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Grading the trades

Published: February 25, 2008

/> •Grade: B+. They're risking their point guard of the future by dealing Harris. But Kidd is the better player now, and who knows how long the championship window will be open?

Seattle SuperSonics
•Trade: Acquired Donyell Marshall, Ira Newble and Adrian Griffin from Chicago and Cleveland for Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West. Also received Francisco Elson, Brent Barry and a 2009 first-round pick from San Antonio in exchange for Kurt Thomas.

•Grade: A. All they want to do is cut salary and acquire draft picks. They're succeeding.

New Orleans Hornets
•Trade: Traded Bobby Jackson, Adam Haluska and a 2008 first-round pick to Houston for Mike James and Bonzi Wells.

•Grade: A. Hornets desperately need help off the bench and got it with two streaky but dangerous scorers.