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Knicks get: Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, Bill Walker
Celtics get: Nate Robinson, Marcus Landry
Instant Analysis (Feb. 18): Nate Robinson comes out a winner in this deal as he joins a playoff team and can now collect on a clause in his contract that pays him $1 million for reaching the postseason. Robinson will provide the Celtics with an offensive spark off the bench. Eddie House gets reunited with D’Antoni who he played for in Phoenix. By dealing Robinson, the Knicks removed another $6.9 million from next season’s payroll and have cleared enough room for possibly two maximum-salary free agents in the Summer of 2010. In a whirlwind day for the Knicks, they cleared over $30 million in cap space.
Knicks get: Tracy McGrady, Sergio Rodriguez
Kings get: Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey from Houston and Larry Hughes from Knicks
Rockets get: Kevin Martin and Hilton Armstrong from Kings and Jordan Hill and Jared Jeffries from Knicks
Instant Analysis (Feb. 18): This deal finally makes New York a player in the coming summer free agent bonanza as they save $2.5 million in cap space by unloading Hill, $6.8 million by trading Jeffries and now own T-Mac’s $23 million expiring contract. They can now make a run at LeBron, D-Wade, Chris Bosh or Joe Johnson. Kevin Martin became expendable to the Kings with the solid play of rookie Tyreke Evans and Martin gives the Rockets a scoring option that they desperately need. That Houston acquired Martin for some role players and a player (McGrady) who wasn’t even on the active roster is just a bonus.
Kings get: Dominic McGuire
Wizards get: Protected 2010 second-round pick from Kings
Instant Analysis (Feb. 18): By moving McGuire, the Wizards slip under the luxury tax line. McGuire played sparingly in D.C. and gets a new start in Sacramento.
Bobcats get: Theo Ratliff
Spurs get: Protected second-round pick in 2016
Instant Analysis (Feb. 18): See below, but this is more evidence that Chicago has major intentions of luring one of the marquee free agent prizes this summer. Dealing Thomas clears off even more money from the books. D-Wade, LeBron et. al can expect a phone call from the Windy City come July 1. For the Bobcats, adding Thomas gives them another front court presence as they try to hang on in the East playoff race.
Jazz get: Future first-round pick from Memphis
Grizzlies get: Ronnie Brewer
Instant Analysis (Feb. 18): Ronnie Brewer got caught in a numbers game — the Jazz were just too stocked at his position (Kyle Korver, C.J. Miles, and Wesley Matthews) and someone had to go. In addition, trading Brewer cuts Utah’s luxury tax penalty. He’ll provide a defensive presence on the perimeter for the Grizzlies.
Bucks get: Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and Sixers’ 2010 second-round pick
Sixers get: Francisco Elson, Jodie Meeks
Instant Analysis (Feb. 18): The Sixers get a late draft-day gift in Jodie Meeks, who they wanted to draft back in June. Meeks, a big-time scorer at Kentucky, provides Philly with a quality option off the bench. Royal Ivey will be looking at his second go-around in Milwaukee, where he played a career-high 75 games with 20 starts during the 2007-08 season.
Bulls get: Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander
Bucks get: John Salmons, Bulls’ 2011 & 2012 second round picks and option to switch 2010 first round picks (provided Chicago is between No. 11 & No. 30)
Instant Analysis (Feb. 18): This is a deal for the offseason, giving Chicago the cap flexibility to make a major splash in the historic upcoming free agent class. Salmons had a player option for 2010-11 and the trade allows the Bulls to clear his contract off the books (Warrick and Alexander both have expiring contracts). In Salmons, the Bucks get a streaky shooter who when his shot is on, can help the Bucks sneak into the playoffs. Milwaukee is currently two games out of the eighth spot.
Cavaliers get: Antawn Jamison, Sebastian Telfair
Wizards get: Zydrunas Ilgauskas, rights to Emir Preldzic,
2010 first-round draft pick from Cavs and Al Thornton
Clippers get: Drew Gooden
Instant Analysis (Feb. 17): Looking to bolster their front line and try to make a run at an NBA championship, the Cavaliers acquired Antawn Jamison from the Wizards. Jamison, who had been with the Wizards since 2004, is averaging 20.5 points this season. Jamison, an All-Star in both 2005 and 2008, has a career average of 19.9 points. Cleveland had reportedly been involved in trade talks with Phoenix for Amar’e Stoudemire before pulling the trigger on a deal for Jamison.
Knicks get: Brian Cardinal
Timberwolves get: Darko Milicic, cash
Instant Analysis (Feb. 17): The two sparingly-used players switch teams, but neither will likely see a huge jump in playing time in their new locales. The Knicks dealt Milicic to free up salary cap room for any other deals before the deadline. Minnesota made the deal to get cash back from New York and to spare itself of a decent-sized contract, too. Milicic, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2003 Draft, will be heading to his fifth team. Cardinal, who was often praised by Wolves coach Kurt Rambis for his help with the team’s youthful roster, is headed to his sixth team.
Blazers get: Marcus Camby
Clippers get: Travis Outlaw, Steve Blake, cash
Instant Analysis (Feb. 16): The injury-plagued Blazers receive some needed frontcourt help in Camby, who was unhappy with his role in L.A. and should help the Blazers immediately in their playoff push. The Clips get a solid backup for Baron Davis (Blake) and help at small forward (Outlaw). To make room on the roster, the Clippers waived Ricky Davis.
Wizards get: Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton, Quinton Ross
Mavericks get: Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, DeShawn Stevenson
Instant Analysis (Feb. 13): The Mavs’ acquisition of two-time All-Star Caron Butler instantly upgrades them at small forward where injuries hampered Josh Howard all season. Haywood gives the Mavs an experienced body in the middle. For the Wizards, the trade is yet another step forward in turning the page on a tumultuous season that started with a poor early record and culminated with Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton being suspended for the year. The 2010-11 season starts now in D.C.