The Much-Ado-About-Nothing Trade Deadline
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J.J. Redick was the biggest name to be dealt at the Thursday trading deadline.
He's a good NBA player. Earns $6 million. Worth every penny. Will probably sign for a similar amount this summer when he is a free agent.
But J.J. to the Bucks was the biggest acquisition at the 2013 trading deadline.
No Josh Smith. No Paul Millsap. No Danny Granger.
That wasn't the case Thursday, with Redick being the only big-minute man to change uniforms.
That said, here's the totality of what actually went down at NBA Trading Deadline 2013 …
MILWAUKEE gets Redick, who will surely help the poor-shooting Bucks, under-utilized big man Gustavo Ayon and third-string point guard Ish Smith, while ORLANDO gets strong backup point guard Beno Udrih, along with still-developing wings Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb.
BOSTON gets gunning-guard-who-needs-coaching Jordan Crawford, while WASHINGTON gets big-man defensive specialist Jason Collins and out-for-season Leandro Barbosa's expiring contract so the Wizards don't have to pay Crawford $2.1 million next season.
MEMPHIS gets seldom-used big Dexter Pittman and a second-round pick, while MIAMI, gets the rights to center Ricky Sanchez, who is playing professionally in Argentina. The Heat, who created a roster spot for veteran big Chris Andersen, also did this move to save a prorated $854,389 in Pittman salary and another $854,389 in luxury-tax penalties.
TORONTO gets solid backup point guard Sebastian Telfair, while PHOENIX gets seldom-used Hamed Haddadi and a second-round pick.
PORTLAND gets once-good-now-struggling-since-injury point guard Eric Maynor to give Damian Lillard some backup, while OKLAHOMA CITY accepted a $2.2 million trade exception. In a subsequent deal, OKLAHOMA CITY then acquired defensive standout Ronnie Brewer, while NEW YORK received a second-round draft pick.
DALLAS gets sharpshooter Anthony Morrow, while ATLANTA gets third-string wing Dahntay Jones.
CHARLOTTE acquires third-string power forward Josh McRoberts, while ORLANDO gets third-string forward Hakim Warrick.
ATLANTA gets young big-man prospect Jeremy Tyler, while GOLDEN STATE gets a second-round draft considerations. That deal was immediately followed up with GOLDEN STATE receiving a protected second-round draft pick, while PHILADELPHIA received third-string point guard Charles Jenkins. The two salary dumps allow the Warriors to get under the luxury tax.