NBA: J.J. Redick biggest name traded on lackluster deadline day
The only trade involving Dwight Howard came last summer. The potent scorers that moved did so long ago.
There was no eye-catching activity left for deadline day, resulting in minor deals Thursday to the disappointment of those hoping for a frenzy.
Josh Smith stayed put and the Boston Celtics' core stayed together, leaving J.J. Redick, dealt to Milwaukee, as the biggest name to be traded.
There were 10 moves, nothing approaching a blockbuster and none to jump-start the Lakers.
Players such as James Harden and Rudy Gay were traded far before the deadline, but with teams perhaps fearful of new penalties for the biggest spenders, Thursday was mostly quiet.
"I don't think I've seen fewer trade deadline deals, ever," said Houston general manager Daryl Morey, who completed two trades Wednesday. "But I think it's a one-year blip."
• The Magic decided Redick wasn't in their plans while averaging career highs in points (15.1) and field-goal percentage (45.0). He was traded along with center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to the Bucks in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, and forward Tobias Harris.
• The Celtics did make one deal, acquiring disgruntled guard Jordan Crawford (averaging 13.2 ppg) from the Wizards for center Jason Collins and guard Leandro Barbosa, who is out for the season with a torn ACL.
• Portland acquired reserve point guard Eric Maynor from Oklahoma City in exchange for the draft rights to Georgios Printezis. As a result of the deal for Maynor, the Blazers waived backup guard Ronnie Price.
• The Knicks traded Ronnie Brewer to Oklahoma City to open a roster spot that will be used to give Kenyon Martin a 10-day contract.
• Golden State sent forward Jeremy Tyler to Atlanta (cash, future draft considerations) and guard Charles Jenkins to Philadelphia (cash, protected second-round pick) in separate deals, slicing more than $1.5 million off its payroll after beginning the day about $1.2 million over the league's $70,307,000 luxury tax.
• The Suns traded point guard Sebastian Telfair to the Raptors for center Hamed Haddadi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.
• The Bobcats acquired Josh McRoberts from the Magic in exchange for Hakim Warrick in a trade involving two backup veteran forwards.
• The Hawks couldn't find a good enough deal for Smith, and settled for sending Anthony Morrow to Dallas for Dahntay Jones.
• The Heat sent backup center Dexter Pittman and a second-round pick in this year's draft to the Grizzlies for the rights to center Ricky Sanchez, who is playing in Argentina.