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NBA Trade Wrap-Up 31

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  • Posted by: Sachin Shenolikar
  • February 25, 2011, 5:02 PM


Which teams made the best trades this week? Click here to read my take — then tell me what you think in the box below!

TRADE 1
Knicks get: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Corey Brewer, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman, Shelden Williams
Nuggets get: Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, Kosta Koufos, a 2014 first round pick, second round picks in 2013 and 2014, and $3 million
Timberwolves get: Anthony Randolph, Eddy Curry

When I saw what the Knicks gave up in the trade, my initial reaction was, "Whoa." New York dealt away six players, including three starters, in a package for the Nuggets superstar — that’s a lot. But after things sunk in, I realized that it was the right move for the Knicks. While Gallinari, Chandler, Mozgov, and Randolph are promising young players, I don't think any of them has superstar potential. Anthony is a legit superstar, and his arrival sets the team up to acquire a guy like Chris Paul in the future. The Knicks also did a good job in picking up strong defenders in Brewer and Carter. They can do the dirty work while Anthony, Billups, and Amar’e Stoudemire take care of the scoring.

While the Nuggets lost a franchise player in Anthony and a hometown hero in Chauncey Billups, they got some good, young talent in exchange for a guy who was going to leave after the season anyway. That's way better than the alternative: getting nothing if Anthony left as a free agent.

EDGE: Knicks. New York landed one of the game's premier players in Anthony, and a clutch point guard in Billups. This trade puts them in position to make some noise in the playoffs this season.

TRADE 2
Nets get: Deron Williams
Jazz get: Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, two first round picks, and $3 million

The Nets acquired one of the best point guards in the NBA, but if they can't sign him after next season, it could keep the team in the Atlantic Division cellar for a long time. However, since the team is planning to move to Brooklyn, New York, in 2012, that could help woo another star player to join Williams — and prove to him that the team is serious about winning.

The Jazz get a solid point guard in Harris and a good prospect in Favors, but it could take Favors a few seasons to develop. The first-round picks that the Jazz acquired could be the key, especially if the Nets end up in the draft lottery in both seasons.

EDGE: Nets. Elite point guards like Williams are hard to come by. It’s worth the risk to have him on the team in the short term and try to convince him to stay.

TRADE 3
Celtics get: Jeff Green, Nenad Kristic
Thunder gets: Kendrick Perkins, Nate Robinson

Perkins is a terrific defensive center, but let's face it, the guy is injured most of the time. Boston's biggest concern in the Eastern Conference playoffs will be containing wing players such as LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Green is one of the best perimeter defenders in the league.

Edge: Celtics. Kristic is a veteran 7-footer who can help Shaq in the paint. Green will give the team a good boost off the bench, and the 24-year-old is a guy the team can build around in the future.

TRADE 4
Trail Blazers get: Gerald Wallace
Bobcats get: Joel Przybilla, Sean Marks, Dante Cunningham, and two first round picks

The Blazers needed a star perimeter player because of Brandon Roy’s injury problems. Wallace can score when needed, and he's a strong defender who can step back into a complementary role when Roy returns.

The Bobcats unloaded a big salary and got some draft picks in an effort to rebuild their team.

Edge: Blazers. Wallace is a former All-Star who could provide a spark for Portland. The Blazers are currently seventh in the West, but just one game behind fifth-place New Orleans. Look for them to challenge for a top 5 spot.

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31 Comments

Why trade deron Williams, he was tha jazz best player?

denver is actually better without melo

The Thunder get a 3 time Slam Dunk contest winner and a veteran center and the Celtics get 2 young guys how do they give the advantage to the Celtics?
Well Boston does get talent in Jeff Green, but how do you know Kristic is all that good.

Man see what Carmello Anthony did he wanted to trade but got some more people traded that didn't want to be traded.
I feel sorry for you Chauncey and who ever agrees with me say I (proudly).

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Remember when Nate went off in that game 6 vs Orlando in the ECF. He had like 21 points or something. I like Green but why Krstic???? The Celtics will regret it once they lose Delonte West and Avery Bradley. The Knicks made the by far better move

IDK what you are talking about, how the celtics will regret it, do you even watch basketball???

I will miss Perkins and i will also miss 3-time slam dunk champion Nate Robinson but Perkins would become a free agent at the end of the year so i'm the Celtics at least got something for him

You know, you're right. But I like the Thunder almost as much as the Celtics and now they have Kevin Durant, Nate Robinson and Kendrick Perkins and now they're a threat

I DO, I DO, I DO, I AGREE, I AGREE, I AGREE.....IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ;)

i will forever miss perkins and robinson they are forever loved by celtics fans all around all the celtics made a very bad move, so sad... at least rondo is still on the team i love that guy if they trade him then there really not thinking :(

I I I I I!!!!!!!!!! Terrible trade for boston!!!! they didnt even try to get the best lineup!!!! This is the best option. PG rondo SG Allen SF Pierce PF green C KG. I love the celtics but Perkins is a Fan fav and so is Robinson!! TEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIBBBBBBBBBBBLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey i'm a celtics fan as well, idk what you guys are watching, but i don't see how these trades are even remotely bad.

AGREED!!! I'm a huge celtics fan i can't believe they made that terrible trade!!!!

Everybody who thinks that the Celtics made a bad trade reply and say I!

I. Robinson and Perkins!!!!!!!!!! Did you see those 2 in the finals v.s L.a?!?! What the heck are you thinking!

I I I I I I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kristics terrible!! Jeff green is O.K but perkins and Nate were fan favs!! And the Jazz got the better deal harris is almost as good as deron and the nets sent them 3 million and another guy!! The jazz could afford another average Pg like nate robinson. i would like to see a deal were the c's made a good deal!! If they wanted a big guy trade perk for andrew bynum.

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You are kidding me the Deron Williams trade the nets have the edge i mean Devin Harris is above the radar. Plus the jazz get 2 first round draft picks.

I agree with all but 2 and 3. Celts made a bad choice. Jazz got the better deal.

I think the Jazz made a good trade, not just because I live in Utah. But because we also get two first round picks and that could include BYU's Jimmer Ferdette.

I think the Jazz made a good trade, not just because I live in Utah. But because we also get two first round picks and that could include BYU's Jimmer Ferdette.

I think the Celtics should have kept Nate Robinson. So I think the Thunder got a good trade.

how can you trade nate robinson?

How you trade Perkins?

Well, seems like you can and win big.

i love robinsons shortness it makes him, him i love him and miss him and i think the celtics made a terrible mistake tht they will forever regret!

nate would never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get traded, he may be short but he is cool

man, I wish that Gerald Wallace was not traded. he was the best player on the Bobcats. he is still better than 2 first round picks.

Hey JaguarCadillac9 Gerald Wallace couldn't even score 30 in one night. Plus in the 2009-2010 All Star Game all he did was sit on the bench

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