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Not many change-of-address cards after the trade deadline
Not many change-of-address cards after the trade deadline

It was the trade deadline that was nearly D.O.A. Besides the last-minute deal that sent Evan Turner from Philadelphia to Indiana, it was mostly a day of high-profile inactivity. There have been minute-long slug races that produced more movement. Pau Gasol, Rajon Rondo and Harrison Barnes all remained with their respective teams. Only two former All-Stars — Danny Granger and Antawn Jamison — changed addresses, and their heydays came last decade. Theories abounded as to what caused the inertia. There was less of a need to dump salaries among teams already mindful of more punitive luxury taxes, and there was widely believed to be a philosophical gulf between the new wave of...

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