The Oklahoma City Thunder made two moves, first trading a second round draft pick to the New York Knicks for small forward Ronnie Brewer. And then trading point guard Eric Maynor, to the Portland Trail Blazers for a cash trade of $2.2 million.
The Boston Celtics moved injured shooting guard Leandro Barbosa and center Jason Collins to the Washington Wizards in exchange for shooting guard Jordan Crawford. This may give the Celtics more depth at the guard position since All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
The Houston Rockets sent forward Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns to receive their 2013 second round draft pick. They also moved power forward Patrick Patterson, center Cole Aldrich, and point guard Toney Douglas, to the Sacramento Kings and received power forward Thomas Robinson, small forward Francisco Garcia, and small forward Tyler Honeycutt.
The movement of Marcus Morris will reunite him with his twin brother and former Kansas Jayhawk teammate Markieff Morris. The brothers haven’t played together since their upsetting lost to Virginia Commonwealth in the 2011 “Elite 8 Tournament.” This will be the 10th brother teammate combination in NBA history, and the second time that there has been a twin brother combination. The first was Dick and Tom Van Arsdale during the 1976-77’ season.