BOSTON 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.
MIAMI 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.
ORLANDO 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).
OKLAHOMA 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.
DALLAS 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.
NEW 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.
GOLDEN 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.
GOLDEN 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.
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