The 20 Worst Trade Deadline Deals in NBA History

15. Nick Van Exel to the Mavs

Trade: Dallas Mavericks get Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, Raef LaFrentz, and Tariq Abdul-Wahad; Denver Nuggets get Juwan Howard, Donnell Harvey, cash, and a 2002 1st Round Draft pick (Frank Williams).
Date: 2/21/2002

When Dallas acquired Nick The Quick, no one could've imagined Van Exel becoming the dominant sixth man that he became. In the 2003 playoffs, Van Exel torched Sacramento in a seven-game playoff series averaging 25.3 PPG—OFF THE BENCH. Denver could've gotten a young player or a draft pick in return, but they decided to go cheap which is disappointing,

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