Except for Sacramento General Manager Vlade Divac acknowledging he missed out on a better deal, NBA teams usually declare victory after a trade. In most cases, though, transactions are best measured initially in impact.
Thursday’s NBA trade deadline did not lack for that, moving bodies like Andre Drummond under the rim and leaving an imprint like a Draymond Green screen.
As with a draft, the trade deadline’s winners and losers become apparent with time. Until then, the 13 trades of the past two weeks shook the league landscape to varying degrees.
Even during a break, Sacramento did what is common for the Kings’ past decade...