The trade value list: No. 40 to No. 1

Originally Published: February 16, 2010
By Bill Simmons | ESPN.com

A few weeks ago, a rumor spread that Minnesota offered Al Jefferson for Indiana's Danny Granger and got turned down. It didn't matter if the rumor was true. What mattered was the concept itself. Would you trade Al Jefferson straight up for Danny Granger? This was an old-school basketball trade, almost like two GMs flipping cards in a school yard. Trades are never this simple anymore.

Fast-forward to All-Star Weekend, when the Wizards and Mavericks consummated what passes for a typical ...

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