The NBA’s "Trading Places" Teams

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Now that the trading deadline has passed, there are some players that are faced with living in a new city, having new teammates, and learning a new playbook. Some adapt better than others and some have had so much experience dealing with it, that it aint a thang anymore. Those are the guys that I want to pay homage to today. You guys may not have made the All Star teams, but you’ve made the “Trading Places” team. Congratulations, you’ve earned it. I guess.

East Squad

PG Damon Jones – Bucks
Damon Jones has somehow parlayed his 3 point shooting into playing for 10, yes 10 different teams.

SG Eddie House – Celtics
House’s instant offense has been enjoyed by 8 different teams.

SF Tim Thomas – Bulls
His name has become synonymous with the NBA trade deadline.

PF Donyell Marshall – 76ers
Yes, he’s still in the league and he’s with team #8.

C Theo Ratliff – 76ers
I remember when Ratliff was supposed to be “The Next Big Thing”. Now, we just sit and wonder who will be his next team.

Honorable Mention

Larry Hughes – Knicks
Lorenzen Wright – Cavaliers
Malik Allen – Bucks
Anthony Johnson – Magic
Tyronn Lue – Magic
Mike James – Wizards

West Squad

PG Kevin Ollie – T-Wolves
The modern day “King of Trading Places”, Ollie has suited up for 11 different teams.

SG Brent Barry – Rockets
The last of the Barry Clan is still holding on, playing with his 6th team.

SF Ricky Davis – Clippers
Davis hasn’t seen a contract that he didn’t like. He’s now signed one with 6 different teams.

PF Joe Smith – Thunder
The trade to the Hornets fell through so Smith won’t be able to say he has played for 9 teams. Well, not yet at least.

C Brian Skinner – Clippers
Not sure how he remains to get contracts, but he does and this is his seventh team.

Dikembe Mutombo – Rockets
Greg Bucker – Grizzles

Antonio Daniels – Hornets
Kurt Thomas – Spurs

Chucky Atkins – Thunder
Brevin Knight – Jazz

Looking good!
Feeling good? I think so.

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Comments

  1. Great stuff man!

  2. Thanks man. Just trying to keep up with the likes of you.

  3. Man you forgot about Sam Cassell, he should’ve been on the first team.

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