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NBA Draft day trade wrap-up… because we all got confused

Jun 24, 2011, 11:34 AM EDT

Fredette stands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Bucks as the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark Reuters

There was a point while putting up PBT’s pick-by-pick updates through the draft that I thought every pick on the board started with “He was selected for Team X as part of a trade…”

To help sort it all out, here is a breakdown of all the draft day trades.

• Bobcats, Bucks, Kings big three-team deal. This was the trade of the day, the one that totally reshaped the draft. In the end, here’s how it works out:

The Charlotte Bobcats gave up their leading scorer in Stephen Jackson and end up with Bismack Biyombo and Corey Maggette out of this trade. How this pans out really comes down to how good Biyombo turns out to be, high ceiling but he could be Joel Anthony Part II. (They also ended the day with Kemba Walker, but not as part of this deal.)

The Milwaukee Bucks end up with Stephen Jackson, Beno Udrih, No. 19 pick Tobias Harris of Tennessee and reserve point guard Shaun Livingston. This is a team that needed more creativity on offense. They got that… and a lot more technical fouls.

The Sacramento Kings gets John Salmons and Jimmer Fredette (which is who the owner Maloof brothers had pushed for, and in the end owners get what they want). Not sure all these moves makes them a better team, but it does make them more marketable.

• Portland, Denver swap point guards. Portland gets Raymond Felton, a younger, better shooting from three version of Andre Miller, Denver gets in Miller a guy that works for them with a much shorter contract. I’m not sure either team really got better in this deal.

• Indiana and San Antonio take some risks. Indiana is bringing home combo guard George Hill. He’s a solid, smart player going to a team that needs more of that and fewer projects. But they gave up potentially good players to the Spurs to do it — No. 15 Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State (very athletic and the best small forward on the board), No. 42 pick Davis Bertrans of Latvia (considered a first round pick talent) and 2005 No. 46 pick Erazem Lorbek of Slovenia (yea, I got no idea either). I understand why Indiana made the move, but they have good guards already. How this trade is viewed down the road depends on how Leonard pans out. It could be another big Spurs win.

• The Mavericks get older still. Dallas acquired Rudy Fernandez (and the rights to Finnish point guard Petteri Koponen) from Portland for Jordan Hamilton. I think Fernandez is a fit in Dallas, if they can dip him in the fountain of youth like they seem to all their veterans. Fernandez has seen his game slip in recent years, if it rebounds this is a great pick up for more scoring off the bench. For Portland, they get a good young prospect at forward for a guy they don’t care about, so a win.

• Houston and Minnesota swap picks. Houston really wanted No. 20 pick Donatas Motiejunas, because no team is complete without a 7-foot Lithuanian project. To get him they also took on Jonny Flynn, who they are shopping again already, plus the Rockets will save about $10 million over the course of this deal.

The Timberwolves end up with No. 23 pick Nikola Mirotic (Serbia), No. 38 pick Chandler Parsons of Florida, a future first-round pick, and whatever is left in the tank of Brad Miller. I’m not a Parson’s fan, maybe he proves me wrong, so it’s about Mirotic. Really, the winner of this trade is whoever ends up with the better of the European project players, so ask again in three years.

• Celtics and Nets swap picks. Boston made the kind of move you see from Patriots coach Bill Belichick — they traded down two spots to get a future second rounder. They end up with No. 27 pick JaJuan Johnson of Purdue. They gave over to New Jersey No. 25 pick MarShon Brooks of Providence — a volume scorer in college but a guy with a potentially higher ceiling in the NBA. Good deal for the rebuilding Nets, they need guys like that.

• Orlando and Cleveland swap picks. The Magic get No. 32 pick Justin Harper of Richmond — a guy who can hit threes and fits their system — and the Cavaliers get two future second-round picks. Yawn.

• Golden State buys a player. Charlotte drafted big man project Jeremy Tyler at No. 39. Golden State needs a big man that doesn’t suck, and they have an owner with a lot of cash. The Bobcats are a tiny market team that needs cash. So, everybody wins a little something.

• New York buys a player. At No. 45 the Hornets drafted likely NBA stiff Josh Harrellson of Kentucky, but the Knicks are so desperate for size they paid cash to get him and give him a shot.

  1. Justin - Jun 24, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Ugh Kurt come on. Minnesota doesn’t end up with Mirotic or Parsons. Mirotic eventually ends up on the Bulls and Parsons actually goes back to Houston. Lot of stuff going on. Sold a lot of our picks for Cash considerations. Then used that cash to buy one of Dallas’ late picks. (

    • mnsportsfan21 - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM

      I knew this was way off, what the heck Kurt, real good sports writer

  2. tashkalucy - Jun 24, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Appreciate putting all the moves into one column so we can figure ut what went on.

    After reading the article, while do I feel that in 3 years other than Hill, Leonard and one or two other guys, the rest of the people will be long forgotten.

  3. dtownpayne - Jun 24, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    You still have the details of the Nuggets/Blazers trade wrong, refer to my comment on your original post from last night regarding this trade (its the first one so won’t be hard to find)

  4. savocabol1 - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    How can you be a professional sports blogger for the NBA and get these kinds of facts wrong?

    • savocabol1 - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:50 PM

      Before anyone tries to blast me I realize he doesn’t work for the NBA, I was referring to blogging for the sport

  5. Browns2011 - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    I personally would have liked for the Celtics to have kept MarShon Brooks over trading him for JuJuan Johnson. They will need someone to replace Ray Allen at some point. Johnson will be a decent Pro but I think Brooks has more upside as a player. The Perkins deal was extremely bad and Danny Ainge has made a few really questionable trades recently.

  6. ukfaninfl - Jun 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    love how you call josh a stiff from uk when i bet you never have even see him play a game but then again by the looks if it your never get anything right

  7. philtration - Jun 24, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    You completely butchered this Kurt.

    If your point was to clear up the complexity of yesterdays deals then you failed.
    If it was to prove that you have no business writing for this site than well done!

  8. goforthanddie - Jun 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM


  9. cabolt - Jun 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    I think Kurt trolled us.

  10. philiplewis1 - Jun 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    How can the “Mavericks Get Older” when they add a 26 year old player. Sounds the other way around to me with a guy with only 3 years in the league. Not to mention that if they sign Kaponen, he is a young 6’4″ guard who can play.

  11. cabolt - Jun 24, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    So is this post just not going to get corrected?

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