Ten deals made on NBA Deadline Day
In addition to the six-player pact sending Redick to Milwaukee, Orlando made second deal involving a former Duke Blue Devil, trading forward Josh McRoberts to the Charlotte Bobcats for forward Hakim Warrick. McRoberts, 25, was averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game in Orlando, while Warrick averaged 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 27 games for the Bobcats.
Orlando will be Warrick’s fourth team in the last seven months, as he was traded from Phoenix to New Orleans in a three-team deal last July, then shipped to Charlotte in November after playing one game for the Hornets.
Crawford, meanwhile, was traded from Washington to Boston for a pair of expiring contracts, center Jason Collins and injured guard Leandro Barbosa.
Oklahoma City was involved in two transactions that also both involved the Knicks in some way, acquiring swingman Ronnie Brewer from New York for a 2014 second-round pick and sending reserve guard Eric Maynor to Portland in exchange for a pair of assets the Blazers had acquired when they dealt Raymond Felton to the Knicks last summer: a $2.347 million trade exception that will be good for one year and the draft rights to Georgios Printezis, a 2007 draftee of the Spurs who has continued to play overseas.
And, while the Brooklyn Nets stayed pat, there was one Brooklyn native and one ex-Net dealt on Thursday.
The former is guard Sebastian Telfair, who was dealt from Phoenix to Toronto in exchange for center Hamed Haddadi. The first Iranian to play in the NBA, Haddadi was previously traded from Memphis to Toronto as part of the Rudy Gay deal three weeks ago, and had yet to appear for the Raptors after averaging 1.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13 games for the Grizzlies; Telfair, meanwhile, was averaging 6.0 points and 2.5 assists per game for the Suns.
The latter is sharpshooter Anthony Morrow, who was dealt from Atlanta to Dallas in exchange for defensive stopper Dahntay Jones. Morrow, who was sent to Atlanta in the Joe Johnson deal last summer, averaged 5.2 points in 24 games for the Hawks this year, while Jones – who started 15 of his 50 games with the Mavs – was averaging 3.5 points per contest.
In one other deal, Memphis acquired another big man, getting center Dexter Pittman and a 2014 second-round pick from the Miami Heat in exchange for a trade exception; Pittman had played just four games for the Heat, but was averaging 12.4 points, 8.8 boards, and 1.7 blocks in 15 D-League games for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
And finally, the Warriors made a pair of minor moves to get under the NBA's luxury tax threshold, trading center Jeremy Tyler to Atlanta and guard Charles Jenkins to Philadelphia in exchange for future draft considerations. Both players were 2011 second-round picks, with Jenkins averaging 1.7 points and 6.2 minutes in 47 games and Tyler averaging 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds in 20 games this season.
According to Sports Illustrated, Golden State's payroll was at $71.1 million prior to the deals, but the moves will drop them below the luxury tax line of $70.3 million, which helps them not only this year but also in the future in terms of avoiding repeat offender penalties for being over the line.
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