There weren’t many big names involved in deadline deals this season, but one of the bigger ones was J.J. Redick, who was dealt to the Milwaukee Bucks just under the Thursday deadline wire.
According to ESPN.com, the Orlando Magic sent Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to Milwaukee in exchange for Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb.
The acquisition of Redick is significant for the Bucks, who are currently in eighth place in the Eastern Conference and were in need of a boost on the perimeter. Redick is averaging a career-high 15.1 points per game this season and has drained 117 3-pointers, ranking him 11th in the NBA in that category.
The trade headlined a Thursday of minor deadline deals. The Hawks were reportedly looking to deal their leading scorer Josh Smith – whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season – but couldn’t find a suitable offer and decided to keep him Atlanta. Here is a recap of the deadline trades that did take place on Thursday, courtesy of ESPN.com:
|Bucks receive||Magic receive|
|J.J. Redick; Gustavo Ayon; Ish Smith||Tobias Harris; Beno Udrih; Doron Lamb|
|Celtics receive||Wizards receive|
|Jordan Crawford||Leandro Barbosa; Jason Collins|
|Blazers receive||Thunder receive|
|Eric Maynor||$2.2 million trade exception|
|Raptors receive||Suns receive|
|Sebastian Telfair||Hamed Haddadi; 2nd-round pick|
|Mavericks receive||Hawks receive|
|Anthony Morrow||Dahntay Jones|
|Thunder receive||Knicks receive|
|Ronnie Brewer||2nd-round pick|
|Magic receive||Bobcats receive|
|Hakim Warrick||Josh McRoberts|
|Grizzlies receive||Heat receive|
|Dexter Pittman; 2nd-round pick||Rights to Ricky Sanchez|
Now that the deadline has come and gone, teams will have to work with the rosters they have as they attempt to make the second half push towards the postseason.