Washington Post national NBA writer Tim Bontemps hands out his grades for some of the biggest deals at the NBA’s trading deadline.
Trade: Denver Nuggets trade Randy Foye to the Oklahoma City Thunder for D.J. Augustin, Steve Novak and two second round picks
Oklahoma City: B-
Analysis: For Oklahoma City, this trade not only nets them several million in savings, but also gets them another wing player in Foye. That said, Foye isn’t exactly the “3-and-D” wing that they need. Foye is a career 37 percent shooter, but is shooting under 30 percent this season, and isn’t a good enough defender on the wings to be a significantly better option than what the Thunder had already in Andre Roberson, Anthony Morrow and Dion Waiters.
Denver’s side of the deal is easy: They used their cap space to take on Novak’s contract, get back another usable vet in Augustin to help mentor rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and got two second round picks for their trouble. Nice piece of business by Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly.