NBA's Biggest Recent Win-Win Trades

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NBA's Biggest Recent Win-Win Trades
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Contrary to popular belief, making a trade in the NBA isn't always a zero-sum game. Sometimes, all parties to a particular transaction emerge as immediate winners.

Granted, it doesn't happen very often. Usually, one squad gets screwed over by a savvier partner, or the participant who gets worse does so intentionally, with the benefactor bolstering its playoff potential in the process.

But once in a while, when the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, there are no losers. Whether or not there's any intent to get better on the part of those involved is irrelevant. What matters is that everyone with a stake in the swap winds up in a stronger position right away.

At least five such moves in the Association have fit the above criteria over the last two-and-a-half years. Click through to see which ones made the cut!

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