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How can teams prepare for life without their perennial All-Stars?

Updated: February 16, 2011, 1:37 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider

Teams don't want to talk about it, but they should always prepare for the twilight years of their franchise stars. Sure, everyone knows the good times won't last forever, but savvy organizations have a plan in place for when their cornerstones ride into the sunset.

If you look at the rosters for this season's All-Star Game, you'll notice that several players are either on the downside of their careers or just about to turn that corner.

With that in mind, which team is best equipped to handle its elder All-Star's inevitable decline?

Let's break it down.


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