NBA Trade Deadline: Winners and Losers

Cleveland? You gotta be f#%!@&% kidding me.

With another trade deadline passing in the NBA and a flurry of action coming with it, it’s time to instantly judge these moves without the benefit of perspective or  hindsight.

Here are the NBA’s winners and losers of the trade deadline.

WINNER:

The New York Knicks.

The Knicks gave up a handful of nice players to get a great one. Carmelo Anthony, paired with Amare Stoudemire, moves the Knicks from a fringe playoff team to an actual contender.

LOSER:

Baron Davis.

Baron Davis got traded from the Clippers to the Cavaliers. He has to move his stuff from Los Angeles to Cleveland.

WINNER:

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder acquired both Kendrick Perkins and Nazr Mohammed. These two big men will allow them to bang with anybody, including the Lakers, who they’ll undoubtedly have to go through if they expect to make any noise in the playoffs.

LOSER:

Baron Davis

Davis was throwing alley-oops to Blake Griffin. Now he’ll be throwing bounce passes to Boobie Gibson.

WINNER:

Chris Paul.

The New Orleans Hornets, despite having no real owner, got Carl Landry from the Kings. New Orleans upgraded and now is a potential sleeper in the West.

LOSER:

Baron Davis

It’s 33 degrees right now in Cleveland. It’s 65 degrees and sunny in LA.

LOSER:

Baron Davis

The Clippers were an exciting young team energized by one of the best rookies in NBA history. The Cavs have redefined the meaning of a losing season.

LOSER:

Baron Davis

Really? You were surprised at being traded? Your owner heckled you during games. You had it made in Los Angeles. No real pressure, get to play with an exciting young superstar, got to throw the winning pass in the Slam Dunk Contest from the sunroof of a car, if you make the playoffs you’re a hero, and you’re 20 minutes from the beach. All you had to do was play hard. Good luck trying to get motivated now when you have to shovel snow to get out of your driveway on your way to practice with a team that would struggle beating the Washington Generals.

 

 

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About Andrew Sleighter

I'm a comedian from Seattle, recently transplanted to Los Angeles. I like watching sports.
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