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Cameron DeLay

February 21st, 2014

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Will the last minute trade help the Pacers get over the hump and into the Finals?



NBA Trade Deadline Deals:

Below are all of the trade deadlines that happened yesterday before 12PM PST reported from Bleacher Report.  It was a rather boring trade deadline until it ended with a bang when the Pacers dealt Danny Granger to the 76ers for Evan Turner.  While we won't know exactly how Evan Turner will mesh with this tight group of players, but player for player it is probably an upgrade for the Pacers and Granger boards a sinking ship in the 76ers.  Will this be the move that pushes the Pacers past the Heat come June??? Only time will tell and we still have a lot of games to play till June.

– The Golden State Warriors received guard Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers for guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, per The Associated Press (via NBA.com).

– The Brooklyn Nets acquired guard Marcus Thornton from the Sacramento Kings for guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans, per The Associated Press (via NBA.com).

– The Philadelphia 76ers traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two second-round picks, via ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst.

– The Miami Heat sent guard Roger Mason Jr. and cash to the Sacramento Kings for a "highly protected" second-round pick, via ESPN.com's  Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst.

– The Milwaukee Bucks shipped guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour to the Charlotte Bobcats in return for guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien, per ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

– The Washington Wizards received veteran guard Andre Miller from the Denver Nuggets for forward Jan Vesely. A third team, the Philadelphia 76ers, acquired Washington guard Eric Maynor and two second-round picks in the deal, per Sam Amick of USA Today.

– The Houston Rockets picked up forward Jordan Hamilton from the Denver Nuggets for point guard Aaron Brooks, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports

– The San Antonio Spurs dealt guard Nando De Colo to the Toronto Raptors for forward Austin Daye, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

– The Atlanta Hawks received forward Antawn Jamison and cash from the Los Angeles Clippers for the draft rights to Cenk Akoyl (the 59th pick in 2005), per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

– The Indiana Pacers acquired guard-forward Evan Turner and forward Lavoy Allen from the Philadelphia 76ers for veteran forward Danny Granger and a future second-round pick, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

– The Los Angeles Clippers sent forward Byron Mullens and a future second-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for a conditional second-round pick, per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

** Other news: Glen Davis, of the Orlando Magic, was not moved before the deadline, but the Magic have settled on a buy-out deal ultimately releasing Daivs to waivers come Monday.  Therefore, watch to see who picks him up and what players get a boost in minutes.  The player to watch is Tobias Harris...

Thursday's Battle between the Heat and the Thunder:

I didn't even have a chance to turn on the TV for the start of the game before Twitter informed me that LeBron was already 5-5 from the field with 10 points. If I were to bet on what LeBron was thinking before the game, it was probably something along the lines of "I am the best in the game, we will this game, and shut everyone up about Durant being the MVP."  Well this morning it seems as though LeBron accomplished all of those last night in the victory over the Thunder.  LeBron's dominant performance for most of the game overshadowed Durant's late push in the fourth quarter, and when LeBron went down with a bloody noise everyone thought Durant would just take over and lead a comeback.  Well that didn't happen and even Durant admitted that he was "careless with the ball at times."  The bright-side for the Thunder was that their All-Star point guard, Russell Westbrook, was back on the court for the first time in 30 games.  While he looked rusty, it was great to see one of the best back at it with his wing-man Durant making the second half push for the playoffs.  The match-up between LeBron and Durant this season is tied at one a piece, but I have a feeling that this won't be the last meeting between them this season...

Friday's 10 game NBA Schedule:
  • NOP v CHA at 7:00PM EST
  • NYK v ORL at 7:00PM EST
  • DAL v PHI at 7:00PM EST
  • CLE v TOR at 7:00PM EST
  • ATL v DET at 7:30PM EST
  • DEN v CHI at 8:00PM EST
  • LAC v MEM at 8:00PM EST
  • SAS v PHX at 9:00PM EST
  • UTA v POR at 10:00PM EST
  • BOS v LAL at 10:30PM EST
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