J.J. Hickson, Spurs, Thunder and the Pistons’ deadline trades that weren’t


Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

"Portland offered forward J.J. Hickson for Jason Maxiell, but Portland wanted a first-round pick in return, a sure deal-breaker. The San Antonio Spurs also inquired about Maxiell, while the Oklahoma City Thunder were interested in Will Bynum."

It’s impossible to evaluate the offers – if any – the Spurs and and Thunder made without knowing specifics, but the Pistons obviously did well to reject the Trail Blazers’ offer.