With the pressure that the trade deadline brings to NBA front offices gone for the next year, it is time to evaluate which teams dealt with it the best this time around. Whether it is acquiring unnecessary players, giving up too much, or getting back too little, there has been quite a bit of shoddy decision making in the past week or so, but a couple teams won big.
With big names, draft picks, and possible future stars being thrown across the USA and Toronto, the stretch run to the playoffs will heat up, especially with top teams in the East getting stronger.
The deadline was surprisingly quiet, with the only superstar being traded a few days before in a puzzling deal for the selling team. Otherwise, it was just playoff contenders adding role players and bad teams getting worse in order to get a better draft pick.
Anyway, here are the winners and losers of a rather disappointing 2017 NBA trade deadline.