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Thursday's trade deadline came as a disappointment to many fans and media members that obsessively tracked it on Twitter and every basketball blog on the internet. The disappointment was not unwarranted when the biggest name moved was J.J. Redick.
A lot of talk after the deadline was about how this is a product of the new collective bargaining agreement, some think the C.B.A. had nothing to do about it. Earlier in the season, marquee names like Rudy Gay and James Harden were traded, which may have influenced the lack of action on the official trade deadline. But either way, there was widespread disappointment at the lack of activity around the NBA.
Here in Portland, everyone expected the Blazers to deal J.J. Hickson and his expiring contract. When all was said and done, Hickson is still a Blazer and the team opted to make a smaller scale deal for Thunder point guard Eric Maynor. A lot of fans were confused as to why the Blazers held onto Hickson instead of dealing...
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NBA fans and pundits were and remain happy for J.J. Redick for escaping the Orlando Magic and having a playoff opportunity with the Milwaukee Bucks. He does not share that emotion.
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The wound is still fresh and fans are still upset that J.J. Redick is gone.
Even while Orlando was playing Cleveland, fans were asking for and looking for updates on how their former No. 7 was doing in his new digs. The thought of him wearing Milwaukee red is still such a foreign idea. Disappointingly, the jerseys bearing Redick's former team and jersey number were moved...
J.J. Redick made his Milwaukee Bucks debut, playing 35 minutes off the bench and scoring 16 points (4-of-9 field goals and 7-of-7 free throws).
The sharpshooter added a three, three rebounds and seven assists. Not a bad start in the Brew City.
Luc Mbah a Moute looked to take a hit, playing just 15 minutes (six points and four rebounds). Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith both picked...
MILWAUKEE -- Shortly after the game ended, J.J. Redick sent a quick text message to his dad to tell him he thinks his new team is going to win a lot of games down the stretch.
Saturday night just wasn't going to be one of them.
The new-look Bucks played well for the majority of the game just as they did against Brooklyn on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Yet again, Milwaukee...
J.J. Redick made his Bucks debut Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The seven-year-veteran received a warm welcome from the crowd.
The Milwaukee Bucks were tired of losing close games. They just needed somebody to step up and slam the door.
Tuesday night in Dallas, Monta Ellis did just that. Playing point guard down the stretch, Ellis put together one of his best performances of the season on both ends of the court.
Scoring 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, Ellis added nine assists and six steals...
There has been plenty of complaining in the days after Thursday's trade deadline about how disappointing it was.
Everyone expected some crazy big move with some major pieces flying around the league and changing the shape of the league. Perhaps the disappointment over the trade deadline is more a disappointment in the buildup social media causes and the wild flying around...
The 2013 NBA trade deadline came and went last Thursday. It was a day when a ham sandwich would have dominated the headlines had it gotten traded. Instead, the biggest names to be moved were perennial bench players JJ Redick and Jordan Crawford.
The Portland Trail Blazers made one move; Neil Olshey turned an obscure Greek player and a trade exemption into serviceable but limited...
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