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Debunking Most Outrageous NBA Trade Rumors Heading into 2013 Deadline

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Debunking Most Outrageous NBA Trade Rumors Heading into 2013 Deadline
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Don't expect them to be swapping places this week.

Every year there are those prominent rumors that just don't seem to make enough sense to be credible, and the 2013 trade deadline has been no exception.  

Trading declining players on massive contracts for budding superstars on expiring contracts, shopping young players while their values are at their lowest—these things just don't make sense.

And despite abundant speculation that NBA GMs are pondering moves which could cripple their franchises, there's no more reason to believe them this year than in years past.

Yes, there will be a shocker here and there, but these are the five trades that are the most outrageous.

And just because they are outrageous doesn't mean they couldn't or wouldn't happen—only that they make no sense whatsoever.

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