Best player deal
Andrew Bynum, Center
To: Philadelphia 76ers
From: Los Angeles Lakers
Benefits: Explosive center, efficiency in the paint, rebounding powerhouse, pick and roll playmaker, variety in the game, reduces dependency on the bench and possible new leader, gigantic physique, second best center in the game.
Weaknesses: Injury issues, temperament, fluctuation in form, departure of Andrew Iguodala and agility on the court.
Most over-rated deal
Joe Johnson, Shooting Guard
To: Brooklyn Nets
From: Atlanta Hawks
Benefits: Dynamic shooter, great dunker, clutch in the regular season, strong defender, remarkable playmaking and experience to support D-Ron-Williams.
Weaknesses: Age, OVER-PAID, zones out of the game in the second and third quarter, stats: 17 PPG, 3 RPG, and 3 APG – those could be Gerald Wallace numbers this year and extremely poor in the playoffs.
Best value deal
Jason Terry, Guard
To: Boston Celtics
From: Dallas Mavericks
Benefits: Experience, bench strength, championship winner, clutch, defensive powerhouse, playmaking, three point specialist, reduce dependency on Rondo and energetic marksman.
Weaknesses: Age, height, lack of ball at disposal, competition at the spot, lesser efficiency than Ray Allen with shooting and foul trouble.
Best draft deal
Jonas Valanciunas, Center
From: Lietuvas Rytas
To: Toronto Raptors
Benefits: Size, true center, defense, international experience, predicted stats: 15 PPG, 8 RPG and 2 BPG, spreads the ball on the court, coordination with Calderon, offensive rebounds and new leader on the roster.
Weaknesses: Ball handling, injury prone, accustom ability to the NBA’s fast paced and guard dominated game.
Best contract extension
Deron Williams, Point Guard
Deal: 5 years, 98 million USD
Benefits: production, true leader, ball control, defensive magnet, spreads the ball out, gets Gerald Wallace and Brook Lopez in the game constantly, improves Kris Humphries and Joe Johnson and balances the team in every department.
Weakness: cap size – reduces it significantly, restricts the ability to sign other big names and known for detrimental relations with coach and management.Published 26 Sep 2012, 23:39 IST