NBA Rumors: 5 Players Permanently Ruined by Trade Talk

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NBA Rumors: 5 Players Permanently Ruined by Trade Talk
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The NBA trade deadline came and went last Thursday, and by the time all of the moving and shaking was over, a handful of players rumored to be on the block were still in their current situations, on the same rosters where they began the season.

Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol was one of the recurring names in rumors leading up to the deadline, as the Lake Show looked to dump the Spaniard in exchange for a fresh infusion of talent. A deal for the veteran never came through, however, and Gasol must pick up the pieces and traverse the rest of the 2012 NBA season in L.A.

Gasol is not alone, though. A number of franchises showed a lack of support towards their players, and tainted those players in the process.

Join Bleacher Report as we take a look at five players permanently ruined by the constant trade talk leading up to last Thursday's deadline. 

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