Why Andrew Bogut can't return to the Golden State Warriors this season

And, as was evidenced previous year in the Finals, his absence was noticeable for the Warriors.

Okafor has played in 91 games for the Sixers, appearing in 53 as a rookie before missing the end of his first season with a knee injury.

The current trade market for centers is undeniably rough.

For fans in Dallas, disappointed has been like a dark cloud hovering over their heads due to free agency failures and the Rajon Rondo trade. He's a good rebounder and a rangy, elite-level defender, capable of chasing the NBA's most mobile big men all over the floor.

To make matters worse for Philly (and far sweeter for Dallas), the Mavs' traded 2017 first rounder will convert to second-round picks in each of the next two years, as ESPN's Zach Lowe has reported. Noel should also pair nicely with Harrison Barnes, allowing the Mavs to have two solid young players to continue to build around into the future.

Jones looked to be on his way out of New Orleans as soon as the DeMarcus Cousins trade went down over All-Star Weekend.

He added that it was "hard for us" to give up Justin Anderson, whom he called "the critical piece".

If that seems a little low for Noel, their fanbase feels the same - and 76ers fans get the added bonus that they may then keep Jahlil Okafor even though he's been demonstrably disgusting playing anywhere near Joel Embiid.

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Noel averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.4 blocks per game in his one standout collegiate season with Kentucky before being picked No. 6 overall in the 2013 draft. I know this hasn't been a ideal year for Justin, but we had really, really high hopes last year, he had a terrific year.

Don't think for a minute that this means that Bogey is going to be a 76er for long.

In his three-plus seasons in Philadelphia, the Sixers were 68-234. Good move; he's too young to give away.

Since the departure of big man Tyson Chandler, the Dallas Mavericks have yet to find a stable center they can like rely on. But not every could-be Jae Crowder turns into Jae Crowder. "In fact, Noel and Anderson (who just sneaks over the bar) are both among the 21 players in the league who have averaged 2.0 steals per 100 team plays and blocked 2.0 percent of opponent 2-point attempts or better in at least 500 minutes", Pelton said.

"I'm not here to evaluate the trade", Nowitzki said before the deal was announced.

One notable deal that did get done just before the deadline dropped was the acquisition of forward Nerlens Noel by the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks see the Noel trade as one that helps them in the short term. Obviously, the offers available may have forced this hand but this would have been a fair return for Okafor, not so much for Noel.

Noel's entire National Basketball Association career has been clouded by rumor. So, for him, I want him to stay in the process of being a threat to score on offense and, off of that, being able to make plays, get other people set up.

The 32-year-old Bogut was limited to 26 games by injuries but ended up coming off the bench when he was healthy.

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