The 2013 NBA trade deadline was absolutely loaded with activity, sending a handful of the league’s star players to different locker rooms.
Please tell me you understood the sarcasm of that first sentence, because the biggest name to be moved at the deadline was Orlando’s J.J. Redick.
The 2013 trade deadline was, well, disappointing. Despite a flurry of rumors being churned out via Twitter and elsewhere, no true big-name players were moved prior to the deadline.
Despite that fact, the moves that did occur will directly impact a variety of different players involved. While marquee NBA players like Josh Smith, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson will carry on as per usual, players connected to deals (directly or indirectly) will be impacted in a variety of ways.
Note: Only NBA players who played a role prior to being traded - OR - who will see an increase in minutes following a trade - OR - who will see a decrease in minutes following a trade will be included. So while the Phoenix Suns added Hamed Haddadi, he didn’t play a single minute for Toronto, and that likely won’t change behind Marcin Gortat and Jermaine O’Neal.