- Marc Stein, Senior Writer, ESPN.com
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Surely you're wondering what happened. How we went from GMs everywhere predicting a quiet trade deadline ... to an absolute avalanche of trade activity.
Well, you came to the right place.
We know the secret.
Executives all over the league map, from what we're hearing, didn't appreciate Al Davis' attempts to eclipse the NBA's trade deadline by swooping for Randy Moss.* So they decided to trade just about anyone mentioned in a trade rumor over the past month.
The following is a breakdown of the 11 deals that went down in the final 24 hours before Thursday's trading deadline.
*Just kidding, baby.
ESPN.com analyzes the activity at the NBA deadline.