NBA's Worst Trades This Decade

Steven JCorrespondent ISeptember 28, 2008

10. 2001, New Jersey Nets traded rights to Eddie Griffin (7th overall pick) to the Houston Rockets for rights to Richard Jefferson (14th overall pick), Jason Collins, and Brandon Armstrong.


9. 2004, Detroit Pistons acquired Rasheed Wallace and Mike James. Boston Celtics acquired Lindsey Hunter, Chucky Atkins, and a 2004 first round pick. Atlanta Hawks acquired Bob Sura, Zeljko Rebraca, and a future first round pick.


8. 2002, Chicago Bulls traded Ron Artest, Brad Miller, Ron Mercer, Kevin Ollie to the Indiana Pacers for Jalen Rose, Travis Best, Norman Robertson, and a second round pick. 


7. 2002, Boston Celtics traded Joe Johnson, Randy Brown, Milt Palacio and a first round pick to the Phoenix Suns for Rodney Rodgers and Tony Delk.


6. 2005, Los Angeles Lakers traded Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins to the Washington Wizards for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit.


5. 2006, Minnesota Timberwolves traded rights to Brandon Roy (6th overall pick) to the Portland Trail Blazers for rights to Randy Foye (7th overall pick).


4. 2006, Chicago Bulls traded rights to LaMarcus Aldridge (2nd overall pick) to the Portland Trail Blazers for rights to Tyrus Thomas (4th overall pick) and Viktor Khryapa. 


3. 2006, Houston Rockets traded rights to Rudy Gay (8th overall pick) and Stromile Swift to the Memphis Grizzlies for Shane Battier.


2. 2001, Chicago Bulls traded Elton Brand to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tyson Chandler (2nd overall pick) and Brian Skinner.


1. 2008, Memphis Grizzlies traded Pau Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, rights to Marc Gasol, and 2008 and 2010 first round picks.