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NBA Trade Deadline: Zaza Pachulia For Brad Miller Reportedly Discussed, But Hawks Don't Make Another Move

The AJC's Michael Cunningham tweets that the Atlanta Hawks discussed a deal that would have shipped center Zaza Pachulia to the Houston Rockets for center Brad Miller, but that deal fell through, likely marking the end of the Hawks' shopping at the trade deadline.

Unless there's something sitting in the league office that hasn't been acted on yet, it looks like the only move that the Hawks will make is the one that shipped Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans and a first round pick to the Washington Wizards for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong on Wednesday.

However, it was a frenzied Wednesday around the rest of the NBA.

The most puzzling move at the deadline involved the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics, who shipped starting center Kendrick Perkins and reserve point guard Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. The Thunder also received Nazr Mohammed in a separated deal with the Charlotte Bobcats for D.J. White and Morris Peterson.

Let's just say that the Thunder are not playing in the West. They're going for it this year.

The Bobcats were not done reversing the trend that sent most stars East, reportedly shipping away Gerald Wallace to the Portland Trail Blazers for Joel Przybilla and reserve Dante Cunningham and a pair of first rounders, however, that deal may still need to be modified as reported to comport with the cap.

Other trades included Baron Davis and a first round pick going from the Golden State Warriors for the Cleveland Cavaliers' Mo Williams and Jamario Moon and Aaron Brooks going from the Houston Rockets to the Phoenix Suns for Goran Dragic and a first round pick.

Deals will continue to trickle through in the next few hours and if the Hawks make a move, we'll be all over it. But for now, it looks like Atlanta didn't get the big man they were looking for at the wire.

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