NBA / Jun 20, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Top 5 NBA Deadline Trades Of 2011-12

1. LEANDRO BARBOSA
Traded to Indiana from Toronto, Barbosa became another cog in the Pacers’ machine that almost shocked the Heat in the second round. Barbosa’s an annoying defender who gave Frank Vogel an option to put on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade at times in their East Semifinals series to allow George Hill and Paul George to use more energy on offense. While his scoring dropped from 12.2 to 8.9 per game, (his three-point shooting increased by six percentage points to 42 percent) he gave Indiana more options that helped them in the playoffs and played a larger role relative to Jackson on a playoff team.

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