Trade Deadline Moves

A lot was done in the past 6 hours or so. I’ll give you a quick run on who was moved and where they are going.

The Boston Celtics added Dunk Tri-Champion Nate Robinson early today.  Boston sent J.R Giddens and Bill Walker to the New York Knicks for Marcus Landry and Robinson.

The Knicks also were able to make a move for Tracy McGrady in a three-team deal involving Sacramento and Houston.

The Knicks will acquire T-Mac and Sergio Rodriquez from Sacramento; the Rockets get Kevin Martin and Hilton Armstrong from Sacramento, and Jordan Hill and Jared Jefferies from New York. Houston also has the chance to recieve to future first-round picks from New York.

The Kings will receive Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey from Houston, as well as New York’s Larry Hughes.

Sacramento also made a deal with Washington, receiving Dominic McGuire and cash for a future second-round pick.

The Utah Jazz agreed to trade Ronnie Brewer to the Memphis Grizzllies for a protected 2011 first-round pick. This deal allows the Jazz to save money while the Grizzlies add another athletic swingman.

The Chicago Bulls made a pair of deals today, one trading Tyrus Thomas to Charlotte for Flip Murray, Acie Law and a protected future first-round pick. And the other sending John Salmons to the Milwaukee Bucks for Joe Alexander and Hakim Warrick.

Milwaukee also traded Jodie Meeks and Francisco Elson to the 76ers for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and a second-round draft pick.

Lastly, the San Antonio Spurs sent Theo Ratliff to the Charlotte Bobcats for a 2028 second-round pick…jk 2012.

Many of these deals were made in order to make way for the 2010 free agents. Here is a list of some of the notables:

Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Paul Pierce, Tyson Chandler, Manu Ginobli, Yao Ming, Dirk Nowitzki, Joe Johnson etc. When time comes for these players and others to sign their new deals, things will get even more hectic.

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2 thoughts on “Trade Deadline Moves

  1. I don’t see how the Kings think they’re going to be able to lure a guy like Chris Bosh away from the big markets. Remember SAC is a small market, and without a new arena and solvent owners I don’t see anything changing immediately for them.
    Kudos to Petries for Plan B: Rebuild through the draft and trade that slug Martin.

  2. There are about 7 teams that will have the money to sign a guy like Bosh, and the Kings are one of them. The Kings will be on the fringe of signing a big name guy. I do think they have a shot at guys like Boozer, Joe Johnson, or Dirk..

    If we don’t get a top name guy there are some guys we could get to build around the young core that we have.

    Also take into account the CBA(collective bargaining agreement), the money situation will change next year and could allow a team like the Kings to do something surprising.

    Last time there was some form of financial problems with the Kings they constructed that team of the early 2000s..

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