6 NBA Teams That Desperately Need to Make a Move Before the 2013 Trade Deadline

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6 NBA Teams That Desperately Need to Make a Move Before the 2013 Trade Deadline
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When faced with the NBA trade deadline, there are two things that all general managers fear.

One is paying luxury taxes. The other is letting a free agent walk away in the offseason and getting nothing in return. These two fears are also tremendous motivators.

The league has buyers and sellers, contenders and also-rans, spendthrifts and tightwads; and making the wrong transaction can be devastating.

Whether a team is in the playoff hunt or not, shrewd maneuvers at the deadline can deliver victories in the present and the future. They can also increase a team's flexibility under the league's modified salary cap and luxury tax.

While some teams are more "desperate" than others to make a move this week, the presence of urgency should not degrade the soundness of a transaction. 

These are six teams that desperately need to make a move.

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