Grading the trades

Published: February 25, 2008
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Atlanta Hawks
•Trade: Acquired Mike Bibby from the Sacramento Kings for Shelden Williams, Lorenzen Wright, Anthony Johnson and Tyronn Lue.

•Grade: A+. The Hawks haven't had the right fit at point guard since Oklahoma's own Mookie Blaylock ran the show in the '90s. Bibby should finally put an end to the Hawks' rebuilding project.

Cleveland Cavaliers
•Trade: Acquired Ben Wallace and Joe Smith from Chicago and Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West from Seattle for Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons. Donyell Marshall, Ira Newble and Adrian Griffin went to Seattle.

•Grade: B. The Cavs needed to do something. This certainly makes them better, but they might have been better off going after Pau Gasol.

Dallas Mavericks
•Trade: Acquired Jason Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright from New Jersey for Devin Harris, DeSagana Diop, Maurice Ager, Trenton Hassell, Keith Van Horn, two first-round picks and cash.


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