NBA Trade Deadline: Deadline Has Little Impact on League’s Top Teams

February 17th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Cleveland Cavaliers have all been the subjects of recent trade speculation, and as the trade deadline nears its final stretch none of the rumors have been substantiated.

To date, the only deal that has been made involving a team with an outside chance of winning a championship is the one which sent Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood of the Washington Wizards to the Dallas Mavericks.

As far as impact goes that registered much more as a whimper than a bang, and the reality is, this deadline will more than likely pass with no major moves involving teams considered as favorites to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June.

It should come as no surprise, because while names like Amar'e Stoudemire, Antawn Jamison, and Kirk Hinrich are intriguing, why chance ruining the chemistry which took half of the season to build up?

Stoudemire especially has been the target of rampant speculation, with Cleveland being the most talked about destination, but he would fail to serve the Cavaliers in their most pressing areas of need.

Stoudemire is an athletic power forward, but he also lacks the range to d ...

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