10 Trade Deadline Deals That Should Have Happened

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10 Trade Deadline Deals That Should Have Happened
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Atlanta did itself a disservice by holding onto Josh Smith.

The NBA trade deadline passed by with surprisingly little activity, and many of the biggest deals fans were looking for never came through.

Sure, J.J. Redick is now with the Milwaukee Bucks. That happened.

If you're a fan of mildly amusing swaps of inconsequential players (Hakim Warrick for Josh McRoberts, anyone?), then this was a banner day for you. Outside of that niche demographic, though, the 2013 trade deadline was a disappointment.

With so few impactful deals going down, it's a lot more interesting to discuss the moves that didn't happen, but should have.

Let's take a look at what the 2013 deadline could have been, working our way from the small, strategic moves up to the true blockbusters.

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