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NBA trades that almost happened

Updated: March 16, 2012, 3:27 PM ET
By Patrick Dorsey | Page 2

It almost happened.

Johan Petro almost became a Jazz.

Wait, that's not it. Let's start over.

It almost happened.

In the words of Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith, Dwight Howard almost got traded.

"It was real," Smith said on deadline day. "We weren't rolling the dice."

But Smith canceled his game of craps or Yahtzee or chuck-a-luck or Perquackey when Howard agreed to sign a waiver, guaranteeing the ...

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