The Nets were one of the most active teams in pre-deadline talk, but they were the only Atlantic Division team not to make a swap this week. The other four teams didn't exactly make waves, however, as Jordan Crawford, Sebastian Telfair and Charles Jenkins are division's only trade acquisitions. Still, they aren't the only players joining the Atlantic, and we examine that and other news from around the division:
- Paperwork related to D.J. White's release from the Chinese league is delaying his signing with the Celtics, and until he or another big-man signee contributes for the Celtics, the onus is on Chris Wilcox as the team's primary interior player off the bench. Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald has details.
- Terrence Williams spent two weeks this summer as a free agent working out with the Celtics, and those workouts convinced the team he could play point guard, writes Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe.
- Replacing Ronnie Brewer with Kenyon Martin on a 10-day contract is a low-risk upgrade for the Knicks, Newsday's Al Iannazzone opines. Iannazzone also runs down a list of players who could be headed elsewhere in the offseason, including Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce of the Celtics, Amare Stoudemire of the Knicks, and Kris Humphries of the Nets.
- Interpreting Andrew Bynum's response this week to a question about whether he'd like to re-sign with the 76ers, Tom Moore of PhillyBurbs.com doesn't think he's too keen on returning. Moore looks at the options the Sixers have, including a sign-and-trade, if Bynum won't be around next season.