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For most teams, making trades is frequent and very much expected. In San Antonio, however, such roster changes are rare.
Last year's acquisition of Stephen Jackson caught many off-guard, for numerous reasons.
The first, being the most obvious: there was no previous talk of any transaction, and the deal seemed to be very "on-the-spot."
The second involves the Spurs' front office distaste when it comes to making big transactions, as they usually elect to leave the roster in tact.
This year, however, the Spurs may be in store for another deal. The DeJuan Blair roller-coaster continues its descent, as the once starter has become a wasted commodity on the bench.
Though his trade value is low, a potential deal may be looming should a team inquire about the unused big man.
Gary Neal, though used plenty, is a valuable trade piece, whose production can be replaced if the Spurs were to send him elsewhere.
They desperately need height, and with a surplus of rising guards, Neal is not as valuable to them as he may seem.
For a second year in a row, the Spurs may pull through at the trade deadline with news that may not be so shocking.