February is here. The first blockbuster deal of trade season has been swung. And the countdown to the NBA's annual trade buzzer is on. Teams awoke Friday with a mere 20 days left to try to follow up the Rudy Gay-to-Toronto extravaganza with deals of their own. So let's lead off this edition of Weekend Dime with eight Trade Truths to get you ready for the deadline stretch run.
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