5 NBA Teams That Do Not Need to Make a Deal Entering 2013 Trade Deadline

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5 NBA Teams That Do Not Need to Make a Deal Entering 2013 Trade Deadline
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With the NBA trade deadline falling past the season's midway point, there's a certain level of responsibility for general managers and front offices to survey the trade landscape.

Teams have largely shown their flaws at this point, and areas of need have surfaced. Some clubs lack starpower, a closer or perhaps need nothing more than fine-tuning, and executives are tasked with finding ways of plugging those holes in the most cost-effective manner.

But even under these circumstances, there are teams whose best option at the trade deadline is to do nothing. Whether that's due to the market rate, a successful start or a combination of the two, sometimes there simply aren't logical moves available to them.

The following clubs stretch across all angles of basketball's landscape. There are teams built for championship contention that could lose that lofty status through a well-intentioned, poorly executed transaction. There are others stuck at the opposite end of the spectrum, but risk underselling the limited talent already in place.

Thursday's trade deadline could be in line for a flurry of season-altering moves. But the players, coaches, front offices and fans of the following teams hope that their involvement in the frenzied activity is nothing more than the role of an observer.

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