The trade: Rights to No. 9 and No. 19 overall picks in 1998 NBA Draft (MIL) for rights to No. 6 overall pick in 1998 NBA Draft (DAL)

There were two teams hot after Dirk Nowitzki in 1998: the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics. With both teams angling to get him, the Mavs struck a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks to bring Dirk to Dallas (the Celtics got "stuck" with Paul Pierce instead), and then spun the other player they got in the deal (Pat Garrity) to Phoenix for a reserve point guard named Steve Nash. As for Milwaukee, well, instead of teaming up one of the greatest scorers of all-time with Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson, they got the late Robert "Tractor" Traylor. He played there for two seasons before the Bucks got sick of dealing with his constant weight and injury problems, shipping him to Cleveland in a trade that netted them Jason Caffey and Billy Owens.