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Transaction Analysis column archives.


November 2, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Evaluating Extensions

by Kevin Pelton

Three teams agreed to extensions with 2007 first-round picks before Monday night's deadline, while San Antonio signed veteran Tony Parker to a new contract on Saturday. The deals have important implications for teams and the league as a whole.

August 12, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Seven players, five teams, two trades

by Bradford Doolittle

The busy NBA summer continued on Wednesday with a pair of deals involving five teams.

July 14, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Two Trades

by Kevin Pelton

Breaking down yesterday's pair of deals in the NBA, one which sent Tyson Chandler to Dallas and the other that brought Al Jefferson to the Jazz.

June 24, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Miami Heat Adds Cap Space

by Kevin Pelton

The Miami Heat added to the NBA's largest treasure trove of cap space for this summer by sending Daequan Cook and the No. 18 pick in Thursday's draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a second-round selection.

June 23, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Maggette Goes to Milwaukee

by Kevin Pelton

The Bucks gave up little in the way of talent to acquire Corey Maggette, but the cost of taking on his contract could be high as Maggette ages.

April 19, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Portland Extends Camby

by Kevin Pelton

The night after Marcus Camby's defense and rebounding keyed their Game One win in Phoenix, the Blazers ensured Camby will be sticking around by signing him to a two-year contract extension.

February 18, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Deadline-Day Deals

by Kevin Pelton

An eventful day leading up to the NBA's trade deadline saw eight transactions get completed, highlighted by the three-way trade that landed Kevin Martin in Houston, Carl Landry in Sacramento and cap space in New York.

February 17, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Jamison to Cleveland

by Kevin Pelton

The Cleveland Cavaliers got their power forward Wednesday, adding Antawn Jamison in a three-way deal that allows the L.A. Clippers to clear significant space under next year's salary cap.

February 16, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Camby to Portland

by Kevin Pelton

The Portland Trail Blazers found the perfect answer to their short-term void in the middle by sending expiring contracts to the L.A. Clippers for center Marcus Camby.

February 13, 2010

Transaction Analysis: Dallas-Washington

by Kevin Pelton

The Mavericks kicked off the trade-deadline frenzy early by finalizing a deal to add Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood from the Wizards on Saturday afternoon. How much does it help Dallas? And what does Washington get?

November 17, 2009

Transaction Analysis: Bobcats Deal for Jackson

by Kevin Pelton

Adding Stephen Jackson will help Charlotte's offense considerably in the short term, but adding Jackson's contract makes the deal a net loss for the Bobcats.

October 23, 2009

Transaction Analysis: The LaMarcus Aldridge Extension

by Kevin Pelton

LaMarcus Aldridge's extension of his rookie contract might be the last one signed before next week's deadline. Should anyone else be extended? Was Aldridge's deal a good one?

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