NBA Trade Deadline: The Top 10 Deals That Should Have Happened

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NBA Trade Deadline: The Top 10 Deals That Should Have Happened
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The 2011 NBA Trade Deadline left a lot of people scratching their heads.

Besides the non-stop Carmelo Anthony media frenzy, there was relatively little chatter heading into this deadline compared to years past.

For instance, the deadline in 2010 was, to borrow a phrase from AC/DC, "comin' on like a hurricane":  There were big name stars guaranteed to move, and quite a few clubs feverishly looking to clear cap space for the offseason.

This year was more akin to a flash flood. 

Most teams seemed intimidated by the prospects of an impending lockout and new CBA.  This hand-sitting produced dought weeks bereft of juicy rumors and even fewer hard leads.

Yet, the 48 hours leading up to the deadline unleashed a torrent of real news: we suddenly witnessed a handful of blockbusters, a few wise moves, and more than one head scratcher.

Plenty has already been written about how each new deal affects the players and teams involved.

Let's not cover that same ground again, but do something different instead.

Maybe it's because I'm never really satisfied with anything, but this trade deadline especially left me wondering what could have been.

So, here are the top 10 deals that should have happened before the NBA Trade Deadline:

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