The trade: Rights to No. 21 overall pick in 2006 NBA Draft and Brian Grant (PHO) for Cleveland's first-round selection in 2007 NBA Draft and cash (BOS)

The Phoenix Suns went through a phase where they were really into selling their draft picks. Owner Robert Sarver has never been accused of being a lavish spender, and with a talented roster already featuring Steve Nash, Shawn Marion, and Amare Stoudemire, he felt no need to use his first-round pick in the 2006 Draft. Instead of grabbing Rajon Rondo, having him go to Nash School, and become a game-changer off the bench, they traded him to the Celtics in exchange for a pick (Rudy Fernandez) which they then sold to Portland the following year. The lesson: Phoenix nickel-and-dimed their way right out of a possible title. You think Rondo doesn't help them in that battle in the Western Conference Semifinals against eventual champion San Antonio? Ouch.