The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and to say it was the worst ever would be a stretch, but it was pretty bad. When the premiere player was a past-his-prime post-injury Danny Granger, you know it wasn’t a day filled with excitement.
That’s not to say there weren’t some deals made that could be important on a number of different levels. None of the trades are going to shift the balance of power in either conference, but some individuals (and some teams) made solid, shrewd moves that should pay off down the line.
We had 14 teams that made nine trades involving 21 players. It was the quietest deadline since 2009, when there were just six trades, involving 18 players. Let’s take a look at some of the winners and losers from the 2014 trade deadline.