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Official 2013 Miami Heat NBA Trade Deadline Shopping List
Once upon a time, the NBA trade deadline marked a point in the year that doubled as the Black Friday of deal discounts for GMs and Chrissmukkah for die-hard fans of mediocre teams that were one blockbuster move away from getting over the hump.
And sure, even though we knew deep down in our hearts that 99% of those rumored deals were never going to happen, there was always that one percent of hope.
Then, David Stern, being the fun-loving chaperon of a commissioner that he is, allowed an already punitive luxury tax to re-introduce itself in last year’s collective bargaining agreement, and now trades are more financially-shaped than ever before.
Which begs the question: are you still reeling from that multi-player deal last week between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies that sent Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a future first round draft pick for forward Jon Leuer?
Did it knock your socks off as much as finding out that Seth Macfarlane is hosting the Oscars even though Matt Groening didn’t host the Golden Globes?
Because, despite the fact that the Miami Heat don’t exactly need to make a move in order to defend their title (especially with the recent signing of Chris Andersen), their lopsided bench has been long on outside shooters and short on size all season long.
BY DAVID WEISS