according to McDermott instantly improves the small forward position for Oklahoma, giving them a high end shooting option for Russell Westbrook to kick to.
So who were the winners and losers during this now-completed trade season?
When the Celtics opened their post All-Star break portion of the schedule in Toronto, Ibaka and Tucker were huge factors in the game’s outcome.
Trade Deadline WinnersTorontoBy adding Serge Ibaka, the Raptors were able to address the increasingly obvious need for them to upgrade their power forward position.
The trade of Ibaka has allowed the Magic to play Aaron Gordon at his correct position at power forward.
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NBA Power Rankings: Revamped Raptors rolling; new-look Pelicans can’t take flight
If you want to be a really good team, you need to be consistent.
The Kings are just a normal bad team now.
That good team they have sporadically looked like this season might want to make an appearance, and be on time to the party.
That’s good in some ways, bad in others.
PS they face the Warriors and then Raptors twice this week so things could get worse before they get better.
as informed in Utah Jazz (37–22)Last Week: 8Net Rating: +5.8The Jazz have held opponents to 100 points or less in each of their last nine wins.
As it stands, the Celtics are still a very good team in a pretty good position, with Nets first-rounders on the table for this year and the next, and a highly competitive roster.
Los Angeles Lakers (19–41)Last Week: 26Net Rating: –7.2From here on out, it’s about keeping that top three-protected first round pick.
With All-Star and the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, The Crossover’s Power Rankings are back.
The Magic just thrashed the Hawks with Aaron Gordon at power forward and new acquisition Terrence Ross looking comfortable.
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