2011 NBA Trade Deadline: Four Deals Not Involving Melo That Should Be Done

January 25th, 2011 by Cecil Riley Leave a reply »
With the February NBA trade deadline less than a month away, speculation is running rampant on who’s going where.  Every day I expect to see some blockbuster has been pulled off that shuffles the power of the conference, sets a young team in a new direction or jump-starts a rebuilding project.  But other than the Orlando/Phoenix trade, there has been a lot of talk but very little action.  Here’s a few headlines I’d love to see.


Detroit trades Richard Hamilton and Jason Maxiell to the Utah Jazz for Andre Kirilenko.

The Jazz are an enigma.  On paper, they look like they could challenge the league’s best.  Deron Williams is as good as it gets at point guard.  Jefferson, Milsap and Okur provide quality up front. C.J. Miles has shown ability.  But there is a gaping hole at in the backcourt that has been there since Jeff Hornacek was filling it up in the late 90’s.  Quincy Lewis, Calbert Chaney, Deshawn Stevenson, Ronnie Brewer, the list of marginal wings players who have started for the Jazz go on and on. 

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