In case you need to catch up on the NBA's trade deadline aftermath, here's a quick-hit list of everything that happened.
Indiana sends Danny Granger and a pick to Philadelphia for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen: Granger's a former All-Star, but his value's in the $14 million of his expiring contract as much as anything on the court. The Pacers get a former second overall pick in Turner and a big body in Allen. Turner's a high-volume (and, um, low-efficiency) scorer playing the same position as Paul George, so there are some decisions to be made about usage in Indianapolis.
Kings trade Marcus Thornton to Nets for Jason Terry, Reggie Evans: Sacramento added some niche players with experience, all while opening up the shooting guard spot for rookie Ben McLemore. The world knows Brooklyn could care less about a contract that adds a tad to the salary total, so getting a proven scorer -- and younger -- was the goal.
Andre Miller to Washington, Jan Vesely to Denver, Eric Maynor and picks to Philadelphia: Denver finally moves Miller and gets a little bit of value back in Vesely, who has a long way to go to reach his potential as a former lottery pick but is still A) very tall and B) only 23. Meanwhile, the Sixers pick up Maynor and two second-round picks. The key here for the rest of the league is that Miller does not end up with a serious championship contender.
Denver trades Jordan Hamilton to Houston for Aaron Brooks: Denver's trade target in this one was Beno Udrih until it wasn't anymore, with the Knicks trade eventually falling through. Brooks is a long way from his All-Star form of 2010, but he's shooting the 3 as well as he ever has. That's good news for Denver, who lacks elite shooting from deep. Hamilton, meanwhile, could and should thrive in the wide-open Rocket offense.
Lakers send Steve Blake to Warriors for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks: Golden State has been quite fidgety with its backup point guard spot, but seemingly found a major upgrade. Blake is a true point guard; Jordan Crawford is not. The price is a young guard tandem of Bazemore and Brooks, who could use the opportunity in Los Angeles. The Lakers' biggest win in this comes in attempting to get below the luxury tax line.
Spencer Hawes shipped to Cleveland; 76ers receive Earl Clark, Henry Sims and two second-round picks: Cleveland seems poised to compete, and maybe they see it coming together with six straight wins heading into trade deadline day. They get a floor-spacing center and give up two bench players and picks. Philadelphia is all about second-round picks -- they also acquired some in a three-way deal involving Andre Miller moving from Denver to D.C.
Milwaukee jettisons Gary Neal to Charlotte with Luke Ridnour; Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien sent back: A long-rumored deal of Neal for Sessions evolved into Neal and Luke Ridnour for Sessions and Jeff Adrien. It's a heck of a price for Charlotte to pay, especially if you believe Sessions' struggles are temporary, but Neal and his outside shooting should be a better fit for the Bobcat offense.
Clippers send Antawn Jamison to Atlanta for Cenk Akyol's draft rights: Jamison topped 20,000 points in his career as a Clipper, but that's basically it; the aging forward has played in just 22 games this year. The move frees up cap space for the Clippers--more on that in a second. Atlanta sends back the rights to Turkish forward Cenk Akyol, taken 59th overall by the Hawks in 2005. Can't make that up.
Clippers trade Byron Mullens and second-round pick for a Philadelphia second-round pick: And here's Part II of the Clippers' efforts to avoid the luxury tax. Per Ken Berger, the Clippers are now just $262,000 over the threshold--pennies, basically.
San Antonio gets Austin Daye, sends Nando de Colo to Raptors: The Spurs are overloaded at point guard, and Daye adds length and depth (if not a great deal of production) to that front court. Not an earth-shattering move, but one that makes some sense.
Sacramento acquires Roger Mason Jr. and cash from Miami: As minor as minor can get, the Heat shipped the backup guard to California for a really, really protected pick and cash. The Kings will likely waive the veteran, and the Heat opens up a roster spot.