Feb. 22, 2011: In a three-team deal, Denver trades Carmelo Anthony, Renaldo Balkman, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter and Shelden Williams to New York; Denver trades 2015 second-round pick to Minnesota; Minnesota trades Kosta Koufos to Denver and Corey Brewer to New York; New York trades Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, a 2012 second-round pick (Quincy Miller), a 2013 second-round pick, a 2014 first-round pick and cash to Denver; New York trades Eddy Curry, Anthony Randolph and cash to Minnesota.
Result: Denver went from a .576 winning percentage (38-28) to .695 (57-25) and now has the NBA's deepest roster; New York won its first Atlantic Division title since the 1993-94 season, went from .545 (36-30) to .659 (54-28) and has the league's new scoring champ in Anthony; Minnesota struggled with injuries this season, but appeared to be playoff-bound when healthy.
July 18, 2001: Phoenix trades Jason Kidd to New Jersey for Stephon Marbury, Johnny Newman and Soumaila Samake.
Result: New Jersey doubles its victory total from 26 the previous season to 52 and advances to the NBA Finals, where it loses 4-0 to the Los Angeles Lakers; Marbury leads Phoenix in scoring the following season, joining forces with Shawn Marion, Anfernee Hardaway and rookie Amar'e Stoudamire as the Suns qualify for the playoffs.
Nov. 1, 1993: Indiana trades Detlef Schrempf to Seattle for Derrick McKey and Gerald Paddio.
Result: Seattle improves from a 55-27 record to 63-19 and Schrempf's jersey number is retired as one of the best players in franchise history; Indiana improves from 41-41 to 47-35 and advances to the Eastern Conference Finals, thanks in large part to McKey's ability to defend multiple positions.