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To get him, the Knicks sent Jeffries and rookie Jordan Hill to Houston along with a protected first-round pick in 2012, and gave the Rockets the right to exchange first-round picks in 2011. The Rockets will get high-scoring guard Kevin Martin and forward Hilton Armstrong from Sacramento, while the Kings received Larry Hughes from the Knicks, Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey from Houston and sent guard Sergio Rodriguez to New York.
The Knicks also dealt Nate Robinson to Boston along with Marcus Landry for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, Bill Walker and a future conditional second-round pick.
"I don't think we would have done the trade if we didn't think he'd make us better," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of Robinson. "He absolutely makes us better. He gives us speed, No. 1, and he gives us another ballhandler. He gives us a guy that can have a night. ... The other thing he does is give us defense because he can pressure the ball."
The Bulls were busy, trading power forward Tyrus Thomas to Charlotte for a future, protected first-round pick and the expiring contracts of guards Flip Murray and Acie Law.
Chicago also dealt guard John Salmons to Milwaukee for Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander, whose contracts also are expiring.
"You can see the price to be paid to gain flexibility and in a lot of cases, it was very, very high. You've got to give something to get something," Bulls GM Gar Forman said. "That's why I think we feel so good today that we kept the nucleus intact, our starting lineup intact, and yet gained the type of flexibility that we wanted to gain to make that next step in the process we wanted to make this summer."
The Wizards and Clippers also shed salary in the three-team deal that sent Jamison to the Cavaliers. They joined the Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat and Bulls as the teams with the most money available.
The Utah Jazz traded shooting guard Ronnie Brewer to the Memphis Grizzlies for a future first-round draft pick.
Milwaukee made a second trade, sending rookie guard Jodie Meeks and center Francisco Elson to Philadelphia for guard Royal Ivey, center Primoz Brezec and a second-round pick in the 2010 draft.
Sacramento acquired swingman Dominic McGuire and cash from Washington for a protected 2010 second-round pick.
The Bobcats made another minor trade, acquiring veteran big man Theo Ratliff from San Antonio for a second-round pick.
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