Chat Sports NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Eastern Conference

We’re now a week past the NBA Trade Deadline, and we’ve gotten our first look at how these deals have worked out for each team. There were plenty of big names that were available and ultimately weren't moved, but several teams in the Eastern Conference made significant moves to set them up for long-term success or for a playoff push this season. Here is how Chat Sports grades all of the moves teams made around the deadline:

Atlanta Hawks: B-
Atlanta sent reserve forward Mike Scott to the Suns for cash, getting something in return for a player who didn't have a big role for them. They also sent Tiago Splitter to Philadelphia, getting Ersan Ilyasova in return. Ilyasova has played a role as a stretch four, while Splitter didn't really fit in Atlanta's scheme.

Brooklyn Nets: C+
The Nets are in a tough spot over the next few years given their lack of draft picks, so flipping Bojan Bogdanovic for a first-round pick this year was huge. Adding K.J. McDaniels for cash also helps. However, they didn't unload Brook Lopez, which is a disappointment.

Charlotte Hornets: D
Charlotte sent backup big men Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes to Milwaukee for Miles Plumlee in an effort to get more athletic in the frontcourt. However, they have to pay Plumlee $37.5 million over the next three years - which is an absolutely terrible contract. And he's having minimal impact, averaging 3.2 points and 4.0 rebounds while playing in just 13.4 minutes per game.

Chicago Bulls: B
Getting rid of Taj Gibson's expiring contract was a plus for Chicago, and giving up Doug McDermott is fine if Cameron Payne is able to reach his full potential with the Bulls. Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow are suitable role players who can shoot from distance, giving Chicago a needed boost in that area.

Milwaukee Bucks: B+
Getting rid of Miles Plumlee's contract was one of the more underrated moves at the deadline, and they flipped Roy Hibbert to the Nuggets. They are just stuck with Spencer Hawes, which isn't much of a downgrade from Plumlee. Their moves didn't make the Bucks better, but it saved them a ton of money.

Orlando Magic: F
Orlando gave up Victor Oladipo and a late lottery pick in Domantas Sabonis to get Serge Ibaka, then flipped him to Toronto for Terrence Ross and a first-round pick in the late 20's. Those are some absolutely terrible returns.

Philadelphia 76ers: D+
Yes, Philadelphia wanted to get rid of Nerlens Noel, but they gave him up for Justin Anderson (4.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg in three games with the Sixers) and what will be two second-round picks. That's pennies on the dollar for what many think they could (and should) have gotten for Noel.

Toronto Raptors: A
The flip side of the Magic failing is Toronto getting an absolute steal. They have been looking for a quality power forward for the past year and half to compete with the Cavs, Celtics and Wizards at the top of the East, and Ibaka was their No. 1 target. It will take time for the Raptors to fully integrate Ibaka, but we've already seen the upside he brings them (17.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg in four games).

Washington Wizards: B-
The Wizards needed to add bench help in the worst way, and sent their first-round pick to Brooklyn for Bogdanovic along with project Chris McCullough. It was a needed move, but not a great one.

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