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The 20 Worst Draft Day Trades in NBA History

Over the years, NBA draft day has become the most important day of the offseason for GMs around the league to try and pull off blockbuster deals.

While some have worked out for all parties involved, most draft day trades, like all trades, have a clear winner and loser. 

Trades on draft day can be particularly exciting, and particularly complicated. The combination of proven veterans getting dealt, teams moving up to take unproven rookies, and of course  the dreaded "future considerations", make every deal that takes place on draft day one that will be of particular interest for fans everywhere for years to come.

Looking back on it today, it may be tough to figure out just what some teams were thinking when they pulled off these head scratching draft day deals that changed the course of NBA history.

The 2012 NBA draft will no doubt feature plenty more draft day trades for us to examine for years to come, when the festivities begin a week from today in Madison Square Garden.

But for now with this year's NBA season officially over, and the 2012 draft on the horizon, let's examine some of the most lopsided deals that took place on draft day in league history. 

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