Looking ahead to what's next in the NBA
What did (and maybe more importantly, what didn't) go down in the past few weeks will have ramifications not only on the playoff race but also on what could be an equally snoozy offseason.
With a fairly weak draft (at least in terms of star power) and an even weaker free-agent crop (you know you're in trouble when Al Harrington and Vladimir Radmanovic are considered among the prizes), the good are likely to stay good, and the bad
That's what makes it all the more surprising that many of the NBA's worst teams weren't active at the deadline. They may come to regret it later.
Now that the trade deadline hangover has subsided, Insider breaks down what it all means and how it should affect a number of teams' plans for this summer.
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Deal With It
The NBA trade deadline has passed. Here's a look at the deals that went down.
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• Sonics get Watson in 4-way deal
• Cavs add Sonics' Flip Murray
• Nets send Jackson to Hornets
• Rockets deal Anderson to Heat
• Sixers ship Nailon to Cavs
• Steve Francis goes to New York
• Detroit deals Darko to Magic
• Sonics send Radman to Clips
• Hornets acquire Rockets' Norris
• Rockets trade for Bogans
• Knicks land Rose for Davis
• Hornets get Williams from Raps
• Szczerbiak, Davis headline deal
• Suns acquire Tskitishvili
• Pacers trade Artest for Peja