The chaotic NBA trade deadline has died down, but the aftermath is sure to have many fans still talking…
The 2015 NBA trade deadline was one for the ages as many blockbuster trades were completed, and the Miami Heat were the main stars of this important day in the NBA.
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The Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder were also heavily involved.
Now that the All-Star break and trade deadline have passed, the NBA playoffs are drawing closer as the Western Conference still has 10 teams in the mix for a playoff berth.
The Eastern Conference is also sure to be more competitive as it possesses five legitimate contenders along with a team who is sure to improve with their latest trade.
Here are the biggest winners and losers of this head-spinning trade deadline.
Winner: Miami Heat
The Heat finally filled the hole that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were able to cover up during the “Big 3” era, which is the point guard position.
Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole were obviously not going to cut it as a franchise point guard. The Phoenix Suns traded Goran Dragic along with Zoran Dragic to the Heat in exchange for Danny Granger, Cole, Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton and two first-round picks.
While it certainly wasn’t cheap to acquire Dragic and they may be sacrificing their future, the Heat got the franchise point guard that they needed.
This trade is even more of a relief now considering the circumstances surrounding center Chris Bosh, who may be out for the season with a blood clot.
Dragic has also indicated that he wants to re-sign with the Heat after he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Wade and Bosh aren’t getting any younger, so this may be exactly the spark they need to move past the LeBron era.