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InsiderNBA GMs and scouts are calling the 2017 NBA draft the best in years.
And what would the Lakers, Sixers, Suns and Magic need to move their picks?
The draft is especially deep at the top with as many as seven players being considered for the No.
I spoke with a number of GMs and spent some time with our ESPN Trade Machine to construct five plausible scenarios that include five All-Stars, 13 former top-10 picks and 10 teams.
according to ET) on Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the basketball world was left wanting more, as all of the marquee players whose names were tossed around in recent trade talks stayed put.
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GALLERY: TRADE DEADLINE TRACKERToronto Raptors: The Raptors — who traded Jared Sullinger and two second-round picks to the Phoenix Suns for P.J.
USA TODAY SportsPhiladelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel (4) dribbles against the Miami Heat during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center.
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The NBA trade deadline was defined by unintended consequences
As with all CBAs, the NBA sought to give small market teams an increased hometown advantage in keeping their players.
Left unsettled by the deadline was the status of Jimmy Butler, their would-be franchise player who has emerged as not only an All-Star, but a bonafide All-NBA performer under less than ideal circumstances.
This wasn’t the worst move at the deadline — Justin Anderson does have some upside — but it was curious in its execution.
You want me to be your guy here, thought I would have been in the loop a little more on (trade talks).”
The obvious play here would be to build around Butler, but the Bulls continued to play semantic games with their efforts.
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