The Biggest Trade-Deadline Heists in NBA History

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The Biggest Trade-Deadline Heists in NBA History
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Every year in the NBA, right around Valentine's Day, front offices fall in love with the idea of making a trade. Some executives are seduced into deals that alter the course of their franchises for years.

These heists happen quite often, with a team seemingly approaching the bargaining table with one hand tied behind its back.

There were many reasons for these deals, including players who wanted out of their situations, teams that were strapped for cash and the thought that certain guys were over the hill.

But as history proved, many of the factors that led to the trades were misrepresented. And one team in each of the 10 deals made out like a bandit.

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