Some Moves, No Blockbuster at Trade Deadline 2/22/13
The traders were active just before the NBA trade deadline, they just didn't pull the trigger on any mega-deals involving high-profile talent.
The Oklahoma City Thunder unloaded free-agent-to-be Eric Maynor in a trade deadline deal with Portland, picking up a trade exception and the rights to Greek forward Georgios Printezis. Maynor had been a reliable backup for All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook over his first two seasons in Oklahoma City.
In other trade deadline moves:
-Orlando traded veteran shooting guard J.J. Redick, center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to Milwaukee in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, as well as forward Tobias Harris, said a person familiar with the situation.
- Washington had sent disgruntled guard Jordan Crawford to Boston for center Jason Collins and injured guard Leandro Barbosa.
- Phoenix sent a 2013 second-round draft pick to Houston for Marcus Morris. The move reunites Marcus with his identical twin brother Markieff (MAR'-keef) in Phoenix. Only once before in NBA history have twins played for the same team, when Dick and Tom Van Arsdale were together with the Suns in 1976-77.
- The New York Knicks have traded swingman Ronnie Brewer to Oklahoma City for a 2014 second-round pick and cash.
- Miami has traded backup center Dexter Pittman and a second-round pick in this year's draft to Memphis for the rights to center Ricky Sanchez.
- The Charlotte Bobcats have acquired Josh McRoberts from the Orlando Magic in exchange for Hakim Warrick in a trade involving a pair of veteran backup forwards.
- The Hawks failed to trade leading scorer Josh Smith. There had been talks with several teams for Smith, who is an unrestricted free agent after the season. The Hawks did make one move, sending guard Anthony Morrow to the Dallas Mavericks for guard-forward Dahntay Jones.