Best player deal
D.J.Augustin, Point Guard
To: Indiana Pacers
From: Charlotte Bobcats
Benefits: Genuine Playmaker, variety in the game, reduces dependency on the bench and possible new leader, and a hard worker.
Weaknesses: Injury issues, temperament, fluctuation in form, height, production column and lack of post season experience.
Most over-rated deal
Nate Robinson, Point Guard
To: Chicago Bulls
From: Golden State Warriors
Benefits: Dynamic shooter, great dunker, clutch when on fire, electrifying plays and experience to support D-Rose.
Weaknesses: Age, OVER-PAID, zones out of the game constantly, production and player morale.
Best value deal
Kirk Hinrich, Guard
To: Chicago Bulls
From: Atlanta Hawks
Benefits: Experience, bench strength, clutch, defensive powerhouse, playmaking, three pointers, perimeter game, reduce dependency on Deng, Rose and energetic marksman.
Weaknesses: Age, height, lack of ball at disposal, competition at the spot, insufficient game time.
Best draft deal
Andre Drummond, Center
From: University of Connecticut
To: Detroit Pistons
Benefits: Size, true center, defense, predicted stats: 13 PPG, 5 RPG and 2 BPG, spreads the ball on the court, coordination with Monroe, offensive rebounds and new potential on the roster.
Weaknesses: Ball handling, injury prone, accustom ability to the NBA’s fast paced and guard dominated game.
Best contract extension
Roy Hibbert, Center
Deal: 4 years, 58 million USD
Benefits: Team player, ball control, defensive magnet, spreads the ball out, gets Danny Granger in the game constantly, improves Drummond, George Hill and DJ Augustin and balances the team in every department.
Weakness: cap size – reduces it significantly, field goal percentage, restricts the ability to sign other big names and not the most significant production numbers for a well-paid center.
Read more: Assessing the deals of the Atlantic division