NBA League Trades: How Do You Feel About Them?

The NBA has been in a frenzy since the all-star weekend. All-star weekend officially marks the midway point through the season where teams really need to crack down and get in position for playoff spots. It also brings about the ending of the trade deadline. Now I know the deadline ended yesterday evening and many of you have thoughts about these smart, crazy, and just flat out ridiculous trades so of course I am giving you a chance to vent on CoffyTalk. Here are a few of the big trades:

Celtics trade Perkins to Thunder

Thunder get:
• C Kendrick Perkins
• G Nate Robinson

Celtics get:
• F Jeff Green
• C Nenad Krstic

Clippers’ Davis to Cavs for Williams and Moon

Cavaliers get:
• G Baron Davis
• 2011 first-round pick (Clippers)

Clippers get:
• F Jamario Moon
• G Mo Williams

Deron Williams goes to New Jersey

Nets get:
• G Deron Williams

Jazz get:
• F Derrick Favors
• G Devin Harris
• 2011 first-round pick (Nets)
• 2012 first-round pick (from Nets, originally owned by Warriors)
• Cash considerations


Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks

Knicks get:
• F Carmelo Anthony
• G Chauncey Billups
• F Renaldo Blackman
• G Anthony Carter
• C Sheldon Williams

Nuggets get:
• F Wilson Chandler
• G Raymond Felton
• F Danilo Gallinari
• C Kosta Koufous
• C Timofey Mozgov
• $3 million in cash
• 2014 first-round pick (from NYK)
• 2012 & 13 second-round picks
(from Knicks, originally owned by Warriors)

Timberwolves get:
• C Eddy Curry
• F Anthony Randolph
• 2015 second-round pick (from Nuggets)
• $3 million in cash

In my opinion Carmelo Anthony looked awesome in the blue and orange (wahoowa!) and even though he had very limited time with the Knicks, he managed to shell out 27 points, and 10 rebounds in his debut last night at the Garden. Not bad at all if I do say so myself.

Even though these are only a few of the trades, which ones do you like, don’t like, and what would you have done differently?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DA
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 13:54:03

    I’ll briefly comment on some of the trades since I did a thorough breakdown on my blog, which ya’ll should check out.

    I think the Oklahoma City Thunder made a good move in getting Kendrick Perkins. He’ll help do the legwork for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. People have said he’ll slow OKC’s high-tempo style but I really don’t see Perkins doing that. In addition, Oklahoma City doesn’t go up and down like Golden State or New York – they run a bunch of halfcourt sets for Durant. As far as the Celtics, they took a bit of a risk getting Green but he’s young and has a high-ceiling with a lot of versatility which will be needed in the East.

    Then the Knicks trade. I think the Knicks gave up a ton to get Melo but it’ll probably be worth it. Carmelo is back ‘home’ (I’m pretty sure he lived in Bmore for a while) with his boo jank. He’ll be motivated to drop 30 every night to team with A’mare. Plus, George Karl called him out on TNT – check Melo’s tweets lol. Anyway, Denver racked up on good young players in return and are really deep. This would allow George Karl to employ a 1990s Loyola Marymount (look them up) transition team – first to score 130 wins.

    Crazy trades though. Forget about playing NBA 2K11. Fantasy basketball is on television.


  2. Chris Ross
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 21:22:40

    Just in general about the days leading up to it it was such an exciting trade deadline, this must have been one of the best one’s in the history of the sport if not the best. It was really fun all day watching so many deals go down. Some of these trades were just so out of left field and they kept coming in that it just made the past 72 hours so interesting. I think in these trades there were definitely some major winners and losers, when in actuality trades should be mutually beneficial for both teams (but I guess that doesn’t happen all too often). I thought OKC, Denver, Houston and Cleveland did a really god job bolstering their teams for the future. They made some major shake-ups but I think in the long run it will be beneficial for their team, especially the Perkins trade. Also, you think you could take a look at my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say.


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