Failed Deals: Nets, Bucks, Kaman, Pistons

Shortly after yesterday's trade deadline, we rounded up a few near-deals that didn't quite get done. Reports continue to trickle out about offers that were turned down and trades that were close, so let's cover a few more:

  • Appearing on KNBR in San Francisco, Ric Bucher of reported that the Nets offered Brook Lopez to the Bucks for Monta Ellis shortly after Milwaukee acquired Ellis from Golden State (hat tip to Unsuprisingly, the Bucks turned it down, according to Bucher.
  • Bucher added that the Warriors could have acquired Chris Kaman from the Hornets in exchange for Brandon Rush, Kwame Brown's expiring contract, and a second-round pick, but chose to land Bogut instead (link via RealGM).
  • The Pistons were also in on Kaman, offering the Hornets one of their big contracts along with a future first-round pick, says Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News. Ben Gordon is the only Piston whose contract would've worked in a one-for-one deal.
  • After turning down that offer, the Hornets countered with Carl Landry for Jason Maxiell and an unprotected 2012 first-rounder, says Goodwill. The Pistons rejected that one.

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3 years 8 months ago

I doubt the Bucks would turn down Lopez for Ellis. Ellis a volume scorer. I know Lopezx has his rebounding problems and is a liability on defense, but he is one of the best offensive centers in the game. Big men are much more valuable than guards, especially to a team with two combo type guards.

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