NBA Trade Rumors: 12 Small Deals That Could Have Substantial Benefits

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NBA Trade Rumors: 12 Small Deals That Could Have Substantial Benefits
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When I was younger and in high school, I remember waiting patiently to get out of school so I can go home and immediately log on to ESPN.com to see what all had happened in the trade deadline.

More times than not, it'd be lame. Someone like Scot Pollard would get traded, or Cherokee Parks or someone of that nature. I'd rarely see a superstar get dealt and that always disappointed me.

But now, I can care less about the big mega-deals because the small ones usually make the biggest impacts, which honestly comes at a big surprise.

When the deadline rolls around, we're going to find a number of things. It can range anywhere from Dwight Howard finally getting his way and being traded out of Orlando to three trades that make no sense.

Regardless, it's still one of my favorite times of the year, as I always anxiously wait for something to happen. And maybe, just maybe, the Grizzlies and Blazers decide to make some moves, but that's a different story for a different day.

Lately, we've seen players that rode the bench for the better part of the first half, get traded and then they play exceedingly well and get their team far into the playoffs, much like the Trevor Ariza when he was traded to the Lakers in 2007 (although he wasn't dealt at the trade deadline).

Anyway, we're bound to see something happen in the next coming week, whether it be one small trade, myriads of trades involving role players or multiple mega-deals involving players such as Howard, Deron Williams, Steve Nash or Rajon Rondo.

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