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December 10, 2008

NBA Three-Team Trade

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Pelton @ 4:34 pm

The 2008-09 season’s second deal was completed Wednesday, with the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets and Washington Wizards teaming up to exchange three players and two picks.

  • Memphis reacquires the conditional first-round pick dealt to Washington for Juan Carlos Navarro, while sending out Javaris Crittenton and a 2015 second-round pick or a token amount of cash.
  • New Orleans swapped Mike James for Antonio Daniels, getting the pick/cash from Memphis as well.
  • Washington essentially completed a pair of separate deals that needed to be combined for cap purposes. One is Daniels for James; the other is Crittenton for the Memphis pick.

I’m likely going to take a more detailed look at this deal this evening for tomorrow, but my initial impression is that it is a huge, huge win for the Hornets. They get a credible backup for Chris Paul, which had been the team’s biggest shortcoming in the early going. Meanwhile, the rationale behind the move seems a bit murkier for Memphis and Washington. The Wizards paid a relatively high cost to acquire a mid-range prospect, while the Grizzlies might not benefit as much from this deal as it would appear when you consider the conditions on the pick they get back.

For more, I suggest the analysis of the Behind the Arc Grizzlies blog, which offers some perspective from Memphis GM Chris Wallace.

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