Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/25/13
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 him...
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