Power Rankings for the Week of February 22nd: The No Trade Clause

This past week, I was given the immense honor of being brought on as a contributor to the best Lakers blog in the world, Silver Screen and Roll.  It has already been a tremendous honor and I sincerely thank the team there, specifically Harrison Faigen and Drew Garrison.  My first post can be found here. It is because of your continued support that this happened, and I can’t thank you enough.

This year’s “dud” of a trade deadline was not out of line of the recent trend, yet still a little surprising.  Players like Ryan Anderson and Dwight Howard were assumed to be on their way out while players like Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, and Hassan Whiteside also gained traction in trade talks, with Carmelo Anthony’s no-trade clause also factoring into this year’s rumor mill.

Why was this the case?

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Power Rankings: Trade Machine Edition (For The Week of February 8th)

Welcome to the Trade Machine game!  The rules are simple, and it was really fun to do, even as some of the trades became a little difficult.  I ranked the teams alphabetically, assigned them a corresponding number (1-30) and entered it into a number randomizer.  The order of which the teams came up are as follows below.

Note: I did not involve any sort of intricate draft pick scenario and I tried to keep the team’s needs and overall intentions in mind.

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