The Sound of Silence: The 2013 NBA Trade Deadline Recap

The 2013 NBA Trade Deadline came and went.

Josh Smith stayed put. Ditto with Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. Eric Bledsoe is still a Clipper. Monta Ellis is still a Buck.

In this day and age of punishing luxury taxes, teams held back – yes, even those who stood to lose their players to free agency mid-2013 anyway.

I guess one can count this as a testament to smart and conservative management.

Or call it what it really is – perhaps the most boring trade deadline in recent memory.

Nonetheless, a recap is still necessary, if only to make sure nobody forgets that, at least for one day, JJ Redick was the biggest headline in the NBA.

JJ Redick, you were the biggest "star" who swapped
jerseys at the deadline.
(image by John Raoux/AP)

HOU trades Marcus Morris to PHX for a second round pick.
Marcus reunites with Markief to give the Suns twice the… mediocrity?

SAC trades Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia, and Tyler Honeycutt to HOU for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas, Cole Aldrich, and some moolah.
If Thomas Robinson manages to develop into a solid PF, then the Rockets might look back at this move and pat themselves on the back big time.

MIA trades Dexter Pittman, a second round pick, and cash to MEM for draft rights to Ricky Sanchez.
Ho-hum. Ricky who? Yeah, open a new tab and Google him. Oh, but there’s plenty more where this came from.

PHX trades Sebastian Telfair to TOR for Hamed Haddadi and a second round pick.
And then Haddadi gets waived by Phoenix. Back to Iran, big fella? And now Telfair gets to back-up Kyle Lowry up north. Should be… dull.

BOS trades Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins to WAS for Jordan Crawford.
This Jordan, the guy who thinks he can be better than THE Jordan, goes green. On one hand, this is good for the Cs because they jettison Barbosa, but, on the other hand, they take their chances with a guy who’s a little too full of himself. Hmmm…

Jordan to the Celtics! How long have Beantown fans been
dying to hear/read that?! Too bad it's this Jordan.
(image by John Raoux/AP)

OKC trade Eric Maynor to POR for draft rights to Griorgio Printezis.
Blah for OKC, but great for Maynor, who should play a LOT MORE in Portland.

ORL trade JJ Redick, Gustavo Ayon, and Ishmael Smith to MIL for Beno Udrih, Doron Lamb, and Tobias Harris.
The Bucks get themselves a streaky shooter for the postseason, while the Magic… are still going nowhere.

ORL trade Josh McRoberts to CHA for Hakim Warrick.
And then Orlando waives Warrick. Again, Magic = nowhere.

ATL trade Anthony Morrow to DAL for Dahntay Jones.
Both guys have their moments, but those are too few and far between to be significant on any level.

NYK trade Ronnie Brewer to OKC for a second round pick.
Thunder might just have the steal of the day by getting the underrated Brewer, who’s a hell hound on defense.

GSW trade Jeremy Tyler to ATL for a second round pick.
Okay, time to go to that Google tab again.

GSW trade Charles Jenkins to PHI for a second round pick.
And again.

At least the two NBA games today were pretty entertaining.

Oh, wait. Yeah, that didn’t happen, too.

Game Recaps:
February 21, 2013
Final Score: Miami 86, Chicago 67
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - LeBron James was three assists shy of a triple- double and the Miami Heat continued their season-best winning streak by humbling the Chicago Bulls, 86-67, at United Center. James finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade added 17 and eight for the Heat, who rolled to their ninth straight win with relative ease. Miami shot 51 percent from the field against one of the league's best defenses and forced 27 turnovers in holding the Bulls to their lowest point total this season. Kirk Hinrich, Chicago's starting point guard with Derrick Rose still rehabbing his surgically repaired knee, returned from a seven-game absence in Tuesday's win over the Hornets, but his sore right elbow kept him out Thursday. Nate Robinson got the starting nod and had a team-high 14 points, while Carlos Boozer checked in with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the setback.

Final Score: San Antonio 116, LA Clippers 90
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Paul may have been named All-Star Game MVP last weekend, but Tony Parker reminded the league why he should be considered for the top individual award at season's end in leading the San Antonio Spurs to an impressive 116-90 annihilation of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Parker scored 31 points on 12-of-16 shooting to go with seven assists and no turnovers in a runaway win that improved the Spurs to 6-1 on their nine-game rodeo road trip. San Antonio shot 59 percent from the field and got contributions throughout their lineup. Danny Green chipped in 15 points and seven assists, while Tiago Splitter and Manu Ginobili netted 10 points apiece for the victors. Matt Barnes scored 18 points and Blake Griffin logged 17 points and eight rebounds, but Paul had more personal fouls (five) than points (four) for Los Angeles, which had won four in a row prior to the midseason hiatus.
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