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Reviewing the Gerald Wallace and Celtics' Trades

February 25th 2011 16:19
The Boston Celtics traded Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson for a 2012 first round pick, Nenad Kristic, and Jeff Green. The Oklahoma City Thunder were the winners in this deal. Green really won't fit anywhere on Boston, and Kristic sucks. The pick is for 2012 from a trade that the Thunder acquired from the Clippers. It is a solid first round pick, but it's the best thing Boston got.

Boston did a good job of getting rid of Robinson, but they traded the best piece in this deal by trading away Kendrick Perkins. The Thunder now have a big to pair with Nick Collins and the others that can help stifle the Lakers. This makes them better in a matchup against LA. Boston got the short end of this stick, which is a surprise considering they have the best GM in Danny Ainge. Maybe he knows something that we don't. It wasn't a terrible deal for Boston, but it sure wasn't a good one.

The C's also traded Luke Harangody and Semih Erden to the Cavs for a 2013 2nd round pick. This is a trash deal that really doesn't matter for either team, but I like this deal for Cleveland. They get two average prospects that are worth more than a 2013 second rounder that will most likely net Boston close to nothing. Ish Smith and Shane Battier were traded to the Grizzlies for Hasheem Thabeet, a future first rounder, and DeMarre Carroll. Battier is a star defender, Carroll and Smith are scrubs, and Thabeet looks like a bust. The first rounder is alright, and it is enough to make this deal even. I am fine with what both teams got. There was no clear winner in this deal.

The Thunder acquired Nazr Mohammed from the Charlotte Bobcats for DJ White and Morris Peterson. Mo-Pete is an expiring contract and White is solid, but I love how the Thunder upgraded in the frontcourt with this deal by getting a rugged interior defensive player. Both teams did well in this deal. Mohammed is an underrated player. The Suns got Aaron Brooks from the Rockets for Goran Dragic and a first rounder. Brooks can become a star, and Dragic is a solid player as well. What makes this a fair deal overall is the first rounder. I like this deal for both teams, but I think it was better for the Rockets because they got rid of a headcase and got a nice pick for the future.

This was the deal of the day, and it was a deal that was surfaced in many rumors. Gerald Wallace was traded to the Blazers for Joel Pryzbilla, Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks, a 2011 first rounder, a 2013 first rounder, and cash. The picks are nice and so is the salary dump, but Pryzbilla was the only useful player they got. Wallace was Charlotte's best player, and he will certainly blossom on the Blazers. I can't wait to see his debut game with Portland. I thought the Cats could have milked out a little bit more.

The Celtics made one of the most garbage deals of the night. They traded Marquis Daniels to the Kings along with cash for a mere second round pick for 2017. That's right, 2017. As you already know, the longer into the future the pick; the less valuable the said pick is. Daniels may be injured, but he's a decent scorer and a player that I love. He will put up some nice numbers on a Kings team that will let him shoot. The Kings got some cash added to it, and they walked away with a nice deal.
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Comment by nbageek

February 26th 2011 00:22
I think the Blazers got a good player but gave up too much for him. I like the Daniels move. Once he gets back, he will be a great find for the Kings. The Thunder did improve greatly with their trade. Good stuff.

Comment by Joe Soriano

February 26th 2011 06:21
I disagree with you. They gave up two scrubs, cash, an average player in Pryzbilla, and two first rounders. That's still a good deal for one of the stars of the league.

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