The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday without any earth-shattering, Paul George or Jimmy Butler-based deals, but there was still plenty of action right up until the 3 p.m. ET cut-off point.
And of course, there was that blockbuster deal last weekend, which we're including in our discussion of every move made ahead of the 2017 NBA trade deadline. Here's every major transaction and our grades for both sides.
Sacramento Kings send DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evans, a top-3 protected 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 second-round pick
Kings grade: F
Who would have thought that believing Buddy Hield is the second coming of Stephen Curry would lead a team to make one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history?
Los Angeles Lakers send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future first-round pick
Lakers grade: B-
The Lakers did well to turn Williams into a first-round pick, which opened up their options at the trade deadline by allowing Los Angeles to offer up a pick swap in exchange for a superstar. Nothing ultimately came of the move, but you have to give Magic credit for trying.
Rockets grade: B
Houston's going to try to win a championship by outscoring every opponent 150-140, and we're excited to watch the experiment play out. Adding Williams gives the Rockets even more firepower, although I'm not sure I'd rather have the sixth man of the year candidate over the first-round pick.
Philadelphia 76ers send Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks for Tiago Splitter and a 2017 second-round pick
76ers grade: B+
Ilyasova is the more versatile big man, but I like Splitter's ability to finish in the pick-and-roll and protect the rim. The former Spurs big man didn't pan out in Atlanta; here's hoping he can bounce back with the Sixers.
Hawks grade: C
Ilyasova is a nice fit in Atlanta, sure. I'm knocking the Hawks down a grade for having to package a second-round pick to move Splitter, however.
Brooklyn Nets send Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Washington Wizards for Marcus Thornton, Andrew Nicholson and a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick
Nets grade: B+
Well, would you look at that? Thanks to some fancy negotiating and a resurgent Washington team, Brooklyn will almost certainly have a second first-round pick in 2017 — and one they can call their very own. On top of all that, Brooklyn acquired the pick without giving up Brook Lopez. What more could the Nets have asked for at the deadline?
Wizards grade: C
The Wizards wanted another scorer off the bench, and Bogdanovic is a nice consolation prize after missing out on Lou Williams. Like with the Rockets and Williams, I'd rather have that pick than the player, though.
Philadelphia 76ers send Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson, and a top-18-protected first-round pick
76ers grade: D-
A trade that looked awful on the surface became even worse when word of the pick protection leaked. If and when Dallas finishes outside the top 12 this regular season, that potential first-round pick becomes two second-rounders.
The Sixers somehow turned their best option to complement Joel Embiid into basically nothing. Gross.
Mavericks grade: A
Carlisle and Noel should be a match made in heaven, and Dirk Nowitzki has someone to prop up the last 18 months of his NBA career. Top marks for Dallas on this one.
Houston Rockets send K.J. McDaniels to the Brooklyn Nets for cash considerations
Rockets grade: B-
Nets grade: B+
I'm a big fan of K.J. McDaniels in theory, so I like this trade for Brooklyn and am ambivalent about it for Houston. McDaniels hadn't cracked Mike D'Antoni's rotation because he can't shoot 3s; the Nets, on the other hand, should find plenty of room in their rotation to see what he can do.
Los Angeles Lakers send Marcelo Huertas to the Houston Rockets for Tyler Ennis
Lakers grade: C
Ennis fills a void as a backup point guard for the Lakers, but this deal doesn't really move the needle in either direction. It's like a fifth-year college senior simply showing up to class to graduate.
Rockets grade: C
Huertas is more experienced than Ennis, sure. Other than that, I'm not really sure why Houston decided to make this move.
Phoenix Suns send P.J. Tucker to the Toronto Raptors for Jared Sullinger and two future second-round picks
Suns grade: B
Tucker was the heart and soul of this Phoenix squad, and the Suns wanted to do right by sending him to a contender at the deadline. Getting a couple of second-round picks for the hard-nosed veteran is a solid return.
Raptors grade: A-
Tucker's not going to shut down LeBron James in the playoffs, like Toronto hopes, but he will play outstanding defense, hustle for loose balls, hit the defensive glass and stand in the corner for open 3s. That's exactly the kind of plaer the Raptors needed at the deadline.