The trade: Rights to No. 3 overall pick in 2001 NBA Draft, Brevin Knight, Lorenzen Wright (ATL) for Shareef Abdur-Rahim and rights to No. 27 overall pick in 2001 NBA Draft (MEM)

The Grizzlies were a joke when they moved to Memphis, a punchline across the NBA that had never won more than 23 games in a season. The Atlanta Hawks inadvertently saved them, though, taking on Shareef Abdur-Rahim in exchange for young Spanish center Pau Gasol. The Hawks did not see any benefit from the deal, failing to climb above .500 until the 2008-09 season. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, struggled for two years but then saw Gasol emerge and help them to make the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. The Hawks certainly could have used Gasol, as they lacked any sort of consistent interior presence for the better part of a decade amid a revolving door of bigs.