NBA Trade Deadline 2011: How Are the Biggest Players Doing on Their New Teams
It has been a week since the NBA trade deadline and most of the the new players have suited up for their new teams.
We have heard about Carmelo Anthony in New York and Deron Williams in New Jersey. It's time to take a closer look at their stats so far with their new teams.
Obviously a single week is not a good representation of what these guys will do for the remainder of season and years to come, but it is food for thought.
Feel free to comment below with your own personal opinion of how these players are doing.
Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups: New York Knicks
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Anthony Before Trade: 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 35.5 minutes
Anthony After Trade: 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 36.6 minutes
Billups Before Trade: 16.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 32.3 minutes
Billups After Trade: 23.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 32.5 minutes
Anthony and Billups have been on the Knicks for a stretch of five games. In that time the team has gone 3-2 with a big win over Miami and an embarrassing loss to the Cavs.
Anthony is currently averaging 26 points per game with the Knicks, a 0.8-point improvement from when he was with the Nuggets.
This could be in part because he is also taking almost three more shots per game with the Knicks.
Anthony's assists and rebounds numbers are both down, meaning he could be playing more of a scorer role in New York.
Billups has really produced for the Knicks so far and he is looking like the steal of the deadline. He is averaging even more points per game and he is taking 12.5 free throws per game.
Deron Williams: New Jersey Nets
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Williams Before Trade: 21.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 9.7 assists, 37.9 minutes
Williams After Trade: 14.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 15.7 assists, 39.0 minutes
The Nets are 0-3 since acquiring Deron Williams, who has not produced at the level they hoped for just yet.
Williams is averaging more than seven points per game less with the Nets, but he is also averaging a ridiculous 15.7 assists per game.
Williams' rebounding numbers have also gone up a bit, possibly showing he is becoming more well-rounded than just focusing on scoring.
The biggest concern Nets fans have is if Williams can adjust to the rims in New Jersey and start making his three-pointers. Williams is currently shooting 8.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Gerald Wallace: Portland Trail Blazers
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Wallace Before Trade: 15.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 39.0 minutes
Wallace After Trade: 11.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 31.7 minutes
Gerald Wallace has been coming in off of the bench for the Trail Blazers, and he is playing about seven minutes less per game.
Most of Wallace's stats have suffered from this lack of minutes, as his scoring has gone down by four points and he is also down 1.5 rebounds per game.
Portland has gone 1-2 since landing Wallace, who is shooting 62.5 percent from three-point range for them.
Wallace should get more minutes as the season progresses and his numbers should look about the same as they did in Charlotte.
Aaron Brooks: Phoenix Suns
Brooks Before Trade: 11.6 points, 1.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 23.9 minutes
Brooks After Trade: 9.3 points, 0.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 15.0 minutes
Phoenix is 2-1 since acquiring Aaron Brooks, who has stepped into his role there very well.
Although Brooks is playing a good amount less, but he is making his shots count and shooting over 20 percent better.
Brooks also has seen his assists go up since being traded, even though he is playing eight minutes less per game.
The Brooks trade looks like it has worked out so far for both Brooks and the Suns, and it should help both parties in the future.
Jeff Green: Boston Celtics
Green Before Trade: 15.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 37.0 minutes
Green After Trade: 6.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.0 assists, 18.0 minutes
Jeff Green was shipped to the Celtics as part of the shocking trade that send Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Thunder.
While Perkins and Robinson have combined to play only a single game in Oklahoma, Green has accepted a bench role on the Celtics.
Prior to the trade, Green started in all 49 games he played in with the Thunder. Now with the Celtics, his minutes have been cut in half and his points and rebounds are almost down three-fold.
I'm sure Green is fine with this as long as the Celtics win, which they have done since Green was acquired, going 3-0.
Mo Williams: Los Angeles Clippers
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Williams Before Trade: 13.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 29.6 minutes
Williams After Trade: 16.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 33.5 minutes
Mo Williams is probably happy to be out of Cleveland, and his stats reflect a new-found confidence in LA.
Williams is averaging three more points per game, two more steals and one more assist.
The Clippers are 1-1 since acquiring Williams. Meanwhile, in Cleveland Baron Davis has yet to play a game.
Williams is going to be with the Clippers through at least the 2012-13 season, and he will continue to be a steady hand at guard for them.
Kirk Hinrich: Atlanta Hawks
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Hinrich Before Trade: 11.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 30.6 minutes
Hinrich After Trade: 6.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 26.0 minutes
The Atlanta Hawks were looking to add some backcourt depth when they traded for Kirk Hinrich, but so far he has been somewhat of a disappointment.
Hinrich is averaging just over half the points he was with the Wizards, in just four minutes less of playing time per game.
Obviously Hinrich is still adjusting to a new system and he will become very valuable to the Hawks down the road.
Meanwhile Mike Bibby bought out his contract in Washington just so he could go play for a contender.
Devin Harris and Derrick Favors: Utah Jazz
Harris Before Trade: 15.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 31.9 minutes
Harris After Trade: 16.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 31.3 minutes
Favors Before Trade: 6.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 19.5 minutes
Favors After Trade: 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 15.7 minutes
The two biggest pieces that the Utah Jazz got in return for Deron Williams were Devin Harris and Derrick Favors.
Harris is playing really well for the Jazz, scoring more points in less minutes per game.
Favors is doing even better in Utah, up two points per game in four less minutes.
Even though these two new Jazz players are seeing the floor a bit less than in New Jersey, Utah fans have to be excited with what they see out of the two youngsters.
Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton and Wilson Chandler: Denver Nuggets
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Gallinari Before Trade: 15.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 34.8 minutes
Gallinari After Trade: 16.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 30.5 minutes
Chandler Before Trade: 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 34.5 minutes
Chandler After Trade: 16.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 31.0 minutes
Felton Before Trade: 17.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 38.4 minutes
Felton After Trade: 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 29.3 minutes
The three biggest pieces sent to Denver in exchange for Anthony and Billups were Chandler, Gallinari and Felton.
Gallinari is currently producing very similar stats to what he was doing in New York, which is probably what Denver was hoping for.
Chandler is also putting up similar numbers, although he has seen a slight decrease in rebounds per game.
Raymond Felton is the only player of the three who has seen a big drop in minutes, and he is now scoring about nine points less per game.
Denver is actually off to a surprising 3-1 start since Anthony left and these three players joined the Nuggets. The Carmelo trade is not looking bad at all.