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Transaction Analysis column archives.


November 6, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Unextended

by Kevin Pelton

Wrapping up a series on last Wednesday's deadline for business related to rookie contracts, a look at the key fourth-year players who did not see their contracts extended and what comes next for player and team.

November 5, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Rookie Options

by Kevin Pelton

Teams had to decide by last Wednesday whether to pick up their options on the third and fourth seasons of players' rookie contracts. A surprising number of 2010 first-round picks will now become unrestricted free agents next summer.

November 2, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Evaluating Extensions

by Kevin Pelton

Wednesday was the deadline for teams to agree on contract extensions for players entering the final season of their rookie contracts. Using the past relationship between WARP and extension salary, a look at several fair deals and one that looks like trouble.

October 29, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Harden to Houston

by Kevin Pelton

The Oklahoma City Thunder shook up the Western Conference by dealing James Harden to the Houston Rockets days before the start of the season, raising questions about the urgency to make a move with the impending free agent.

August 10, 2012

Transaction Analysis: Possible Howard Trade

by Kevin Pelton

Using SCHOENE's multi-year projections, a breakdown of what each team gained and lost in the reported four-team trade that will finally send Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. Did the Orlando Magic get enough for Howard?

July 2, 2012

Transaction Analysis: Atlanta's Afternoon Rebuilding

by Kevin Pelton

With two trades reported just hours apart--they can't be completed until the new CBA year begins on July 11--the Atlanta Hawks shed nearly all their committed salary for next summer and entered the Dwight Howard race, while Brooklyn went all-in with a middling hand and the Utah Jazz balanced their talent.

June 20, 2012

Transaction Analysis: Hornets-Wizards

by Kevin Pelton

The New Orleans Hornets clear cap space while the Washington Wizards stock up on more veterans. Transaction Analysis breaks down Wednesday's first move of the NBA offseason from angle.

March 20, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Buyout Season

by Kevin Pelton

Taking a look at two players who agreed to buyouts Monday, plus a pair of signings in free agency.

March 16, 2012

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Blowout

by Kevin Pelton

Breaking down the NBA's many moves before Thursday's annual trade deadline from every angle.

March 14, 2012

Transaction Analysis: Golden State-Milwaukee

by Kevin Pelton

Individually, the three primary components of Tuesday's trade between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks are confusing, which makes the deal as a whole difficult to unravel. Here's our best effort to do so.

February 4, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Clippers Sign Kenyon Martin

by Bradford Doolittle

The Chris Paul trade left L.A. exceedingly thin on the frontline. Martin will help, but will using their mini midlevel exception on him deprive the Clippers of a better player down the line?

January 26, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Evaluating Extensions

by Kevin Pelton

The deadline for NBA teams to extend the rookie contracts of fourth-year players passed with a total of five extensions, including one controversial one in Minnesota.

January 5, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: MEM-NOH-PHI

by Kevin Pelton

Taking a look from all angles at the three-team deal that sent Marreese Speights to the Memphis Grizzlies and Xavier Henry to the New Orleans Hornets, as well as thoughts on the Grizzlies in the wake of Zach Randolph's MCL injury.

December 15, 2011

Transaction Analysis: Paul to the Clippers

by Dan Feldman

The Los Angeles Clippers gave up a ransom to bring Chris Paul to L.A. Was it worth it for the Clippers? And what can the Hornets make of new star guard Eric Gordon?

July 1, 2011

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The CBA's Last Deal

by Kevin Pelton

Hours before the NBA locked out its players, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings swapped forwards Omri Casspi and J.J. Hickson in the last trade made under the former Collective Bargaining Agreement.

February 24, 2011

Transaction Analysis: Deadline-Day Blowout

by Kevin Pelton

Breaking down all eight of the deals completed before Thursday's NBA deadline, including the Boston Celtics unexpectedly breaking up their starting lineup and the Oklahoma City Thunder making a leap toward contention.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Deron Williams Stunner

by Kevin Pelton

It was a busy deadline eve, headlined by Deron Williams unexpectedly going from Utah to New Jersey. Transaction Analysis breaks down who made out well and who made questionable moves.

February 22, 2011

Transaction Analysis: Anthony to the Big Apple

by Kevin Pelton

After seemingly endless months of rumors, Carmelo Anthony has finally landed with the New York Knicks. Was the price too high? How did the Nuggets do in return? Transaction Analysis explores in detail.

December 20, 2010

Transaction Analysis: 'Tis the Season to be Dealing

by Bradford Doolittle

With a little over 30 percent of the season complete, some NBA general managers have seen enough, as evidenced by the four trades we've seen last few days--involving seven teams--including Saturday's blockbuster re-making of the Orlando Magic.

November 20, 2010

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Hornets-Raptors deal

by Bradford Doolittle

New Orleans general manager Dell Demps pulled off a rare double whammy: He made his team better while also improving its financial position.

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