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Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest NBA Trade Rumors Entering 2013
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Every year when December fades into January and the calendar flips is when trade rumors really start to heat up in the NBA, and it's when we've really got to separate the endless flow of nonsense from the rational ideas.

Usually, that involves dealing with some sort of trade a high-profile team is interested in, and picking apart the reasons why they can't afford or don't have the pieces to trade for another big-name star without completely mucking up their team.

This year, that trade idea really hasn't cropped up (although I'm counting the minutes before somebody comes out and tries to argue that the Los Angeles Lakers could get DeMarcus Cousins for Antawn Jamison and Chris Duhon), but we have had some big names being thrown out as potentially being on the trade block.

On the surface, quite a few of them make sense, but there are other bits and pieces that need to be considered before we can really know whether or not a deal goes down.

So let's take a look at some of those big names and which of them actually make sense to be on the move while picking out the ones that will be stationary through the trade deadline.

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