This year’s trade deadline was a weak one in terms of star power, but it did include one of the top candidates for the NBA Sixth Man Award in J.J. Redick, who was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a six-player deal.
Like Redick, many top-notch bench players have been battling injuries for some time now, and the All Star break brought a very convenient period for players such as Jamal Crawford and Gordon Hayward to nurse their injuries and prepare for the rest of the season.
The break is over. The deadline has passed. Now all we have left is what’s left of the regular season as teams try to push their way into the playoffs.
No more breaks, no more player movement. All that’s left is basketball.