Sheridan: Big Trade Deadline Winners are Milwaukee Bucks, Mark Cuban and Boston Celtics

celtics small logowizards small logoBOSTON CELTICS trade Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins to the WASHINGTON WIZARDS for Jordan Crawford.

ANALYSIS: Crawford was one of Randy Wittman’s headaches, but the kid can score (he had 12 20-point games for Wizards, plus three with 19, but had been benched in last four). Props to Danny Ainge for this deal. But as a fan, would prefer to see Celtics drop to eighth and play Heat again in playoffs.

heat small logogrizzlies small logoMIAMI HEAT trade Dexter Pittman and a 2013 second-round pick to MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES for a trade exception.

ANALYSIS: Can we surmise Hollinger is a Pittman guy? Grizz did need a backup C. Heat president Pat Riley referenced “roster flexibility” in a statement. Who is he clearing space for? Couldn’t be Greg Oden, could it? A Euro buyout guy? A March 1 waiver guy? Riley is a man of mystery with this one.

magic small logobobcats small logoORLANDO MAGIC trade Josh McRoberts to CHARLOTTE BOBCATS for Hakim Warrick.

ANALYSIS:  ‘Cats save about $300K in salary and get a live body. Magic reportedly waiving Warrick.  McRoberts actually goes from the Magic to a worse team, which ain’t an easy thing to do. Magic replace the Ryan Anderson Ttraded Player Exception, which expires July 9 — the day before free agency opens. (Hat tip to @RyanFerwerda).

thunder small logoblazers small logoOKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER trade Eric Maynor to PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS for rights to Georgeos Printezis.

ANALYSIS: Attention Reggie Jackson, you are now the last line of defense behind Russell Westbrook. Does anybody else smell a Derek Fisher comeback? Or maybe they grab Ronnie Price, who was waived by Portland to make room for Maynor.

mavs small logoDALLAS MAVERICKS trade Dahntay Jones to ATLANTA HAWKS for Anthony Morrow.

ANALYSIS: Remember two years ago when Dwight Howard was asked in Russia who he wanted to play with? Morrow was one of his answers. Cuban is a smart man.

knicks small logothunder small logoNEW YORK KNICKS trade Ronnie Brewer to OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER for a second-round pick.

ANALYSIS: Sneaky good pickup for Thunder, who now have a capable perimeter defender to use against opposing wings and take some of the burden off Thabo Sefolosha. GeriatKnicks, rumored to be looking at Bill Russell, signed Kenyon Martin instead.
warriors small logoGOLDEN STATE WARRIORS trade Jeremy Tyler to ATLANTA HAWKS for future draft considerations.

ANALYSIS: Warriors get under luxury tax line with this deal and the next one.

warriors small logosixers small logoGOLDEN STATE WARRIORS trade Charles Jenkins to PHILADELPHIA 76ERS for future draft considerations.

ANALYSIS: The Sixers must like Jenkins, especially since he joins a backcourt for which Jeremy Pargo was just signed for the rest of the season.

Chris Sheridan, a 20-year veteran basketball writer, is publisher and editor of Follow him on Twitter.


    • says

      Why? Because they gave up on Harris and Lamb? It’s not like those guys were playing a lot. And Udoh’s minutes should be taken by Sanders and Dalembert, no? I’m not a huge Redick fan, but he can REALLY shoot and is a much bigger and better defender than Ellis or Jennings. And they still have good money coming off cap. Seems like a strange response.

      • Arky says

        Yeah, I thought it’s a great trade for the Bucks – not only did they get Reddick, they also got Ayon who I feel is underrated. I don’t seriously rate any of the guys the Magic got in return- left scratching my head that this was the deal they took.

        • The Doctor says

          They gave up the youth on the team and people loved Harris and Lamb. They gave that up to stay in the same playoff slot just to get knocked out in the 1st round. They could of done that without the trade.

          • The Doctor says

            And I agree with the masses but just reporting what the people were saying. But there were more people this morning who liked the trade.

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