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NBA Players Likeliest to Go HAM After Trade Deadline
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After months of hype and speculation, the 2013 NBA trade deadline passed without any real major moves. When J.J. Redick headlines the crop of players shipped out, it clearly was not the most exhilarating of days.

Still, that doesn't mean the trades that were made won't have a visible impact across the league. Even though most of the players switching jerseys were role players, those deals have a ripple effect that goes far beyond their individual stat lines.

Sometimes, dealing a backup allows a starter to shine, and in other instances going to a team with a different culture triggers a massive upswing in production. Even not being dealt can be a catalyst for improved play.

Each season, there are always a few players whose production spikes post-trade deadline, earning themselves the designation of "going HAM". For those who don't know, "going HAM" means simply to play at another level than a player had before.

With players settled for the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign, let's take a look at who is most likely to explode following the trade deadline.

All trade information courtesy of the Los Angeles Times and statistics accurate as of February 22nd.


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