NBA Buyouts: Mike Bibby lands with the Miami Heat

Troy Murphy and Sasha Pavlovic, Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics may have made one of the most unexpected moves before the NBA trade deadline on February 24, but even though they traded away arguably one of their best defenders in center Kendrick Perkins they tried to make up for it by signing to veterans off the waiver wire.

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The first player the Celtics signed was sharp shooting forward Troy Murphy. Even though Murphy hasn’t p

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layed a lot over the last couple years, he still could have some worth off the bench for the Celtics who usually embrace veterans of his caliber. In terms of playing time it’s uncertain how many minutes Murphy will get on the floor, but I’m sure the Celtics get him out there enough to make an impact.

Another player the Celtics went after was veteran small forward Sasha Pavlovic. This is another player that hasn’t played much over the past couple of seasons due to the fact that his only had 10-day contracts, but he may have a bigger impact than Troy Murphy for Boston as he can be a solid six man.

Corey Brewer, Dallas Mavericks

It’s no secret that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban loves to make deals when he can. With almost limitless funds, Cuban doesn’t mind signing players when he has the opportunity and this season has been no different as he hasn’t been shy about making moves for signing players for short-term.

The one player he went after this time was the recently bought out Corey Brewer. This pickup may have been one of the biggest after the trade deadline has Brewer can have a big impact for the Dallas Mavericks in the final stretch of the NBA regular season. With almost 10 points per game and a defensive mindset, the shooting guard will almost certainly get plenty of playing time as the Mavs make the final push to the playoffs.

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Mike Bibby, Miami Heat

Mike Bibby

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Arguably the biggest move made after the NBA trade deadline was made by the one team that made the biggest moves during the NBA off-season. Much like the Dallas Mavericks, the Miami Heat are not shy about throwing money around and bringing veteran players.

Obviously, this team is pretty set at the forward position, but they have had some trouble in the backcourt as they haven’t been able to find point guard they can run the show.

Fortunately, they haven’t looked down as veteran point guard Mike Bibby was bought out by the Washington Wizards just after being traded by the Atlanta Hawks. This is a pretty big gift to say the least as Bibby is still playing at a pretty high level averaging about nine points per game and draining from 3-point range.

Whether or not this Bibby turns out to be the x-factor for the Heat remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, a great team just got better!

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