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Trade "Losers"

Nobody can really know who the winners and losers are without seeing the games play out, but that won't stop people from grading the day's events.  The Celtics aren't being graded very highly.

Trade Deadline: Winners and Losers -


Celtics: Team president Danny Ainge kicked the tires on a lot of deals, but decided to move forward only with the acquisition of Nate Robinson for Eddie House. So for the second straight year, the Celtics get a guard the Knicks didn’t want, which can’t bode well. Robinson will give the Celtics some tempo and scoring off the bench, and let’s face it – Boston needs any kind of lift it can get. But if you accept the theory that Boston simply isn’t good enough to get through Cleveland or Orlando in the playoffs, they may come to regret failing to flip Ray Allen’s $19 million expiring contract into a starting shooting guard (Kirk Hinrich?) who would’ve helped them remain competitive next season. 

Grading The Trading: Making Sense Of The Busiest NBA Trade Deadline In Years - SB Nation


The obvious difference is that Nate Robinson's nothing like the shooter that House is, and needs the ball in his hands to put pressure on the defense. In other words, his only value comes when he's at the focal point of the offense. And if he's the focal point of the Celtics offense when he's on the floor, how much value is there for Boston? The Celtics needed to shake up things up for the stretch run, but this wasn't the right move.

Trade deadline winners and losers - Frank Hughes -

Me thinks the veteran Celtics players are not going to be fond of playing with Nate Robinson. I don't understand this trade.

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