The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and if one thing has been proven out of all the deals made, it’s that trade hype is much greater than the actual deals.
While a few deals were consummated, none packed the punch of the rumors that included Orlando’s Dwight Howard, Boston’s Rajon Rondo or the T-Wolves' Michael Beasley, excluding the Bucks acquisition of Monta Ellis.
Still, some other teams outside of the Milwaukee area did make needed improvements. The L.A. Lakers acquired the point guard they needed in Cleveland’s Ramon Sessions. Houston acquired Portland’s Marcus Camby to beef up their frontcourt. The Nuggets gambled that JaVale McGee will outproduce Nene.
Despite all the moves made by these teams at the deadline, none of them will drastically improve their standing in the power rankings, so it remains to be seen if anyone actually catapults themselves into deep playoff contention.