The trade deadline came and went this week and ultimately it wasn't as eventful as we thought it might be. Most Hoops Rumors readers said that the biggest surprise this week was that Josh Smith wound up staying put with the Hawks. It only made sense for Atlanta to move the forward given that he is demanding a max deal and the club is unwilling to give him one. However, the Jazz's decision to stand pat with Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap was arguably more surprising. It seems unlikely that Utah will pony up the money to keep both big men this offseason and it would have made sense to get a return on one of them at the deadline. Hopefully, both Hawks GM Danny Ferry and Jazz decision maker Dennis Lindsey have something in mind that the rest of the NBA just isn't seeing.
Got a fantastic basketball blog piece that you want featured on Hoops Rumors? Send a link to your post to HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here's this week's look around the web..
- Kingdome of Seattle Sports has an idea for how the Sonics can open with a bang in Seattle.
- Bleed Green talks Celtics post-deadline.
- Bucksketball gives us some myths and truths surrounding the J.J. Redick trade.
- The Brooklyn Game looks at the Nets' five worst trades in team history.
- Always Miller Time likes the Pacers' sunny future.
- Red94 broke down the deadline in their latest podcast.
- NBA247365 bids you adieu.
- Wages Of Wins revisits their preseason picks.
- Utah Sports Net explained why the Jazz were right to stand pat.
- The Basketball Post came down hard on Dwight Howard.
- Pounding The Rock wonders if a quiet deadline benefitted the Spurs.
- Orlando Pinstriped Post crunched the numbers on the Redick deal.
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