Found March 17, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
The NBA trade deadline was somewhat overshadowed by the opening day of March Madness.  Still, there were a plethora of moves made in the final hours as teams tried to make a last ditch effort to bolster their roster or build for the future.  Here are the trade deadline losers. New Jersey Nets Their wet dream of landing Dwight Howard before the deadline didn’t happen and on top of that, it appears Howard is staying in Orlando which means the Nets won’t be landing him in free agency either.  As a result, the Nets somewhat panicked in trying to find another star player to bring in along free agent-to-be Deron Williams in hopes of enticing Williams to re-sign with the team this off-season.  Giving up their biggest expiring contract, Mehmet Okur and a likely top seven first round pick was a lot to acquire Gerald Wallace from Portland especially since Wallace has the ability to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer.  Think about it this way; New Jersey could lose William...
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