NBA Trade Deadline: Five Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen but Won't

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NBA Trade Deadline: Five Blockbuster Trades That Should Happen but Won't
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Dwight Howard may get traded next week, but not to the right team

Every year we hear rumors of blockbuster trades that may go down at the deadline.

And every year we are disappointed when those trades don't come to pass.

What happened last year and in 2008 were the exceptions, not the rule. NBA teams more so than those in any other sport are notoriously stuck in their ways. Innovation in basketball comes slowly, so we rarely see teams think outside the box and make unconventional moves. 

As such, many of the trades that make sense to us as rational fans will never actually occur because teams refuse to rock the boat. Allow me to take you on a journey to a magical land where trades that should happen actually do. Here are five deals that make sense for both sides, but would never actually happen. 

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