Washington Post national NBA writer Tim Bontemps hands out his grades for some of the biggest deals at the NBA’s trading deadline.
Trade: Atlanta Hawks trade Shelvin Mack to the Utah Jazz for a second round pick
Analysis: The Hawks have no need for Mack, given they have apparently decided to keep starter Jeff Teague to go along with young reserve Dennis Schroeder. So, with that said, the Hawks turned around and sent Mack to one of the team’s they’d been talking about a possible Teague trade, the Jazz. Utah has been desperate for point guard help as the Jazz try to finally get back to the playoffs, and Mack will pair nicely with Raul Neto – assuming the Jazz choose to move on from former first round pick Trey Burke before today’s deadline.