The NBA team who made the best trade, the best pick up, or the best buyout goes to…
Indiana got Evan Turner.
Clippers got Danny Granger from a buyout with the 76ers.
Lakers got Kent Bazemore.
Warriors got Steve Blake to back up Stephen Curry.
Kings got rid of Jimmer Freddete (who signed with the Bulls).
Knicks have signed a number of free agents after buying out the contracts of Mette World Peace and Beno Udrih.
Nuggets got Jan Vesely, we’ll talk about that soon.
The standings all around the league are very up in the air.
And in my eyes, the biggest winners are the Wizards. We got Andre Miller and Drew Gooden. Two amazing pick ups to go along side Otto Porter Jr. and Al Harrington who are coming back from injury. I’m so excited for the last quarter of the season because if the Wizards keep up the play they are on now, we could very much be seeing the 3rd seed of the Eastern Conference.
But could the biggest deal be the trading of Jan Vesely. I mean, when he was playing for the Wizards, I was a big fan of his play. But now that he’s on the Nuggets and I was this GIF from “The Big Lead” I couldn’t help but laugh.
I’m not the only one who’s laughing at this. I’m sure Jan is laughing at himself still from this. But let’s be real, he was a bust. Drafted 6th overall by the Wizards in the 2011 draft. If we look back at the players drafted after him, we could have started this turn around earlier. A few names are Klay Thompson, the Morris twins, Kawhi Leonard, NIKOLA VUCEVIC, KENNETH FARIED, Jimmy Butler, Chandler Parsons (my favorite on this list)… The list goes on and on, but if we hadn’t wasted a pick, we might not be where we are today. But wow, think about a Wizards team today with any one of those players I just listed. I think the Wizards came out on top over these past couple days and our playoff picture looks bright.