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...