Buying or Selling Latest NBA Rumors: Separating Fact from Fiction in Mid-January

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Buying or Selling Latest NBA Rumors: Separating Fact from Fiction in Mid-January
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There are a lot of reasons why many trade rumors amount to nothing. Whether the rumor is based off old information or floated by a motivated party (like an agent), the large majority of rumblings you hear this time of year will never materialize into anything substantial. That's just the way it works.

That doesn't mean that dissecting each rumor and trying to understand the logic behind it is a fruitless exercise. Even if the rumor as a whole is fiction, usually there are little morsels of truth somewhere in there. 

With that in mind, let's take a look at five of the most common transaction rumors around the league and separate fact from fiction.

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