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Posted at 1:04 PM ET, 02/25/2011

Jump ball: Winners and losers

By Washington Post editors

The trade deadline passed with a flurry of deals. Just yesterday, these deals transpired:

-- Celtics sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder for ex-Hoya Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic.

-- Clippers sent Baron Davis to Cleveland for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.

-- Bobcats sent Gerald Wallace to Portland for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks and two draft picks.

-- Houston sent Shane Battier to the Grizzlies for Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll and a future first-round draft pick

-- Houston sent Aaron Brooks to Phoenix for guard Goran Dragic and a future first-round draft pick.

What do you think? Who were the winners and losers in the transactions that took place this week?

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2011; 1:04 PM ET
 
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BOBCATS = winners. Two draft picks.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 25, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

This is journalism? You print a few lines of copy and let readers do the analysis? I guess it's power to the people but it doesn't add value. No wonder people are fleeing newspapers in droves.

Posted by: swenson19 | February 25, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

@swenson19:

Its a blog. Not a column. This is what a blog is. If you want journalism...read a column. I swear people will complain for the sake of complaining.

Posted by: sire1 | February 25, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I guess winners and losers depends on what the teams were trying to accomplish. For instance, Charlotte probably weakened its chances in any playoff series by getting rid of Wallace -- although I've never been a big Gerald Wallace fan. Portland already has a solid defensive SF in Batum so I'm not sure what the point of adding Gerald might be.

The longer term scenario is more complicated. The Clips and Cavs weren't going to the playoffs anyway. The Top Ten pick supposedly has less value than it would have in the last draft. Baron Davis has talent but has feuded with Byron Scott in the past. So basically this was about LA getting rid of Davis' contract and Cleveland taking it on. Or not.

Posted by: Samson151 | February 25, 2011 2:24 PM | Report abuse

OKC is definitely the big winners. They just made their team so much bigger and stronger. I think they got a serious steal in getting Perkins and a very underrated Nazr Mohammed.

I think Boston is clearly the losers. Not only did they get rid of Perkins but then they shipped out Erden and Harangody (why the Wizards didn't get them I don't know). Now they have no front court depth outside of Shaq, Jermaine O'Neal, and Glen Davis. That was the big advantage they have over Miami.

To me, I think this puts the Bulls over all of them. They have clearly proven they could beat Miami (beat them twice including last night) and now that Boston has lost some of the front court beef, that match up won't be a run away. Things are definitely more up in the air in the east.

Posted by: meatkins | February 25, 2011 2:50 PM | Report abuse

OKC won, but the Celtics just planted a seed for their future. Jeff Green has been playing out of position for 3 years now. Portland also made out nice. Phoenix and Aaron Brooks will roll. don't sleep on that one. they just signed their point guard of the future. All the Bobcats, Clippers, Cleveland and Wizards trades say is WTF.

Posted by: oknow1 | February 25, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I wish I didn't keep hearing rumors about Kendrick Perkins' MCL. It's an open question whether OKC will sign him after the season, but you'd think they at least want to get through the playoffs with a healthy center.

Posted by: Samson151 | February 25, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

The Perkins deal was worth the gamble for OKC. They likely weren't going to get past the Lakers or Spurs in a 7 gamer with a Green/Kristic. Perkins, if he's healthy, is exactly what they need. If he's not, all it really cost them was a guy they were likely going to let walk anyway.

Posted by: kalo_rama | February 25, 2011 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I just think it's funny that swenson19 is complaining that something crappy he read on a blog is driving people away from newspapers and to blogs.

Posted by: jimwest20 | February 25, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

by: glawrence007 | February 25, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

This is journalism? You print a few lines of copy and let readers do the analysis? I guess it's power to the people but it doesn't add value. No wonder people are fleeing newspapers in droves.

Posted by: swenson19 | February 25, 2011 1:29 PM

man dont be callin anyone out about their job. for all we know ur some 398 pounder eating cheetos and watching porn


but anyway- the winners from the trade deadline is definitely the wizards
we were able to find and get two veteran players, one thats coming off the books this summer, and....one that we can use in a deal this summer as well. a young prospect that could be a stud, and another first round draft pick. couldnt have been any sweeter

the losers, i have to go with the Boston Celtics...wtf were they thinking trading perkins? Gasol couldnt back down perkins worth sh*t, as a matter of fact no bigs in the east could have. but they probably did find their replacement for garnett as he ages in Jeff Green

Posted by: mrhney03 | February 25, 2011 4:03 PM | Report abuse

This is journalism? You print a few lines of copy and let readers do the analysis? I guess it's power to the people but it doesn't add value. No wonder people are fleeing newspapers in droves.

Posted by: swenson19 | February 25, 2011 1:29 PM


Just too stupid to even warrent a reply..

Posted by: dean4 | February 25, 2011 4:37 PM | Report abuse

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