Skip to main content

NBA Trades 2010

NBA Trades 2010 - It's a rarity that so many big names are involved in one trade, particularly this far removed from the NBA's February trading deadline.

Yet this year, a Saturday in December, saw two blockbuster trades, with high profile players from three teams changing addresses still relatively early in the NBA season. The Orlando Magic completed an almost complete overhaul of their roster, as they shipped out guard Vince Carter, forwards Rashard Lewis and Mickael Pietrus, and center Marcin Gortat, along with their 2011 first round pick.

In return they received Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark from the Phoenix Suns, who end up with Carter, Pietrus and Gortat, an equally major overhaul for a team that made a strong run in this past season's playoffs.

NBA Trades 2010

A separate deal also sent the Washington Wizards' controversial former franchise player, guard Gilbert Arenas, to Orlando in exchange for Lewis, swapping two exorbitantly paid players that many feel don't live up to their inflated guaranteed dollars on the court anymore.

The three teams at the center of today's trades all have varying motivations for making these moves, be it freeing up cap space, jettisoning underperforming players, or reshuffling their lineup in the hope of providing a different look on offense or defense.

But ultimately, all fans of the three teams care about is who got better, and who got worse on this eventful day. With that in mind, we'll try to pinpoint five major winners in these deals, while also pointing out five people or teams that came out on the losing end.

NBA Trades 2010


Popular posts from this blog

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Urban Meyer Stepping Down - Well, it appears as if it’s deja vu all over again.

Less than 12 months after retiring and then un-retiring, Urban Meyer is apparently stepping down as Florida’s head coach. There’s no word on if he will be stepping back up tomorrow.

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

According to Todd Wright of Sporting News radio, and AOL Fanhouse‘s Brett McMurphy Meyer will announce at a 5 p.m. ET press conference Wednesday that he is resigning/retiring as the Gators’ head coach. There are no further details available at this time, other than GatorUpdates reporting over the weekend that Meyer checked into a hospital the week of the UGA game and has been undergoing tests since.

Obviously, we’ll have more on this story throughout the day and well into the night…

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy - The mystery of Matt Cassel missing practice Wednesday coupled with the Kansas City Chiefs promoting quarterback Tyler Palko has been solved.

The team has announced that Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday morning. The Chiefs say they expect Cassel to return to work this week. Returning to work and being ready to perform well in the team’s biggest game of the season on Sunday against San Diego are two different things. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Chiefs are viewing Cassel as being questionable to play in the game.

Clearly, this is terrible timing. The Chiefs are 8-4 and would take a major step toward the playoffs with a win over the Chargers. Cassel has played very well for the past two months. If he can’t play, the brittle Brodie Croyle would face the Chiefs in his first action of the season. Croyle last played in Week 13 of the 2009 season.

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy

Cassel’s availability will come down to whether he…

100-calorie Packs Diet

100-calorie Packs Diet - Did you know recent studies show chronic dieters tend to consume more calories when foods and packages are smaller? Consumer behavior was observed in the study regarding "mini-packs," 100-calorie food packages that are marketed to help people control calorie intake.

The study revealed that one group that over-consumes the mini-packs is chronic dieters - individuals making a conscious effort in trying to manage their weight and food intake.

This shows that the distorted perception of small packages may actually undermine dieters' attempts to limit calories.

Consider this: Consumers perceive the mini-packs to be a generous portion of food - numerous small food morsels in each pack and multiple mini-packs in each box - while on the other hand, consumers perceive the mini-packs to be diet food. For chronic dieters, this perceptual dilemma causes a tendency to overeat, due to their emotion-laden relationship with food.

In a series of focus group studi…