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Revisiting the Pondexter for Vasquez deal

5/8/2013

On Christmas Eve 2011, the same day Oklahoma City waived Nate Robinson in a move they surely now regret, Memphis and New Orleans orchestrated a deal that swapped guard Greivis Vasquez for forward Quincy Pondexter. Coincidentally, only one summer earlier the pair were selected two picks from each other in the 2010 draft -- Pondexter at 26 and Vasquez at 28.

Now a year-and-a-half since what seemed like a minor deal at the time, both young players are blossoming with their new teams.