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Rumors of Lakers' trades don't make sense on the books

Updated: February 16, 2010, 1:09 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching and while the Los Angeles Lakers come out of the All-Star break with the best record in the Western Conference, moves made by competitors in the West and title contenders in the East could leave L.A. searching for a deal before Thursday at noon PT rolls around.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said on Monday that the Mavericks' picking up Caron Butler and the Cavaliers and Celtics both rumored to be after All-Stars Amare Stoudemire and Antawn Jamison ...

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