NBA trade deadline comes to an end, lack of big names make it a dud
NBA trade deadline came to an end laying to rest many trade rumors, which were circulating on the trade floor. The big names, who were rumored to be traded did not feature on the trades. The names of Josh Smith and Dwight Howard were nowhere to be seen on the trade floor as it concluded with the trades of the minor players.
Amidst the lacklustre trading, there was only one name, which drew the most attention, Orlando Magic shooting guard, JJ Redick was traded to Milwaukee Bucks. Redick averaged 15.1 points per game this season for Magic and was shipped along with Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith for the services of Doron Lamb, Beno Udrih and Tobias Harris.
Phoenix Suns traded point guard, Sebastian Telfair to Toronto Raptors and received Hamed Haddai in return. The Raptors also reportedly sent a 2014 second-round draft pick to Phoenix Suns. Atlanta Hawks did not trade Josh Smith, but did send away Anthony Morrow to Dallas Mavericks and got Dahntay Jones in return.
Hawks also made a trade with Suns for Jeremy Tyler for cash considerations and a future draft pick. Miami Heats bid goodbye to Dexter Pittman and a second round pick to Memphis Grizzlies for a trade exception and the draft rights to Ricky Sanchez, who is currently playing in Puerto Rico.
Boston Celtics relieved themselves of Jason Collins and Leandro Barbosa to Washington Wizards, who sent a much-needed point guard, Jordan Crawford, who averages 13.2 points per game to Celtics. Charlotte Bobcats received Josh McRoberts from Orlando Magic and sent Hakim Warrick in return.
Sacramento Kings sent away Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and Thomas Robinson to Houston Rockets, who responded by trading Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas. LA Lakers did not make a single trade before the deadline.