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Sometimes, the best trades are the ones that are never made. At least, thats what some NBA teams are spinning after Thursdays snoozer of a trading deadline.
And some teams are correct. No deal sure beats a bad one, right?
With that in mind, heres who emerged as the post-deadline winners and losers:
Winners: Milwaukee Bucks
OK, despite all the effort and coming very close, the Bucks didnt land Josh Smith. But they did get a nifty consolation prize in J.J. Redick from Orlando.
Redick is a sniper from the outside, gives endless effort in the other areas and should be a fantastic sixth man in a backcourt featuring Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. Better yet, the Bucks barely gave up anything to land the guy.
No, Redick doesnt suddenly make the Bucks title contenders. But he does make them better. And isnt that the idea?
Losers: Atlanta Hawks
Not trading Josh Smith was a major fail. Its not necessarily GM Danny Ferrys fault entirely, as you always need someone to extend a willi...
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The reality is still setting in that J.J. Redick is no longer a member of the Orlando Magic.
He was with the team in Dallas yesterday and returned home after the announcement of the deal before heading off to Milwaukee this morning. It was an emotional day for both Magic fans and for Redick.
In two interviews -- with Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel and David Baumann...
J.J. Redick will be a free agent this offseason and the Magic are seeking a first round pick for him.
Although the Hawks listened to deals up until the final seconds, including a 3-way trade with Orlando and Milwaukee, they ultimately decided to keep free-agent-to-be Josh Smith at the deadline. Smith will remain with the Hawks for the remainder of the season until he becomes a free agent in July. Talking with the media after practice Thursday, Smith said if he was to enter free...
In a report by Alex Kennedy, the Knicks may have made an offer to the Atlanta Hawks for Josh Smith. According to Kennedy, the Knicks may have offered Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert to the Hawks for Josh Smith and a salary cap filler.
The deal makes a lot of sense for the Knicks, who are strapped against the salary cap for the next two years. Stoudemire...
Instead of acquiring Josh Smith from the Hawks, as was widely rumored that they would, the Bucks swung a deal to bring in J.J. Redick from the Magic
On a trade deadline day which did not hold many surprises and/or major deals, one involving the Magic and Bucks probably held the most intrigue.
In a six-player deal, Orlando traded their fan-favorite shooting guard...
The Hawks appeared to get the closest to an agreement on a trade with the Bucks on Josh Smith.
With the deadline in its final hour, the Bucks continue to discuss a trade for Josh Smith with the Hawks.
With the NBA trading deadline just hours away (Thursday, 3 p.m. ET), several prevailing questions remain. Here are five:
1. Where will Josh Smith be on Friday?
An expiring contract and serious ability have made Smith the hottest name on the rumor wagon for a good month. Reports say interest in Atlantas power forward has come from nearly half the leagues 30 teams with Brooklyn...
Josh Smith remains in Atlanta. That's not good news for the Hawks.
Milwaukee and Atlanta are "seriously" discussing a deal that would send Josh Smith and Devin Harris to the Bucks and Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh, among other players, to the Hawks, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
One of those other players may be Beno Udrih. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that a trade sending the backup point guard to the Dallas Mavericks...
Today is the day that maybe everything in fantasy basketball changes. Maybe not! No, no, definitely stuff will change! My Magic 8 Ball sees Josh Smith on the Smoove. Get out the pun police again! My Magic 8 Ball thinks J.J. Redick is turning in his Mickey Mouse ears possibly for some Cheese Head thingy or whatever it is they wear up in Wisconsin. Perhaps Monta Ellis heads down to...
Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh are amongst the players discussed that would go the Hawks for Josh Smith and Devin Harris.
8 a.m. ET: Everybody is on the clock. The NBA trade deadline arrives Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, marking the last chance this season for teams to add that last pivotal player to put them over the hump — or to dump that extra salary or free-agent-to-be before it is too late.
As usual, the run-up to the deadline has featured no shortage of rumors. Some are intriguing. Some are absurd...
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