade here.
Houston Rockets also made another trade that put twin brothers back on the same team. The Phoenix Suns got Marcus Morris while the Rockets got their second round draft pick. Read more about this trade here.
Here is another Memphis Grizzlies trade, this time they traded with the Miami Heat. The Grizzlies got Dexter Pittman and a second round draft pick. The Heat got Ricky Sanchez. Read more about this trade here.
Now, Hammed Haddadi gets traded again. This time he was traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Phoenix Suns along with a second round pick. In return, the Raptors got Sebastian Telfair. Read more about this trade here.
The Philadelphia 76ers received Charles Jenkins from the Golden State Warriors in return for a protected second round pick. Read more about this trade here.
Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks jump in with a simple trade where the Hawks get Dahntay Jones and the Mavs get Anthony Marrow. The Hawks are major losers this season for trades. There were many rumors about trading Josh Smith but they did not. It is safe to assume that means that they are going to offer him a max salary. That is not a smart move since with him this season the Hawks are not a major threat, so why over-pay for OK results? Read more about this trade here.
Orlando Magic gets into the mix with a trade with the Charlotte Bobcats. The Magic received Hakim Warrick for Josh McRoberts. Read more about this trade here.
The injured Boston Celtics acquired Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards. The Wizards received in return Jason Collins and Leandro Barbosa. The Celtics definitely win this trade since they desperately needed someone to help with scoring. This is not to say that the Celtics could not have made a better trade. They are an older team that could have used some long-term trades. Read more about this trade here.
Next trade was between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New York Knicks. The Thunder traded a second round pick and cash considerations for Ronnie Brewer. Read more about this trade here.
We are almost to the end of the trades. The Thunder also made a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Thunder got the rights to Georgios Printezis and they traded Eric Maynor to the Blazers. Read more about the trade here.
The final trade is the J. J. Redick trade between the Orlando Magic and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Magic attained Doron Lamb, Beno Udrih and Tobias Harris for Redick, Gustavo Ayon, and Ish Smith. The Bucks really made out here as a winner. They got the best player in the trades for pretty much nothing. The Magic are definitely losers as well for giving up Redick without even getting a first round draft pick. Read more about the trade here.
Those were the trades for the NBA 2012-2013 season. They were not very exciting but there are still plenty of games to prove me wrong about that.