Breakin Down The Deals Part III

Liam CallahanContributor IFebruary 18, 2010

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Knicks, Kings, and Rockets Complete Mega Deal:

The deadline has come and went and the Knicks finally got their man in Tracy McGrady. The deal was completed when the Knicks were able to enter the trade that Houston and Sacramento had been working on this morning. The Knicks gained Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodriguez. The Rockets got Kevin Martin, Jordan Hill, Jared Jeffries, and Hilton Armstrong. The Kings got Carl Landry, Larry Hughes, and Joey Dorsey. The Rockets also got the Knicks 2012 1st round pick and the opportunity to swap picks in 2011.

For the Rockets: They get a scorer to go along with Brooks and Ariza. Losing Landry hurts now, but Hill is still only rookie. They clear some cap space and get an extra 1st rounder in 2012. Jared Jeffries is a solid defender and can score too. This trade helps them in all areas and helps their playoff chances also.

Final Grade- A+

For the Knicks: They got their man in Tracy McGrady, and were able to move the last pieces in the way for gaining them the most cap room possible. They can now offer to max contracts this summer. Donnie Walsh didn't want to give up Hill but in the end he had too.

Final Grade- A (A+ if they hit it big in free agency)

For the Kings: They knew they were going to build around Tyreke Evans and this move clears the way for him. Carl Landry is a nice pickup for them and will look good next to Hawes. Larry Hughes will give them a scoring punch and then his contract can come off their books.

Final Grade-A

Robinson Heads to Boston in 5 Player Deal

Nate Robinson is headed to Boston with Marcus Landry in exchange for Eddie House, Bill Walker, and JR Giddens.

For the Celtics: This gives them that extra spark off the bench that they have needed. Nate is capable of going for 30 a night which is just what the C's needed. Of all the contenders the Celtic's need to make this move. The downside is that Nate can shoot you out of games while he tries to get his points. Eddie House knew his role and would shoot when he was on and look to pass when he was cold.

Final Grade- B+

For the Knicks: Get some more expiring contracts and a solid role player in House. Big time shooter when hes hot, but knows role when he is cold. He could be a veteran that would make big free agents comfortable with NY's youngsters.

Final Grade- A

Ronnie Brewer to Grizzlies for Pick

Late Breaking Trade: The Jazz have sent Ronnie Brewer to the Grizzlies for a prtected 1st round draft pick.

For the Grizzlies: Great pickup, provides a scoring punch and good defense. Memphis had three 1st round picks, might as well trade one away.

Final Grade- A

For the Jazz: Lose a good player in Brewer but some insurance in case Boozer leaves with a pick they could use or package for DeMarcus Cousins or Patrick Patterson. They also are now under the luxury tax.

Final Grade- A