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There Were Some Winners on NBA Draft Day

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The 2013 NBA trade deadline came. The 2013 NBA trade deadline went. Left in its path were only a smattering of trades and near-trades, and but a handful of WINNERS and LOSERS. Let us help you make sense of it all.

I'm considering writing legislation that would bar the Sacramento Kings from making any future trades with the Rockets so long as Daryl Morey is in charge. If you thought Kevin Martin for Carl Landry was bad, this Thomas Robinson trade must have dropped your jaw. (It certainly dropped mine.) The Rockets gave up a good piece in Patrick Patterson, but landed a potentially great piece in Thomas Robinson. (Plus, Francisco Garcia is a good guy who can shoot and likes to defend aggressively. He'll be fun in their system. I'm imagining a...

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