On this week in 1999, we saw one of the largest deals in NBA history go down. Eleven players changed teams as the Grizzlies traded the rights to guard Steve Francis and forward Tony Massenburg to the Rockets for guard Michael Dickerson, forward/center Othella Harrington, forward Antoine Carr, guard Brent Price, a future Houston first round draft pick, and the Magic's 2000 second rounder. Meanwhile, Orlando traded forward Don MacLean to the Rockets, and received guard Lee Mayberry, forward Makhtar Ndiaye, guard Rodrick Rhodes, and forward Michael Smith from Vancouver.
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- Yudelytics looked at the effects of the new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Dime Magazine caught up with Hawks big man Al Horford.
- Posting And Toasting wonders what Andrea Bargnani can bring to the table.
- The Basketball Post tells us what to expect from this year's Eurobasket.
- Blog A Bull shows some love for Joakim Noah.
- Hardwood Paroxysm recaps the Suns' summer.
- Liberty Ballers makes the case for tanking.
- Rufus On Fire says the Bobcats have room to improve.
- Indy Cornrows asks if its title or bust for the Pacers.
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