Despite the media's best intentions, predicting the outcome of the NBA trade deadline is anything but an exact science. That's been proven year after year, and this season's last-minute scrambling was no exception.
Danny Granger and Evan Turner trading places raised some eyebrows, but this deadline's biggest surprises were the deals that didn't go down.
Of course, inactivity doesn't mean changes aren't in the offing around the league. We could just be in store for another draft day where trades take center stage. Those trades just weren't ready to materialize this soon into the season, with most organizations looking to push ahead with in-house options and others simply unable to find a match.
A relatively quiet deadline didn't stop a loud swirling of rumors in advance. Here's a look at some of the best ones that didn't pan out.