The Denver Nuggets acquired Ruben Patterson, Charles Smith and Reggie Evans during a four-team trade
on Thursday, Feb. 23. Anytime there are four different teams involved in a single transaction, things tend to get a little complicated. So, Nuggets.com has created this easy-to-read flowchart to help give you, the fan, a simple way to visualize what exactly took place just prior to the trade deadline. Hopefully this will lead to a better understanding of the most complex deal in the NBA's recent trading period.
FLOWCHART BREAKDOWN (Clockwise)
Section One -- Between Denver and Seattle (Blue Arrows)
The Nuggets send G Earl Watson, G/F Bryon Russell and a future second round draft pick to the Sonics.
The Sonics send F Reggie Evans to the Nuggets.
Section Two -- Between Seattle and Sacramento (Gold Arrows)
The Sonics send C Vitaly Potapenko to the Kings.
Section Three -- Between Sacramento and Portland (Green Arrows)
The Kings send F Brian Skinner to the Blazers.
The Blazers send G Sergei Monia to the Kings.
Section Four -- Between Portland and Denver (Red Arrows)
The Blazers send F Ruben Patterson and G Charles Smith to the Nuggets.
The Nuggets send G Voshon Lenard to the Blazers.