The trade deadline has passed and the dust has settled, but for about an hour, NBA trades were coming in fast and furious. When it was over, the Boston Celtics had a brand new roster, Nate Robinson had a new home that irritates Seattle fans and Aaron Brooks was heading west. Even the Portland Trail Blazers got into the action, securing Gerald Wallace after a full day of negotiations with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Here’s a quick rundown of the moves with Northwest ties.
Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Portland for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and a first-round draft pick. Robinson was surprised by the move and the Celtics veterans were upset at losing Perkins. Whatever Danny Ainge’s plan was, it isn’t clear, but the Celtics have a new look after making a flurry of deadline moves.
Aaron Brooks to Phoenix for Goran Dragic and a first-round pick. Brooks had been a trade rumor that kept popping up, with even the Blazers reportedly in the mix at one point. In the end, the Phoenix Suns swooped in to make a deal with Houston at the wire.
Gerald Wallace to Portland for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks and two first-round draft picks. It was on, then it was off, and finally it was back on again just as the deadline was about to pass. The draft picks heading to Charlotte are both conditionals, one in 2011, acquired from New Orleans, and one in 2013. Marks was also added to the deal late.
Looking for more on the trade deadline moves? SB Nation’s Andrew Sharp put together an impressive list, recapping all the wild action from Thursday and the days leading up to the deadline. Check it out to get all caught up on which players were swapped.