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oint guards Goran Dragic,

Michael Carter-Williams, Reggie

Jackson, and Brandon Knight all

were dealt Thursday in the final hours

that NBA trades were allowed.

Kevin Garnett also has a new

address – his original NBA one. The

Timberwolves brought him back to

Minnesota by sending Thaddeus

Young to Brooklyn.

There were so many players on the

move in deals agreed to, shortly

before the 3 p.m. EST deadline, that

most of the transactions were still

awaiting NBA approval hours later.

Dragic and Jackson were two play-

ers to watch on deadline day,

because neither was expected to

remain with his team after this season.

Both their teams opted to move

them rather than risk losing them for


Phoenix sent Dragic to Miami, get-

ting two first-round picks and a pack-

age of players for the Slovenian, a

third-team All-NBA selection last sea-


The Suns filled his spot by acquiring

Knight from Milwaukee in a three-

team deal with Philadelphia, which

sent Carter-Williams to the Bucks.

Zoran Dragic, Goran’s brother, also

went from Phoenix to Miami.

Jackson, who began the season

replacing an injured Russell

Westbrook at Oklahoma City, will

now step in for the sidelined Brandon

Jennings in Detroit.

The Thunder sent Jackson to the

Pistons in a three-way trade that

included Utah.

Even backup point guards seemed

in demand, with players such as

Isaiah Thomas (Boston), Ramon

Sessions (Washington), Andre Miller




(Oklahoma City), Norris Cole (New

Orleans) and Pablo Prigioni (Houston)

getting new homes.

Some big guys were also in

demands, with Enes Kanter getting his

wish to leave Utah when he ended up

in Oklahoma City as Kendrick

Perkins’ replacement.

Portland did the first completed

deal of the day when it acquired

Arron Afflalo from Denver.

NBA point guards on the move

Phoenix Suns’

Goran Dragic.


STAR Writer


amalco and Mico B will clash in

today’s final of the JN/Sunshine

Open League at St Andrew High

School for girls, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The match will be preceded by the Junior

League final between Molynes United A

and Blades A at 4:30 p.m.

The Open League final is expected to be

competitive, as both teams are evenly

matched in all departments.

Winston Nevers-coached Jamalco

defeated sister team Cablepro, 29-16, in

Thursday’s semi-final.

Mico B booked their spot in the final with

an exciting 26-22 victory over defending

champions University of the West Indies


Wayne Shaw, manager, Jamalco, said

he expects a challenging game from there

opponents, but is confident his team will

come out on top.

“I saw Mico’s match against Pelicans and

they were very energetic, and so I am

expecting a tough game,” said Shaw.

“I think they will start as the favourites

because I didn’t expect them to beat the

defending champions,” he said.

“They are a good all-round team because

their centre and shooter are two of the top

players in this competition,” Shaw said.

“I am confident that we will do well

because my coach, Winston Nevers,

watched their semi-final game, so I know he

as put a plan in place for the match.

Jamalco will be depending heavily on

their experienced pair of Marsha Murphy-

Dawkins and Naudia Brown to lead their


Meanwhile, Janet Guy, assistant coach,

Mico B, said her team is oozing with confi-

dence ahead of today’s game.

“We are going in there with the same

mindset, in terms of the energy, because

they are also very high on confidence and

once they get past the Pelicans, they know

that will complete the job for the Open

League,” she said.

However, despite confidence, Guy added

that she is expecting a tough match from

her opponents.

“We have been playing well right

throughout, and so it is for them now to go

out and complete the job,” Guy said.

“We know that it won’t be easy because

they have some experienced players who

have gone to national team.”

She noted that she is expecting a good

all-round effort from all the members of her




Jamalco, Mico B to square

off for JN netball title