SPECIAL WEEKEND EDITION Who's first in second trimester?
Editor's note: ESPN.com senior NBA writer Marc Stein supplies each item for this around-the-league notebook edition of the Daily Dime.
Dividing the NBA season into thirds like a pregnancy or a three-term school year always has been the preference at Stein Line HQ. But there's a hiccup in the system.
Teams generally reach the 54-game mark right around the trade deadline, forcing us to delay our Second Trimester Report one week, which puts most clubs closer to 60 games.
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