The 20 Worst Trade Deadline Deals in NBA History

3. Rasheed Wallace to the Pistons

Trade: Atlanta Hawks get Chris Mills, Zeljko Rebraca, Bob Sura and a 2004 1st Round Draft pick (Josh Smith); the Boston Celtics get Chucky Atkins, Lindsey Hunter, and a 2004 1st Round Draft pick (Tony Allen); Detroit Pistons get Rasheed Wallace and Mike James.
Date: 2/19/2004

When contenders make deadline deals, it usually doesn't work out, but in one of the more unique situations, Sheed was the perfect fit for Detroit. He added to the Pistons already staunch defense, while giving them an offensive post presence that the team had been lacking. A 2004 NBA championship, as well as five Eastern Conference Finals appearances in a row doesn't sound that bad.

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