T-Mac to Knicks in Knicks/Kings/Rockets Deal
Knicks Get: Tracy McGrady, Sergio Rodriguez
Kings Get: Carl Landry,Joey Dorsey, Larry Hughes
Rockets Get: Kevin Martin, Hilton Armstong, Jordan Hill, Jarred Jeffries, the right to swap first-round picks with New York in 2011, and New York’s 2012 first-round pick
One way or another this deal works out for each team. The KNICKS end up $30million below the salary cap and have the chance to acquire 2 major superstars next season (Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson). They were able to finally relieve themselves of Jarred Jeffries $8million contract. Plus there’s still hope T-Mac can remain healthy and showcase his once GREAT passing and shooting ability. McGrady has a lot to prove and given good health and playing time I know he will give it his all. If he happens to fall short Knicks can release him after this season, or he can remain if he takes a pay cut from his $23million salary. The KINGS seem to be dealt a huge blow by releasing Kevin Martin. They however plan on building a team around rookie guard Tyreke Evans. Evans a breakout superstar has a similar game to Martin and many felt they couldn’t play together. The Kings however acquire Carl Landry who has great scoring ability. The ROCKETS however seem to get the best end of the deal. It’s no secret that they’ve been dying to get rid of Tracy McGrady for some time now, due to his injuries and turmoil with the team. Not only is that task done, they also acquire super guard Kevin Martin, and key draft picks.
Cavs Acquire Antawn Jamison In Cavs/Wizards/Clippers Deal
Cavs Get: Antawn Jamison, Sebastian Telfair
Wizards Get: Zydrunas Illguaskas, Al Thornton, rights to Emir Preldzic,
2010 first-round draft pick from Cavs
Clippers Get: Drew Gooden
Clearly a big acquisition for the CAVS, who are in quest of a playoff championship. Jamison is averaging 20.5pts this season and will be a great addition to the Cavs who were in need of another scorer to assist Lebron James. With this deal the Cavs were also able to retain J.J Hickson, who has been helpfully in the past few wins for them. The WIZARDS have been continuing to start anew in the rebuilding of their team, and well… releasing everybody. It’s assumed that they will eventually buyout big Z, who may return to the Cavs. The CLIPPERS acquire Drew Gooden who was just traded to the Wizards a couple days ago. With Gooden they get a good defensive big man.
Celtics Get Robinson in Exchange for House in Knicks Deal
Celtics Get: Nate Robinson, Marcus Landry
Knicks Get: Eddie House, J.R Giddens, & Bill Walker
Big blow to the KNICKS with the loss of a fan favorite and 3 time Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson. Robinson averaged just about 13.2ppg in the 30 games he was ALLOWED to play in. We all know about the turmoil between he and coach Mike D’Antoni after 14 DNP’s Robinson was finally allowed back in the game where he scored an explosive 40pt comeback. Still tensions weren’t relieved and now we must say good bye to Nate. With the loss of Nate we acquire veteran Eddie House from the CELTICS. House averages 7.2ppg in 50games this season. House’s perimeter shooting isn’t what it once was, but he still has the ability to come off the bench and get some points in. He’s also excited about reuniting with coach D’Antoni. Gidden’s and Walker are bench players who were seldom used and seem to just have been thrown into the deal.
Bucks Acquire Salmons in Bulls/Bucks Deal
Bucks Get: John Salmons, Bulls’ 2011 & 2012 second round picks and option to switch 2010 first round picks (provided Chicago is between No. 11 & No. 30)
Bulls Get: Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander
Each team comes away with something. The BULLS like the Knicks have cleared up much-needed cap space. They were able to drop Salmons contract and acquire Warrick and Alexander who each have expiring contracts. The Bulls have 6 players under contract and have a chance to get a prime free agent such as Chris Bosh or Carlos Boozer. With players like Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah it should be easy to lure someone in. The BUCKS get a great shooter in Salmons WHEN he’s on. The Bucks also have a chance to land a spot in the playoffs; they’re currently 2 games out of the eighth seed.
Bobcats Get Tyrus Thomas in Bulls/Bobcats Deal
Bobcats Get: Tyrus Thomas
Bulls Get: Ronald “Flip” Murray, Acie Law, and a future 1st round pick from Charlotte
After some friction between Tyrus Thomas and the BULLS he has been traded. The Bulls gain an important 1st round pick from the Bobcats as well as 2 more expiring contracts with Murray and Law. As stated before the Bulls are trying to clear up as much cap space for upcoming free agents. The BOBCATS acquire athleticism and great shot blocking ability in Thomas although he is at times inconsistent. Thomas will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season.
Cardinal For Milicic in Timberwolves/Knicks Deal
Timberwolves Get: Darko Milicic, cash
Knicks Get: Brian Cardinal
The two players are rarely used and it’s unlikely that either will see an increase in playing time. The TIMBERWOLVES used the deal to get cash back from the New York Knicks. The KNICKS released Milicic to free up additional cap space and are expected to waive Cardinal to make room for the newly acquired players from the Celtics.
Blazers Acquire Camby in Trail Blazers/Clippers Deal
Trail Blazers Get: Marcus Camby
Clippers Get: Travis Outlaw, Steve Blake, cash
The injury plagued and seemingly cursed BLAZERS get some frontcourt help from the acquisition of Marcus Camby. Camby who was unhappy with his role in LA, can help the Blazers in their playoff quests with his defensive and rebounding ability. The CLIPPERS get a solid backup for Baron Davis in Blake and help at small forward with Outlaw.
Sixers Send Ivey to Bucks
Sixers Get: Jodie Meeks, Francisco Elson
Bucks Get: Royal Ivey, Primoz Brezec, and a second-round pick in the 2010 draft
This deal would return Ivey back to the BUCKS where he spent his 07′-08′ season. Neither the SIXERS nor the Bucks would gain much from the deal since all the players get very little playing time and average few points.
Jazz Send Brewer To The Grizzlies
Grizzlies Get: Ronnie Brewer
Jazz Get: A protected 2011 first-round pick
The Deal gives the GRIZZLIES an athletic swingman. The JAZZ not only get an important first round pick in an extensive rookie class, but they also get to save money. Brewer is making $2.7 million this season and will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season. The trade doesn’t put the Jazz under the luxury tax penalty but it does put them on the road to it.