Thursday, February 22, 2007

Trade Deadline Passes With No "Big" Deal [David Stefanini]

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and here is a wrap up of the biggest trade of the day:

Toronto Raptors send Fred Jones to Portland for Juan Dixon... wake me up when it is complete.

Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Mike Bibby, Pau Gasol, the list goes on and on with players who did NOT get traded. I was looking forward to the end of this day with Kidd on the Lakers, and numerous other deals, which were supposed to go down.

The most important thing about the non-action we saw are no teams got ready for the stretch run. This makes teams like Dallas and Detroit, who are at the top of their conferences, very happy. No team really made a jump, which would push them to compete for a title. Teams like L.A and Cleveland who desperately need a point guard to go along with their stars, did not push the button on any deal. Therefore, those 2 teams are going to stay right where they are, middle of the pack; right alongside the other teams who did not make a big trade.

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